Anti Distracted Driving Law Implementation Suspended Immediately

The Department on Transportation has suspended “effective immediately” the enforcement of the Anti Distracted Driving Act (ADA) or Republic Act 10913 after Congress and the Senate put pressure on the agency amid massive complaints and questions on particulars of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). “To respond to the call of both Houses of Congress […]

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The New Honda City Is Out

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI)  unveiled the newly refreshed City at  the City of Dreams, Paranaque City. Revolving around the grand concept of “Advanced Energetic Smart Star”, the New City exhibits a high-tech and sporty design, class-leading fuel efficiency and comfort, and above class safety that provide customers with the smartest ownership experience. HCPI officials […]

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Former Coup Plotter New MMDA Chairman

Former Army General Danilo Lim is now the new Chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority or MMDA. The announcement came Monday morning from Malacanang after months of speculation that he would be appointed. In a Facebook post, current MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos shared a status post that said they are now complete with […]

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IRR For RA 10913 Misinterpreted Law Says Senator Ejercito

Senator JV Ejercito today expressed concern that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Office misinterpreted the Anti-Distracted Driving Law or Replublic Act 10913 when they created the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the new law. Congress has the purview of creating and enacting laws while it is usually the responsibility of […]

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11 Questions Most Asked About RA 10913

So there has been so much issue about the new  Anti Distracted Driving Law of 2017 that the government decided to release to yours truly a FAQ (frequently asked question) list to clear the air on some problems about it. Here are 11 FAQ’s about the new law. 1. What is RA 10913 or the […]

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Anti Distracted Driving Law A Go Thursday May 18, 2017

Everybody is now warned that using your gadgets while operating a motor vehicle is illegal and could cause you heavy fines or even lose your driving privileges. Fifteen days after the publication of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the law prohibiting forms of distracted driving for both public and private vehicles shall take full […]

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The All-new Kia Rio is now here in the Philippines

MANILA, May 16, 2017 – Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, launched its latest addition of the Korean marque’s roster of vibrant, stylish, and dynamic vehicles. The all new Kia RIO was unveiled last September 2016 at the Paris Motor Show, and the fourth-generation Rio is ready to […]

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IRR for Distracted Driving Released

Fifteen days after May 3, 2017, the ban on the use of mobile phones while driving will be in effect following the publication of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. This means the use of mobile phones and portable gadgets while operating a motor vehicle will […]

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Aston Martin the flagship Vanquish S now in Manila

5th May, Manila: The flagship Super GT, Vanquish S, was unveiled today in Manila by Chairman and President of Aston Martin Manila, Mr. Marc Tagle.   The ultimate super GT, the stylish Vanquish S is a vehicle honored to deliver more intense thrills and an even more scintillating performance, with significant enhancements to the engine, […]

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Worry Free Assurance from Goodyear

Goodyear Worry Free Assurance is Goodyear Philippines’ warranty programs offered with every purchase of Goodyear Consumer Tires. Now even made better, Goodyear’s Worry Free Assurance is now the standard warranty coverage that comes with selected models of Goodyear tires.  Fulfilled in partnership with MAA Assurance as the insurance and emergency roadside assistance partner, the Worry […]

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The new MINI Countryman now available in the Philippines

May 3, 2017. MINI Asia and MINI Philippines launched the new MINI Countryman. The biggest and most versatile model in the brand’s 58 year history. Having been completely newly developed, it now reflects considerable advancements in the areas of space. functionality, athletic flair and premium characteristics.     Mr. Peter Medalla, Head of MINI Asia […]

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Blade to stage music extravaganza

By: Dino Ray V. Directo III   Blade Autocenter, the country’s premier automotive accessories retail and lifestyle store is bringing something back to the people by way of staging a two-day music festival on May 19-20 at the Metrowalk grounds in Pasig City. Dubbed as “Bandang Blade” the music extravaganza also aims to bring together car […]

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REVIEW: The Audi A4

  URBAN HEAP. REDEFINED. By: Binky Siddayao   Elegance and economy are what you get on the 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TDI. The A4 stands out in various aspects that having it as a self-driven corporate vehicle would be a wise corporate decision. Though reliability issues have often cropped up from the past, the gleam […]

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DAWN – INSPIRED BY FASHION’ MAKES ASIAN PREMIERE

19 April 2017, Shanghai   Rolls-Royce, the world’s leading luxury goods brand, made a stunning statement at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2017) on 19 April with its Bespoke lineup, demonstrating its breadth of Bespoke luxury. On its stand, Rolls-Royce presented ‘Dawn – Inspired by Fashion’, the most social of super-luxury […]

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Vios Cup Season 4: Miranda takes pole

Race 1 of the Toyota Vios Cup Season 4 opens tomorrow, Saturday April 29 at the Clark International Speedway in Angeles, Pampanga. The qualifying time trials held earlier today saw Daniel Miranda of Team Obengers clocking in the fastest lap time of 2:25.088 to be on P1 in the centerpiece Super Sporting class. Gerard Loy […]

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The first new Volvo XC60 rolls off the production line

Production of Volvo Cars’ new XC60 mid-size SUV started today at the company’s Torslanda plant in Sweden. The first customer-bound car, a T5 AWD Inscription in Crystal White, rolled off the production line just before lunch time. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the […]

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PartsPro Racing launched

In a simple get-together with friends and the motoring media, PartsPro.Ph Racing Team, the latest addition to to the ever-growing Toyota Vios Cup was launched yesterday at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City. Headed by the company’s CEO,  team principal and certified gear head Raffy David, PartsPro Racing is a new motorsports management organization […]

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The AMR debuts in Shanghai

The Shanghai Auto Show marks the Chinese debut of luxury British brand Aston Martin’s high-performance brand AMR, bringing a new dimension of race inspired dynamism and performance. Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes technology and inspiration from motorsport to amplify the sporting prowess present across the model range. With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and […]

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China to make Volvo’s first all-electric car

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, will build its first fully electric car in China, the company announced yesterday at Auto Shanghai in China. The all-new model will be based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller cars, and will be available for sale in 2019 and exported globally from China, Volvo said. The […]

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The 2017 Isuzu Truck Fest at the SMX

   Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) showed confidence anew in its ongoing exhibition of its latest truck line-up. Held on April 20-23, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, IPC’s truck display bares its core values of dependability, durability and reliability.   One of the country’s most trusted truck brand, IPC has been a […]

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Test drive Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle, Polo, and Touran this week.

  Volkswagen Philippines, the number one European car brand in the country, makes two big follow-ups to its success at the recently concluded 13th Manila International Auto Show by participating in two upcoming motoring events in Pasay City: the Auto Focus Multi-Brand Test Drive Festival at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds along Seaside […]

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Ludmann is new McLaren COO

McLaren Automotive, the creator of luxury sports and super cars from Surrey, England, has appointed Dr. Jens Ludmann as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective from May 2, 2017. He will report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mike Flewitt. Dr. Ludmann joins McLaren in the second year of its Track22 business plan to focus on further […]

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BMW takes center stage at Auto Shanghai 2017

The world premiere of the all-new BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase is one of the main highlights of the Auto Shanghai 2017 show. The new business sedan is the successor to the current front-runner in the Chinese car market’s premium segment and comes with all the right credentials for cementing this leading status. Likewise making […]

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100 Winners for Honda’s Summer Splashdown Raffle Campaign

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, offers the coolest cash back prizes with Honda’s Summer Splashdown raffle campaign. 100 lucky winners will get a chance to win cash rebates of up to Php 100,000. Customers will receive raffle coupons for every transaction completed. For every inquiry, customer is entitled to […]

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CX-5 Premium Crossover Highlight Mazda Test Drive at Auto Focus Gig

The recently launched all-new Mazda CX-5 five-seater Premium Crossover will headline Mazda Philippines’ participation in the STV Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival this coming April 20 to 23, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia parking grounds. The second generation of Mazda’s best-selling model, with its core design guided by the “Refined Toughness” principle, […]

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Red Dot Awards declared Mazda MX-5 RF as “Best of the Best”

  The recently launched MX-5 RF has just been awarded the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2017 Red Dot product design awards. The first ever two-seater hardtop retractable fastback from Mazda is the latest rendition of the original soft-top fourth generation MX-5 that also won the same award when it was […]

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Heads Up!!! Rerouting to be enforced in Quezon City

Due to the construction of MRT 7 Phase 1, a joint task-force composed of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (QC-DPOS), and the EEI Corporation, will enforce a traffic management plan for the […]

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Air Passenger Rights Desk put up by DOTr-CAB

Surely when we travel, one of the major transport hubs we use are airports. And here is where many of our woes happen because, lets admit it, our airports are not such great places to be in just now. So, the Department of Transportation – Civil Aeronautics Board (DOTr-CAB) launched today its first 24/7 Public […]

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Holy Week News: Just so you know

In observance of the Holy Week, operations of the MRT3 shall be suspended from April 13 to April 16, 2017 (from Maundy Thursday to EasterSunday). Regular operations shall resume on Monday, 17 April 2017.  

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PETRON, PNP Open Road Safety Park For Kids In Camp Crame

Petron Corporation, the country’s leading oil company, has partnered with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in establishing one of the nation’s first interactive road safety parks to provide children and their parents an interesting venue to learn about road safety. Located inside Camp Crame in Quezon City, the PNP-Petron Children’s Road Safety Park is an […]

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Volkswagen Philippines, GCMI Inaugurate Iloilo Dealership

Volkswagen Philippines, the country’s number one European car brand in 2016, and Grand Canyon Multi-Holdings, Inc. launched recently the Iloilo dealership at the upper ground level of SM Iloilo along Benigno Aquino Sr. Avenue. Volkswagen Iloilo is the result of a partnership between Volkswagen Philippines and GCMI, a successful automotive and car parts dealer established […]

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Transport Department Activates Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2017

In preparation for the influx of passengers during the observance of the Holy Week, Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered the activation of Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Semana Santa 2017, and directed all sectoral offices and attached agencies of the Department of Transportation to be on heightened alert to ensure the safety and security of passengers in airports, seaports, and other […]

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World Car Awards To Be Announced April 12 at New York Auto Show

The Road to World Car for 2017 will end at the New York International Auto Show on April 12th at 8:00 am with a high profile prize-giving ceremony announcing the winners in six World Car categories. For the first time, three crossovers monopolize all Top 3 spots for the overall World Car of the Year […]

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The Lightweight New Audi A8

Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury saloon is thus […]

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Safe Driving Tips this Holy Week From Ford

On Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday, which is the traditional start of the Holy Week. And since this is also the unofficial start of summer break for us Filipinos, the exodus to the provinces and resorts and beaches also begins. Ford reminds everyone to be safe and have a hassle-free trip and has compiled a […]

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Only 1 in 10 Cars Hit Fuel Efficiency Claims says UK Report

This is the overview of how the fuel efficiency reports look like: Drivers are paying over the odds thanks to unrealistic MPG claims Lab-based data doesn’t reflect ‘real world’ driving conditions, research shows Gap between the lab and on-the-road fuel economy is at its widest point, with an average car now using 24% more fuel […]

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Updated VW Golf GTE Drives Hybrid Value

For those looking for an updated Volkswagen Golf GTE, VW is now open for order in the UK with a significant price realignment, two trim levels and a raft of new technologies on board. Driving even greater value for money, the petrol-electric hybrid Golf GTE offers a compelling mix of engaging GTI-style dynamics, responsible e-Golf-style […]

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Rolls Royce Previews Emirati Artist Mohammed Kazem New Work

At an exclusive event in London over the weekend, hosted by Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Officer Torsten Müller-Ötvös, two highly anticipated new works were premiered. And the marque’s global centre of excellence, the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, was the source of inspiration for both works. The first is an exciting collaboration between Emirati […]

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Get your Petron Oils Online From Lazada

Wherever you are, you can now enjoy the convenience of having Petron Engine Oils delivered to your doorstep from the leading online shopping mall, Lazada. The busy professional who only has time to take his car or motorcycle for preventive service maintenance on weekends can now order Petron’s world class engine oils without having to […]

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Caltex Unveils Premium Diesel Oil

MANILA, Philippines – Chevron, marketer of the Caltex™ brand, unveiled its latest premium diesel engine oil, Caltex Delo® 400 MGX SAE 15W-40, to address commercial business needs while meeting stringent Philippine emission regulations. The revolutionary formulation constitutes a higher specification and is specially designed to comply with Philippine market requirements. It will benefit both new […]

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Car Buffs Flock to 13th Manila Auto Show

Nothing racks up much excitement and exhilarating energy quite like the annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). Hands down the biggest and most anticipated auto event of the year, MIAS 2017 caused quite a stir in the automotive community at today’s launch. Bound to deliver another groundbreaking presentation, the 13th MIAS will run until April […]

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Suzuki Car Club Celebrated

In celebration of its recent successes and to jumpstart yet another eventful year, pioneer compact car manufacturer Suzuki Philippines gathered together the Team Suzuki Philippines (TSP) last March 25, 2017 to show its gratitude to its pool of loyal customers and welcome the new members of its growing Car Club family. Backed by the unwavering […]

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Petron Ups Ante in Fuel with Euro 6

Market leader Petron Corporation now has the cleanest and most advanced gasoline in the Philippine market that even surpasses Euro 6 standards, the most stringent fuel technology and emission benchmark in the world today. Petron’s Blaze 100 Euro 6 was rigorously tested and certified by leading global laboratories and engine rating experts namely SGS, Millbrook […]

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Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific 2017 Returns to Singapore

The 2017 Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific will once again make its return to Singapore in support of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. The Marina Bay Street Circuit, noted to be one of the most physically challenging on the F1 calendar with 23 corners, will see around 30 drivers representing Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong, New […]

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Honda brings in the CR-V 2.0 V Navi AT Limited Edition

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, rolls out 30 units of the CR-V 2.0 V Navi AT Limited Edition as a response to the dynamic needs of the Philippine market. With this CR-V variant’s limited availability, customers are already encouraged to reserve and be one of the few to own […]

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Honda Enhances the New Honda Odyssey 2.4 EX-V Navi CVT for 2017

Honda Cars Philippines rolls out the 2017 New Odyssey EX-V Navi CVT, integrated with added exterior and convenience features that respond to the evolving needs of the market. The 2017 New Odyssey EX-V Navi CVT exterior styling adopts a new Platinum Front Grille, Front, Side And Rear Lower Garnish. Completing the improved look is the new […]

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Volkswagen to Showcase new Tiguan at 13th MIAS

Volkswagen Philippines, the number one European car brand in the country in 2016, is set to introduce at the 13th Manila International Auto Show on March 30 to April 2, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City its new product lines as well as activate the second phase of the multi-awarded Child Safety Initiative with the “Steps to […]

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Mazda to Unveil 3 Surprises at MIAS 2017

  Mazda Philippines is once again putting up a dominant display at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), from March 30 to April 2, 2017, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, by launching no less than three exciting new models: the latest CX-5 compact five-seat crossover, the all-new CX-9 seven-seat premium crossover, […]

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Tamiya Tales or How Japanese Toy Cars are made in Cebu

Toys are a general affair for kids. And for boys, toy cars are a must in their collection that will include soldiers, space ships and action heroes. For decades, Japanese scale model maker Tamiya has regaled kids with their samples of model cars of all make and model. From regular Honda Civics to accurate scale […]

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True Luxury Is Personal: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ Year In Bespoke

Rolls Royce had a fantastic 2016. With all of the new products launched and some of the older ones being retired, it was quite a year for the bespoke car brand. From the inception of the marque 113 years ago, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has stood alone in serving the world’s wealthy and influential an exquisite […]

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All-New Subaru Impreza 2017 Revealed at Singapore Auto Show

Japan’s Car of the Year for 2017 has just been given a fresh look. Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across nine countries in Asia, has launched the All-New Subaru Impreza at the Singapore Motorshow 2017. The fifth-generation All-New Impreza is the first Subaru model that employs the new Subaru Global Platform, which […]

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