The way Toyota hybrids perform sophisticated energy accounting and book balancing to maintain their batteries in a perfect state of charge while using as little fuel as possible is fascinating to math nerds and bookworms such as yours truly. But for everyone
Road closure alert, guys: The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that a portion of Tomas Claudio Street in Manila City will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning August 5, 10pm, until November 30, 2022. This is to give way to
Just two weeks after the initial launch of the 2023 Toyota Lite Ace in the country, the model lineup gets expanded with two new variants that are now available for preorder: the FX Utility Van and the Cargo Aluminum Van.These two
UPDATE: August 8, 2022. Good news for everyone this week: Prices of both gasoline and diesel are going down.The rollback for diesel is P2.20 per liter, versus just P0.60/L last week. Meanwhile, after going up by P0.75/
Looking at official numbers online, you'd think we were in the golden age of the automatic transmission. More gears. Faster acceleration times. Better official fuel-economy numbers. Despite the extra cost and complexity, automatic transmissions seem to be a much better
By 2035, many countries around the world plan to ban the sale of fossil-fueled vehicles. While this normally wouldn't affect us, these countries make almost all of the cars sold locally. China, Japan, Thailand, and most of Europe are squarely
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officially has a new headquarters located in Barangay Ugong, Pasig City.The MMDA's New Head Office Building, a 20-story facility that was first conceptualized in 2018 under the leadership of the late Danilo Lim,
We were suitably impressed by the Isuzu-Mazda BT-50 collab when we drove it at the Mazda Philippines HQ. But driving a truck around an empty lot and actually living with it for a few days are two totally different things.
Honda Cars Philippines has finally launched its all-new HR-V. This is the third generation of the Japanese carmaker's subcompact SUV, which now features a more premium-looking design language. In terms of exterior size, it's a smidge longer,
Is this a good generation for Honda’s compact sedan?
Over the past 50 years, the Honda Civic has grown far from its humble roots and obnoxiously fast and furious adolescence. Now old enough to have kids in college, the formerly wild child is now wearing some grown-up clothes, in an
MG Philippines was supposed to launch several models in 2020, but like everyone else, it had to put its plans on hold-and it wasn't until just recently, a full two years later-that the carmaker was able to make good
The light turns red just as the jeepney executes a perfect 'Schumacher chop,' cutting across my lane to pick up a solitary commuter. I've driven in Metro Manila long enough to anticipate such moves, and slowed the car down, giving him
Back in the late '80s to mid-'90s, Nissan sold a little car-based ute here called the Sunny Pickup aka the Sunny Truck. What made it stand out among other Nissans of the era was its styling. We only saw it
Back in 2016, Morris Garages Philippines was but a small importer operating out of a storefront on EDSA. While it offered a number of decent products, they didn't really spark people's imaginations. But with a change of management came increased
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have now announced that essential workers are exempted from the 'no vaccination, no ride' policy for users of public transportation. This comes two days into the implementation of the
Mitsubishi's Xpander is one of the most popular small MPVs in its segment. For our latest render, I was given the challenge of turning the humble family hauler into a high-performance Evolution variant. While this concept might not make much
It looks like Toyota Motor Philippines will be starting 2022 with something small, a new subcompact in fact. As we reported earlier, the carmaker will be launching its much-anticipated Raize in the local market. It will compete in the lower subcompact-
The agency clarifies that those going out to get jabbed are exempted
You'll have heard of the Department of Transportation's 'no vaccination, no ride' policy for public transportation right now. The measure will cover all users of public transport traveling to, from, and within Metro Manila, whether by land, air, or sea,
Is it still the top choice for fleet owners and penny pinchers?
When it launched in 2013, the Mirage G4 was noteworthy for being the lightest sedan on the market. Not the prettiest. Not the sportiest. But at 905kg, definitely the lightest. And arguably the most economical. And priced so low, a friend and