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A slam bang end to 2Q

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THE MIRAGE put to test in the slalom leg of the Gymkhana series.Photo by  Charles E. Buban

Now this is how you end the second quarter, the first half, of 2013: In a flurry of activities, in a buzz of excited talk. The past week, auto manufacturers and distributors gave the press—and the public—a taste of how the rest of 2013 would roll. Fast and furious would be a good way to start describing it.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Driving Ms Earth

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NUMBERS will be crucial for these ladies in their bid for fame and fortune. The car behind them is no exception.

Beauty pageants are big in the Philippines. Majority of the mothers of the previous generation may have wished their daughters end up as beauty queens. My mother is no exception. She did everything to bring me up unscathed, flawless, able to express my opinions and exposed to different designers that can help push me to that direction. I did exactly the opposite, participating in contact sports that got me heavily exposed to the sun, getting marking cuts and bruises from biking and running as far away as possible from being a demure and poised candidate. If it’s any consolation to her, I was – and still am – opinionated.

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

COTY award for 5008 MPV caps rousing Peugeot week

The first week of April 2013 proved to be a very significant one for Eurobrands Distributor Inc. (EDI), official importer and distributor of Peugeot vehicles in the country. Apart from several planned key marketing activities that were designed to increase the French marquee’s in the Philippines, a few pleasant surprises also sprung up to make it a truly memorable winning week for Peugeot.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Peugeot announces its return to Vietnam

French automaker Peugeot announced Monday that it was returning to Vietnam with the creation of a distribution network and local production of its 408 model along with a Vietnamese partner, Thaco.  AFP PHOTO

French automaker Peugeot announced Monday that it was returning to Vietnam with the creation of a distribution network and local production of its 408 model along with a Vietnamese partner, Thaco.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Peugeot set for big debut in 2013 STV Auto Rally

Eurobrands Distributor Inc. (EDI), official Peugeot importer and distributor, has announced its support for and intent to join the Caltex 2013 STV Auto Rally Corporate Challenge (ARCC). The ARCC, patterned after the “Tulip Rally” popularized in the 1960s, is an “on time, all the time” activity that does not promote speed as much as is does adherence to common road rules and laws.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Peugeot-full vehicle lineup display at Rockwell

In an effort to bring the Peugeot ownership experience closer to the buying public, Eurobrands Distributor Inc. (EDI), official importer and distributor of Peugeot in the Philippines, has announced a public display of its full vehicle lineup at the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell, Makati, from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Peugeot says worldwide sales plummet 16.5% in 2012

French automaker Peugeot announced Monday that it was returning to Vietnam with the creation of a distribution network and local production of its 408 model along with a Vietnamese partner, Thaco.  AFP PHOTO

French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen said that global sales plunged by 16.5 percent in 2012 owing to contracting demand in debt-crippled southern Europe and the suspension of its activities in Iran.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

The year that was

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Last week I gave some tips and hints about what to look forward to in 2013. This week, let’s look back to some of the highlights of 2012.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Peugeot returns to the Philippines under the Alvarez group

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EUROBRANDS Distributor Inc. president Felix Mabilog, together with Peugeot world press and external relations manager Marc Bocque (center) and Peugeot general director for Asean countries Lionel Faugeres (left) at the brand launch of Peugeot

The brand with the lion badge is back: Peugeot, Europe’s second-largest automotive marque, is officially available in the Philippines once again.
The French brand is now under the distributorship of Eurobrands Distributor Inc., a member of the Columbian Group of Companies. The group is an established player in the auto distributorship business, under the helm of its chairman emeritus, Jose Ch. Alvarez. Alvarez is no stranger to high-end European brands, having also BMW under his stable, as well as the increasingly stylish Korean brand Kia.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Peugeot’s RCZ justifies the entry of another luxury European brand in PH market

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THE FIRST four models to be introduced in the Philippines, shown at the Subic grounds. PHOTOS BY ALVIN UY

Five years ago, Peugeot unveiled the 308 RCZ concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which gave industry observers a refreshing look at the French brand with a car that has all the right curves and an amazing double bubble rear glass.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

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