Quick note: ruggedly real, the Bayanihan H5

BAIC Philippines' new ute brandishes payload numbers that are both impressive and--with rugged live-leaf suspension at front and in back--refreshingly realistic. That 16-seat capacity on the passenger rear body is at the same time conservative (there's just enough elbow room to go to 18) and fairly backed by a metric ton of max loading. The … Continue reading Quick note: ruggedly real, the Bayanihan H5

Quick note: what’s he doing, the man in red

A top editor once told me, "don't worry if there's other stuff, even people, in your shot ... these could bring warmth."  Well, on this 2015 shakedown drive to Sagada with the then new BAIC M20 MPV, the other stuff were not incidental, not just tolerated but caught deliberately, fortunately, in the composition.  A picture, … Continue reading Quick note: what’s he doing, the man in red

The new BAIC M20 on its shakedown cruise to Sagada

Set to launch next month and priced to move in the hotly contested compact MPV segment, the new BAIC M20 goes on an in-house, pre-launch test-drive to rustic Sagada through historic Kennon Road and Halsema Highway. Introduced by BAIC Philippines last year in time for the 2015 awards testing season, the M20 MPV is now … Continue reading The new BAIC M20 on its shakedown cruise to Sagada

BAIC offers free comprehensive check-up over the holiday season

BAIC Philippines is mounting their Christmas Service Campaign for yearend 2015, a free 21-point inspection check for all BAIC vehicle owners at the height of the holiday season from December 18, 2015 to January 17, 2016.  Qualified for the free check up are all vehicles acquired from BAIC Philippines, namely:  MZ40 and MZ45 compact vans; … Continue reading BAIC offers free comprehensive check-up over the holiday season