NEW FERRARI LEGO COLLECTIBLES FROM SHELL AVAILABLE SOON
LEGO fans will have something to look forward to this Christmas season as Shell Philippines is set to release a new collection of Ferrari collectibles made out of Lego building blocks.
The Lego-Ferrari collectibles is a nine-piece collection composed of four Ferrari cars, two mini-figures, a pit garage, starting line and a winner’s podium.
Details of the purchase are still to be announced by Shell Philippines but previous collectibles were available through Shell’s outlets when purchasing Shell V-Power Nitro+, Shell FuelSave or even when availing of an oil change.
PUEGEOT OWNERSHIP MADE EASIER WITH UNIONBANK
OWNING a Peugeot vehicle has just been made easier and more convenient as Eurobrands Distributor, Inc. (EDI) and Unionbank recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a Three-for-Free Package which includes free three-year insurance, free three-year
registration and free chattel mortgage for as low as 20% downpayment. The program, exclusive to Unionbank, can be discussed in detail in all Peugeot showrooms nationwide. Shown during the MoA signing are Unionbank Autoloans AVP and business unit head Joseph Manzano (left) and EDI director for marketing and communications Dong Magsajo.
LEXUS TOPS CONSUMER REPORTS RELIABILITY RANKINGS
LEXUS and Toyota remained as the top sources of most reliable vehicles– according to Consumer Report’s latest reliability survey released last week. Out of the top 10 most reliable cars, seven were Japanese and Korean brands with the remaining slots going to Audi, Buick and Porsche.
Lexus took the top spot with nearly every model leading in its respective category.
For the Luxury Compact Car segment, the Lexus IS 350 was king, with the CT 200H and the ES 300H claiming first and second place, respectively, in the Hybrid/Electric Cars category.
The LS 460, ES 350, and GS 350 were first, second, and fourth, respectively in the Luxury Midsized/Large Cars category, while the Lexus RX 350, RX 450h, and GX 460 took the top three spots in Luxury Midsized/Large SUV category.
Moreover, the CT 200h was first overall as the most reliable vehicle in the report.
TEST DRIVE FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER
IT will be a grand and unique test drive experience for prospective car buyers and motoring enthusiasts as 14 carmakers and distributors gather for the “2014 Auto Focus Pre Christmas Test Drive Festival” to be held November 6-9, 2014 at the huge open concert grounds at Block 12 of the SM Mall of Asia. Free test drives will be offered to qualified motorists who can select their preferred models from a wide, multi-brand roster that will include BAIC, BYD, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, MINI, Nissan, Peugeot, Toyota and Volkswagen.
“It will be a veritable one-stop shop for those looking to buy a new car,” said Butch Gamboa, Chairman and CEO of Sunshine Television (STV), organizer of this motoring event that’s eagerly awaited by the local auto industry. “This time of year is considered by the automobile industry as a peak car buying season. We believe it would be of service and benefit to both the industry and the car-buying public to have a wide array of models available to test drive and ride in just a single venue. People can drive and compare their various cars of preference, and furthermore, review the best deals and offers they can get. Saves them the usual grind of having to travel around from one dealer or another. It’ll practically all be here for them to have a look at and choose.”
The “2014 Auto Focus Pre Christmas Test Drive Festival” is STV’s second such event this year and follows through from the “2014 Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival” held at the same venue last April.
“The auto manufacturers and distributors strongly encourage their prospects to test, feel and examine before anyone makes that final decision to buy a particular car model. Further to this, they also try to give you the best, most affordable offer they can. One of the best ways for that prospect to avail of these is to come to an event such as this.” added Gamboa.
The four-day test drive festival will open daily at 11:00 AM and will accommodate visitors until 9:00 PM. Drivers can opt to test any models’ performance features and capabilities at two on-site test drive courses that will be situated within the venue. Admission is free, and so are the test drives.
TOYOTA TAKES PART IN COASTAL CLEANUP
TEAM Members from Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) recently joined the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup held at the Manila Bay area.
Initiated by its social and humanitarian arm Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF), volunteers from Toyota dealers, TMPF scholars from Don Bosco Technical Institute, Technological University of the Philippines, and Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech) altogether cleaned the bay area from trash and other unnecessary items.
Toyota has consistently participated in the annual international environmental event aimed at clearing marine debris from waterways all over the world. Toyota is a staunch advocate of environmental conservation and the company implements initiatives that conserve energy & water resources and mitigate the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes.
Toyota maintains an 11-hectare Toyota Forest in its headquarters inside the Toyota Special Economic Zone (TSEZ) in Santa Rosa, Laguna and, on a larger scale, supports the reforestation of a 10-hectare area at the Makiling Forest Reserve through its partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation.