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Power To Lead: Toyota Motor Philippine Unleashes Smarter, Stronger, Safer New 2021 Fortuner

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) continues its streak of digital online launches with the unveiling of the highly-anticipated 2021 Toyota Fortuner. The updated model range is spearheaded by the new Fortuner LTD 4×4 and 4×2 variants that comes in an exclusive design, followed by Fortuner Q and Fortuner V variants with automatic transmission (AT), and the Fortuner G variant, which is available ...

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2021 Chery Arrizo 5E EV: An Electrifyingly Pleasant Surprise

My wife Shawie and I were pleasantly surprised to receive an unscheduled demo vehicle from Chery Auto Philippines. We weren’t expecting another Chery test drive so soon, especially since we just had the top-of-the-line Tiggo 8 the previous weekend. My wife called up Elgie Nunez of United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI) just to be sure, and Elgie apologized when ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 10: Installing the Interior

In Part 9 of our Power Wheels Magazine Project Cars series on the 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST that we are helping restore for our good friend Aldous Rex Alingog, we narrated that the car has been painted and was in the process of being reassembled. The reassembly of a 44-year-old Japanese sports coupe is not as easy as it seems. ...

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2020 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD: A Short But Sweet Electrifying Drive

The invitation from Ryan Bermudez of Jaguar Philippines was short notice but it was so unique and intriguing that we felt compelled to go. We were invited to test drive the 2020 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 AWD, the company’s first fully electric vehicle, at the site of the new Sevina Park exclusive townhouses in Biñan, Laguna. Since the test drive was ...

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2021 Gumpert Aiways Nathalie 1st Edition: Methanol-Powered 300 km/h FCEV

After his sports car company went bankrupt in 2014, Roland Gumpert, former president of Audi Sport, engineer of the Audi Quattro, and creator of the Gumpert Apollo, decided that he could make an electric vehicle that can be recharged in a short time. In 2017, Gumpert joined forces with Aiways, a Chinese company based in Shanghai and specialist in alternative ...

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2005-2012 Gumpert Apollo: Street-Legal Race-Ready Sports Car

In 2000, Roland Gumpert, the former president of Audi Sport, proposed a new generation of sports cars. He wanted to create a sports car that is street-legal yet ready for the racetrack. Gumpert was approached by automobile designer Roland Mayer to assist in building a prototype sports car. Audi allowed Gumpert to get involved in the project, on the condition ...

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Honda Philippines Commemorates 30 Years with Media Partners, We Look Back at our 20 Years with HCPI

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), the automobile business unit of Honda Motor Company in the Philippines, is celebrating its 30th year of operations in the country this month of October. Since its entry into the automotive industry in 1990, HCPI has become one of the top industry players in the Philippine automotive scene. From legacy models like the Civic, City, ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 9: Reassembly In Process

When we last saw our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car at the workshop of JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works in Marulas, Valenzuela City, it was freshly painted in glossy red. Most of the major components like the 1600 cc engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, front and rear suspension, front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, and power-assisted steering system have ...

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2020 Drako GTE: Exploring the Future with a 1,200 hp 8,800 Nm Limited Edition EV Sports Sedan

If you think that electric vehicles (EVs) are unexciting soul-less conveyances that are designed merely to transport passengers from Point A to Point B without any harmful emissions, think again. After Jaguar and Porsche threw their hats into the sporty EV ring with their iPace and Taycan, respectively, another up-and-coming manufacturer is joining the gunfight with a canon! Meet the ...

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1958 Plymouth Fury: And Christine Was Her Name

If you consider yourself an enthusiast of American cars from the ‘50s, then “Christine” should be in your bucket list of movies to watch. The horror novel, which was written by Stephen King and published in 1983, tells the story of a 1958 Plymouth Fury that was apparently possessed by supernatural forces and could magically restore itself after it gets damaged ...

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