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Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

February 29, 2024

3 Features That Make A Subaru At Home On The Trails

As far as crossovers and SUVs go, Subarus are just built different. Embracing a more rugged, more adventurous customer set, these vehicles are designed and engineered not just to thrive in the city, but surprisingly, on adventure trails as well.

February 26, 2024

Honda To Open Refreshed Collection Hall On March 1

Honda has completed the renovation of the Honda Collection Hall at the Mobility Resort Motegi in Tochigi, Japan (read our walkthrough). The facility that conveys the history of Honda will re-open to the public on March 1, 2024.

February 4, 2024

2024 Hyundai Stargazer X: The MPV From The Future Takes Road Trips A Notch Higher

One of the good things that resulted from the pandemic is that it reignited a love for the open road and a passion for adventure. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a steady rise in people going on roads trips, the opening of beautiful camping grounds and boutique resorts, and the eagerness of the Filipino to explore more of the country than taking flight.

December 10, 2023

GAC Motor PH's #MyEmkooDrive Showcases The Versatility, Comfort Of The Compact SUV

GAC Motor Philippines’ next leg of the #MyEmkooDrive brought the compact SUV to a quick jaunt from Metro Manila to Batangas for some coffee appreciation.

October 31, 2023

Love Cars And Coffee? The Honda Welcome Aoyama Might Be Worth The Visit

Honda fans’ main attraction will always be the Collection Hall in Twin Ring Motegi. However, because getting to Tochigi requires real planning, the Honda Welcome Plaza Aoyama is a great alternative, especially if you find yourself with a couple of hours to spare around Tokyo.

October 10, 2023

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Is A Tito Car And That's Not Such A Bad Thing

On the surface, being labeled as a “Tito’s car” may seem insulting; after all, carmakers are always targeting the youth or youth-oriented demographic. However, in my experience with the all-new Subaru Crosstrek (the crossover formerly known as the Subaru XV), whether it’s by design or accident, its practical packaging and easy-to-drive demeanor make it the great car for those who’ve just hit their mid-forties. Let me explain.

October 3, 2023

Pampanga Food Tripping With The BMW X1, X3, And 3 Series

It’s been eight years since BMW Philippines last held a ride and drive. The last one, if you were old enough to remember, was with the 2 Series Active Tourer way back in 2015. That was a different era: X was still Twitter, Facebook had a timeline (rather than a newsfeed), and there wasn’t any mad rush among motoring journos to hit, “publish” first on any story. Today, we’ve got a maniac in charge of X, Facebook’s now known as Meta, and journalists (me included) are more concentrated on churning out stories than anything else. It’s times like these I yearn for simpler times and thank goodness BMW’s managed to give that even for just one afternoon.

September 18, 2023

An Ode To The Internal Combustion Engine: Mazda Fan Festa 2023 At Fuji Speedway

It was a traffic jam worth being in. As our bus went inside the premises of the Fuji International Speedway, we were surrounded by a gaggle of Mazdas. Most were MX-5s, CX-5s, and CX-60s, but there was an odd Mazda Luce or two. Seeing the sight, our bus driver muttered the words, “Ah, rotary engine.” While I couldn’t make out the rest of his Nihongo, his knowledge of Mazda’s trademark engine spoke volumes of the brand’s indelible mark among the Japanese, and the rest of the world for that matter.

August 15, 2023

A Look Inside Where The Hyundai Stargazer And Creta Are Made

Ahead of the Stargazer X’s Philippine market launch at the end of this year, Hyundai let us tour their first ASEAN manufacturing hub: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia or HMMI. Its first factory in Southeast Asia and home to the Creta and Stargazer for the Philippine market, it is located about 40 kilometers east of Jakarta at an industrial complex in Cikarang.

August 14, 2023

Hyundai Motorstudio Senayan Park Focuses On Human Connection For Progress

Hyundai’s corporate vision is a simple one: Progress for Humanity. Yet, those three seemingly simple words encapsulate what Hyundai was, is, and will be. With a logo that symbolizes two people shaking hands in an act of mutual respect and trust, the mobility company has expanded that to cover the value of humanity altogether; one that strengthens relationships and connection.

July 19, 2023

Nissan Kicks Off Drive Pinas With New Almera

Nissan Philippines, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, kicked off their partnership with the first official leg of Drive Pinas in San Juan, La Union. This collaboration aims to promote inclusive and sustainable travel through exciting drivable journeys across the Philippines. The event also marked the launch of the new Nissan Almera with NissanConnect Services

July 4, 2023

Can An EV Road Trip? We Drive The BMW iX1 And i7 In Germany To Find Out

EV adoption is still in its infancy here in the Philippines. With just a handful of public chargers available, most EVs are relegated to urban use, not because of their range per se, but because of range anxiety. Even as carmakers manage to unlock sometimes stupendous ranges on modern EVs, range anxiety has caused owners to be overly cautious about taking one out of town; and they have every right to be. Unlike a conventional petrol or hybrid vehicle, once you run out of juice in an EV, it’s game over.

June 25, 2023

Isuzu PH Highlights ADAS, 4x4 Capabilities Of New D-Max, mu-X

Isuzu Philippines highlighted the 4x4 capabilities and Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) of its new D-Max and mu-X during a drive from Manila to Pampanga to Tarlac then Zambales.

April 6, 2023

The Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang Isn't Your Ordinary Car Museum

Korea may not be the first country you think of when it comes to automotive-related exhibits and museums, but that’s fast changing. Realizing that the future of mobility isn’t purely functional, but emotional as well, Hyundai has opened several Hyundai Motorstudio in key cities around the world to serve as a mobility theme park of sorts.

February 16, 2023

First Drive: 2023 Hyundai Creta And 2023 Hyundai Stargazer

The Creta and Stargazer seem like they’ve got nothing in common. Sure enough, look at them and except for the stylized “H” logo at the front, there’s almost no family resemblance. Yet, underneath, these two share the same powertrain and platform. The most vital ingredients to any new car, Hyundai has built one so flexible that it’s able to cater to vastly different audiences very well.

February 11, 2023

Out Of My Comfort Zone: Taking The Mazda BT-50 Camping And (Sort Of) Loving It

Try something new, for once—that’s the sort of inspirational content your Gen Z friends share on Facebook, second only to your tita and her daily Bible quote. While that makes for a great excuse to spend their life savings on “experiences,” not even a GIF of Morgan Freeman or Daenerys Targaryen staring stoically will convince me. I’m a man of routine, and that doesn’t bother me at all.

February 6, 2023

Sportscar In Their DNA: Experiencing The Porsche World Road Show 2023

Welcome to the Porsche World Road Show (PWRS), a professional driving event that’s been held in more than 45 countries around the world. Seen purely from a marketer’s standpoint, there’s no better way to showcase the singleness of the Porsche mindset. It’s proof of the brand’s philosophy achieved through generations of honing and improvement. For owners and enthusiasts, it’s the best way to experience the entire line-up in the way it’s meant to be experienced.

January 25, 2023

Check Out The Renovated Lamborghini Museum

The Automobili Lamborghini Museum officially reopens following a redesign and new layout, with the event marking the start of Lamborghini’s 60th anniversary celebrations in an important year for the Sant’Agata Bolognese company.

October 23, 2022

MINI Conquers Visayas

Mini owners from the Queen City of the South enjoyed a fun drive and adventure at the Mini Cebu Getaway, held at the City of Smiles—Bacolod City. The event was jointly organized by Mini Philippines and Mini Cebu.