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Volvo Car Corporation launches V40 R-Design


Launched in stunning Rebel Blue, the new Volvo V40 R-Design is a perfect match for those who want a head-turner that radiates a truly stylish and dynamic look. The visual promise of a life in the fast lane is confirmed by the driver-centric interior and an intense, agile driving experience with performance up to 254 horsepower.

“The V40 R-Design is designed around the performance-minded individual with a passion for those things that add extra spice to life. The meticulous attention to detail covers the expressive design as well as the agile, precise performance,” says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation.

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Posted by on October 4, 2012 in Automotive, Volvo

 

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Toyota Motor Philippines introduces New Vios Variants

The word Vios was derived from the latin word “vio” meaning to “move forward”. Living up to its name, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) presents 3 (three) more exciting variants for the country’s best-selling vehicle. Proudly made in Toyota’s Santa Rosa Plant, the locally-manufactured Vios is considered to be one of the best in the world. This vehicle exemplifies the four key strengths of the Toyota Sure Advantage namely; Quality, Reliability, Great Value, Pioneering Technologies and Worry-free Ownership. With exterior upgrades and more features to offer, TMP introduces the Vios TRD, 1.3G Manual and J limited as new variants of the Vios line-up.
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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Automotive, Toyota

 

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Bosch to step up its activities in the development and production of efficient battery technology

Bosch is redefining the focal points of its activities to develop and produce batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. In light of changing market structures, this will allow Bosch to make the best possible use of its own capabilities, as well as to develop them further. For this reason, the two parent companies of the SB LiMotive joint venture have agreed to reorganize their collaboration and future business relationship. The agreement is subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities.
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Posted by on September 13, 2012 in Automotive, Bosch

 

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Volvo C30 Electric awarded “Green Car of the Year” in China

Volvo C30 Electric handed over to Shanghai International Automotive City Group

While the Shanghai International Automotive City Group (SIAC) marked its first anniversary of the electric vehicle (EV) campaign on July 20, 2012, Volvo Car Corporation delivered 15 Volvo C30 Electric cars to the City for pioneering open road test-drive project – EV100 Days. Meanwhile, Volvo C30 Electric was also awarded “Green Car of the Year” in China at the 4th China New Energy Mobility Summit in recognition of its world-leading safety and superb performance on the same day.

According to Freeman Shen, Senior Vice President of Volvo Car Corporation and Chairman of China Operations, delivering Volvo C30 Electric to SIAC and launching of public road test drives represents a solid step of Volvo Car Corporation in the process of promoting new energy vehicles in China, and as a result of Volvo’s Drive-E corporate strategy which covers optimization of traditional combustion engines, and development of plug-in hybrids and electric ones.
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Volvo

 

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Volvo’s world-first City Safety technology further upgraded

Volvo introduces a pioneering preventive safety technology in 2008 called City Safety. This Volvo world-first technology was introduced as standard with the Volvo XC60 which helped reduced risk of rear-end collisions between a car and a Volvo.

Studies showed that 75 percent of all reported collisions take place at speeds of up to 30kph. In half of these cases the driver has not braked at all before the collision, mainly due to distraction. In these cases, City Safety could make a crucial difference. The Volvo City Safety System helps in completely avoiding collisions at low speed or at least substantially mitigating the consequences. City Safety works with a laser sensor in the upper portion of the windscreen. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Automotive, Volvo

 

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Chevrolet Colorado: First pickup Backed by 5-year Extended Warranty


One of the trucks to watch-out-for in 2012 is the recently rolled out Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck by the American brand, Chevrolet. At the heart of every Chevy Colorado is the new Duramax engine that comes in 2.5L and 2.8L displacements that comes in 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains as well as automatic and manual transmission options. It is impressively backed by a 5-year extended warranty. The warranty coverage of the all-new Colorado is 3 years or 100,000km whichever comes first. Plus, additional 2 years limited to its powertrain.

Touted as “the truck that allows you to do more and be more”, the Chevrolet Colorado is a perfect combination of rugged and assertive, for both off road and city driving.
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Posted by on July 14, 2012 in Automotive, Chevrolet

 

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Isuzu Philippines Corporation chooses Oracle Automotive Industry Solutions to Transform Operations

The photo shows (L-R) Mr. Kumar Rasaratnam, general manager, iOM Philippines, Mr. Takashi T. Tomita, executive vice president, Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Mr. Ryoji Y. Yamazaki, president, Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Ms. Mina Lim, acting managing director and finance director, Oracle Philippines, Mr. Edler Panlilio, sales director for applications, Oracle Philippines

Isuzu Philippines Corporation(IPC), a leader in diesel-powered commercial vehicles, chooses Oracle automotive industry solutions to achieve management excellence and address complex business processes.

The products selected include: Oracle Inventory Management, Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications, Oracle Configurator, Oracle Order Management, Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Oracle Discrete Manufacturing and Oracle Financials.
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Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Automotive, Isuzu, Oracle, Technology

 

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Volvo’s New safety technology reduces the risk of motorway rear-end impacts by up to 42 percent

The final report from the EuroFOT research project, which has brought together 28 European companies and organizations, confirms that Volvo Car Corporation’s systems to help drivers avoid incidents and collisions deliver significant benefits.

A car with adaptive cruise control and collision warning, for instance, cuts the risk of colliding with the vehicle in front on a motorway by up to 42 percent.
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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Automotive, Volvo

 

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1st Caltex Supa Strikas Cup held in Smokey Mt.

From kicking cans to soccer balls, (photo above) about 120 kids from around the Smokey Mt.-Tondo area formed 7 teams and competed in the 1st Caltex Supa Strikas Cup football tournament, organized by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila and Gawad Kalinga (GK), in partnership with Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants.
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Caltex rolls out online game for charity


Caltex, one of the world’s leading energy brands and marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), is helping three charity organizations generate awareness and funding by recently launching an online game called “Captain Bubbly’s Enjoyable Journey”

The game features a hot air balloon which players keep afloat until they reach their destination while dodging obstacles along the way. Obstacles that hit the balloon slow it down and drain the life bar. Game ends when life bar hits zero.
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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Caltex, Chevron Philippines

 

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