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2020 Honda BR-V: Underrated Overachiever

As Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) celebrates their 30th anniversary this month of October, we got to drive a Honda BR-V, the company’s 7-seat compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV). The abbreviation BR-V stands for Bold Runabout Vehicle, which Honda designed specifically for the Asian market to satisfy the demands for an affordable SUV that has a sleek design, high ground ...

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Air-Cooled Haven: A Mecca For Porschephiles

(Editor’s Note: This story was first published in the Man Cave section of Power Wheels Magazine Volume 2 Issue 6.) I was a college student when I saw my first Porsche 911 in 1988. It was a silver 930 Turbo with a whale tail that a student borrowed from his dad. I was a bit disappointed when I heard the air-cooled ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 8: Painted and Ready for Reassembly

In Part 7 of our series of Power Wheels Magazine Project Car stories, the green light was given for our 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST project car to undergo a full restoration. It was disassembled to the last nut and bolt by the technicians at JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works in Marulas, Valenzuela City, who found more corroded parts hidden ...

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Exciting New Mercedes-Benz GLA Compact SUV Premieres, Prices Start At P3,290,000 

Mercedes-Benz Philippines recently premiered the exciting new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) via Facebook Live. As the entry-level SUV and the eighth new model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the GLA utilizes the brand’s Modular Front Architecture (MFA). It combines the best traits of a compact car and an SUV, and embodies the perfect synergy between beauty and functionality, ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 7: Too Close To Call

In Part 6 of our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car series, the technicians at JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works have stripped the donor car of our 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST project car to bare metal. After its restoration, the Celeste was supposed to be a birthday gift from our good friend, Aldous Rex Alingog, to his father, Roberto “Bob” ...

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2020 Qingling Isuzu Taga 4×2: Driving The Other Prototype

At the time the government imposed an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to control the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we were just about to conduct a test drive of a prototype 4×4 pickup truck that is based on the Isuzu D-Max. Back in March 2020, we were about to evaluate a Qingling Isuzu Taga 4×4, which is made by Qingling ...

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Don’t Buy a New Subcompact SUV Until You See the 2021 Kia Stonic

If you’re young, image-conscious, single or newly married, and you’ve set aside a budget between P675,00 to P875,000 for a brand-new car, then we strongly advise you to hold off your new vehicle purchase until October 15, 2020 because that is the date when Kia Philippines will “unbox” the new and exciting 2021 Kia Stonic. We’re confident that with Kia ...

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Nissan Debunks Electric Vehicle Myths During 6th Philippine Electric Vehicles Virtual Summit

Nissan Philippines participated in the recently-concluded Philippine Electric Vehicle Virtual Summit (PEVS) held online from September 24 to 26, 2020. Organized by the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), the 2020 PEVS gave Nissan the opportunity to emphasize its commitment to bring innovation that excites to the Philippine automotive market. Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima spoke ...

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Ford Ranger FX4 4×4 Variant Unleashed at P1,356,000 (M/T) and P1,416,000 (A/T) with P50,000 Discount

Ford Philippines added a new model to its expanding truck portfolio with the introduction of a 4×4 variant of the Ford Ranger FX4, boosting the off-roading capability of Ford pickup trucks available in the country. Launched in January this year, the new Ranger FX4 has a bold and standout design, refined interior, plus smart and safe features that further widens ...

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BUMOTSCO Takes Delivery of the First Two Dongfeng Class 2 Modern PUVs

In early September 2020, Butuan Multicab Operators Transport Service Cooperative or BUMOTSCO took delivery of the first two Dongfeng Class 2 Modern PUV (public utility vehicle) units in their first phase to comply with the public transportation modernization program spearheaded by the Department of Transportation (DOTr). The two units, which are among an expected 50 Modern PUVs committed by BUMOTSCO ...

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