Kris C. Lim

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Understanding road markings

ROAD markings are considered the most efficient warning and navigational assistance to drivers, yet there are a good number of road users out there who still do not understand what they mean. 

Volkswagen diesel engines prove their efficiency

VOLKSWAGEN has been known globally as one of the leading diesel engine manufacturers who have partnered with Mercedes-Benz and other companies to market the BlueTec clean-diesel technology on cars and trucks. In fact, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, four of the 10 most fuel-efficient vehicles available for sale in the US are powered by Volkswagen diesel engines. Today, Volkswagen is a leader when it comes to fuel economy, and with their Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) engine, their vehicles are indeed topnotch. With this in mind, Volkswagen wants to enlighten motorists on this part of the world in how superior their engine technology really is.

A ‘waku-doki’ success

TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) started the fun last year with the first-ever Vios Cup race, which is designed for first-time racers, who want to compete and hone their racing skills at a professional level. For 2015, the event became even more exciting when it continued at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga, where almost 5,000 spectators from all over the country gathered to see action at the first leg.

Chasing the wind

NOTHING beats driving a Porsche car on a racetrack. It’s every motorhead’s wet dream: the blistering acceleration, impeccable handling and braking power. Name it, it’s all there!

Proven formula

THERE are products that change and there are those that innovate. One example is Isuzu’s Crosswind, which keeps on transforming to avail the needs of the customers.

California dreaming

WOKE up to the sound of my alarm clock one Saturday morning—I hate getting up that early—and I had wanted to sleep again, but then I realized that it was “Ferrari Day.”

A great comeback

ALMOST a month ago, Antonio “Toti” Zara, president and managing director of Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI), the official distributor of Nissan vehicles in the country, made a bold statement. He challenged his fellow manufacturers to bring forward their newest and best pickup trucks. It’s no secret, though, that the Japanese carmaker beat them to the gun by revealing its Nissan Navara on February 2.

Pinoy-made ‘amphitrike’ launched

THE Philippines is no stranger to typhoons, floods and landslides. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the average number of typhoons that enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility during the last two decades has been around 20 per year.

Worth the wait

FACED with the seemingly endless agony brought about by traffic in Metro Manila, motorists nowadays are seriously looking for cars that fit their daily grind—tough, reliable, easy to drive, and, most of all, fuel-efficient.

Track attack

LET’S face it. It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to drive the best cars in the world.

Avoiding road accidents

ACCORDING to a report published by the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), there were a total of 2,554 road accidents recorded in the country—with 286 deaths and 2,066 serious injuries—from January to February of 2014.

Every drop counts

IN its effort to support its global “Think Blue” campaign that helps address environmental sustainable solutions, Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc (ACEI), the official importer and distributor of Volkswagen cars in the country, recently organized a friendly fuel-economy run for the motoring media to highlight Volkswagen’s highly efficient and eco-friendly turbocharged diesel (TDI) cars such as the Polo, Jetta and Tiguan.

Isuzu holds ‘World of Wheels’ in Cebu

CEBU, which is known for its rich cultural and historical heritage, is also popular for its natural and tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by 167 fascinating islands, where you will find white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water, lofty mountains and mysterious caves.

Refreshed Pajero and ASX introduced

MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC), the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi cars in the country, recently unveiled the latest upgrades of its Mitsubishi Pajero and ASX during an exclusive launch for the motoring media held at the Capitol Commons in Pasig City.

Meet the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe

MOTORISTS with a penchant for Jaguars will definitely find this latest cat appealing. Its prestige, luxurious design and exquisite quality will certainly sit well with the young at heart and, more important, those who crave speed and style.

Raising the bar

motoring02aFOR the Japanese carmaker Isuzu, the recent launch of its much-anticipated premium SUV, the All-New MU-X, is the start of a new era for Filipino consumers. Isuzu has always been thought of as a brand that not only provides durability, but advance technological and design features, as well.