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Police: Man thanks trooper in letter after speeding ticket

EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. — New Jersey State Police say the general manager of a company that operates radio stations complimented a trooper in a letter after he was ticketed for speeding. The agency wrote on its Facebook page Thursday that Dave Coskey praised the trooper's attitude after he was pulled over on the Garden State Parkway on Sunday. Coskey says Trooper 7515 could've given him the ticket and walked away, but instead explained that they're trying to save lives, not just hand out tickets. Coskey says the trooper told him they want people to slow down because there have been some deadly accidents recently on that section of the parkway. The former head of marketing for the Borgata casino and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers says the trooper then escorted him off the shoulder and …

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Maserati launches its first SUV in the Philippines

Text and Photos by Neil Pagulayan Maserati Philippines just launched its first SUV, the Levante, last Wednesday Oct. 12, at the Palace Pool Club. Named after warm Mediterranean winds that can change instantly from mild to gale force, the Levante can shift from smooth on-road drivability to venturing into the extremes of off-road, just as easily. The Levante is 100 percent Italian made and Maserati boasts best in class on-road handling in sport mode as well as in snow and ice, while still offering comfort when driving off-road. Both Maserati and SUV The Levante has been designed with both sports car characteristics and off-road prowess in mind. It has the best-in-segment aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.31cd.  Propelling it is a choice of two gasoline engines and one diesel, all of which are in 3.0-litre …

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Montero Sports head to head test drive challenging at McKinley West, Taguig

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) brings the Montero Sport Head to Head Test Drive Challenge in Taguig City from Oct. 22 to 23. Take the opportunity to test drive the all-new Montero Sport and compare it with the competition at the Chateau Road, McKinley West, Taguig. Personally experience the power and class-leading features of the all-new Montero Sport in a test drive track specifically laid-out to demonstrate the features of this SUV against its competitors. The track has been designed to test the vehicles’ power, easy handling, maneuverability, riding comfort, among others. This is the best opportunity for customers who are still having a hard time in choosing which midsize SUV they should purchase, with competing vehicles from other brands present for easier comparison. Participants of the Davao, Cebu, Pampanga, Mall of Asia …

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5 features you’d want in your pickup

When it comes to pickups in the Philippines, few have the kind of glowing reputation possessed by the Mitsubishi Strada. It’s earned its stripes by crossing rivers, bounding boulders and literally doing all the heavy lifting. Seldom did it break down, requiring only air, fuel and the mandatory oil change to keep on keeping on. It started out boxy, but by the third-generation, it was one of the most sought after not just for what it can do, but also for the way it looks. After driving the 5th generation Strada, let me highlight five utterly enviable features that will make you wish were driving one too.   Headlamps The headlamps on the Strada are probably the most stunning in the segment right now. It comes with an illusion of size from the LED daytime …

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Commuting executive-style with Avis

The worsening traffic, approaching holiday season and recent implementation of new traffic rules may hamper our ability to drive around town, yet getting around to meetings or errands is easier than most think. Most individuals will quickly turn to their phones to book a car from a transportation network vehicle services (TNVS), like Uber or Grab. Yet, for those with busy schedules and multiple stops, the waiting time and costs can quickly pile up. Thankfully, there’s a new alternative. As it celebrates its 44th anniversary, Avis Philippines is offering clients a chauffeur-driven ride within Metro Manila, called The Executive Class. With The Executive Class, clients may book a vehicle for up to 13 hours per day in a single booking. The chauffeured vehicle will pick up the client wherever desired, bring them to …

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BMW’s New Motorcycle Concept Is So Smart You Won’t Need a Helmet

On Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., BMW Group debuted a motorcycle concept so artificially intelligent that it eliminates the need for the rider to wear protective gear, including a helmet. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle is the latest incarnation of BMW’s Vision Next series, which celebrates 100 years of the German brand with forward-looking concept vehicles from Rolls-Royce, Mini, and BMW. The group has been hosting events around the world this year to debut each new concept in a different city. California’s event, held in an old airplane hangar, displayed the motorcycle along each of the group's other previously shown concepts. This is the fourth and final of its concepts to be shown. So what does the future of motorcycles hold? At least according to BMW, it's a …

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The fast future Audi launches the 2017 R8 V10 Plus

Audi Philippines took the wraps off the second-generation . The modern supercar is propelled by a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, bucking the current trend of competitors that have replaced large displacement engines with smaller ones, assisted by turbos or electric power units. It makes an unmistakable arrival with full-LED headlights. Large air inlets with vertical fins flank the wide, signature Singleframe grill finished in gloss black. Another identifying mark of the V10 Plus are the carbon fiber sideblades in gloss silver in the standard model. The rear features a ventilation screen over the engine compartment, a broad air diffuser integrated into the rear bumper and, as standard in the V10 Plus, a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) fixed wing. The R8 V10 Plus is designed for maximum driving dynamics, being the fastest, sharpest, and …

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Chevrolet introduces the new 2017 Colorado

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), importer and distributor of Chevrolet vehicles, introduces its redesigned and updated pickup truck – the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. Its exterior and interior have been redesigned with a tough yet sophisticated appearance, making it an ideal truck for work and play. More angular lines and strong proportions nod to its American truck DNA. Slim LED daytime running lamps, two-toned aluminum wheels and chrome exterior door handles give it unmistakable road presence. Inside, the new Colorado has a redesigned center console with an eight-inch color touchscreen that houses the latest Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment system with multiple smartphone OS compatibility, multimedia functionality, Bluetooth connectivity, SIRI Eyes Free and voice recognition software. Soft-touch but durable materials, and tailored stitching on fabrics and finishes are used throughout the truck, ensuring it is …

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Petron is official fuel of Formula 4 SEA Philippine Leg

Oil industry leader, Petron Corporation, has been tapped as the official fuel of the Philippine Leg of the 2016 Formula 4 South East Asia (F4/SEA) Championship, scheduled to run from October 15-16 at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga. As the largest oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines and a leading player in the Malaysian market, Petron has made its mark as a fuel innovator, by creating a full range of gasoline and diesel fuels that deliver better power, better mileage, and better engine protection. “We are honored to be a part of the Formula 4 South East Asia championship, and we hope that the drivers will appreciate the power and other benefits of locally-manufactured and formulated Petron fuels,” said Petron Corporation President and CEO, Ramon S. Ang. Promoted by the …

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CarTech: the hybrid perfected Toyota details its hybrid journey

Photos by Toyota It was December 1997 and the whole world was consumed with Leo (DiCaprio) and Kate (Winslet) in Titanic. Meanwhile, this little known, newly launched, mass-produced ‘hybrid’ called a Prius was launched. What does it do? It has batteries. Is it fast? It doesn’t look like it. What’s all the fuss about? It has great fuel mileage. Come the early 2000s, a few A-listers like Leo (DiCaprio) and Jen (Aniston) were seen driving one but the Prius still had its doubters. After six years in the market, it was primed for the big-time and it came when Cameron Diaz rolled up to the red carpet of the 2003 Oscar’s not in a gas-guzzling stretch limo but in a humble white Prius. It’s a major leap considering that only 10 years before, this hybrid …

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