Take care of your car, and it’ll take care of you
Maybe you read the title of this story and wondered to yourself just how hard driving a car equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) could be. It's just like any other automatic, right? Press the throttle to move, the brakes
Yes, there are some AT options at that price
Planning to do most of your driving in the gridlocked city? If your answer is yes, chances are you're looking for a vehicle with either a CVT or an automatic transmission. But what if you're on a relatively tight budget?
Here’s a luxury scooter that commands respect on the road
With no immediate solution to the worsening traffic in Metro Manila, competition in the scooter segment continues to heat up.Car owners are still tempted to leave their four-wheelers in the garage, opting for more affordable, fuel efficient, and versatile scooters
It’s called the Vios XE
Budget-car shoppers will be glad to know that the Toyota Vios is now available in a more affordable, CVT-equipped package.The Toyota Vios 1.3 XE is being pitched by the Japanese carmaker as an "entry-level but top-quality
Watch 5 entertaining videos
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.The most intense in-car lip-synch video you'll see this year. YouTuber Motoki turns a mundane ride with a driver into a
How much are the variants now?
You may not notice it just by looking, but the Toyota Vios, the best-selling car in the Philippine market, just got significantly better. That's because the subcompact sedan has just received new NR-series Dual VVT-i engines and
A total of 2,431 cars are affected
Honda Cars Philippines has announced that select units of the 2014 City and the 2015 Jazz may be experiencing problems with their electronic control units (ECU). The company says that the problem was discovered during an evaluation of the vehicles.The evaluation
See the list of changes
Remember the Mitsubishi ASX? Well, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has just informed us that the improved 2015 edition is now available in two variants, the GLS and the higher GSR, both front-wheel-drive and both equipped with an upgraded CVT. Their suggested
Car technology has evolved in span of less than two decades
I'm speeding along an open road, moving up the gears, with engine noise music to my ears, feeling the road through my seat and the rim of the steering wheel, with senses attuned to what's happening in front of me.
Our tech guru has the answers
Hi, Ferman. I drive an automatic. Lately, I've been having this habit of putting the car in neutral when going downhill and while the car is stopped. I thought it might be able to save gas, but I read on some
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Hi, Ferman!I recently bought a Toyota Vios 1.5 equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission. I have a habit of shifting to neutral during stop-and-go traffic conditions and while waiting for the light to go green.My question
Coming to its production vehicles soon
Nissan has unveiled its new-generation Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) for its 2.0-liter to 3.5-liter engines and a new hybrid system for front-wheel-drive vehicle, which are both based on newly developed environment-friendly technologies.Nissan
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Hi, Ferman!Good day to the TGP community. Our City is six years old (she grows up so fast) and she's got a new problem. When shifting in reverse, there are times when it seems to slip out of "gear," stop
Too bad for those looking forward to it
Honda Motors has brought back the continuously-variable transmission (CVT) to the Jazz subcompact hatchback. Unfortunately, the Philippine automotive market will not enjoy this technology anytime soon.Honda Cars Philippines president and general manager Hiroshi Shimizu said the company simply adheres to
Making a comeback
The continuously-variable transmission (CVT) in the old Honda Jazz returns in the refreshed version of the current-generation hatchback.According to Honda, when its engineers revised the popular Jazz model, one of their priorities was to give customers an automatic transmission
CTV transmission for cool-looking Chinese car<br />
Statemotor Corp., the exclusive distributor of Great Wall vehicles in the Philippines, will soon bring in the automatic transmission-equipped variant of its Coolbear MPV.The automatic transmission-equipped Coolbear will be powered by the same 1.5-liter, 103hp engine used
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