Anyone in need of a workhorse?
You may be forgiven for forgetting about Tata. The brand has been quietly chugging away in the background, selling steadily, but never in the same numbers as some of its contemporary Chinese or Japanese competitors. But in the post-pandemic boom, the
*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
The carmaker uses this thing called a ‘safety bubble’
Carmakers have had to make drastic changes in the way they do business amid this COVID-19 crisis, specifically with how things are done at dealerships.Showrooms and service centers have had to operate at limited capacities, and visitors were no longer
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
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
How did this little diesel do?
If there's something I truly enjoy about being a motoring writer, it's the opportunity to drive cars that few others have driven. No, not Porsches, Astons and Ferraris--though those are also quite enjoyable--but obscure cars that you don'
These prices are worth a look
If you couldn't tell by the number of cars on the road (and the resulting traffic jams) lately, owning a vehicle has become easier than ever over the past few years. Flexible financing plans offered by both banks and carmakers have
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-
Thanks to decreasing diesel prices
The past few weeks have been an absolute joy for diesel consumers. The fuel has been so cheap lately that it's almost hard to believe--at just P20.20 per liter, it's cheaper than a 1.5-liter bottle of
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,
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
Says more Tata vehicles are on the road
Tata Motors' exclusive local distributor Pilipinas Taj Autogroup has renewed its partnership with its brand ambassador Kim Atienza. This move is in line with the company's commitment to provide Filipinos with cost-efficient, reliable and durable vehicles, the press statement said.
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
New vehicles and brands
Witnessing the launch of several new vehicles, and welcoming new brands and automobile categories, the Philippine automotive industry was definitely on a roll this year. Car sales figures were consistently healthy, and the constant shuffling in market-share ranking kept things interesting.
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 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.
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