THE Chery Automobile Co. LTD and United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI) have officially entered into a distributorship agreement on October 15 in Wuhu, China. The accord was signed by Zhang Guibing, president of Chery International, and Rommel Sytin, president of UAAGI, which is also the distributor of Foton, another China-made brand, in the Philippines.
ZHEJIANG Geely Holding Group (ZGH) or Geely, which is the biggest privately owned automobile manufacturer in China, is back in the country after 10 long years.
AFTER President Rodrigo Duterte ordered its closure last year, Boracay has been re-opened to the public.
El Nido, Palawan, is known for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs, small and large lagoons as well as the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, which is a group of islands with steep cliffs, dive sites and fish-filled crystal-clear waters.
OKADA Manila Casino Resort and Hotel, the country’s ultimate destination for world-class lifestyles and entertainment has set the bar when it comes to the epitome of getaways. Okada just recently introduced their three new luxury podium villas located at the third floor in the Pearl Wing.
AYALA Corp. Industrials just introduced its sixth automotive brand partner Maxus Philippines. Launched in a very energetic-themed ‘Max It Out!’, Maxus joins AC Industrial’s roster of global car brands including Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen, Kia and KTM motorcycles. Established from its British heritages Leyland Steam Van in 1896 and eventually Leyland Motors in 1907, the Maxus auto brand, through its rich 123-year history, has earned the reputation as one of Europe’s most influential and recognized commercial vehicle brands—apart from being a leader in the design, production and distribution of international commercial vehicles.
Story and photos by Tet Andolong
SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in the Philippines, unveiled the all-new X5 midsized Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). Offered only in xDrive30d xLine variant, the latest generation still embodies the model’s known characteristics of versatility, sovereignty and luxury. Built on a new and improved G05 platform, its overall dimensions are slightly bigger, including the wheelbase, compared to its predecessor.
IT was Valentine’s week and that meant a trip out of town. This time, my husband and I went to Baguio for our anniversary where the weather was 9◦C.The mountain roads were challenging because of the blind curves, steep hills, zigzags, unpredictable weather conditions and possibility of falling rocks. We passed through Kennon Road, which was undergoing repairs due to recent landslides. It only took us three and a half hours to get to Baguio via the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx).
LAST New Year’s Eve, our family was at the Okada Manila where we celebrated the Countdown to 2019 and watched the fireworks. While waiting for our vehicle outside the hotel, we saw that the air was full of smoke due to the fireworks. I had to tell my family to cover their noses and try not to breathe in the polluted air. I also overheard people talking about how harmful the smoke emitted by fireworks was and that it could pose a health risk particularly to people who suffer from asthma and other pulmonary issues.
THE Kia brand has been officially re-launched by AC Automotive, Ayala Corp.’s automobile business company operating under AC Industrials (ACI) on Wednesday at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The company is taking the next step in expanding its market presence after over two decades in the country.
JM Far East Inc., also known as Falken Philippines, which is the exclusive distributor of Falken Tires in the country, has revealed the newest range of Falken high-performance and all-terrain tires, namely the WildPeak M/T 01,WildPeak A/T 3W and Azenis FK510-SUV, recently at the Clark Marriott Hotel in Clark, Pampanga. The event was attended by Falken executives from Japan and the Philippines, as well as Falken dealers and members of the motoring media.
IN October, I wrote a piece on the most famous residence in the world, the White House, which is located on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
KNOWN as the Mitsubishi Strada in the Philippines, the new Triton is the fifth-generation pick-up truck that will be launched in other ASEAN markets as well as Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Latin America. It will eventually be sold in 150 countries all over the world.