*In India, anyway
Remember the Hyundai Casper? You guys fell in love with the thing on account of its quirky design and fashionable interior. Let's face it, though: The main draw there was its ridiculously affordable 13,850,000 Korean won (P590,000) starting
This wasn’t the case for India, though
Car sales took a big hit in Southeast Asia last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And yes, water is wet.According to a report by Nikkei Asia, sales in the region dropped by 29% as COVID-19 wreaked havoc across
And another model received four stars
Yes, you read that right. Indian cars may not have the most stellar reputation in our country, but an Indian-made model has just earned itself a five-star safety rating from the Global New Car Assessment Program (Global NCAP).The Tata
The Indian face-off
The Suzuki Super Carry is the king of small utilities, with thousands serving as mini-jeepneys, water delivery trucks, and barangay patrol vehicles. Unfortunately for Suzuki, these are mostly surplus imports, often with a new coat of paint, a left-hand-drive
At the 2017 'Truckathon' event
We might be seeing a lot more Tata trucks on the road before long. The Indian carmaker, in partnership, with local distributor Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, has launched its range of commercial vehicles in the Philippines. The models on show include the new
Is this Indian-made ride up to the task?
Davao has found itself a new emergency-response vehicle in the form of the Tata Ace mini trucks. Dozens of units of the Ace were turned over to 53 barangays last January 25, during a ceremony attended by Davao mayor and tough-
How did it fare?
Clark International Speedway and Batangas Racing Circuit are venues where people satisfy their thirst for speed. The mountains of Tanay, meanwhile, is where off-road adventure-seekers head for 4x4 thrills.We have to admit that roughing it--dirt roads, river crossings,
A taste of Indian motoring
Cagayan de Oro residents and entrepreneurs now have more automotive options as Indian brand Tata expands its presence and erects a dealership in the area. Inaugurated last week (after having been open for a time), the CDO dealership is located along Gusa
Could this lead to more car sales?
International football superstar Lionel Messi is now the face of Tata Motors, after the Indian auto manufacturer signed the 28 year-old Argentinian to be its global brand ambassador for passenger vehicles.The deal marks the first time that the 2014 FIFA
Perfect for the floody season
Recent flash floods in Metro Manila remind us that our drainage system sucks there is a real need for readiness on the part of our local government units in terms of their ability to respond to victims of flooding. Because it will
The difference is diesel
While it's refreshing to see more and more manufacturers expressing interest in the local market, Indian car makers like Tata still have a long way to go before achieving the same success as the Koreans, or even the limited acceptance that
Indian carmaker aims for the fleet market
Official Tata distributor Pilipinas Taj Autogroup formally launched seven new diesel variants yesterday, but you already know that because we announced this almost two weeks ago. But it turned out the Indian carmaker still had a minor surprise for us during the
Will you avail of the introductory prices?
Indian carmaker Tata Motors is serious about its business in the Philippines. Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, the official distributor of Tata vehicles in the country, has invited TopGear.com.ph to its "Big 7" launch event on September 25. Which means the company
Spicing up the oil-burning segment
Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, the official distributor of Tata vehicles in the country, has spiced up the competition in the diesel-powered subcompact hatchback/sedan segment. Launching the Tata Vista Ignis 1.3L and Manza Aura 1.3L at its showroom in Cainta,
It's a pickup, but not as we know it
The Philippine car market is a tough one to crack. Harsh local conditions and high expectations have crushed many new automotive start-ups, dragging their dreams of success along the pothole-strewn avenues till nothing but empty showrooms and rusting hulks remain.
See if one of them fits you
In October last year, we broke the news that Tata Motors was set to enter the Philippine automotive market via a local distributor called Pilipinas Taj Autogroup. The brand launch is expected to take place at the Manila International Auto Show on
With a full range of passenger cars
With the Philippine economy expected to continue being rosy in the next several years, it's no wonder car companies want to establish some presence in our market. Just this year alone, the likes of Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Volkswagen formally opened
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