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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Luxury redefined

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes LEXUS has time immemorial pursued perfection, and with the recent launch of the all-new LC500 at their classy showroom at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the famed word has been further encouraged to be lived and experienced—if not redefined. “Lexus...
CELEBRATING two decades of success in the business is not easy. The learnings, perseverance and challenges are some of the fundamentals on how to achieve sustainable growth in the company. Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC), recently celebrated two decades of success following the gathering of its biggest event for their recognized...
Story & photo by Patrick P. Tulfo THE decrepit conditions of buses and trucks plying our roads have been put on the spotlight once more with the recent incidents involving both. Who could forget the Cainta incident wherein a cargo truck plowed into a crowded intersection, killing at least two people...
Story & Photo by Randy S. Peregrino JUST when you thought Mazda already succeeded advancement-wise in their current Skyactiv powertrain lineups, another major breakthrough is under way—the next-generation Skyactiv-X engine. Imagine a gasoline motor which is greatly more efficient and, at the same time, more responsive, minus the aid of a...
NOW, take a look at this muscle. Its engine does not only have 32 valves but 477 screaming thoroughbred Kentucky-like horses, as well. What is this, a monster for the future? And here’s more: It is a 4.7-liter hunk and has an eight-cylindered engine. Fantasmagorical? OK, you want some more? It has...

Meet the CR-V with a big D!

Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes DIESEL engines have several advantages over other internal combustion engines because they use higher energy density with smaller fuel volume. They benefit from higher thermodynamic efficiency and have no air-intake restrictions. They don’t have high-voltage electrical ignition systems, which then results...
SIQUIJOR—As I write this, I am still here, trying to fulfill twin tasks as a speaker and a traveler. I am done being part of a team from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) dispatched to spread the agency’s mantra, “Matalinong Panonood (intelligent viewing)”. This is the...
Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino TRAFFIC gridlocks and constant slowdowns have become the bane of every motorist going through their daily drives.  Not to mention, the continuing evolution of engines demand a kind of fuel to meet the requirements—more than the emission standard—to deliver the best performance and...
Story & photo by Patrick P. Tulfo THE people behind “Micab” recently launched their smartphone application without approval from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) agency. Micab is essentially a smartphone application, just like Uber and Grab, which allows the user to book a taxi cab with touch of...
Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo TRUST Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) to organize an event that not only showcased the capabilities of their products but made them stand out, as well. On July 26, despite the monsoon rains enhanced by a typhoon, Honda gathered members of the motoring beat...
Story & photo by Randy S. Peregrino FORD Philippines is once again supporting the Forza triathlon team competing for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 in Cebu this coming Sunday (August 6). Around 2,500 athletes from 45 different countries are expected to join in one of the biggest triathlon races in Asia—to...
ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC)—the local arm of Japanese truck maker Isuzu—continues to set a good pace in the local automotive business as it holds on to third position in industry sales for the commercial vehicle (CV) segment. Based on the combined report released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of...

New MMPC country head

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) recently introduced its new president and CEO. Yoshiaki Kato passed on the torch to Mutsuhiro Oshikiri—a 37-year veteran of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC). Kato assumed leadership only in March 2015, but expressed his gratitude for the opportunity nonetheless. “My...
FINALLY, I got the midyear vehicle sales records. Easy. They came from Valentin Dakuykoy, my ever-reliable legman. Not from Rommel Gutierrez, the long-serving president of Campi (Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc.). Campi is the official custodian of vehicle statistics in tandem with the Truck Manufacturers Association. Why...
ALIW Media Group President T. Anthony Cabangon, Car Awards Group Inc. (Cagi) President Ronald de los Reyes and Philippines Graphic Editor-in Chief Jose Pablo Salud sign the memorandum of agreement for their partnership with Cagi’s 2017 Season. Aliw Media Group, which consists of titles such as the BusinessMirror, Pilipino Mirror,...
Story & photos by Patrick P. Tulfo THE robust economy that the country is enjoying right now is a both a boon and a bane for everyone. The negative aspect of it is obvious, as can be gleaned from the monstrous traffic jams that have become a regular fixture in the...
Story & photos by Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes WITH the aim to further strengthen the brand in the country, Bayan Automotive Industries Corp. (BAIC), the exclusive distributor of BAIC passenger cars, sport-utility vehicles and commercial vehicles, formally launched its flagship showroom along Chino Roces in Makati City. With BAIC International...

Still in the game

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino NOW that the all-new Honda Accord is already out in North America, key vicissitudes have been revealed surrounding its new platform. In an attempt to revive the diminishing segment demand, modifications include new dimension and powertrain options. But here, at the rate Honda models...
Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino CIVIC Merchandising Inc. the exclusive distributor of leading brands in construction and mining equipment worldwide, recently exhibited its Sany heavy machineries. As one of the largest equipment manufacturers in the world, the Chinese manufacturer’s goals have always been “building a first-class enterprise, fostering first-class...
Story & Photo by Patrick P. Tulfo ONE of the interesting facts about the Ducati Diavel is that it is the second cruiser bike that came out from the motorcycle manufacturer—more popularly known in producing sexy sport bikes after the “Indiana” that was marketed from 1986 to 1990. Its name was...
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