Monday, 29 July 2013

LTO issues memo on NEW plate design for new and current vehicles

The Land Transportation Office recently issued Memorandum Circular No. VPT-2013-1772, or the Motor Vehicle License Plates Standardization Program, which outlines the format of the new plate design which the agency will issue for both new and current vehicles.

According to the memo, all private and "for hire" motor vehicles will now have license plates that display three alpha and four numeric symbols. Motorcycles, on the other hand, will have two alpha and five numeric symbols. Diplomatic plates will have five numeric symbols.

Besides the new license plates, all vehicles will be issued a registration sticker that bears the vehicle's plate number and a pair of stainless, 10mm security bolt head screws and nuts with washers.
As for the classification of the plates, it is going to be as follows:
* Private vehicles will have a white background with black alphanumeric symbols, with the region (i.e., NCR) where the vehicle was first registered indicated on it;
* "For hire" vehicles will have a yellow background with black alphanumeric symbols, with the authorized route indicated on it;
* Motorcycles will have a white background with black alphanumeric symbols;
* Government vehicles and protocol plates will have a white background with red alphanumeric symbols, with the name of the agency or office indicated on it; and
* Diplomatic vehicles will have a white background and blue alphanumeric symbols

For vehicles with existing plates, the new plates will be attached within 45 days of the renewal of its registration and after the old plates are surrendered to the LTO. In addition, only the LTO security locks must be used to attach the new plates.

Based on the memo, the cost of the new license plate, inclusive of the LTO security locks but "exclusive of other charges," is at P450 for motor vehicles and P120 for motorcycles.
According to a succeeding memo filed by the LTO, the issuance of new plates for new vehicles will take effect onSeptember 1, 2013. The issuance of new, duplicate and replacement plates for motorcycles, and the renewal or replacement plates for current vehicles will take effect on January 2, 2014.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Toyota Starts the Fun with All New Vios

Toyota Starts the Fun with All New Vios 

 Toyota starts the fun with the All New Vios

Based on Toyota’s thrust of promoting “Waku Doki” or Fun to drive vehicles, the Vios boasts new and innovative features. Most noticeable is the vehicle’s redesigned exterior which gives it a more sporty and aggressive feel. With new streamlined headlamps, an aggressive grille the Vios’ front fascia is a sure head turner. To match this, its tail lamps have been changed giving it a sharper and more futuristic look for complete model change.

Built with dynamic styling and a more luxurious finish the Vios’ interior invites you to step in and experience the fun in driving. Making best use of its improved dimensions which are bigger than that of the outgoing model, (originally with a dimension of 4,300mm x 1,700mm x 1,460mm, it’s now 4,410 long, 1,700mm wide and 1,475 tall.) the Vios allows for more cabin space making it more comfortable for its passengers. As with the exterior, the redesigned interior shows Toyota’s world renowned manufacturing technology being incorporated into local manufacturing methods, resulting in presence that exceeds its class.

Moreover, the All New Vios comes with the same reliable VVT-i engine, 4-cylinder in-line DOHC 16-valve engine with electric fuel injection (EFI). This vehicle still offers class leading performance coupled with suberp fuel economy. The 1.5G AT has a maximum output of 107hp/6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 142Nm/4,200rpm, while the rest of the variants peak at 85hp and 122Nm. To ensure excellent handling, stability and ride comfort, the All New Vios has been reengineered for maximum performance.
Iza Calzado as the Host

Ely Buendia performing during the All New Vios Launching

Prices of the different variants are as follows: (landed ILOILO Price)
1.5G A/T Php 867,000
1.5G M/T Php 832,000
1.3E A/T Php 782,000
1.3E M/T Php 747,000
1.3J M/T Php 650,000
1.3 Base Php 612,000
Lastly, The All new Vios is brought to you with even more exciting colors: now, customers can choose from White Pearl, Freedom White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Black, Red Mica Metallic, Dark Brown Metallic, and Orange Metallic.
For More info kindly contact: Leonora Michael 0917-4779126