With no existing Philippine dealer, I always had to follow SEAT's progress over the web and TV via the Wold Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Impressed, yes. Excited, well not really, that is until I saw their latest racing design concept. Enter the badass Leon destined to duke it out on the WTCC and other racing series in Europe: the SEAT Leon Cup Racer.
It was only a month ago when the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) began implementing a new number coding scheme for brand new vehicles. Memorandum Circular No. 06 entitled “Guidelines in the implementation of the UVVRP for new vehicles without license plates but with conduction stickers” required new car owners, specifically those who have yet to be issued plates by the LTO, to prominent display the conduction sticker number “on spaces allotted for regular license plates in front and at the rear of the vehicle.”
The problem was, the MMDA simply wanted car owners to copy the conduction sticker number on a piece of card board and place it on the plate number holder. So unless you've got serious art skills, chances are, your home made temporary plate will look like a preschooler's art project and so will your brand new ride.
Luckily, new Volvo owners won't have to go through this trouble. That's because Volvo Philippines is providing them with specially-made conduction plates until the LTO issues them license plates.
The 2013 GT-Radial Circuit Showdown returned to the Batagas Racing Circuit (BRC) last May 4 to host Leg 3 in this year's championship. And now that they're well into the eight-race season, it's easy to predict which drivers will end up fighting for the title by the year's end.
Circuit Showdown managed to achieve a great turnout in this leg despite clashing with the Lotus F1-Manila Speed Show that happened on the same weekend. As a matter of fact, we counted around 100 entries in the Grid and Time Trial race combined.
Words by Gracey Maquiniana | Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor Co.
Ahh sports cars. I always find myself amazed when I see one on the road, let alone when a bunch of them are lined-up on the street. And one particular model that never fails to capture my attention is the Genesis Coupe. But just like clothes and shoes, sports cars, no matter how pretty they may be, do tend to go out of fashion over time. So five years after the first Genesis Coupe came out, it seems like Hyundai is ready to come out with a replacement. Feast your eyes on the new HND-9 Concept, which we speculate to be the next-generation Genesis Coupe.
Mother's Day is only one day away, but in case you haven't bought a gift yet for your mom, wife, or *gasp* mother-in-law, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has these 5 great gift ideas for the whole month of May. Yes, you don't have to buy a brand new Honda tomorrow. You have the 19 remaining days in May to do so.
For starters, they offering P25,000 in savings for every purchase of 1.3S and 1.5 E variants of the Honda City. But if you want something more versatile with its ULT seats, the Honda Jazz is now upgraded with a Garmin Navigation Device with reverse camera.
For those of you who have been out of touch, Vaseline nowadays makes more than just petroleum jelly that people use to lubricate their *ahem* unmentionables. Believe it or not, they also have skin care products for men such as facial washes and moisturizers. Yes, men need to feel clean and beautiful too. But if you disagree, then maybe this will change your mind.
Vaseline just launched the “Be The Man, Win the Car” promo. Simply put, you can win a brand new car by buying (and hopefully using) any of Vaseline's skin care products for men. And they're not raffling off just any other car like a Mitsubishi Mirage or Ford Fiesta. No! No! No! These guys want you to “Be The Man” when you drive home your very own Toyota 86 - a car we at Kotse.com consider as the latest quintessential rear-wheel-drive two-door sports car. Of course, there can only be one “Man” and thus, they're only giving away one Toyota 86.
How the heck to they do it? Seriously?! Ever since the year started, Ford Philippines has been putting down record-breaking sales one month after the other. And last April 2013, overall sales reached 1,101 vehicles which is a 63% year-over-year jump from 2012, making it Ford's best-ever April performance in the Philippines. With a growth this big and this consistent, their competitors must feel jealous, if not threatened.
In 2012, we got the opportunity to field test one of the latest quintessential sports car, the Toyota 86.
It bears one of the most attractive modern interpretations of the classic sports car silhouette - a svelte low hood and roof line, steeply-raked windscreen, two doors, two seats (we don't consider the rear vestigial seats to be real), and a sweeping short rear end. Its character lines show the level of attention to detail that the designers put into the 86. One such example are the indents on the hood that wrap around the Toyota emblem and flow all the way to the roof. Not only does it look good, but also have an aerodynamic function. This is an indication that the engineers have been given free reign too.