Paulo Papa

Paulo Papa

paulo.papa@carmudi.com.ph

Fueled by his passion for cars and a good dose of caffeine, Paulo loves taking his readers for an exciting spin with his writing. A self proclaimed nerd, epigrammatic writer, and a doting father.  Read Less

Conservative cabin: What’s inside the Toyota Avanza?

The Toyota Avanza is one of the Japanese carmaker’s entries into the highly competitive local MPV segment. Thanks to a recent update, this moderately sized MPV now looks more aggressive than ever desp

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MG PH reports 85% sales growth in 2021

MG Philippines enjoyed significant growth in 2021 with an 85-percent increase in the brand’s sales. A total of 6,343 MG vehicles were delivered locally last year with over 2,000 units sold in the four

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ADVISORY: Take better care of your vehicle with Honda’s PMS guides

There’s more to taking care of our cars than meets the eye. And while some know just how to show love to their rides — to the point that they treat them as family — others, especially new car owners,

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MMPC introduces limited-edition Mirage G4 GLS Sport

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) revealed yesterday a limited-edition model that’s sure to spice up its subcompact lineup. The new limited-edition Mirage G4 GLS Sport adds sporty yet s

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Spec check: 2022 Toyota Raize

The Toyota Raize is here, and in less than a week, Toyota will officially launch its affordable and versatile crossover SUV. It’s true that we’re still four days shy from February, but it looks like T

Jan 27, 2022
Maserati tests Grecale prototypes over snow and ice

Maserati continues to put Grecale prototypes through their paces, this time in the cold of the Swedish glades where they have delivered their maximum power in extreme conditions and on very low-grip s

Jan 27, 2022
Chery celebrates the Chinese New Year with ‘Year of the Growling Tiggo Promo’

In celebration of the coming Chinese New Year, Chery Auto Philippines launches the “Year of the Growling Tiggo Promo.” Under the promo, customers eyeing the Chery Tiggo 2 can get this entry-level hat

Jan 27, 2022
Harley-Davidson expands lineup with new touring, cruiser, and CVO models

Harley-Davidson adds eight new bikes — all of which pack a Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine, the brand’s most-powerful factory-installed motor — to its 2022 motorcycle lineup. The new models include the Str

Jan 27, 2022
Mazda starts production of 2023 CX-50 in Alabama plant

Yesterday, January 26, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced that it is commencing the production of the 2023 CX-50 SUV at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) plant in Alabama. The MTM pl

Jan 27, 2022
Bentley secures production of first BEV, commits to £2.5-B sustainability investment

Bentley announced yesterday, January 26, that it has secured the production of its first battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV). According to the British luxury carmaker, the BEV will be developed and

Jan 27, 2022
Honda PH issues safety recall for 2016-2019 Honda Pilot

Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI), the local arm of the Japanese carmaker, announced that it is issuing a voluntary safety recall for the 137 Honda Pilot units sold in the Philippines that were manuf

Jan 27, 2022
Ford PH announces new leaders

In a recent press release, the local arm of Ford announced new appointments and role expansion of its executives. Promoted to Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) Director is Patrick Manigbas. FCSD

Jan 27, 2022
Caltex opened 35 new retail stations, 73 new Havoline autoPro and bikePro workshops in 2021

Caltex capped 2021 on a high note as it established a stronger retail network and more car and motorcycle after-sales service market. In total, Caltex opened 35 new retail stations and 73 new Havoline

Jan 27, 2022
Toyota PH opens reservations for Raize

The Toyota Raize is one of the brand’s most-anticipated offerings for 2022. Soon after word spread that the crossover SUV might make it to the Philippines, many Filipinos have shown their interest in

Jan 27, 2022
Name-calling: Toyota Yaris vs. Toyota GR Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is the Japanese carmaker’s entry to the local compact hatch segment. Thanks to its sporty looks, youthful vibe, and modern appeal, the supermini has always been one of the top choices

Jan 26, 2022
Premium Warranty’s 188-point inspection service makes buying used cars more safe

Buying second-hand cars can be tricky, especially nowadays when spending more time outside — inspecting potential prospects — could increase your chances of contracting COVID-19. That’s why Premium Wa

Jan 26, 2022
Honda PH core values drives company’s commitment to exceptional customer service

Good customer service is expected from companies, especially ones as big as Honda. On that note, Honda Philippines has been taking customer service to a whole new level. In a recent press release, the

Jan 26, 2022
WATCH: Aston Martin teases new DBX SUV

Aston Martin is ready to turn the page and present the next chapter of the DBX story where, the British luxury carmaker said, “new performance standards” will be set. A short 14-second clip was relea

Jan 26, 2022
Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated NCR workers get 30-day reprieve to use PUVs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued a joint press release stating that unvaccinate

Jan 26, 2022
Goodyear trials airless tire technology on delivery bots

In a recent press release, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that it is testing custom-engineered non-pneumatic tires (NPT) to support Starship delivery robots. In previous years, Goody

Jan 26, 2022

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