Wilbert Tan

Wilbert Tan

wilbert.tan@carmudi.com.ph

Wilbert is one of Carmudi's gifted writers. He is also a guitarist/musician and a lover of anything that can get from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. If he’s not playing Need for Speed or waiting for sports cars to pass by, you may find him in your local hangouts manning guitar duties for his different musical projects. Of course, Wilbert's dream car has got to be the Bugatti Veyron. Read Less

BMW breaks cover on 2021 X5 xDrive45e PHEV
BMW breaks cover on 2021 X5 xDrive45e PHEV

BMW produced its first sports utility vehicle (SUV), the X5, in back 2000, preferring to call it a Sports Activity Vehicle instead, as the car is primarily meant for urban luxury driving and less for

Jun 11, 2020
Ford, Volkswagen collaborate on fleet, electrification, autonomy projects
Ford, Volkswagen collaborate on fleet, electrification, autonomy projects

Last year, Ford and Volkswagen AG announced plans to expand their global alliance in ways that could signal the biggest seismic shift to happen in the auto industry in modern times. Yesterday, June 1

Jun 11, 2020
Hyundai UK survey: After lockdown, some drivers forgot how to drive
Hyundai UK survey: After lockdown, some drivers forgot how to drive

There is a saying that goes “once you learn to ride a bicycle, you never forget.” Apparently, that saying does not apply to cars, because in a UK survey, nearly 20 percent of the participants admitte

Jun 11, 2020
Rolls-Royce welcomes clients for handover ceremonies again
Rolls-Royce welcomes clients for handover ceremonies again

The Home of Rolls-Royce, also known as the Global Center of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence, is once again receiving clients and allowing them to pick up their Rolls-Royce orders in person. Of course

Jun 11, 2020
Nissan Intelligent Mobility will help you get back in the saddle
Nissan Intelligent Mobility will help you get back in the saddle

A person can forget a lot in the span of three months. For those who may have lost the talent to drive while their car was in storage during the COVID-19 quarantine, Nissan assures you that their suit

Jun 10, 2020
All-new Ford Escape PHEV's fuel mileage equivalent to 42.5 kms per liter
All-new Ford Escape PHEV's fuel mileage equivalent to 42.5 kms per liter

Ford has just unveiled the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of the Escape compact crossover, and the Blue Oval is already making known its intentions to lead the segment with its 1

Jun 10, 2020
Big reveal of 2021 Lexus IS sedan delayed indefinitely
Big reveal of 2021 Lexus IS sedan delayed indefinitely

Lexus was set to break cover on the 2021 edition of the Lexus IS sedan, but the Toyota luxury arm pulled the plug on the scheduled unveiling, citing “the recent global situation.” The digital event w

Jun 10, 2020
Grab PH launches GrabBayanihan Car specialized fleet for frontliners
Grab PH launches GrabBayanihan Car specialized fleet for frontliners

Grab Philippines ramps up its effort in helping our local healthworkers and frontliners do their job more effectively with the launch of the GrabBayanihan Car specialized fleet on June 8. Starting wi

Jun 10, 2020
Ford Fiesta Van now with mild-hybrid option
Ford Fiesta Van now with mild-hybrid option

As if the Fiesta Van’s impressive fuel consumption numbers weren’t frugal enough, Ford has introduced a mild-hybrid option to the lineup, designed to deliver optimized fuel efficiency without reducing

Jun 09, 2020
Honda Cars PH website launches Auto Loan Link page
Honda Cars PH website launches Auto Loan Link page

With the goal of providing better service to customers in the era of stay-at-home and social distancing, Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) has just made it easier for car shoppers to apply and get a

Jun 09, 2020
DPWH: Build, Build, Build program created 6.57-M jobs in 4 years
DPWH: Build, Build, Build program created 6.57-M jobs in 4 years

Aside from the obvious benefit of completed infrastructure, the Philippine Government’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) project has yielded several advantages in other areas, including the employment sector

Jun 09, 2020
Nissan e-4ORCE raises EV tech standards
Nissan e-4ORCE raises EV tech standards

Electric vehicles (EVs) maybe good for the environment and all, but they are certainly not without drawbacks. Some of the more pervasive complaints about them are lack of acceleration, jarring stops,

Jun 08, 2020
Suzuki supports social distancing, promotes motorcycle use
Suzuki supports social distancing, promotes motorcycle use

With studies suggesting that closed environments encourage the transmission of COVID-19, governments from all over have been adamant in implementing social distancing measures in every aspect of peopl

Jun 08, 2020
Hyundai celebrates 30 years of eco-centric innovation
Hyundai celebrates 30 years of eco-centric innovation

You may not know it, but Hyundai is actually one of the earliest proponents of eco-friendly vehicles in the entire automotive world, building their first pure electric vehicle (EV), the Hyundai Sonata

Jun 08, 2020
2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class to have latest MBUX system
2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class to have latest MBUX system

Nowadays, luxury in cars doesn’t only mean the plushest creature comforts, the most exquisite interior materials, and the most expensive powertrains money can y—it also means carrying the most advance

Jun 05, 2020
Group slams Tugade for pushing PUVMP amid COVID-19 pandemic
Group slams Tugade for pushing PUVMP amid COVID-19 pandemic

An infrastructure-oriented group has slammed Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade for allegedly pushing the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program even as jeepney dr

Jun 05, 2020
Mercedes-Benz production plants inch toward return to normalcy
Mercedes-Benz production plants inch toward return to normalcy

After suspending operations at its five German plants in accordance with the country’s lockdown protocols, Mercedes-Benz reports that it has successfully resumed operations at its Untertürkheim, Berli

Jun 05, 2020
All-new BMW 4 Series Coupé shows dramatic changes from previous gen
All-new BMW 4 Series Coupé shows dramatic changes from previous gen

BMW has unveiled the new-look 4 Series Coupé, and at first glance, it’s immediately apparent that the car bears very little resemblance to the model it replaces. All these changes are intentional, as

Jun 05, 2020
Toyota reveals Japan-market GR Yaris lineup
Toyota reveals Japan-market GR Yaris lineup

The Toyota GR Yaris  is one of the steady high-seller whenever a new model comes out. Case in point: with Toyota now accepting pre-orders for their speedy little car, reservations have already reached

Jun 04, 2020
2 Toyota cars receive highest possible JNCAP safety ratings
2 Toyota cars receive highest possible JNCAP safety ratings

If the Japanese New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) gives a car the designation of ASV+++ (Advanced Safety Vehicle plus three, the highest possible rating), you can bet your good money that it’s going

Jun 04, 2020

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