Twenty-three years after the Prius made its debut
Toyota may be a titan in the local automotive industry, but sales of its hybrid vehicles haven't really taken off here in the Philippines just yet. On a global scale, however, the Japanese carmaker's hybrid sales figures are a far
This could finally herald the hybrid era for us
There was a time, not too long ago, that the success of the biggest carmaker in the Philippines rested heavily on the Toyota Corolla. And when I say success, I don't just mean in the financial sense and in terms of
As a follow-up to its initial offering, the Coolray
Geely made quite some noise last year when it re-entered the Philippine market under Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP). A lot of credit for that, of course, goes to the carmaker's promising little crossover, the Coolray.In 2020, Geely
This is the future
Volvo and owners Geely are spinning-off their respective engine manufacturing operations into a new standalone business that "will seek to develop next-generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains."Volvo says the move will allow it to better focus on "the development
It’s a hybrid V12 with supercapacitors
Meet the Siån, a limited-run evolutionary step of Lambo's V12 lineage. It's also the fastest and most powerful car to ever come out of Sant'Agata Bolognese.Yep, it's official: Lambo has gone hybrid. But not as
The German carmaker will likely sell them in droves
The plug-in hybrid version. It's a four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor. Both send power, separately or independently, through the automatic transmission. There was one of these in the old 3-Series range, but the new one can
Not a good look
Chinese-made cars have come a long way. For proof, you needn't look further than right here in the Philippines, where the vehicles manufactured in the People's Republic have entrenched themselves in the lineups of major industry players like Hyundai,
“We’re at the limit of the performance,” says Ferrari’s technical chief
It looks like it's going to be a busy year in Maranello. Ferrari's top guns have confirmed that a hybrid supercar is due within "the next two to three months." Not only that, we're also set to see five
It will have around 1,000hp
Oh yes, it's official: Mercedes is hard at work on a hybrid hypercar that will use the engine and electric motor systems from its title-winning F1 car.Not a watered-down version of the same engine, and not a turbocharged
Available in Japan market for now
While Subaru has built a reputation for building rally replicas like the Impreza WRX STI, it's still volume sellers like the XV that drive sales inside showrooms. Like its Forester stablemate, the XV combines the versatility and ruggedness of an SUV
As thrifty as 50km/L
We all know how amazing the new BMW 7-Series is. It's the kind of car that offers futuristic technologies wrapped in a contemporary design that will wow just about anyone who lays eyes on it. And it will make tech
The writing is on the wall
Honda Cars Philippines' marketing department must be working overtime. We had just uploaded our story about the new Civic Modulo variants when a new e-mail arrived in our inbox. However, this was a bittersweet press statement.HCPI has officially announced the
It just lifts up the spirit
Are there days when you ask yourself if you're happy? When we look around our world, it's not sunshine and daisies that greet us. We escape to a foreign country to relax, and we're greeted by gridlock when we
An ode to an ex-partner
It was the name I had wanted to give to my first daughter. But being single and not having any children, it seemed apt at the time to name my car Amber. She was a scarlet-red Toyota 86, delivered a few
At least in Germany for now
Leave it to Audi to always be at the forefront of vehicle technology. The German premium car brand is at the top of the heap when it comes to all-wheel-drive innovation with its Quattro system. Then there's the vaunted
Exciting times ahead for the luxury brand
It was only a month ago when Lexus wowed the world with the stunning LC500 luxury coupe. During the launch, Toyota president Akio Toyoda ended his presentation by saying that the new car was "only the beginning." While he was referring to
So, what makes it special?
The world is no stranger to hybrid vehicles. We've heard of nameplates like the Chevrolet Volt, the Honda Insight and, of course, the Toyota Prius. Now, Hyundai is set to join the fray with its innovative Ioniq hybrid.The sleek and
That's 8km/L more than last model
The first-generation Toyota Prius was, for lack of a better term, a revelation. It was the first-ever mass-produced full-hybrid vehicle when it first rolled off the production floor way back in 1997. Over the years, it has steadily
As long as the person is not corrupt
The alternative fuel bill, in its various iterations, has been dangled in front of us for so long it's not amusing anymore. This law is supposed to help hybrids, electric vehicles and other cars fueled by alternative sources become closer to
Japanese hybrid now on 4th generation
We all know that the Toyota Prius is an economical car. We've driven this amazing hybrid and achieved stellar numbers even while braving horrendous gridlock. So we're pleased that the all-new 2016 Prius still promises all this, along with
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