Those km/L numbers can be exaggerated in ads
What are the implications when a carmaker releases false environmental impact figures like km/L or, more important, kg CO2/L? Can it be taken to court?Yes, a car manufacturer may be taken to court and be held liable under the
Back to the drawing board
Carmakers might not be too happy about this. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has rejected the local auto industry's counter proposal to the looming increase in automotive excise taxes.According to a report by Inquirer, DTI secretary Ramon Lopez
From ABS-CBN to Mitsubishi plant
Last December 8, a Montero Sport owner named Gel Angeles contacted us to say he was organizing a "Drive of Confidence" featuring the embattled SUV, which was (and is) being accused of the so-called "sudden unintended acceleration." The drive took place
For everyone's information and guidance
Today, the Department of Trade and Industry released the result of its two-week investigation--as well as its recommendations--of the "sudden unintended acceleration" case filed against Mitsubishi Motors Philippines involving the Montero Sport SUV. For the record, of the reported
Read it in full
Beleaguered automotive distributor Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has issued a letter addressed to Montero Sport customers, in a clear effort to reassure the latter that there is nothing wrong with their sport-utility vehicle. As you know, the popular midsize SUV is being
Is car wash bad for the Montero Sport?
Yesterday, the Department of Trade and Industry conducted a hearing commencing its investigation of the complaints filed against the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, which is being accused of having a tendency to exhibit "sudden unintended acceleration."An "expert witness" of the DTI--one
Carmaker addresses safety issues
In a press conference held in Mandaluyong today, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines gave its statement on the accusations hounding its cash cow, the Montero Sport midsize SUV.There was a long presentation where MMPC identified possible causes of "sudden unintended acceleration":1. Pedal
Sees 'clearer direction' from gov't
On Tuesday, we reported that President Aquino had finally signed the implementation of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy, a government program meant to spur the growth of car manufacturing in the country. The government plans to achieve this by providing incentives to
Expects to make PH a carmaking hub
The President has more good news to announce when he delivers his State of the Nation Address later this month: He has finally signed an Executive Order to implement the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (or CARS) program, the most tangible result of
Know what these are
The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors held its fourth Thought Leadership Forum today to talk about the planned ASEAN regional integration in 2015. With the regional organization hoping to establish a "free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor, and freer
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