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November 26, 2014

2015 Lamborghini Huracan now official in Philippines

Lamborghini Philippines has just launched the update to its famous Gallardo — the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan. Under the sleek hood pumps a 5.2-liter V10 engine that bursts power to all its four wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Scroll past the jump for more details and local pricing. Continue Reading

November 26, 2014

8 Fuel-efficient Cars Available in the Philippines

When buying new cars, fuel efficiency is one of the top 3 aspects we consider as Filipinos in addition to function and looks. We at YugaTech completely understand since every year, EDSA seems to be getting smaller and smaller as traffic gets worse. For this article we list down 8 fuel-efficient cars available here in the Philippines with the highest kilometer-per-liter count (city/highway combined) as stated by their manufacturers.

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November 23, 2014

Why Ford Fiesta’s 1.0L EcoBoost is not Your Average 1-Liter Engine

We were recently loaned by Ford its 2014 Fiesta Sport+ 1.0L EcoBoost. The award-winning sub-compact is a 5-door hatchback that runs on a 3-cylinder engine (yup, just three cylinders). Don’t be fooled by the numbers, though, as it pumps out 125PS of power and 170Nm of torque. Read on and find out why this International Engine of the Year victor isn’t your ordinary 1-liter engine. Continue Reading

November 19, 2014

360 Eco-Loop: New Way to Get Around Filinvest City

Eco-friendly rides are slowly becoming a trend in the local scene, but it was the Filinvest City in Alabang that launched the country’s first integrated , electric-powered, public transport system which features the new vehicle called 360 Eco-Loop.

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November 18, 2014

House Bill filed to stop abusive taxi drivers

To protect commuters from abusive taxi drivers in the country, Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian has filed House Bill No. 3681 or the Bill of Rights of Taxi Passengers.

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November 17, 2014

10 Affordable Sports Cars Sold in the Philippines

Yet another reader suggested that we provide a list of affordable sports cars after reading our 10 most expensive luxury cars sold locally. So we scoured the Internet for 10 sports cars that offer a balance in speed, lightweight body, and more affordable price tag as an alternative to other sporty vehicles amounting to Php5M and above. Continue Reading

November 17, 2014

Japan’s MagLev train can reach speeds of up to 500kmph

Japan has started test runs of its latest high-speed maglev (magnetic levitation) train that can reach speeds of up to 500 km/h. Continue Reading

November 15, 2014

LTO Still Battling License Card Shortage

Are you planning to renew your Driver’s License anytime soon? If so, then don’t be surprised if a Land Transportation Office personnel only issues you a paper (official receipt) that will serve as your temporary license while the government agency is still experiencing shortage of License Card.

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November 14, 2014

Armored Mercedes-Benz vs AK-47 assault rifle

Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC), one of the leading manufacturers and supplier of armored cars worldwide, recently uploaded a video showing an armored Mercedes-Benz getting shot at with an AK-47 assault rifle. Continue Reading

November 11, 2014

2015 Honda Civic now available for purchase

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) today formally announces the availability of its 2015 Civic. It’s got the same sporty design and dynamic handling of the beloved Civic lineup previously, and comes in six different variants to choose from. Continue Reading

November 11, 2014

10 Most Expensive Luxury Cars in the Philippines

We recently gave you the 6 least expensive cars available in the Philippines where we mentioned that you sometimes just need a decent car to have a comfortable ride. Today, we give you a list of cars that are on the opposite side of that spectrum where comfort, power, and looks run the show. Check out these different vehicle makers and some of their most expensive cars (we’re talking as high-end as Php40M a pop!).

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November 06, 2014

6 least expensive cars in the Philippines

When buying a car, it doesn’t necessarily need to have the most powerful engine and state-of-the-art features. Sometimes, it just needs to be decent enough to spare you from the hassles of commuting. In this article we list down the specs, notable features, and pricing of some of the least expensive cars currently sold here in the Philippines. Continue Reading

November 06, 2014

Mitsubishi PH recalls ASX, Outlander, Lancer EX and Lancer Evolution X

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has issued a recall of four car models sold in the country: the ASX, Outlander, Lancer EX and Lancer Evolution X, due to problems with the brake booster, brake lamp switch and engine drive belt pulley.

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October 28, 2014

Ford announces all-new Explorer Sport with V6 engine

In addition to the 2015 Ford Escape, the company also announced a refresh of its well-received Explorer. Ford‘s Explorer Sport now boasts a 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine that pumps out 365 horses at 5,500rpm. It also has added features from its predecessor making it a class-defining SUV. Continue Reading

October 28, 2014

Ford Philippines launches 1.6L and 2.0L 2015 Escape

Ford Philippines last night unveiled two new SUVs that will soon be available for purchase – the Explorer Sport (see specs and pricing here) and the new Escape. The 2015 Ford Escape continues to offer premium driving experience with its sleek new exterior and safety features. More details after the break. Continue Reading

October 23, 2014

The Uber Case: In defense of LTFRB

I like Uber. Started using it in Detroit early this year and a few more times in recent months here in Manila. I recommend it to a lot of friends and encourage our people in the office to use it. Same with Grab a Taxi and similar other taxi apps.

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October 23, 2014

HB 5099: Parking Fees Regulation Act pegs fee at Php40

A new House Bill, authored by Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian, is being proposed to limit initial parking fees at only Php40 and regulates the rate of establishments with parking facilities.

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October 20, 2014

Driving the All-new Nissan X-Trail up the City of Pines

Last week, we were able to drive the all-new 2014 Nissan X-Trail all the way up north to test its capabilities as a vehicle that’s always ready for anything the harsh roads might throw its way. Nissan Philippines is one of the first to have it in southeast Asia and we were lucky to experience it firsthand. So we packed our bags, fastened our seatbelts, and we were off to hit the highway.

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October 11, 2014

Best Automotive Brands of 2014

A few days ago we presented the Best Technology and Electronics Brands of 2014 which is based on Interbrand’s recently released Best Global Brands list. This time we’re showcasing the best brands in the Automotive sector for 2014. Find out if your favorite brand made it on the list. Continue Reading

October 08, 2014

Mercedes-Benz has a self-driving truck for 2025

We’ve seen some concepts of self-driving cars from different manufacturers and a peek of what automobile driving could be in the near future. German automobile manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, brings this auto-piloting feature to its trucks.
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September 30, 2014

Electric Tricycles roll out in Mandaluyong City

Following the debut of the COMET (City Optimized Managed Electric Transport) e-jeepney in Quezon City, the e-tricycles, also known as the E-Trikebayan, are now plying the streets of Mandaluyong City.

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September 28, 2014

This is the symbolical jeepney’s successor, and it’s already in QC

A lot of people would consider the jeepney a symbol of Philippine culture, where it comes from the words “Jeep” & “Jitney”, materializing after World War II. Because of arising environmental concerns and because of technological advancements, we are now seeing the next big step in local transportation take place – something we’ve reported last January; it’s called the COMET e-jeepney, and it’s debuting in Quezon City. Continue Reading

September 24, 2014

Honda announces availability of all-new City VX MUGEN

Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) announces the availability of its new City VX MUGEN Special Edition that sports factory-installed body kits from MUGEN. It comes with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine partnered with 5-speed manual transmission. Continue Reading

September 22, 2014

YugaTech Presents: Galloping with the Ford Mustang

We got the chance to take the 5-liter Ford Mustang V8 GT Premium out for a spin and to be honest, we enjoyed every bit of it. Here’s our experience with one of the most popular and iconic muscle car in history. Continue Reading

September 14, 2014

Solon wants to suspend Helmet Law to fight crimes

Zamboanga Representative Celso Lobregat has authored House Bill No. 4438 which aims to suspend Republic Act 10054, or the Helmet Law, in an effort to fight crimes committed by motorcycle riders.

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