Volvo XC40

Sixty jurors from Japan’s 40 most influential automotive publications have named a gaijin from Sweden as the 2018 Japan Car of the Year–the Volvo XC40 premium subcompact crossover. This is the second similar honor received by Volvo for the XC40 as it was also named the 2018 European Car of …

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Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

Nissan has confirmed that the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, which is a substantial redesign both in and out of a 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo that commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign, will go into production for a very limited run of 50 units. According to Nissan, …

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Grab Driver

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved two new transportation network companies (TNCs) in Aztech Solution International Corporation with its Snappy Cab service, and RYD Global Inc. with its, well, RYD Global service. “With two new TNCs, there will be more choices for commuters,” the LTFRB said …

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Katipunan Avenue Extension

Traffic on Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City will soon improve now that the Katipunan Avenue Extension project is back on track with the government after the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) via Secretary Mark A. Villar and the Metropolitan …

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PITX

In response to the public’s clamor to put up more routes going out from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) to the business districts of the cities of Makati and Manila, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) launched its ‘Alalay sa PITX’ program recently. As part of initial rollout of the …

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Nissan Terra ASEAN NCAP Crash Test

The Nissan Terra has passed the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) with flying colors as Nissan’s midsize SUV offering for the ASEAN market achieved an overall score of 83.17 points, making it eligible to receive the highly-coveted 5-Star rating. For the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) …

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It looks like we only have until this month to enjoy the happy days of the oil price rollback—now on its eight week this week–as President Rodrigo Duterte has reportedly approved the implementation of the PHP2-per-liter fuel excise tax hike scheduled to take effect by January 2019. According to Presidential …

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Otis Bridge

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reopened the Otis Bridge in Manila, three months ahead of schedule as promised by department Secretary Mark A. Villar in August. The original schedule given by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the bridge’s completion was nine months, or March …

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Petroleum companies have rolled back by at least PHP2 per liter the average price of petroleum products this week, marking the eight straight week of fuel prices going down since mid-October. Unioil was the first to announce that it was cutting its pump prices by PHP2.20-2.30 per liter for diesel …

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Jeep Gladiator

Jeep has finally revealed the Jeep Gladiator, the modern version of a nameplate and model it last produced in 1988 that “builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, best-in-class towing and …

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Mazda 3

Mazda has revealed the all-new Mazda 3 at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, nearly a month after teasing us what it’ll look like via a teaser photo. The all-new Mazda3 retains the brand’s ‘Kodo–Soul of Motion’ design language although the Japanese carmaker calls it a ‘matured’ version ‘that attempts …

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Children who are 12 years old and below will soon be required to sit in a booster seat or a child safety restraint system as the bicameral committee composed of members of the Senate and the House of Representatives recently approved the measure, with no major disagreements on the provisions …

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Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover has launched the all-new, second-generation Range Rover Evoque, “with cutting-edge technology–designed, engineered and manufactured in Britain” that offers a lot of tech-firsts in its segment, like a virtual ‘transparent hood’ technology and “a rear-view mirror that turns into an HD screen displaying a camera feed of what’s behind …

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Ken Block Gymkhana Ten

As we’ve reported, the release of Ken Block’s ‘Gymkhana_10,’ his 10th video which he started producing and releasing almost annually since 2008, is coming soon. The first video of the series was released on November 11, 2008, and has now reached nearly 16 million views while the latest, Gymkhana Nine, …

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Ken Block Gymkhana Ten

Ten years ago, the world was introduced to a guy who, after making USD87 million off of selling an action sport footwear brand he co-founded with a friend to a global retail sporting brand, bought a race car and started racing competitively, and, along the way, released a video of …

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