MYANMAR has adopted a radical move aimed at encouraging its citizens to go electric in their vehicle choices. We could learn a thing or two from this? Here’s Nikkei’s report:
I am still euphoric over the fact that the recent Lexus Invitational Golf was another smashing success; it drew a record field of 220 participants. It came at a time when Lexus sold a whopping 1,843 units last year from an anemic 861 performance in 2022, making Toyota’s big brother officially as the country’s No. 1 vehicle in the luxury segment.
ALFRED V. Ty, chairman of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) and Lexus Philippines, revealed during the recent Media Thanksgiving gathering at the Grand Hyatt BGC that TMP paid P60 billion in 2023 taxes, in that 2024 will see the revival of the iconic Tamaraw. Here is his speech:
FRANCENE Callueng reports that Expressway customers expressed unending joy over the waiving of toll on December 24 and 31 at SMC Infrastructure’s SLEX (South Luzon Expressway), STAR (Southern Tagalog Arterial Road), NAIA Expressway and TPLEX (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway).
FINALLY, I got the results of the overall winners in the just-ended TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup, thanks to Shaina Mae Semana. I’m so interested because I was at the SMC-Clark International Speedway during all three races, joining a weekend crowd too enthusiastic like me as to not miss a single action on the fabled race tracks in Pampanga.
CAR buffs trooped to the BGC Theme Park in Taguig last weekend either to test-drive Toyota’s array of HEVs (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) or simply to ogle at the unique rides in the bright sunshine. I was at the opening of the three-day event, joining a sizable crowd that listened intently while Danny Cruz and Jojo Villanueva alternated in making an insightful discourse on electrified cars from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) and Lexus.
THE passing of Ray Butch Gamboa left a void that is hard to fill in the nation’s motoring journalism milieu. Butch—or Elvis as I fondly called him, a moniker that was very much to his liking as he was a self-confessed ardent fan of the king of Rock ‘n’ Roll—was the epitome of everything about the car world insofar as the media twins of broadcasting and writing are concerned.
LEXUS, the esteemed “big brother” of Toyota, has made quite an indelible impression in the just-ended Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo that I can’t help but dwell a bit on the speech of Simon Humphries, the operating officer and chief branding officer of Toyota Motor Corporation. I was right there seated in front of the huge stage when Simon delivered his lustily-applauded discourse. Here are excerpts: