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Showing posts with label Feature. Show all posts

Tuesday, 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.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Must Love Dogs: Driving To Pawssion Project In Bulacan

Humans can be despicable at times. Just when you thought their cruelty would extend only to spreading hate and vitriol to fellow man, you hear of stories of animal cruelty from Pawssion Project’s founder Malou Perez. It’s difficult, even for the most hardened person, not to get winded up after hearing how dogs (and cats) were abandoned by their family just because they were just “too much trouble” or that they “weren’t fun anymore.”

Tuesday, 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.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

The 2024 Mazda MX-5's DSC-Track Will Help You Sharpen Your Racing Skills

Jinba-Ittai is the key concept at the heart of every Mazda, and the MX-5 is the paradigm of that philosophy. Originally known as “Jinsha Ittai,” meaning oneness between car and driver, it was a typo on a calling card that led people to call it, “Jinba-Ittai” afterward. Regardless, the underlying philosophy remains the same: it wasn’t about chasing outright speed, but rather, about providing a sense of engagement that was fun yet approachable.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Brace Yourselves For An EMPOWered Drive This Weekend By GAC Motor

GAC Motor announces an extraordinary weekend event for car enthusiasts and potential car owners looking to buy a performance sedan. From September 30th to October 1st, gear up for the EMPOWered Drive, featuring the EMPOW, GAC Motor’s bold and sporty sedan.

Monday, September 25, 2023

GWM Haval Jolion: Carving Out A New Space For Innovative Driving

Success stories among Chinese car manufacturers are hard to come by nowadays, considering the launch of one model after the other. Where does it end and what sets these vehicles apart anymore? GWM has taken up this challenge and gone ahead to introduce what could be the most feature-packed sub-compact SUV on the market yet.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Exceed The Expectation: Explore Changan Auto At BGC

The official brand launch of Changan Auto Philippines is happening this Saturday, September 30 at 5th Avenue, BGC (in front of Central Square) and you’re invited to witness it first-hand.

Monday, 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.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

5 Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. However, they have also faced their fair share of skepticism and negative publicity. Rommel Juan, Chairman of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), has been a staunch advocate for EVs and is committed to debunking these myths.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Subaru WRX Wagon: Performance-Level Driving For Everyday Living

Say goodbye to boring sedans and hello to the Subaru WRX Wagon. This high-performance vehicle combines speed and functionality for your daily life. Packed with a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine, it delivers 275 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Built on the Subaru Global Platform, it offers stability and control like no other.

Omoda: The Chinese Brand With Global Ambitions

Omoda’s parent company, Chery, has big plans for their new brand. Positioned as a Chinese brand with global aspirations, it has already managed to expand its global presence to 12 markets thus far with a further 11, including the Philippines, to be added before the end of 2023.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Ramon Ang Understands Ferrari Owners And That Makes Him The Man To Lead Their PH Success

Adorning the walls of Velocità Motors’s second floor office are a series of Ferrari cars—both classic and modern. As Ramon S. Ang, the president and CEO of Ferrari’s new exclusive Philippine importer and distributor, he immediately proceeded to name each one of them.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Changan CS55 Plus: Reinventing The Filipino Driving Experience

Oftentimes, when car manufacturers speak of the future, there is a notion that it is yet another brand jumping on the tech bandwagon or presenting a roadmap that is a few years down the line. With Changan Motors, the future is here and now — and there is no better time to flex its muscles in the Philippine automotive scene.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Toyota Motor Philippines Kicks Off Biggest Toyota Gazoo Racing Event With TGR Fest 2023

Toyota GAZOO Racing
is one of the most iconic racing divisions in the world, housed under one of the biggest automotive brands in history. While it has since integrated the GR nameplate into some of Toyota’s most popular passenger vehicles, it continues to make waves on the race track and among motorsport enthusiasts.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

6 Basic Laws Every Motorcyclists Should Remember

The Philippines has embraced using motorcycles for daily commutes and delivery of goods and services, mainly fueled by their convenience in dealing with traffic and relatively lower cost than owning a car.

Tuesday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Can You Make It From Manila To Baguio (And Back) In An EV Without Worrying About Range?

Whenever we get our hands on any vehicle with a modest engine displacement, the most common question we get is: kaya ba umakyat ng Baguio yan (can it get up to Baguio)? Located 1,540 meters above sea level and about 200 kilometers north of Manila, the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” or “The City of Pines” is often an endurance test a car must ace before being accepted by the masses as well-built (matibay). Nowadays, just about any well-maintained modern vehicle can now make it up thanks to a better road network, and of course, better built cars. But what about EVs?