Friday, October 28, 2011
Since 2009 Hyundai Accent proved to be one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the transport business industry, especially in taxi and rent-a-car business, providing companies with a diesel-fed engines which other competitor or auto-manufacturer failed to provide here in the Philippines.
This 2011, Hyundai Motors yet again proved that their cars are very fuel-efficient with their All new Hyundai Sonata, research was done by J.D. Powers.
When I was along Malate just having a roadtrip, I accidentally spotted a different taxi parked along the road, it is not a Toyota Corolla Altis. I thought that was the All New 2011-2012 Hyundai Accent that was converted into a taxi; but, it bothers me that time because that is the all-new 2011-2012 Hyundai Accent taxi. So, what I did is turn back to that spot and take a look once again into that vehicle. To my suprise it was the all-new 2011-2012 Hyundai Accent taxi. I ask the folks around that area who is the driver of the taxi and ask him some questions about his ride, and also to take a picture of the said vehicle.
After taking a picture of the car, I asked the driver regarding the fuel-efficiency of the new Hyundai Accent; to my suprise, the driver told that the fuel-efficiency of the Hyundai Accent is the same with the Toyota Vios. Well, very impressive having an engine 1.4 displacement but with a fuel-consumption of a 1.3 J variant of Toyota, which is good for business and a perfect investment for those who will plan to change their old taxis, especially Toyota Corolla bigbodies with an LPG which valid until this year, mandated by the LTFRB or Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
When I heard that to the driver; I realized now that, this car is also fuel-efficient and made a right choice.
If you are planning to go into a business and want to venture on taxis, I suggest that you might try the all-new 2011-2012 Hyundai Accent. For those interested to go into the business, find an old taxi like the Toyota Corolla with a taxi franchise which is valid until this year, and the operator will not continue that business; buy the taxi with the franchise, and transfer the franchise to the new vehicle. I think they sell cheaper and less hassle.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I stop along Tiendesitas to buy a drink at SM Hypermarket before going to an event in Manila; while I am walking at Tiendesitas, I saw a bunch of Mazda cars parked inside the Tiendesitas premises, I mean whole Mazda, Ford, and Kia cars which are in car-show looks. Out of curiousity I went to the place. To my suprise it was a carshow, the Mazdatech-IX.
The Mazdatech-IX was organized by Mazdatech Philippines, held on October 22, 2011 at Tiendesitas. They showcase cars and SUV from Mazda, Ford, and Kia, they share the same engine or body, you will observe on the road some cars are alsom the same in other car brands that I have mentioned; it is very apparent that the owners really takes care and loves their car, some owners also imported Mazda cars from other countries just to have it; reason for that, local dealers did not offer those kind of cars in the local market.
Well I hope I can go again to another car show and hoping next year Mazdatech will again organize another event.
Here are some of my shots on the said event; please do share the link with your friends if they are interested on this cars. Thanks.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
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Until you have experienced the quality craftmanship, true functionality, and personalization of owning a set of HRE Wheels, you have not had the ultimate complete vehicle. For over 30 years, HRE has been dedicated to developing the pinnacle in performance and luxury wheels for those like us, the enthusiast. In the 70's, HRE developed modular wheels for Formula Ford and Mazda racers. In the 80's, HRE became the first US based company to make 3-piece wheels which started a whole new trend of performance street wheels. In the late 90's, HRE released the 540R mesh wheel which gain great recognition and started an industry trend. Starting off the 21st century, HRE developed wheels for the Saleen 7 along with Vipers and Corvettes running 220+mph. After developing the lightest modular wheel in history, the Competition Series, and releasing a new series of wheels for luxury sedans and SUV's, HRE has created history again with their newMonoblock product and the debut of their carbon fiber wheel at the 2008 SEMA show.
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Greddy Performance is the manufacturer of Exhausts, Turbo Kits, Superchargers, Big Brakes, Strut Bars, Blow Off Valves, EManage Engine Management, Boost Controllers, Timing Belts, Headers, and much more. Greddy Performance Product is based out of Japan. Vivid Racing is one of the master distributors for Greddy Performance Products through Greddy USA. Greddy features products for popular tuners cars such as the Subaru STI, Mitsubishi EVO, Honda S2000, Nissan 350Z, Honda Civic, Acura Integra, Acura RSX, Scion, and more. As a distributor, Vivid Racing does both wholesale and retail offering the best service and pricing.
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GReddy...a proven winner
Founded in Japan in 1977 The Trust company LTD has become a dominant source for automotive performance products around the world. With popular brand names like GReddy, the division that makes Exhaust Systems, Turbo Kits, Cooling systems, Electronics and Accessory lines, GREX, the division that makes both engine hard parts and footwear (suspension brakes etc.), and GRacer, the division that produces aerodynamic components the Trust Company offers one of the widest varieties of performance automotive components in the world.
Since 1994 the development and distribution of Trust Company products in the United States has been accomplished by GReddy Performance Products, in Irvine California.
Founded and Driven by racers
A company founded and managed by racers and enthusiasts, GReddy has one prime goal, to develop products that increase performance. To this end, the GReddy spirit of constant evolution shows in every product we offer. The reputation of the GReddy performance line for US spec, European Spec and JDM vehicles is unsurpassed and backed by a sales and service organization second to none. In our Irvine facility we maintain and excellent inventory of product and are able to maintain a 90% fill rate on orders, a number hard to match in today's changing marketplace. Our application listings are extensive, covering most of the popular vehicles with a broad variety of products, We employ a constant customer awareness program with a feed back channel, which is used to further improve our product lines.
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Rays Wheels is the manufacturer of Volk Racing wheels in Japan. Volk Racing wheels are mostly 1 piece forged designs. Very lightweight and very strong, many Japanese tuner use the Volk Racing Wheels. Models including the Volk TE37, CE28N, RE30, GTN, GTU, GTF, Time Attacks, and more are very popular. Vivid Racing is one of the master distributors for Volk Racing Wheels through Volk USA, Mackin Industries. Volk Racing Wheels have been a part of the Vivid Racing projects for years. Vivid Racing has used Volk Racing Wheels on their project cars including: Subaru WRX, BMW 335I, Porsche 996 Turbo, and more. As a distributor, Vivid Racing does both wholesale and retail offering the best service and pricing.
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Volk Racing is the top brand name line of forged wheels from RAYS Engineering, a Japanese manufacturer of high tech wheels for motorsports and street. They are current wheel suppliers to winning factory race teams of Honda, Nissan, Toyota, and Mazda in tough racing series such as JGTC (Japan Grand Touring Car Championship), JTCC (Japan Touring Car Championship), BTCC (British Touring Car Championship), Formula 3000, and Formula 1.
They manufacture wheels for revered factory tuning firms such as TRD (Toyota Racing Development) of Toyota; Mazda-Speed of Mazda; Nissan's Nismo; and Honda's Mugen.
Why are such entities attracted to RAYS? Their passion for excellence in quality, highest technology, and motorsports.
Also Rays Wheels are also present on some video games especially racing games like Gran Tursimo series, Wangan Maximum Tune series, and Initial D series.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Finally, the wait is over; Mazda release their latest model which will be offered to the market, the 2012 Mazda 3. Well, its been a while since we haven't seen any new release of this model to the market, I mean very long time.
Very obvious that the front of the car has change, very similar to its younger brother, the Mazda 2; but, the difference is, there is no grille on it, just a badge. My sources said that it will be equipped with Xenon projector headlights and LED park-light, similar to AUDI's "out of my way" light; and also the tail light of this model was re-design, just expect the design of these is similar to the tailight of Mazda 2.
Other changes on this mode are the interior, re-design cockpit and console, steering wheel, paddle-shift, features, and ammeneties.
Regarding on the engine, I'll keep you posted on it because right now there is no information release yet, if this model will have a new engine or it will retain from the previous model; in short, facelift compare to the US that have alredy new engine and fuel-efficient system.