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To say that an automobile has a shot at being crowned Top Gear Philippines' Car of the Year is a pretty big deal--it's not a title we can just throw around every so often.

Making that declaration means the car in question immediately has a lot to live up to. This is why our consumer editor Botchi Santos is putting the Peugeot 308 GTi--the lead car on the cover of our July 2016 issue--under the heat of the spotlight when he says it might be worthy of the honor.

It's a good thing the sporty hatchback looks well-equipped to stand up to the pressure. We took it out to Bolinao in Pangasinan, where Botchi absolutely fell in love with the car's performance. "The engine is really a gem," he says. And did we mention the 308 GTi comes with a manual transmission?

Watch the video above to see what else this hot hatch has to offer.


Drei Laurel
Online Editorial Assistant
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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