Volkswagen offers free first year maintenance service on new China-sourced models

For their newly introduced Tiguan crossover SUV, and Santana and Lavida sedans, Volkswagen Philippines will spring for keeping these customers' cars in warranty-eligible condition through the first years' preventive maintenance visits.  After recently lowering the buy-in for the premium VW brand with these models sourced from Volkswagen Shanghai, Volkswagen Philippines now reduces the cost of … Continue reading Volkswagen offers free first year maintenance service on new China-sourced models

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Quick note: next-generation Swift reasserts the classic hatchback’s sporty roots

The next generation Swift hatchback introduced just last Wednesday by Suzuki Philippines is sleeker, is sensuously curvaceous where its predecessor was clinically angular and faceted, and boasts of a lower center of gravity plus a wider, more planted stance for not only tackling but actually enjoying those hard turns. This new, 3rd-generation Swift leverages a … Continue reading Quick note: next-generation Swift reasserts the classic hatchback’s sporty roots

First blood

In this market, back in the early 2000's, it's the Isuzu D-Max that mainstreamed the muscle truck. Now, high-riding pickups on big, all-terrain tires are common enough, the profile no longer reserved for 4x4's. #IsuzuDMax #isuzuph #isuzuphil #DMax #muscletruck #hirider #pickuptruck

BAIC joins jeepney modernization push with biggest Class 1 prototype so far

BAIC Philippines unveiled their Kalayaan jeepney prototype last month, putting it on display at the Land Transportation Office's 106th anniversary motor show last month and, in so doing, announcing their participation in the country's public utility vehicle modernization initiative. Based on BAIC's Freedom compact truck and meant to be a compact commuter for short routes … Continue reading BAIC joins jeepney modernization push with biggest Class 1 prototype so far

For us folks once again, Volkswagen

If you recall the time when Ayala Corporation's Fernando Zobel became the elegant and surprisingly hip model for those Swiss-made but cheap Swatch wristwatches, then the sight of him driving Volkswagen's newly introduced Santana sedan serves as swift reminder of how that German marque's direct translation asserts them to be the People's Car champion. Last … Continue reading For us folks once again, Volkswagen