Words and photos by Christopher Kho
 
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Shell Gas (LPG) Philippines, Inc. recently unveiled a special partnership with the three-pointed star moniker. Under the “Shellane Fleet Revolution” program, 18 Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks were enlisted to safely transport their LPG products in line with the petroleum giant's commitment to provide its customers with safe, reliable, and high-quality products and services. This venture also reinforces Shellane's action towards road safety.  
Words by Jade Lu | Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz
 
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Mercedes-Benz celebrates the 60th birthday of its most versatile workhorse by letting the public build one of their own. To be more exact, the German automaker tied up exclusively with LEGO, the third largest toy manufacturer in the world, to design its biggest LEGO Technic kit yet, The Unimog U400. 
 
 
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Ford's all-new Fiesta just got hitched with the Awesome crew of 99.5RT. Functioning as the DJ's official ride for upcoming events and campus tours, the Fiesta hatchback struts in style around the busy streets of Metro Manila foiled in a special 99.5RT livery. Just like one of the country’s leading radio networks, all-the new Ford Fiesta has shot its way to the top of the highly competitive small car segment with its hip features, making it a perfect match for 99.5RT that brings cutting edge music on the radio waves each day.
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos and video courtesy of Volvo Car Corporation
 
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With a US$1m grant from the Swedish Energy Agency, Volvo is developing a lightweight, inexpensive, and eco-efficient boost to give a four-cylinder engine the power of a six. Called the Flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), Volvo's unique approach to the technology is purely mechanical and doesn't need to convert kinetic into electrical energy that a Formula One or hybrid system does. 
 
  
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The Volvo Golf Team comes out on top in both Group and Individual categories at the recently-concluded Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists (SPMJ) Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Fontana and Apollon Korea Country Club in Pampanga.
 
The team composed entirely of Volvo clients won First Runner Up in the Team Division, while famed actor and sports enthusiast Derek Ramsay Jr. drives his way to victory for the Individual Category A division. Derek Ramsay Jr. was accompanied by his dad Derek Sr., who also shares the same love for the sport and the Volvo brand. 
 
The Volvo brand has been synonymous with golf, having been supporting the sport for more than 25 years. The Volvo World Golf Challenge runs throughout the world where its support also encompasses the amateur league. Local activities like these are especially supported to promote camaraderie amongst Volvo clients.
 
 
bnk_logoGoodyear Philippines’ Bayani ng Kalsada (BNK) program is approaching its last stretch as it announces the deadline for nominations on May 15, 2011. Bayani ng Kalsada is a nationwide search for Filipino drivers who have exhibited heroic acts of courage, sacrifice and extraordinary selflessness in keeping others safe on the road. 
 
In the 2010 - 2011 search, several individuals have been found to step out of their comfort zone when faced with an opportunity to perform a good deed. No politics, no recognition, no reward money; just a selfless act of kindness. 
 
Now in its fifth consecutive year, BNK hopes to inspire Filipino drivers, by way of example, to become more responsible motorists and help make Philippine roads safer.
  
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At the recently-concluded New York International Auto Show, Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) proudly received the distinction as the 2011 International Sedan of the Year for the all-new Volvo S60. The scandinavian sports sedan was deemed best-in-class for its most superlative connection with consumer lifestyle by the International Car of the Year (ICOTY) jury.

"To receive the International Sedan of the Year award and be named 'Most Dependable' demonstrate first-hand that the Volvo S60 connects with consumers' lifestyles on both an emotional and rational level," said Doug Speck, president and CEO of VCNA, who accepted the award. "From our advanced technology safety features and masterful Scandinavian design, to its best-in-class fuel economy and award-winning engine, the S60 delivers something for everyone. It is without a doubt a game changer for us."
 
avt_nav01AVT, the leading OE supplier of multimedia and navigation systems in the Philippines, puts their latest Infotainment system on the spotlight at the recently-concluded Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) last April 7 to 10, 2011 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
 
Designed to replace factory-installed 2-DIN head units, AVT now offers a sophisticated multimedia information system that integrates navigation with audio-video capabilities. The customized package is a perfect fit for specific vehicles available in the local market, styled to match the vehicle's interior design to provide an OE feel. There's also an add-on backing-up camera option to aid parking. All AVT models feature a high-resolution touch screen, SD card slot, multi-media functionality, and voice prompt technology.
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