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2020 Mercedes-Benz G350d: Powerful, Superior and Diesel-powered Icon

Since 1979, the Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen has lived up to its name, which is German for “terrain vehicle”, and has delivered its promise of outstanding driving characteristics and impressive off-road capabilities. Even after 40 years, this iconic Mercedes-Benz off-road vehicle continues to impress enthusiasts by evolving to the needs of the times while retaining its unique character and outstanding capabilities. Mercedes-Benz ...

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1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet (W111): 55-year-old Sports Luxury Cabriolet

(Editor’s Note: After picking up a 2020 Mercedes-Benz V220 Avantgarde from the new Mercedes-Benz showroom in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) for my birthday drive this weekend, I had the urge to sift through our old Power Wheels Magazine articles about vintage Mercedes-Benz cars. I found this “Euro Sports” article about a W111 1965 Mercedes 220 SE Cabriolet, which coincidentally, was ...

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Nissan Ariya Crossover EV: A Fusion of Cutting-Edge Modern Technology and Timeless Japanese Philosophies

As the current “New Normal” practice, Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML) unveiled their all-new Nissan Ariya crossover electric vehicle (EV) through an online digital launch. Based on the Ariya Concept Vehicle that was shown at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, this electric crossover is the first production model to represent Nissan’s new electrified brand identity as it ...

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2020 Chery Tiggo 5X Lux: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The Chinese idiomatic phrase “Wo Hu Cang Long” translates to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and refers to the undercurrents of emotion, passion, and secret desires that lie beneath the surface of polite society and civil behavior. The phrase comes from one of the works of the ancient Chinese poet Yu Xin that says, “behind the rock in the dark probably ...

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The Rugged Road Warrior is Reborn – 2020 Jeep Gladiator

In 1985, Jeep offered a pickup truck based on their Cherokee sport utility vehicle (SUV) called the Jeep Commanche. The tough-as-nails Jeep truck came with a choice of rear wheel (RWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models and a choice of six-foot or seven-foot cargo bed lengths. The truck found a lot of enthusiastic fans and willing buyers but unfortunately, it ...

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New State-of-the-Art Mercedes-Benz Showroom in Bonifacio Global City is Now Open

Mercedes-Benz Philippines, through its partner dealer CATS Motors Inc., officially opened its new state-of-the-art showroom in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City, Metro Manila. Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 24th Avenue in BGC, this lighthouse project of Daimler in Southeast Asia is the very first MAR2020 showroom in the country. MAR2020 stands for “Markenauftritt Retail“, which is ...

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Kia Philippines Paints a Brighter Post Pandemic Future and Plans to Continue Expansion

Kia Philippines recently organized a series of online “Round Table Discussions” or media sessions with Kia Philippines President Manny Aligada to discuss the current economic situation, its impact on the automotive industry, and how the company intends to use its Power to Surprise to help ease its effects on the company and its customers. It is often said that behind ...

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Volkswagen Philippines Goes Digital and Offers Lineup Online Via Lazada

In line with the market shift to e-commerce as a response to the global health crisis, Volkswagen Philippines will now offer its line-up of German-designed vehicles online via Lazada Philippines. To give their clients the best deals, the company will also be providing its exclusive discounts for purchases done through Lazada, including P15,000 off on the Volkswagen Santana 1.5 MPI ...

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Ford Philippines Announces Ranger Raptor Premium Care Program and Exciting Offers for July

Customers who will purchase a brand-new 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor this month of July will get a worry-free ownership package valued at P100,000. With the Ranger Raptor Premium Care program, customers who will acquire a Ranger Raptor until July 31, 2020 will get FREE 5-year scheduled service maintenance package (SSP), a 5-year vehicle warranty (additional 2-year extended warranty to the standard ...

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Maxus Philippines to Unveil New G50 MPV in August 2020

Maxus Philippines, the country’s importer and distributor of Maxus commercial vehicles, is set to unveil its new 8-seat compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), the Maxus G50, next month. The new G50 will be powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine that reportedly makes 169 horsepower and 250 Newton-meters of torque. Official press releases from Maxus Philippines revealed that the ...

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