Jacob Oliva

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Adaptive Cruise Controls: A comparison begins

Cars and technology are two things that always, always go hand-in-hand. Case in point: the recently concluded Munich Motor Show (formerly Frankfurt)...

2022 Subaru Outback: Representing the nerds of the world

At school, there’s always this group that we call the nerds. These are the students who would rather spend their time in...

Comparison: 2022 Nissan Terra vs Toyota Fortuner LTD

It wasn’t too long ago when Nissan Philippines invited us media people to the regional launch of the all-new, Navara-based Terra. It...

Mazda CX-8 Signature – the Anti-SUV

Mazda has a pickup truck, the Ford Ranger-based BT-50, which got a redesign based on the new Isuzu D-Max (and is yet...

Comparison: Toyota Fortuner G vs LTD

Among the vehicles sold in the Philippine market, the Toyota Fortuner is among those that need no introduction. It has become the...

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 – First impressions

Two years. It took Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) almost two years before it finally brought in the refreshed Mirage G4. Called...

Ford V Suzuki V Nissan: The battle for 3rd

In Formula One, being in the third spot means having to step on the podium with the rest of the race’s winners....

8 things I absolutely adore about the new Nissan Z car

As I write this story, my two screens get an updated wallpaper. As a motoring journalist, you would expect that they’re going...

People should pay attention to Speed Limiter feature

Did you know that vanilla flavoring comes from castoreum, which could come from anal excretions of beavers used to mark their territories?...

Reacquainting with the crossover that started it all

With the emergence of Chinese vehicles in the market, Filipinos are now spoilt for choice if they want to buy a car....

Beautiful chaos called Lexus UX

The world is going gaga for SUVs and crossovers, to the point that automakers have been expanding their high-riding lineups (and reducing...

TRaDitional to GnaRly: Your guide to current Toyota GR models

For decades, if you want a faster and more hot-looking Toyota, you’d look for three letters: TRD. Toyota Racing...

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A merger in mobility: Global auto components giant Aisin collaborates with Advics and Art

Almost half of all cars sold in the Philippines are Toyotas. You see Toyotas on the road in every corner of the...

Woman driving without license arrested after assaulting MTPB enforcer

A 26-year-old female driver was arrested after assaulting, resisting, and disobeying a Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) officer in Malate, Manila...

LTO revamps driver’s license restriction codes

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) revamped the restriction codes on driver’s licenses, featuring a more detailed alphanumeric system that identifies new vehicle...

SMC’s 19.37-km PAREX project gets gov’t nod

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced on Tuesday that the government has approved its proposed Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces new Asia-Pacific Regional Director

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has appointed Irene Nikkein as Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Singapore.

IBM, Mercedes develop ‘Stolen Vehicle Help’ for Mercedes me service

IBM and Mercedes announced the successful development of “Urban Guard - Stolen Vehicle Help,” a recently launched...

Changan Auto ranks 1st in J.D. Power 2021 China New Vehicle Initial Quality Study

J.D. Power, the world's leading consumer insight and market research firm, officially released last Sept. 2 the...

Porsche raises the bar with 2022 Cayenne Exclusiv

With enhanced digital technologies and convenience features, plus a host of other upgrades, the new 2022 Porsche...

Learn the 4Bs so you can ride to your own BeAT

Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about riding your own motorcycle, your heart beating to the sound...