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Top Gear Philippines is a magazine which is published by Summit Media - under license from BBC Worldwide and Immediate Media Company - and features Philippine-only content.
It was first published in September 2004 with British and Filipino contents published. A major change came when a Filipino editor-in-chief took the helm and published Philippine content unique to the magazine. In March 2011, Top Gear Philippines redesigned its contents, with some segments being renamed. On June of the same year, they published their 75th issue and made a contest on their website. In March 2012, they redesigned again to attract more readers. On June of the same year, they put out their supplementary issue called "Top Bikes". In December 2012, they made their first "Top Gear Philippines Car Of The Year Awards" with the Toyota 86 as the first winner. This September 2013, Top Gear Philippines redesigned their magazine again in commemoration of its "9th-year anniversary and 100th issue" celebration on the same month. In September 2014, Top Gear celebrated their 10 years and redesigned their magazine again. They celebrated 11 years in September 2015. A year later, in the May 2016 issue, Top Gear PH redesigned their magazine again, with a more flat and minimalist design. Various changes have been added over the years, such as the addition of the Moto Sapiens page in the October 2016 issue.
The editorial staff of the online component of Top Gear Philippines, TopGear.com.ph, was sued by Nestor Punzalan after they erroneously identified Punzalan as the potential killer in a road rage incident in Quiapo on their popular Facebook page.Among the demands made by Punzalan was for Vernon B. Sarne, Top Gear Philippines Editor-in-chief, to resign after he identified himself as the party at fault on their Facebook page that resulted in Punzalan being threatened and cyberbullied.
On April 11, 2018 Top Gear Philippines publisher Summit Media announcedthat it was ending publication of the Top Gear Philippines print magazine.
The features of the Top Gear Philippines include:
A V-twin engine, also called a V2 engine, is a two-cylinder piston engine where the cylinders share a common crankshaft and are arranged in a V configuration.
An automobile start-stop system or stop-start system automatically shuts down and restarts the internal combustion engine to reduce the amount of time the engine spends idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This is most advantageous for vehicles which spend significant amounts of time waiting at traffic lights or frequently come to a stop in traffic jams. Start-stop technology may become more common with more stringent government fuel economy and emissions regulations. This feature is present in hybrid electric vehicles, but has also appeared in vehicles which lack a hybrid electric powertrain. For non-electric vehicles fuel economy gains from this technology are typically in the range of 3-10 percent, potentially as high as 12 percent. In the United States, idling wastes approximately 14.8 billion liters of gasoline per year.
The Ford Probe was a liftback coupé produced by Ford, introduced in 1988 and produced until 1997. The Probe was the result of Ford's collaboration with its longtime Japanese partner, Mazda, and both generations of Probe were derived from the front-wheel drive Mazda G platform that underpinned the Mazda Capella.
Japanese domestic market refers to Japan's home market for vehicles. For the importer, these terms refer to vehicles and parts designed to conform to Japanese regulations and to suit Japanese buyers. The term is abbreviated JDM.
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Valentina is a supervillain created by Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo who first appeared in the second episode of the Darna series published in the Philippine comics Pilipino Komiks. One of the most recognizable supervillainess characters in the Philippines, she is the archenemy of Darna. She was originally a bitter, deformed woman born from ordinary human parents with venomous snakes on her head that appears to be like hair. When she grew up, she killed her parents and was subsequently taken in by a serpent creature named Kobra. Valentina was soon referred to as "goddess of the snakes".
Top Gear is an automobile magazine owned by BBC Worldwide and published under contract by Immediate Media Company. It is named after the BBC's Top Gear television show. It was first published in October 1993 and is published monthly at a price of £4.35. As of March 2019 there have been a total of 320 issues published in the UK.
The Toyota Innova is a compact MPV manufactured by the Japanese automaker Toyota. It is first produced in Indonesia under supervision by Toyota Astra Motor since 2004 and has been manufactured in other countries as well. As with the Kijang, which it replaced, the Innova is produced and first marketed in 2004 in Indonesia. The Innova has a body-on-frame chassis constructed from Toyota's IMV platform together with the Hilux pickup truck and the Fortuner SUV. Its official name in Indonesia is Toyota Kijang Innova, while for other countries it is called "Innova" or "Innova Crysta".
Comics in the Philippines are widespread and popular throughout the country from the 1920s to the present. Komiks were partially inspired by American mainstream comic strips and comic books during the early 20th century. Particularly after World War II, the medium became widely popular, though its mainstream appeal has subsided somewhat with the advent of other mass-media forms such as telenovelas. Webcomics produced by independent Filipino web-based artists have caught the attention of local and foreign readers.
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The Manila International Auto Show is the Philippines’ biggest motor show in terms of visitor count, cars on display, and exhibitors. The show, previously known as The Manila International Motor Show, is an annual venue for car buyers and enthusiasts alike to take a closer look at the latest models and significant concepts from the Philippines’ premiere auto makers.
The Honda Mobilio is a seven-seat mini MPV produced by Japanese automaker Honda. The first generation Mobilio that was produced from 2001 to 2008, was the second model in Honda's Small Max series and also took Honda's Global Small Platform and their i-DSI engine. In May 2008, the Freed was introduced in Japan, replacing the Mobilio. The second generation Mobilio, which is based on the Brio, was introduced in September 2013 and went on sale in January 2014.
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Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc., is a venture of Summit Media. operates Philippine-based entertainment websites Philippine Entertainment Portal and Sports Interactive Network.
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The Daihatsu Ayla is a city car designed by Daihatsu and manufactured by Astra Daihatsu Motor in Indonesia. It is primarily developed as an entry-level hatchback that would be marketed and sold in several developing markets. The Ayla is sold by Toyota as the Toyota Agya in Indonesia, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Toyota Wigo in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Brunei and Vietnam through an OEM agreement. The car is also rebadged, redesigned and manufactured in Malaysia by Perodua as the Perodua Axia.
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