Paulo Papa

Paulo Papa

Fueled by his passion for cars and a good dose of caffeine, Paulo loves taking his readers for an exciting spin with his writing. A self proclaimed nerd, epigrammatic writer, and a doting father. 

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Yamaha start producing electrically-assisted bike components in Europe
Yamaha start producing electrically-assisted bike components in Europe
MANILA: Yamaha Motor Company has commenced the production of electrically power-assisted bicycle drive units in Europe. Per the Japanese motorcycle...
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Suzuki PH commits to MPBL anew
Suzuki PH commits to MPBL anew
MANILA: Suzuki Philippines Incorporated has renewed its commitment to the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). For the 2024 season of...
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Kia's first pickup truck named 'Tasman'
Kia's first pickup truck named 'Tasman'
MANILA: Kia has revealed the name of its first-ever pickup truck — the Tasman. According to the South Korean car...
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Honda develops AI-powered accessibility app for blind, visually impaired
Honda develops AI-powered accessibility app for blind, visually impaired
MANILA: Honda has developed the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered accessibility application for the blind and visually impaired. Per the...
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MPT Mobility’s AACI, Shell partnership to benefit Shell Go+ members
MPT Mobility’s AACI, Shell partnership to benefit Shell Go+ members
MANILA: The partnership between MPT Mobility’s newest division Assist and Assistance Concept Inc. (AACI) and Shell Pilipinas Corporation has secured...
Paulo Papa Apr 15, 2024
Suzuki PH extends ‘Summer to Remember Promo’
Suzuki PH extends ‘Summer to Remember Promo’
MANILA: Suzuki Philippines Incorporated extended its Summer to Remember Promo, which aims to deliver hot deals for those eyeing the...
Paulo Papa Apr 15, 2024
Pres. Marcos Jr. wants officials to stop using sirens, blinkers
Pres. Marcos Jr. wants officials to stop using sirens, blinkers
MANILA: President Ferdinand Marcos Junior has issued an order that prohibits public officials and personnel from using sirens, blinkers, dome...
Paulo Papa Apr 15, 2024
MMDA e-bike ban on major roads starts today
MMDA e-bike ban on major roads starts today
MANILA: The Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) move to ban electric bikes (e-bikes) on major roads in Metro Manila starts...
Paulo Papa Apr 15, 2024
PUV drivers allocated with 2.5-B financial aid
PUV drivers allocated with 2.5-B financial aid
MANILA: Makati City Representative Luis Campos Junior shared that public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers are allocated with a P2.5 billion-funding...
Paulo Papa Apr 15, 2024
Caltex boosts presence in Laguna with Turbina station opening
Caltex boosts presence in Laguna with Turbina station opening
MANILA: Caltex Philippines has bolstered its presence in Laguna with the opening of its newest station in Turbina, Calamba. According...
Paulo Papa Apr 15, 2024
MIAS 2024: Here’s what transpired on the first day of the annual auto expo
MIAS 2024: Here’s what transpired on the first day of the annual auto expo
The first day of the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS ) 2024 was a success, setting a precedent for the...
Paulo Papa Apr 06, 2024
ELECTRIA: here are the EV classifications per DOE
ELECTRIA: here are the EV classifications per DOE
Electric vehicles (EV) are now a common fixture in the local automotive scene. They not only offer a more sustainable...
Paulo Papa Apr 01, 2024
Brembo: an ideal choice for discerning Filipino car owners
Brembo: an ideal choice for discerning Filipino car owners
Brembo is a popular aftermarket brand with experience that ranges from providing solutions for daily drivers to developing performance-oriented brakes...
Paulo Papa Mar 26, 2024
Here are the 3 available colors of the Suzuki Skydrive Sport
Here are the 3 available colors of the Suzuki Skydrive Sport
The Suzuki Skydrive Sport is one of the small-displacement scooter offerings of the brand here in the Philippines and has...
Paulo Papa Mar 25, 2024
Flyweight feud: Suzuki S-Presso AGS vs. Honda Brio V CVT
Flyweight feud: Suzuki S-Presso AGS vs. Honda Brio V CVT
The S-Presso is one of the more popular compact hatchbacks offered by the local arm of the Japanese automotive brand...
Paulo Papa Mar 20, 2024
Cabin check: What’s inside the BYD Atto 3
Cabin check: What’s inside the BYD Atto 3
Filipino car buyers are quickly getting familiar with electric cars. And one of the models that is increasingly gaining attention...
Paulo Papa Mar 19, 2024
Midsize SUV battle: Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Ford Everest
Midsize SUV battle: Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Ford Everest
The fifth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe is the latest competitor in the local midsize sport-utility vehicle category. Launched not too long...
Paulo Papa Mar 14, 2024
Suzuki Gixxer Fi: Top 3 reasons to buy
Suzuki Gixxer Fi: Top 3 reasons to buy
The Suzuki Gixxer Fi is one of the brand’s entries into the middleweight backbone motorcycle segment in the country. It...
Paulo Papa Mar 12, 2024
Hyundai Santa Fe: 6 seductive colors
Hyundai Santa Fe: 6 seductive colors
The fifth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe just launched not too long ago. The boxy and outdoorsy sport utility vehicle (SUV) offers...
Paulo Papa Mar 12, 2024
Suzuki Skydrive Crossover vs. Skydrive Sport: Battle of the scooters
Suzuki Skydrive Crossover vs. Skydrive Sport: Battle of the scooters
The Suzuki Skydrive has been one of the more popular nameplates from the Japanese motorcycle company. To date, the two...
Paulo Papa Mar 12, 2024
First look: JMC Vigus
First look: JMC Vigus
JMC Philippines has showcased its pickup truck lineup during an exclusive off-road event in Batangas. There, Zigwheels Philippines was able...
Paulo Papa Apr 01, 2024
First look: JMC Grand Avenue
First look: JMC Grand Avenue
JMC Philippines has showcased its initial offerings at an off-road-themed event in Batangas. Members of the motoring media had the...
Paulo Papa Mar 27, 2024
Above average: Toyota Raize G
Above average: Toyota Raize G
Released sometime in 2022, the Toyota Raize is touted as a modern crossover that offers a stylish and affordable answer...
Paulo Papa Mar 22, 2024
BYD Atto 3: from the metro to the mountains
BYD Atto 3: from the metro to the mountains
Indeed, many Filipino car buyers are now more open to owning electric vehicles (EV). However, range anxiety (and the lack...
Paulo Papa Mar 18, 2024
Adventure-ready: Subaru Crosstrek
Adventure-ready: Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Philippines has launched the Crosstrek sometime last year, officially replacing the XV moniker.  The crossover is aimed at adventure-seeking...
Paulo Papa Mar 01, 2024
More doors, more fun: Suzuki Jimny 5-door
More doors, more fun: Suzuki Jimny 5-door
Suzuki Philippines Incorporated launched the highly-anticipated Jimny 5-door just recently. And it did not take too long for the Japanese...
Paulo Papa Feb 27, 2024
Refined ride: Volkswagen Tharu SEL
Refined ride: Volkswagen Tharu SEL
The Volkswagen Tharu is the brand’s latest offering for the Philippine market. Released not too long ago, the crossover provides...
Paulo Papa Feb 27, 2024
More than modest: Honda Brio V CVT
More than modest: Honda Brio V CVT
Mid-variant models are often seen as modest versions of their respective nameplates. Since they are positioned in between the base...
Paulo Papa Feb 21, 2024
Fancy family MPV: Hyundai Stargazer X
Fancy family MPV: Hyundai Stargazer X
Sometime last year, Hyundai Motor Philippines Incorporated rolled out the Stargazer X — a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that boasts sport-utility...
Paulo Papa Feb 07, 2024
Suzuki S-Presso: capable daily driver, decent weekender
Suzuki S-Presso: capable daily driver, decent weekender
Small hatchbacks are often seen as city cars best suited for short trips within the metro. Thanks to their tiny...
Paulo Papa Jan 04, 2024

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