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Road-transport sector tried to improve image in 2015

By Azer N. Parrocha / Philippines News Agency The Philippines’s road-transport sector in 2015 had a need to improve its image and modernize the country’s transportation services. 

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2016 Subaru Forester wins with price, capability, durability

Review by Ann M. Job / The Associated Press The 2016 Subaru Forester is a solid, practical and flexible crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) that endears with its easy-to-drive nature, off-road capability and generous cargo area. 

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2015 LA Auto Show: What’s hot?

Los Angeles—Automakers debuted key models at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. 

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Ford Escape updates onboard communications for 2016

Review by Ann M. Job / The Associated Press The Ford Escape gets better for 2016 with a new, easy-to-operate version of its Sync onboard communications and control system that’s quicker to respond and more user-friendly. 

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Stars of Tokyo auto show: ‘green’ self-driving cars

By Yuri Kageyama / The Associated Press Tokyo—Visions of cars that drive themselves without emitting any pollution while entertaining passengers with online movies and social media took center stage at the Tokyo Motor Show, which opened to the public on October 30 and ends on November 8. 

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Mazda’s new CX-3 SUV is affordable, fuel-thrifty

Review by Ann M. Job / The Associated Press Mazda’s smallest sport utility vehicle (SUV), the new CX-3, is a nimble five-seater with fresh styling, an affordable starting price, generous standard equipment and noteworthy fuel economy. 

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11th C! Awards honors Suzuki Celerio, Ertiga

Suzuki Philippines (SPH), a leading maker of top-quality compact and fuel-efficient automobiles in the country, bagged two best-in-class awards at the 11th C! Magazine Awards, held recently at The Palms Country Club in Muntinlupa City. 

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VW just the latest in long line of cheating auto firms

By Michael Biesecker / The Associated Press Washington—Volkswagen (VW) is far from the first company to stand accused of trying to game required emissions tests. Almost since the passage of the Clean Air Act in the United States in 1970, major manufacturers of cars, trucks and heavy equipment have been caught for using what regulators call “defeat devices”—typically programing a vehicle’s …

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Kia’s Sorento becomes more refined, even luxurious

Buyers typically don’t associate Kia with luxury, but its 2016 top-level Sorento SX-Luxury model is so robust in its looks, pleasing in its ride and stocked with features that it feels like a luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV).

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Honda Philippines wins three prizes at C! Awards

Three vehicles of Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI), the automobile business unit of the Japanese motorcycle-maker in the country, bagged prizes at the 11th Annual C! Awards—which honors the best four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles in the nation, based on its editorial team’s reviews—held at the Palms Country Club in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, on September 15.

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