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An adorkable off-roader gets a fairy-tale makeover
But that might change soon
Yup. The brand's been around in the Philippines for a while, but it wasn't until its recent resurgence that it has caught the public's attention. Late last year, MG came under the umbrella of The Covenant Car Company, the
Ready to do battle in the competitive subcompact crossover segment
Kia Philippines could be the comeback story of 2019. A Korean brand with a lineup that could easily match-and even surpass-that of its Hyundai sibling/rival, it never found the audience that could appreciate its modern design language and enjoyable
Even in 2019, it runs on a naturally aspirated V8
Less powerful, that's what. Feels cruel to kick off a review of a Japanese performance coupe by noting that it's down on power, but in order to comply with ever more stringent emissions regulations, Lexus has had to revise the
A quiet surprise
The Maxus G10 is an odd addition to the local automotive scene. A premium MPV from a relatively new brand, if not for Shanghai Automotive's close relations to the Ayala-distributed Volkswagen, it would never have made it here. But here
We drive three prototypes
It's a fair point. Back when the world was young, Peugeot built an epochal supermini. Then spent three decades trying to do something that great again. Here's the latest attempt, and we've had a brief drive of three prototypes,
Nissan PH gives it the push it deserves
Another month, another driving event. The formula is the same: early call time, briefing over breakfast, event shirt that probably won't fit, and driving in a convoy. But there were two things different with this motoring event: 1) I have never
“Which bits are from BMW?”
The window for a comeback is always narrower than you think. The music industry normally provides us with a timely reminder of this, as some washed-up '80s unit decides to relaunch a career that never really happened in the first place,
This little EV has built up quite the hype
That's right-not very far, and not for very long, but we're the first outside of Honda to slide across the recycled polyester seat, look out over the concave triptych of screens and take a drive in perhaps the most
An upscale Miata
When the Mazda MX-5 RF was revealed, I was one of those who was less than enamored with the idea of a Miata with a folding mechanical roof. I thought the MX-5's canvas roof was a beautiful origami of
The right-sized Rover
Rewind: It's 2011, and Top Gear-back then still in its pre-Matt LeBlanc era-is busy getting dust in their eyes in the desert, when one of the presenters bloodies himself after a towing mishap. For a brief moment, the
A hardcore Bimmer
A very late arrival to a party BMW should have been hosting. Way back in 1998, the X5 was one of the very first schport-premium 4x4 SUVs on the scene. Then BMW saw the downsize trend coming way ahead of Mercedes
Is the new look all that it’s cracked up to be?
If I'm being honest, the idea of driving the Chevrolet Colorado High Country Storm didn't exactly excite my inner motoring journalist. Not because I dislike the pickup, mind you. I'll get to that in a second. Rather, it's
It’s a ‘very complete machine’
This is the grandchild of the original Cayenne, which famously transformed Porsche's fortunes when it elbowed into showrooms in 2002.It's taken some people many of the years since to get used to the idea of a Porsche SUV, but
Practical excess is possible
Do me a favor. Family car? How is a near-£100k (P6.5 million) Mercedes a family car?If you have a family, and nearly £100k (P6.5million) to spend on a car to transport aforementioned family around town/on holiday/up
A passenger’s first impressions this time
We recently went on a trip up north with Honda Cars Philippines to put the all-new Brio to the test. I wasn't part of the driver rotations for that model, but I was in for a pleasant surprise: I was
We drive them all
Take one quick look down onto the street from your office window and it's clear: The midsize SUV is without a doubt one of the hottest-selling segments in the Philippines. Fact.Big and muscular, packing a third row, and available
Weird name, great car
When I was first contacted to test-drive the new Volkswagen Lamando, my first reaction was, "Laman... wha?" The name Lamando just doesn't roll off the tongue the same way 'Golf' does-it sounds more like the pilot of the Millennium
Still nimble despite its size
Have we reached peak grille yet? The X7 is BMW's biggest and most luxurious SUV, and it wants to be noticed. Even the BMW badge on the nose had to be made bigger to match this thing's outsize swagger.It'
A brief but educational drive
When I saw the itinerary for the Nissan Futures event in Hong Kong, I noticed that several hours were blocked off for the Leaf test drive. Based on past experience with these events, I thought we'd only go around the block
A car that’s full of surprises
MG has undergone a bit of a resurgence as of late. Last year, the brand gained notoriety for a controversial marketing campaign that essentially alienated the above-40 demographic. Now, the Chinese-owned British marque is under the auspices of The Covenant
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