Monday, February 27, 2017

Ford GT Competition Series is Ready to Terrorize Racetracks Everywhere


Ford is ready to terrorize racetracks everywhere with the new Ford GT Competition Series. Built atop the winning foundation that’s the Ford GT, the Competition Series has gone on a diet, particularly on the upper areas that shifts the center of gravity lower. This maximizes road-holding and enables drivers to fully exploit the 647 horsepower, 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 engine.

Volkswagen Philippines Opens Commercial Vehicle Salvo with Crafter


Volkswagen Philippine is wasting no time in bringing in their commercial vehicle line-up in a bid to double their sales in 2017. Just a few weeks after announcing that it’s now authorized to sell the brand’s commercial vehicles, their first salvo, the Crafter, is ready to make its Philippine market debut at the Manila International Auto Show at the end of March.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Chupa Chups: Not Just Sweet Treats Anymore


There are many who still remember Chupa Chups as a childhood treat that’s sweet as it is comforting. But now, Chupa Chups has evolved from being just a candy treat into something that can freshen up any household, office, or even automotive interiors.

Margot Robbie is Nissan's First EV Ambassador (w/ Video)


Actress Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.

7 Things You Should Do When Your Car is Stolen


Around 2.7 four-wheeled vehicles are stolen every day, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP) records. In fact, it went to as high as 3.18 per day in November 2015! No one wants to be a victim certainly, but in case it does happen, here are some tips to help when your car gets stolen.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Carlos Ghosn Steps Down as Nissan CEO


The man credited to the revitalization of Nissan is stepping down as its Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2017. Carlos Ghosn, who has served as Nissan’s CEO for the past 18 years is being replaced by Hiroto Saikawa. Ghosn though will continue to serve as Nissan’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, a role he is expected to continue after the company’s general shareholders meeting in June.

LTO Suspends No OR/CR, No Travel


The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has deferred the implementation of the No OR/CR, No Travel Policy for 3 months (90 days) effective today (but there is a catch) . This agreement was reached from a meeting chaired by LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante with vehicle dealers.

Prestone Celebrates 90th Anniversary


True to their promise of protecting automobiles and motorists, Prestone has reached another milestone in their journey of providing trusted, proven, and quality car care solutions.

PHL Motorcycle Sales Hit 1M; 12-15 Percent Growth Seen in 2017


The Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA), which comprises motorcycle manufacturers Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kymco, breached the 1 million sales mark for the first time as it capped off 2016 with a 34 percent year-on-year (YoY) sales growth.

Ferrari 812 Superfast is the Last of Its Kind


If reports are to be believed, then you’re looking at the last normally-aspirated V12 Ferrari ever. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Set to be launched at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, the 812 Superfast is the most powerful and fastest car in Ferrari’s 70-year history and takes over the reins from the F12berlinetta and F12tdf.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

10 Reasons to Love the 2017 Audi A4


The compact executive sedan segment is packed with choices, making it a nightmare for car makers but a boon for consumers who’re now spoiled for choices. In designing and engineering the all-new A4, Audi welcomed the challenge with inspiration and determination as they’ve vastly improved the already impressive A4. Last year, pundits bestowed accolade after accolade on the A4 making it a car that not only deserves a look, but a whole lot of loving as well.

Manila Welcomes Aston Martin DB11: The Next Standard of Power and Beauty (w/ 19 Photos)


Luxury British brand Aston Martin has officially unveiled the all-new DB11 in Manila. The first product launched under the company’s “Second Century” plan, DB11 is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline and an authentic, dynamic sporting grand tourer in the finest Aston Martin tradition. With the vehicle unveiled for the first time in the Philippines today, the DB11 has already garnered much attention in the market.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Motul Aims for World Endurance Championship Glory with Rebellion Racing


Motul has just signed up to be the official lubricant partner of the Rebellion Racing team. The Swiss-based outfit will enter two Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 prototypes at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans and 8 other rounds of the World Endurance Championship. At the same time, they will be entering in the North American Endurance Cup which includes the Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours.

Chevron Philippines Caps Off 2016 with A Bang; Sees More Growth in 2017


Chevron Philippines Inc., marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, looks forward to more milestones in 2017 after wrapping up a fruitful 2016 marked by retail expansion, new, and strengthened partnerships, and more customer value rewards propositions.

Review: 2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo


Better late than never is an adage perfectly suited to the Hyundai Veloster. While the rest of the world enjoyed its unique and quirky style since 2011, the Philippines had to wait a full five years before this compact hatchback officially made its way to Hyundai showrooms. Those five years was excruciatingly long, filled in-between with “will they” or “won’t they” statements. But now that the Veloster is finally in Manila, in the performance-oriented Turbo guise no less, is it worth the wait?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ford Invests in Argo AI in Bid for Autonomous Driving Tech


Ford Motor Company announced it is investing US$1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021 – and for potential license to other companies.

Savory Treats at Shangri-la's High Street Cafe for Volvo Owners


In continued dedication to serving a platter of exceptional services to its valued clientele, Volvo Philippines once again offers their Keys to a Gourmet Experience program. In partnership with Shangri-la at the Fort, Volvo car owners from 1994 to present, need only to present their Volvo car key at the café reception to avail themselves of a 50 percent complimentary rate at High Street Café.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

FAQ: Everything You to Need to Know About Temporary Plates and No OR/CR, No Travel


UPDATE 1: The LTO has suspended the No OR/CR, No Travel for now. Read it here (2/23).

Standardized temporary plates? No OR/CR, No Travel policy? Confused with all this? Get all the answers to your questions here. For ease of reading, we have indicated key words in bold.

BMW Buyers Get Flown to Munich


For years, Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, has paved the way in pushing the boundaries of premium mobility in the Philippines. In 2016, the brand continued its 14-year streak as the leader of the luxury car segment. To mark this milestone, BMW is providing its valued clientele with an exclusive opportunity to visit its hometown, Munich, Germany.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2017 Porsche Panamera Lands in Manila (w/ 19 Photos)


The world’s only true sports car in the luxury sedan world, the Porsche Panamera, sees a complete revamp that now makes it a true embodiment of a luxury sedan and sports car in one. Developed for sports car drivers who appreciate the comfort of four doors and four seats, the all-new Panamera packs high-performance capabilities with true grand touring comfort.