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Mexico to auction Lamborghini, Porsches seized from criminals

May 25, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the proceeds from the sale of the 82 cars – which include a Lamborghini Murcielago, 3 Porsches and dozens of armored trucks – would be invested in poor communities

A woman takes a snapshot of a seized Lamborghini that will be auctioned taken at Los Pinos former presidential residence in Mexico City, on May 21, 2019. Mexico announced Tuesday it will auction off scores of luxury cars seized by police, as its austerity-crusading president seeks to send a message in a country where powerful criminals often wield their bling with impunity. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the proceeds from the sale of the 82 cars -- which include a Lamborghini Murcielago, three Porsches and dozens of armored trucks -- would be invested in poor communities. Pedro PARDO / AFP

LOOK: Cebu port officials discover luxury vehicles in car part shipment

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Customs officials find a Mercedes Benz, an Alfa Romeo, a Porsche 911, and a Range Rover Evoque in a shipment declared as containing only one piece of car body

'MISDECLARED'. A Customs official takes note of the discovery of a Porsche in a shipment that was declared as containing a car part. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Duterte leads destruction of P278 million in contraband cars in Cagayan

Jul 30, 2018 - 10:56 PM

This time, 68 luxury vehicles – including a Lamborghini and a Porsche – and 8 luxury motorbikes are destroyed in front of a crowd of hundreds. The vehicles are worth P277.9 million, while the motorbikes cost P19.5 million.

TO BE WRECKED. Photo courtesy of Mark Djeron Tumabao

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

Government to wreck luxury cars to send 'strong message' vs smuggling

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM

'The President is very clear in his instructions and directives that we should follow the rule so if they violate, let's apply the most extreme remedy or penalty. And the decision of the government is to destroy these cars,' Lambino tells Rappler

[OPINION] How lawmakers gifted themselves with tax cuts on luxury cars

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

By passing a law that makes expensive cars cheaper rather than costlier, our lawmakers not only weakened the promise of TRAIN, but also benefitted the wealthy at the expense of the Filipino people

Luxury car business grapples with 'drastic' tax hike proposal

May 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The price of a Toyota Camry 3 5 V6 A T will surge to over P3 030 million in 2019 from the current P2 153 million based on a pending bill

'DRASTIC.' The proposal could potentially sap demand for luxury cars, local car companies say. Photo by AFP

BOC suspends importer after misdeclaring sports car value

May 29, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Car importer Amest Trading has been the subject of a congressional probe for violating Customs laws and regulations and was served a suspension order in February

Germany's BMW celebrates 100th anniversary

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The century old carmaker now has more than 116 000 employees and 88 billion in annual sales

epa05097864 The BMW M2 Coupe at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 11 January 2016. Auto manufacturers from around the globe come to show off their latest models and concepts. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Buying a luxury car: 6 questions, answered

Nov 09, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Is buying a top of the line vehicle worth it?

PH auto industry hits record sales in 1Q 2015

Apr 14, 2015 - 4:12 PM

Toyota buoys the sales with 10 237 units – its highest single month sales to date

Customs busts P11.1M smuggled luxury car, motorcycles, computers

Mar 09, 2015 - 7:30 PM

‘Any misdeclaration or undervaluation made on import entries is a form of technical smuggling and will be dealt with accordingly ’ a Customs official stresses

Rolls-Royce ventures offroad in hunt for growth

Feb 19, 2015 - 6:00 AM

What is key to our strategy of carefully managed growth is that Rolls Royce cars remain rare precious items and absolutely authentic

Coming soon in PH: Aston Martin, James Bond's car

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Car aficionados can soon vroom away in Agent 007’s ride to be distributed in the country through DBPhils Motosports Incorporated

Quiz: Getting the car that suits your lifestyle

Jan 10, 2015 - 12:34 PM

Always wanted to have your own car but not sure what car to buy or how to get it? Take this short quiz

Rolls-Royce captures ‘captains of industry’ in PH

Oct 10, 2013 - 2:41 PM

Rolls Royce CEO Torsten Müller Ötvös says he met with 15 industry leaders who are the main pillars of the economy

LUXURY CARS. Manila's Who's Who are keen on a Rolls-Royce unit, says the British brand's CEO. Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce official Facebook page

Audi, BMW dealer confirms rejection of Berjaya's takeover bid

Jul 31, 2013 - 5:06 PM

HR Owen s chair Jon Walden says Berjaya s offer materially undervalues the company

LUXURY CAR. The 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost on display during the second press preview day at the New York International Auto Show on March 28, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Rolls Royce arrives in Manila

Jun 19, 2013 - 1:42 PM

British brand Rolls Royce known for their highly personalized bespoke cars unveiled in a grand launch on Wednesday June 19 its first dealership in the Philippines

Red racer Ferrari joins green revolution

Dec 25, 2012 - 6:54 PM

Italy s red racing giant Ferrari wants to go green cutting emissions without sacrificing horsepower and working on a new hybrid model set to thrill pro environment speed junkies