A new hour-long show
Ladies and gentlemen, we are pleased to announce that an all-new, US-based series of Top Gear will air later this year on BBC America. It is called Top Gear America.The hosts? Hollywood star William Fichtner-who's appeared in
Big chunk goes to buying back cars
The details of Volkswagen's punishment and compensation for the diesel cheat scandal in America have been revealed. And it's massive. Total cost to VW will be $14.7 billion (P692.66 billion).The company will offer to buy back or
At least based on 2014 answers
With how prevalent road rage incidents are in the Philippines, we honestly believe that becoming desensitized to all the negative vibes flowing through our streets is a real risk. For example: We aren't too shocked to learn that eight out of
A tribute to American motoring history
Despite the fact that we live in the digital age, there are still those who prefer using good old-fashioned snail mail to get their messages across. Yes, electronic mail may be more efficient, but there's something about the novelty of
Who saw this coming, seriously?
Whether we admit it or not, many of us used to crack jokes about how cheap or odd-looking Kia vehicles were back then. The Pride, for one, was the butt of all harsh comments during its heyday in the early '90s.
The true meaning of car porn
If the Brits have the Gumball 3000, the Americans have the GoldRush Rally. Like its counterpart in the UK, the US event is an interstate motor rally that spans several days and features eye-popping automobiles. This rolling showcase of ridiculously expensive
Ridden by Cory and Noynoy, too
Once upon a time, this car ferried Ninoy Aquino and his family while they were living in exile in Boston. Only a few cars in history have humble origins yet also have historical significance. One such car is this USDM 1980 Volkswagen
Totaling about P72 billion
Volkswagen Group has revealed the first concrete effects of the emissions scandal on its finances.After delaying its annual results, it reported an annual loss for the year 2015 of €1.36 billion (or P71.8 billion). By comparison, in 2014 it
To supposedly cut car crashes by 20%
Automakers responsible for roughly 99% of light-vehicle sales in the US have agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems on their cars by 2022. If the deal goes as planned, nearly all motor vehicles in the US will be equipped with
This is how an effective gov't does things
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued Volkswagen AG a notice of violation, alleging that four-cylinder diesel VW and Audi cars from model years 2009 to 2015 have software that circumvents EPA emissions standards.It was discovered that when undergoing
Too bad they're sold in North America
Whether one admits it or not, the harsh reality in the consumer marketplace is that branding is everything. Slap the Apple logo onto a computer or a phone, for instance, and patrons will be flocking to the store in droves just to
Highest-ranked brand for 3rd straight year
When it comes to luxury cars, manufacturers strive to deliver only the best in terms of quality and design. Standard and excellence are two words that they hope go hand in hand with each vehicle that passes through their assembly lines, and
Not bad for a no-frills sports car
Perhaps as proof that the United States is one of the Mazda MX-5's biggest markets, the Japanese carmaker is coming out with a variant that has been equipped with features you'd want in a proper sports car.Called the
Which paint job do you prefer?
The all-new, sixth-generation Ford Mustang is the nameplate's first truly global model. Not only is it being sold worldwide for the first time, it is also available as either left- or right-hand-drive, which is another first.With
Motoring shift took place 70 years ago
Today marks an important milestone for Philippine motoring because it was on March 10, 1945, that President Sergio Osmeña signed Executive Order No. 34, which directed Filipino motorists to drive on the right side of the road. Until that time, Philippine
Celebrating Ferrari's 60th year in the US
Just before Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo announced his departure from the company in September, he revealed that the Italian carmaker would be celebrating its 60th year in the United States by coming up with a limited-edition model. Well, Ferrari has
To go on sale on October 1
Honda USA has released a photo of what the updated CR-V crossover looks like, with a headlight trim that gives the impression that it forms a single unit with the grille, and a new front bumper that gives the vehicle "a
From current three locations
Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced that it is moving its United States headquarters to a new, consolidated base in North Dallas, Texas, from its current three separate offices. At present, the auto company has presence in Torrance, California (Toyota Motor Sales USA),
It's not a penalty for poor product quality
Last week, we reported about the $1.2-billion fine levied on Toyota Motor Corporation by the US government for supposedly hiding safety defects in its vehicles. Now, some people mistakenly thought that the penalty was equivalent to a confirmation that Toyota
Carmaker calls it 'agreement' with government
Top Japanese automotive company Toyota Motor Corporation has been ordered to pay $1.2-billion in the United States related to an investigation initiated in February 2010, in which the carmaker was made to "address potential sticking accelerator pedals and floor mat
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