Words by Jose Carlo R. Sapera

Photos courtesy of Volvo Car Corporation

volvo self parkParking your car can be challenging at times. You drive into the mall parking area during peak hours and waste hours to find a spot. Too time consuming, frustrating and just ruins the day, if you ask me. Having your ride valet parked while an option poses its own sets of risks though too. What if, one day, all you have to do is walk away and let your car park itself? Sounds impossible?

Well, not anymore. Thanks to Volvo.

Words by Ferman Lao | Photos courtesy of Aston Martin
 
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What do you do when the company you work for, known for to have a long heritage in motorsports, is celebrating its centennial? Well, if your name happens to be Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, you better start brewing something big.
 
You begin by telling your Special Projects and Motorsport Director that goes by the name David King that you want to build a concept car to commemorate the auspicious event. Then, put your Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurngerger and Design Director Marek Reichman together and tell them that they only have six months to make it happen. To make things more interesting, demand it to be a drivable, honest to goodness working car because you want to show it off to the world by driving it a lap around the famed Nordschleife at Germany's ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race.
Words by Carl Trocio | Photos courtesy of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
 
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To some lucky few, the chance of owning a Lamborghini marks our conquest of reaching top dog status or a sign of hitting a mid-life crisis. Whatever the reason may be, owning one will feel like it’s your birthday every day. Like every birthday, celebrating it involves friends and family members, and throwing a party. Then, to satisfy yourself (not in a perverted manner), you get yourself a gift as a symbol of your undying love to you. The company Lamborghini decided to follow this formula on their 50th birthday. For their half century shindig, they first gave us the Veneno to celebrate with a friend or family member. The gift to yourself part comes in the form of the Lamborghini Egoista Concept.
Words by Gracey Maquiniana | Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor Co.
 
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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.
Words by Jose Carlo R. Sapera | Photos courtesy of the Ford Motor Company
 
escortconcept mainLong before the Laser, Lynx, and Focus, there was the Ford Escort. Its life started in the late 60's as a great family car and proved to be a equally-great rally car as well. But after 32 years in production and six generations, Ford decided to pull the plug and replaced it with the Focus that we have today.
 
However, a lot has changed since Ford last built an Escort. More specifically, China's boom has transformed it into an economic giant. It's so big that they're now the world's largest producer of motor vehicles and account for almost 1/3 of the annual global car sales. With this, it's a no-brainer for automobile manufacturers to take advantage of their fast-growing car market by tailoring specific models just for them. And Ford's solution is to revive the Escort as a concept that's intended solely for China.
Words by Ferman Lao | Photos courtesy of Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
 
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While the rest of the world still moon over cars that debuted at the Bangkok and Manila International Auto Show, two cars caught our eye which could indicate that Honda thinks the future lies in China. The Honda Concept C and Concept S were unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Yes, we're bringing this news to you a year late because back then, we didn't think much of the two concepts. It's only now that we realize that these could be the next generation Civic and Jazz.
Words by Ferman Lao | Photos courtesy of Subaru of America, Inc.
 
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By now, you should have seen photos of Subaru's new WRX Concept that was unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. If you still haven't, we've got a bunch of them for you to enjoy, so scroll down first and take a good look before coming back here. Now that we're all on the same page, I think we all will agree in no uncertain terms that it is indeed a stunner. Right?
 
But however the information presented, or rather, the lack thereof, it seems to indicate that Subaru is keeping a lid on things. Other than stating that the next-generation WRX will be heavily influenced by the design direction taken by the Concept, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan is tight lipped. They did however say that it “will focus on sharp handling, AWD grip, and turbo power.” This leaves us guessing that it will quite possibly have it's own distinct model instead of being part of the Impreza lineup. So, will the WRX Concept ever hit production?
Words by Jose Carlo R. Sapera | Photos courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Co., Ltd.
 
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Most, if not all, hatchbacks, whether subcompact or compact, will always have a sedan counterpart to suit different people's needs in terms of looks and space. And at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show, Mitsubishi premiered their latest global car called the Concept G4. Whatever they like to call it, we'd like to believe is a preview of an upcoming Mirage four-door sedan.
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