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Gift of love and safety

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THE COUPLE at the Archbishop’s Palace walks by the electric silver Volvo V40 en route to the chapel.

For their upcoming 60th wedding anniversary celebration, my dad Benny had to treat himself and his wife Toying to a new Volvo. This time, it was the new V40, which had just arrived at the recently-opened Centris showroom on Edsa near Quezon Avenue.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More reasons to enjoy the Volvo experience

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Set to compete in the premium hatchback class, the V40 exudes a sleek, compact look.

If you live outside of Makati, and unless you’re really a die-hard Volvo owner, you’ll find regular vehicle checkups to be a test of patience. Definitely there are no complaints about the quality of service; rather, it’s navigating one of the densest districts of Metro Manila that turns this chore into a bother.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Blazing the hot Bangkok trail

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REMEMBER the name (and of course its features), that’s what the trail reminds any journalist given the chance to test-drive the Trailblazer.

It’s not exactly the most handsome brute on the block, but it sure could get the job done. That about summed up the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer, the Detroit-based motor vehicle manufacturing company’s latest entry in the SUV-D category.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Suzuki talks big

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If this had been just anyone talking about putting up an automotive plant in the Philippines, it could not have elicited serious reaction. But no, this was Satoshi Uchida, president of Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH), speaking.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Suzuki after-sales servicing goes Mabuhay!

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At a Suzuki service camp, you get your vehicle check-up in an hour, and because there are 23 well-defined areas in the checklist, you can be confident that your long out-of-town trip this Holy Week will be trouble-free. The best part is that you don’t pay a single cent for the check-up.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Reinventing the staid Volvo

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TEH: ‘We are no longer seen as a boring brand.’

There’s a frisson of excitement in the otherwise normally sedate office-cum-showroom and seat of Volvo’s Philippine operations located along Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City. “We are no longer seen as a boring brand,” says Ai Phing Teh, Volvo Cars Asia Pacific (VCAP) regional business manager, who was recently in the country for an annual [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2011 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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