This big van is also big on value
European buyers have long enjoyed the comforts of high-roofed vans like the Volkswagen LT (now Crafter), Iveco Daily, Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter. But aside from the odd imported Sprinter and Sprinter clones, the format hasn't really taken off locally.
Four new showroom/service centers open under partnerships with LICA Auto Group
Nissan Batangas (under Tetra Sales and Service Inc.), Foton Cainta (under Cherub Auto Dealer Inc.), Subaru Cainta (under Subaru Brescia Motors Inc.), and Suzuki Batangas (under Shaw Motor Plaza Corp.), were all inaugurated within weeks of each other, and the invites were
The latest manufacturer to do so
Last week, Foton Motor Philippines launched its entire lineup of Euro 4-compliant vehicles. Under the proprietary brand Blue Energy, the company now offers cleaner, more powerful, and more fuel-efficient engines adhering to stricter emission standards set by the government.The
A pleasant northern drive
Honestly, I'd never driven a Foton nor knew much about the Chinese brand until I was invited recently to join their media drive event, featuring the new Toplander SUV upgraded with an automatic transmission (the previous model only came in manual).
Budget cargo haulers
For vehicles designed for rugged and practical use, pickups can actually be pretty expensive if you opt for all the available goodies from the dealership. Never mind the fact that most of those extra gadgets and upgrades have very little to do
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