Mazda-AAP-MSDP

Bermaz Auto Philippines (BAP), the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the country, and the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), the country’s oldest and biggest auto club, renew their partnership to train, develop and discover young drivers in the field of motorsports. For 2019, Mazda Philippines hands over a …

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Hyundai Motor announced that it has implemented its third-generation vehicle platform to the next-generation Hyundai Sonata scheduled to go on sale later this month. The new platform will improve the market competitiveness of Hyundai’s newest Sonata and future vehicle models with greater flexibility for vehicle development, which dramatically enhances overall …

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2019 Suzuki Jimny

Pioneer compact distributor Suzuki Philippines brought home the much-talked-about vehicle for Filipino adventurers–the all-new Suzuki Jimny All-Grip Pro. The price of the all-new Jimny All-Grip Pro was revealed in a launch held at the BGC Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City last March 8–though CARMUDI PHILIPPINES already knew it a week …

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Estrella Service Road

To give way to the ongoing rehabilitation of Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, the Estrella Service Road in Makati City will be partially closed to vehicular traffic starting next week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced recently. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the closure of Estrella Service Road—from Gumamela Street to …

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Motorcycle License Plate

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law requiring bigger and more readable motorcycle license plates in order to prevent the use of such vehicles in the commission of crimes. In Republic Act 11235 or the ‘Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act’ signed by Duterte on March 8 and released to the media …

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Hyundai Reina

One of the country’s leading and fastest growing automotive companies, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) reported strong sales in the first two months of the year with a total of 6,537 vehicles sold, a significant 16.2-percent increase from last year’s 5,624 units over the same period. In February 2019 alone, …

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have agreed to consider the possibility of collaborating on international space exploration. As a first step, JAXA and Toyota have reached an agreement to further cooperate on and accelerate their ongoing joint study of a manned, pressurized rover that …

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that requires motor vehicle owners to use child restraint systems when traveling with children. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11229 or the ‘Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act’ on February 22 and a copy of which was sent to the …

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Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco is opposing a proposal put forward by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to increase the coconut methyl ester (CME) blend from the current two percent to five percent, calling the move ‘anti-consumer’ because of its adverse impact on pump prices. “As it is, consumers are …

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A more stringent enforcement of traffic laws and regulations is on the way as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) signed a Commitment formally designating the Philippine National Police–Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) as the enforcement arm of the DOTr today, March 11, …

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Angkas

Angkas and other prospective motorcycle-for-hire operators are one step closer to legitimization as the House of Representatives has approved on its third and final reading House Bill No. 8959, also known as the ‘Motorcycles-for-Hire Act.’ The measure, principally authored by Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr. (1st District, South Cotabato), aims to …

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McLaren Senna GTR

Just 12 months after it was revealed as a concept car at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, the McLaren Senna GTR is revealed as a fully-fledged track machine–uncompromised, unconstrained and unshackled by road or racing regulations. McLaren Automotive‘s most track-focused Ultimate Series car has evolved in key areas to …

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With the crippling traffic along EDSA and other roads in Metro Manila costing PHP3.5-billion a day in lost opportunities, Senator Richard J. Gordon has flared up at malls located along highways and roads that cause monstrous traffic jams. “Traffic in Metro Manila continues to get worse, now it cost about …

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2019 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf will go on sale in Indonesia and the Philippines by 2020, underscoring Nissan’s commitment to drive electrification in the region. The expanded availability of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle is an important part of Nissan’s goal to electrify one-fourth of its sales volume under its midterm plan, …

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Roll-on/Roll-off, RoRo

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) announced yesterday, Friday, March 8, that it has opened eight new Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) missionary routes in line with its effort to modernize the local shipping industry. In a statement, the MARINA said the following RoRo routes have been opened for application by interested shipping companies: …

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