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.
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.
These guys are really on a roll. Less than a month after the groundbreaking of Honda Cars Greenhills and the newly-transferred Honda Cars Cebu, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is at it again. This time, they're opening a brand new dealership in Laguna.
Honda Cars Calamba will soon rise along Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Milagrosa, Calamba City. It's strategically located to be more accessible to customers going or coming from the city proper and nearby towns. Sitting on a 3,000 sq. meter land area, it will feature a showroom with Honda's product line-up. Honda Cars Calamba will also offer complete vehicle service facilities such as general repair, preventive maintenance, and body-and-paint.
There's no denying that Porsche makes very beautiful, elegant, and powerful super cars. And whoever will represent the brand must have the same qualities, or better. So it's a no-brainer why Porsche AG chose the lovely 26-year-old professional tennis player Maria Sharapova as their new brand ambassador.
Currently ranked as the world's no. 2 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), not only is Sharapova one of the highest paid female athletes in the world, but she could also be the sexiest (Google photos of Maria Sharapova if you don't know what I mean). Again, you see why she's the perfect match for Porsche? Not even her Russian descent or 6' 2” stature mattered to the Germans.