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Eight seats should be a thing for more MPVs
Last year, Maxus jumped into the Philippine market with the V80 and the G10. Both targeted buyers looking for an affordable ride with people-hauling capabilities, with the latter being a nine-passenger MPV featuring four captain's chairs and a 1.
Are trim packages worth the price?
Despite all that's been happening in the world, 2020 has proven to be a busy time for Mazda. This year, after all, marks 100 years since the entity then known as the Toyo Cork Cogyo Co., Ltd, first began manufacturing cork
The most affordable Bimmer in the land
Entry-level premium cars, in my experience, are often a mixed bag. On the one hand, you get a glimpse of the creature comforts these offerings so appealing to well-to-do buyers. But on the flip side, especially today when automotive
An ode to greatness
GTO Engineering boss Mark Lyon doesn't like the word 'restomod.' He prefers 'revival.' What we have here is a brand-new 1960 Ferrari 250 Short Wheelbase Berlinetta Competizione, or SWB for, er, short.Instead of going to all the hassle of
Prepare to be electrified
A very conventional Audi-that's probably the first thing to note about the e-tron. This is an electric car that doesn't seek to blur boundaries or act radical, but simply persuade regular SUV buyers to make the jump. Audi
The best of BMW, in a BMW
This is a bit of simple math even Top Gear can do: four into eight. The M8 Gran Coupe BMW's 8-Series with 200mm added to the wheelbase and four doors, plus 'Competition' upgrades. If you're being picky, it's
The entry level Toyota is more refined than ever, but is it worth the price?
How many facelifts should a car receive in one generation? Well, if you ask Toyota, the answer is apparently as many as you can fit in. The Wigo has only been in our market for six years, and yet Toyota Motor Philippines
It resides in a curious category, but these are strange times
Welcome to the raciest McLaren road car yet. This is the 620R, and we're told to think of it as a slightly softened race car as opposed to a pumped-up Sports Series car.Using the 570S GT4 as its base,
And still we wanted to drive some more
I'm moving house in a couple of days, so this weekend was the perfect time to head off to the shops and buy a load of those plastic stackable storage crates. You know what else is useful when you're packing
Nearly everything has been improved
It's the Bentley Bentayga, take two. What you see here is a heavy facelift of an SUV launched in late 2015, but with over 1,000 new components. It's a biggie.Visually, in particular. While the overall shape is the
Some improvements don't feel like improvements
This is the heir to the throne. The next in the dynasty. No hot hatch has a greater heritage than this. A Volkswagen Golf GTI should be all things to all people: the quintessential do-it-all family car. So, no pressure
Surprisingly good for a first product
The Aston Martin DBX is the brand's first SUV in its 100-plus years of history, an attempt to wedge open the tall-car-centric doors of global markets like China, the Middle East and the USA-places deeply attached to
No turbo plus GTS spec equals match made in heaven
This is a climb-down, a U-turn, a bit of an apology from Porsche, quite frankly. After four years of blindly insisting that the best possible engine for a 718 Cayman was a grunty turbocharged four-cylinder, the carmaker gave in
It’s a deeply satisfying car to drive
This is Ferrari's, um, compact GT, variously described by the company's marketing people as 'an F1 car in evening attire' and a 2020 reboot for that ineffably Italian idea of la dolce vita. Now, you might surmise that Ferrari has
How can you not love that color combo?
The Lexus LC500 Limited Edition is my comeback performance car. Not just the first one I drove after four months of lockdown, but the first I drove with any haste post-surgery. Surgery that involved the loss of my left testicle for
A bit expensive though
A BMW M2 C2 is a BMW M2 that's missing an armrest. Which is frankly a bit annoying. In a normal M2, you can cruise with your elbow on a leather shelf, under which your phone lies charging, safe and out
And it mostly succeeds
The Volvo XC60 sits right at the heart of the big-selling midsize crossover crowd. It's handsome and luxurious, and it wraps you in a safety blanket as comprehensive as the Swedish welfare state.It's not distracted by off-road
The premium British luxury brand turns 50 this year
During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our automotive industry-and most other businesses, for that matter-ground to a halt. From physically covering vehicle launches, doing test drives out of town, and flying to other countries for major
Channeling the spirit of legendary Japanese sports sedans
What is this? It's a modern-day Mitsubishi Lancer Evo! Well, it's not. But the spirit of those early-noughties rally reps is here in abundance, even if it's buried beneath layers of chintz where Japanese sports sedans were
Rewarding, but with some real compromises
Less a car, more a sort of mobile shrine to V10 worship. It's the topless version of the entry-level Lambo, now facelifted into 'Evo' form and available in two flavors. Choose between the Huracan RWD Spyder, which makes do with
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