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DODGE shook things up at the recent Sema show as it revealed the new 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker, which is built for hardcore enthusiasts who demand a more throwback style but with easily upgradable performance. Like the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood, the 2014 rendition lives on…

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THE Toyota Vios, the Philippines’ best-selling model, has once again received the Automobile of the Year title in the 2012-2013 Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards (AFPCA), scoring the first back-to-back win for the top plum in the event’s nine-year history. The AFPCA, organized by Sunshine Television (STV), is a nationwide…

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BASED on the combined figures released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (Campi) and the Truck Manufacturers Association, car companies garnered total sales of 16,800 in October, which was the first time they breached the 16,000-unit sales mark. The record-breaking figures showed an increase of more…

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WHILE many people think you’d have to turn back the hands of time to find used cars with their odometers turned back, odometer fraud is, unfortunately, still alive and well. According to new research from Carfax, more than 190,000 cars have their odometers rolled back every year, potentially costing victims…

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Carmakers operating in PH jumpstart projects meant to assist victims of ‘Yolanda’ VARIOUS automotive companies in the Philippines have started relief projects to help Filipinos affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda (international codename Haiyan). Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC), Honda Group of Companies in the Philippines, Mitsubishi Motors Phils. Corp.…

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TOYOTA will unveil its latest fuel cell car and six other concept models at the Tokyo Motor Show, with the vehicles to be shown first to journalists—including The Manila Times—on November 20, three days before the public gets to view them. This year’s Tokyo show—the 43rd staging of Asia’s most…

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SHANGHAI: China’s auto sales surged 20.3 percent year-on-year in October, helped by a long holiday, an industry group said last week. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said sales reached 1.93 million vehicles in October, which includes a week-long break for the country’s National Day when buying typically jumps. Sales…

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SINGAPORE: General Motors (GM) last week said it would move the headquarters of its international operations to Singapore from Shanghai, boosting the city-state’s status as a regional business hub. Detroit-based GM said in a statement that the relocation of its consolidated international operations would take place in the second quarter…

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