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Chevy’s Four by Force

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THE CHEVROLET 4x4 Trailblazer SUV and Colorado tackling the rough backroad trails in Tanay. Photo  by Alvin Uy

Chevrolet recently has sported its new theme “Find New Roads” and it seems that they took it quite literally. Last week, some members of the Inquirer Motoring team took both the 4×4 Trailblazer SUV and Colorado pickup truck to the backroads of Tanay, Rizal, to test out these vehicles. These vehicles proved to be a tough, no-compromise workhorse and a good-looking personal transport unit, in equal measure, as one of Inquirer’s writers, Jason Ang, puts it.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fast and future 2013

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ARCILLA

With a strong market and good economic fundamentals, Inquirer Motoring asks some of the automotive market leaders how they fared in the first half of 2013 and their outlook for the second half as well.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New Wimby champion Murray still seen driving his trusty VW Polo around

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Andy Murray

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray ended the 77-year wait for a British win in the Wimbledon Championship as Murray walked out on to Centre Court giving a successor to Fred Perry, the last British man to win the men’s singles at Wimbledon.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CATS Motors launches the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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FELIX and Grace Ang with Mike Cua and guests

CATS Motors, the distributor for Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the country, recently launched the all-new A-Class at Resorts World Manila’s Republiq Club. Conveying its youthful and dynamic design, it was an appropriate venue since it is where Manila’s party A-listers are often seen clubbing until the wee hours of the morning.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

The new Dodge Challenger meets one of its grandfathers

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More than forty years apart, there’s still some family resemblance for a new Dodge Challenger and a 1970 edition.

Just recently some of the cast from “Fast and Furious 6,” including its lead star Vin Diesel, visited Manila for its world premiere at the SM Mall of Asia. On display was a shiny Dodge Challenger on loan by CATS Motors Inc., the distributors of Dodge vehicles in the country.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Toyota sustains hot streak, sales up 33% from previous year

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THE TOYOTA Fleet of new models on display at the Clark Motor Speedway

The streak continues for the country’s No. 1 automotive firm. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has recently posted a 33-percent increase in sales for the first four months of the year, compared to the same period last year.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Drifting fast gaining ground in PH

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ATOY LLave with his Hyundai Genesis Coupe drift car

In the world of motorsports, drifting or drift competition is relatively a new sport. This refers to a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers the car and causes a loss in traction of its rear wheels while maintaining control from going in and out of a corner on a race track.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Motoring | Read More »

Six most memorable Fast & Furious stunt scenes

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VIN DIESEL in Fast & Furious 6

As movie and street racing fans alike await the premiere of this summer’s hottest car flick and sixth installment of “The Fast and the Furious” (FF) franchise, Inquirer Motoring takes a look at six of the most memorable stunt scenes, including one from the official trailer of the upcoming movie.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Motoring | Read More »

There’s a new ‘MS’ in the world of Formula racing

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THE TECHNICAL crew of Team Lotus gets Marlon Stockinger ready for his exhibition run at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Photo by Alvin Uy

Filipino-Swiss racer Marlon Stockinger recently made news while sitting behind the wheel of the Lotus Formula One car as local race fans witnessed the first-ever live action Formula One demo run with an event dubbed as the “Manila Speed Show.”

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Motoring | Read More »

`Fast and Furious 6’ stars to visit Manila

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VIN DIESEL, Paul Walker and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson return  for the sixth edition of the series.

Just after hosting some of the memorable stunt and car chases from the movie “Bourne Legacy,” another action-packed movie is about to hit the local screens with the upcoming “Fast & Furious 6.”

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Rewriting the book of Genesis

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REVISED styling makes the Genesis Coupe look less geeky and more muscular.

Hyundai was ahead of the pack when it introduced the Genesis Coupe at the 2009 Manila International Auto Show. Here was a low-slung rear-wheel-drive coupe with a choice of potent engines, carrying the brand’s new luxury sub-brand, and starting at a very affordable price point.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

New faces, new phases

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Last April 11, Isuzu Philippines Corp. formally introduced its new company president to the motoring media at a luncheon held at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. By May 3, Nobuo Izumina officially replaces Ryoji Yamazaki, who was assigned managing director of Isuzu Car Life, an affiliate of Isuzu Motors Ltd. (IML). The 56-year-old Izumina has accumulated 33 years of work experience with IML, handling overseas operations. In 1993, he was appointed vice president for business management at Isuzu Motors America in Los Angeles, California, returning to IML in Japan in 1999 wherein he was named general manager of the sales department for the company’s operations in Europe, Oceania, Central and South America. In 2009, he landed the post of chair and chief executive officer for Isuzu Motors Mexico.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Motoring | Read More »

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