The wagon life on a budget
In 2017, Volkswagen Philippines brought in the Golf GTS-a wagon, and a thing to behold. Most important, it was a wagon.We really like wagons. Did we get that across?Anyway, the Golf GTS is long gone now, sadly-one of
Volkswagen is clearly aiming for volume
Back in May, Volkswagen Philippines shook up the local auto scene by revamping its lineup and introducing the Santana-the German carmaker's most affordable offering in our market to date. But if you thought the company was done for 2018,
Does it meet expectations?
The journey from concept to production isn't always an easy one, and our immediate hunch is that the BMW Z4's was particularly fraught. From a clean, simple and sophisticated show car, this is the third-gen Z4 you'll actually
A steadfast survivor
Although the general trend of today's automobiles have gone the way of planned obsolescence, there was a time when cars were simply designed and over-engineered to surpass their plotted lifespans. Case in point, the ever enduring Mercedes-Benz W123 240D.
Can it compete with the Toyota Vios and Honda City?
The year 2013 saw the reintroduction of the Volkswagen brand into the Philippines, and with the efforts of the Ayala's Automobile Central Enterprise Inc. (ACEI), it has enjoyed moderate sales success. Its lineup initially included the Jetta, Tiguan, Touran, Beetle,
It started with typewriters
Just how much do you know about BMW's rakish alter-ego Alpina? Probably not as much as you think...If you thought it was just another aftermarket tuning company, you'd be wrong, for a start. Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH and
More practicality, just as much fun
To dismiss AMG's new 'GT four-door Coupe' as a CLS 63 in all but name--which, let's face it, you're doing right now--is to do it a massive disservice. Because even though AMG isn't going to
This is definitely on our wish list
Owing to its days as an automotive counterculture icon, the Volkswagen Kombi has become one of the most easily recognizable vehicles on the planet. The '60s minibus has been featured on mugs, magnets, in countless movies, and just about every other medium
More tech, new trim
Facelift time for the BMW 1-Series and BMW 2-Series. As is traditional among German manufacturers, little has been done to change the way those cars look. You don't really notice the new LED head- and taillights, nor the 1-
VW fans rejoice
May 2017 will be a good month for VW fans. In an effort to double its record-breaking 2016 sales, Volkswagen Philippines is introducing two new cars this month: the Golf GTS and the new JettaThe Golf GTS is the wagon version
Not your typical mid-cycle refresh
Like most cars, the Porsche 911 goes through a mid-cycle refresh. This usually includes minor tweaks to the exterior and the interior, as well as updates to the transmission. The changes to the 991 Carrera range, however, are much more than
A company executive muses
Rumors are swirling that BMW is readying a brand-new 8-Series. This is good news, because we rather like the BMW 8-Series.Seems BMW's vice president of Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk, is open to the idea, too. When
Can you spot the difference?
There's no denying the timeless appeal of the Volkswagen Beetle. Despite the onset of new models from the German automaker, car lovers will always remain fond of the Bug's unmistakable shape.Still, no matter how well-loved a car is,
One of the most iconic Bimmers ever
The BMW M3 will always hold a special place in the heart of car lovers the world over. What was essentially a humble mass-production compact car was transformed into one of the most iconic track machines of all time. Simply put,
Based on the 6-Series, of course
Last year, BMW updated its stylish two-door performance tourer and gave us the 6-Series in either coupe, convertible or gran coupe. As if these rides weren't desirable enough, buyers who really wanted to make the most of their two-
With 800Nm of torque
The BMW M5 is arguably one of the most esteemed performance vehicles of our time. Imagine an executive sedan like the 5-Series having the power, handling and road manners of a supercar, and you'll know why enthusiasts the world over
Acquire the Chedeng of your dreams
For many car enthusiasts, purchasing a classic car is arguably one of the things on their bucket list. While a brand-new car would be less of a headache, there's just something about acquiring a steed that possesses a rich history.
Former CEO may have demanded too much
It doesn't look like the Volkswagen diesel-emissions fiasco is going to let up anytime soon. Another diesel-gate bombshell has been dropped, barely a week after Porsche North America discontinued sales of Cayenne diesel units as part of the fallout
In the heart of BMW country
Driving a brand-new car out of a dealer showroom is one of the best feelings in the world. The new-car smell, combined with the shimmer of the fresh paintwork, is simply priceless. So imagine how it feels to pick up
A very enlightening Q&A
The Volkswagen emissions saga is snowballing into one of the biggest scandals in automotive history, with 11 million cars implicated, a huge chunk wiped from VW shares, and CEO Martin Winterkorn standing down.But what does it all really mean? Top Gear'
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