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
It has almost everything you need in a compact SUV
Diesel compact SUVs are becoming a trend among carmakers, but they're not always popular choices. The most obvious reason is cost: Mazda's CX-5 2.2 Sport diesel has an asking price of P2,230,000. Honda put an oil
The third-generation release is still quite the looker
The relationship between the Mazda BT-50 and the Ford Ranger goes as far back as the early '70s with the Courier, Ford's entry to the compact-pickup segment then dominated by Toyota and Datsun (Nissan). It was manufactured by Mazda,
A new car with an old school approach
The 86 is a sports car that's relatively unique in its sector. Apart from the Subaru BRZ it's 99% identical to, of course. There's no turbocharger, very little chassis tech and some deliberately skinny tires. It's primary aim
It's everything a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe should be
I'm driving around our cover shoot location with our videographer. He asks me to say a line or two on why I love the Toyota 86. This should be easy because I know exactly how I feel about this car--I'
A king in its own right
Being the benchmark in its class for so long, the Toyota Land Cruiser has gone through a lengthy metamorphosis leading to its luxurious/utilitarian reputation today. A usual top pick for high profile figures and wealthy off-road junkies, this full-size
This is the car that has gearheads talking
I can actually buy a Kia Stinger GT S now, right?In the UK, you can for the sum of £40,495 (P2.7 million). For that you get an enormous amount of equipment, and a 365hp bi-turbo V6 engine. So
This will give the Nissan Juke some competition
OverviewWhat is it?What's a Stonic? Well, Kia says that it's a portmanteau word, meant to mix and match the vocal elements of speedy and tonic. Which sounds just a mite daft to these ears, but if Volkswagen can get
A drastic change to a solid platform
Subaru has never been known for its build quality. Rather, this small Japanese manufacturer is known for a few things, namely, the bonkers-as-stink 300-plus horsepower WRX STI, boxer engines, and its patented and standard symmetrical all-wheel drive. The
A capable entry-level SUV
The Philippine automotive market is one that thrives on practicality. Sure, gearheads like you and I might yearn for cars that are fast and fun, but we're very much the minority. For the general public, a vehicle that's affordable, practical,
A sporty and refined refresh
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.By now, the Mitsubishi Mirage is a familiar staple on Philippine roads. So familiar, in fact, that it's being endorsed by the powerhouse
It's good. Very good
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...The new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Yes, we've reached that point in the Camaro model cycle. The one where it's time for Chevrolet to roll out the big guns at the
A capable city cruiser
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Crossovers designed for urban trekking are becoming more popular with buyers who demand more ground clearance and storage space from their vehicles. The Chevrolet
A firm and composed sports coupe
A review of the 3rd generation Audi TT Coupe Since its unveiling in 1998, the TT has become one of Audi's signature cars. Its sports coupe stands out for its design. Much like how the Mini hatchback is to Mini and
Is this SUV worthy of its badge?
A good friend of mine-an inconspicious gentleman pushing well into his sixties-finally wanted to try a different brand other than BMW and Mercedes-Benz. This guy is my mentor and has helped guide me in my life and career. In
The executive's choice
During one of those family lunches, I was seated next to one of my cousins. "What are you driving now?" I asked."An Accord," he replied. "Because you recommended it."I had forgotten that I did, but I was flattered nonetheless. In
A small but capable daily driver
Depending on how you look at it, the economy-car segment is either the most interesting category now or the saddest place to be shopping in. I mean, there used to be a time when P600,000 would have gotten you a
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