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Caltex, through Chevron Philippines, partnered with Visa to offer its customers at all its participating stations nationwide a secure payment option with the introduction of Visa payWave, a solution that uses a contactless card payment application. With Visa payWave, Visa cardholders making fuel purchases worth P2,000 and less are allowed to wave his/her Visa card...

Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI), will have another run of its Liter Lottery promo wherein motorists get to a chance to win fuel discounts and other exciting prizes on their full tank. This coming Holy Week, Luzon motorists gassing up with a full tank in participating Caltex stations have a chance to get Php10 off per liter when the last digit...

And to think I already thought Suzuki’s Jimny was (somewhat) rugged (in a nice kind of way). But then came along the Grand Vitara, a somewhat mean-looking/performing vehicle, and, well… I’ll have to do some reconsidering. On the outside, the car actually looks… Spartan (if not – to be very blunt – common). Yes, I’d say that just as expected from Suzuki, this one is also not boxy, and its curves give it a sporty appearance. This is “helped” by the car’s 188mm ground clearance (thank you 17-inch alloy...

To jumpstart 2017, compact car manufacturer Suzuki Philippines gathered the Team Suzuki Philippines (TSP) to show its gratitude to its pool of loyal customers and welcome new members to its Car Club family. In a press material, the company stated that the inauguration of several new dealerships in different key cities across the country in 2016 helped strengthen...

That it’s a long-ish vehicle was my first impression of Ertiga, what may well be Suzuki’s take on Chevrolet Spin or Toyota Innova or Toyota Avanza or Honda Mobilio (among others), people-carrier multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) that ALMOST look like extended hatchbacks (and in some ways are “packaged” as such). And I suppose in many ways this is the very appeal of Ertiga – i.e. that it “looks” like a family (or at least a big group) car without looking staid (say, like a van). On the outside, the Ertiga reminded me of Suzuki’s...

Pretty sexy may not (always) be associated with hatchbacks (HBs); but if HBs can be pretty sexy at all, Suzuki’s Swift may well be one epitome of this. Consider the red (they “officially” refer to this shade as “Blazing Red Metallic”) unit that arrived at my doorstep in Las Piñas. On the outside, the color is a must-mention; it isn’t at all tacky, instead, it’s of a shade that may easily remind one of… that eye-catching outfit worn by THAT “girl in the red dress” in “The Matrix”. It is also not as boxy as, say,...

Pilipinas Shell ushers in the summer season by welcoming motorists to stop by at any station and avail of offers. Get a Summer Journey Card and collect stamps for prizes with every purchase of Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels worth P1,000. Up for grabs are cool summer treats and discounted premium items with every visit, including a chance to win fuel and Shell Select...

In celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the Caltex and Happyplüs partnership, motorists will get three times the Happypoints for a minimum of P500 fuel purchase at participating Caltex stations. This offer is available to new and current Happyplüs cardholders nationwide from March 1 to April 30. During the promo, Happyplus cardholders purchasing any Caltex...

Butch. The one word to describe Suzuki Jimny. That was my first impression of it, that first time I saw a unit traversing the roads of Tagaytay, seemingly calling for attention as a somewhat masculine – albeit in a cute way – car a la Jeep Wrangler. That word returned to me when the unit to test arrived in Las Piñas. Look-wise (from outside), the Jimny is somewhat of an attention-grabber, with a rugged retro look that could easily remind one of the likes of the early Wranglers or early RAV4 or – perhaps also more aptly – those...

First thought to come to mind when I first saw the Suzuki Celerio 1.0 CVT (unit for testing delivered at Axis Residences in Mandaluyong City): This is one small car. And this, of course, goes without saying, considering that this is a hatchback (HB), what is now a “regular”/“norm” as far as city driving is concerned. Look-wise, the Celerio isn’t necessarily bad looking, even if it’s NOT a traffic-stopping beauty either. The front has sexy angles (i.e. “petite” comes to mind), complete with a grille (with the...