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Vehicle safety has come a long way. It wasn't that long ago when cars didn't have airbags (SRS), anti-lock brakes (ABS), or even rear seatbelts. These days, features such ABS and SRS are standard in just about every car
Looking for a starter car?
Buying a car can be an intimidating experience if you're a newbie motorist. Thankfully, brands are making it easy for customers to bite on a deal with easy payment options.Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), for example, is making plenty of its
Rebadged as the Bongo and Bongo Brawny vans, respectively
The things you find when you go and browse offerings in other markets can be fascinating. We were over at the Mazda website in Japan, and we came across a few very familiar-looking vehicles in its lineup: the Hiace and the
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They look like stormtroopers, although the military analogy is misplaced. Endless ranks, tiers, and rows of Toyotas, each and every one a gleaming, pristine white. But these, although tucked away in a secret underground bunker, are armed only with implacable reliability and
It's so good, it's become a target in Japan
When it comes to crime, you usually won't hear a lot about it when you're in Japan. But, believe it or not, car theft does exist over there. That's not to knock on Japan's
Old-school cool
Modern vans are safer, more capable, as well as much more convenient. All that said, we don't think anyone can deny their old-school counterparts had more character.If you agree with this line of thought, there's a company in
Old foes face off once more
The Toyota Hiace's era of absolute dominance might soon face a real challenge-at least if the newly introduced Hyundai Staria turns out to be as good as it looks on paper.We finally have the Hyundai Staria's spec-sheet
Spot the difference
Chinese car manufacturers have come a long way here in the Philippines. We aren't just referring to the products they offer, but the way they present themselves as well. Names like Geely and MG have made great strides for the way
What say you?
Well, here's an unusual listing for you guys to ponder over this week. Someone over in Germany is currently selling a Toyota Hiace for a cool €30,900 (roughly P1.7 million) through online vehicle market mobile.de. The thing is,
And that V12 is mid-mounted. Because of course
The Toyota Quantum, or the Hiace to everyone else around the world, is a staple part of South African automotive furniture. Mainly because it's the nation's taxi. But you-or any South African, for that matter-has never seen one
Passenger capacity shouldn’t be an issue here
Remember back when no one in your barkada could drive yet? Back when taking taxis on the regular was still a thing? Chances are, you've experienced having to split your group into two cabs instead of taking just one because, well,
Starting March 1, 2021
Want to own a Toyota? Well, you better be prepared to shell out a little extra starting March 1, as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will soon impose cash bonds to adjust to the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) new safeguard
If we decide based on looks, the answer is a no-brainer
Look, the Nissan NV350 Urvan is one hell of a van. It's capable, practical, and pretty established as a go-to people-hauler around these parts. But is it the top-of-mind-choice? Not really. That title still belongs to
Take note
It looks like Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is starting off 2021 the same way it did 2020: with quiet price hikes. TMP has officially bumped the prices of select variants of certain vehicles.First up is the Corolla Altis, which recently got
Based on our Buyers’ Guide
The local car market took a pretty massive hit in 2020 on account of COVID-19. According to data collected by the ASEAN Automotive Federation, the Philippines was the second-worst performing region in terms of car sales from January to October
One brand took 6 out of the top 10 spots
If you ever needed any more proof of Toyota Motor Philippines' dominance, look no further than the past 12 months. No, we're not talking about sales-we're talking about how much noise the brand's local launches made despite everything
It’s for sale, too
If you had a tiny toy garage back when you were a kid, chances are you had a cool red fire truck in there. Maybe it was an expensive one with a proper build and incredible attention to detail, or perhaps it
The brand’s way of helping out PUV operators
The transport sector is one of the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We're not just referring to its impact on commuters, either-PUV operators continue to struggle making do with what little is left of their regular passenger base.
That’s a pretty sizeable drop
Outside of all the big launches like the Fortuner and the Hilux, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has also gotten its hands full with other models in its lineup, such as the Hiace.Back in July, TMP launched the new Hiace Cargo, a
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