It’s handles more sharply than the 3.0, but...
It's the Toyota Supra, both hero and villain of the Internet comments section. Rarely has a car stirred up so much debate, the return of the Supra badge-in the same joyously graphic font worn by its iconic '90s forebear-whipping
“Whether it's enough to reverse the drift toward market indifference is moot”
Is the executive sedan having an existential crisis? Well, the words 'executive sedan' are a tough sell: In these strangest of times, the idea of ascending the corporate ladder and rewarding yourself with a large-ish four-door car seems more outdated
Is the Hilux still the must-have pickup?
When consumers think of buying a brand-new pickup, chances are the Toyota Hilux ranks pretty high among their list of options. Not only is it produced by a trusted Japanese brand, the nameplate itself has been around since 1968, so its
Look away, M fanboys and rear-wheel-drive purists
It's something that would have been unthinkable just a decade ago: a performance Bimmer that's purely front-wheel-drive. The BMW 128ti doesn't wear an M badge, though. Imagine the controversy if it had.This is an M car
We find out if this is worth choosing over the regular Ranger
Ever since the effectivity of the Republic Act No. 10963 or the TRAIN law in 2018, cars on the local market have generally become more expensive. This tax increase affected most models, save for the humble pickup truck. In order to incentivize
Arguably the most practical variant in the range
Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) caught a lot of eyes with its launch of the all-new City. Not only did the carmaker bring in the next-generation model of one of its most popular nameplates, it also introduced a new top-spec
Is the king of subcompact sedans still worthy of its title?
I'm sure I'm not the only one who raised eyebrows when Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced that another facelifted Vios was on its way here. It's a lot like the new Wigo: a facelift of a facelift.I wouldn'
Almost two decades on, it’s still one of the best M models ever made
Coupe, sport, lightweight. BMW has only applied the CSL badge to two cars in its history: the 3.0 CSL, a homologation hero nicknamed The Batmobile, and this oh-so-delicately styled special edition of the E46 BMW M3, introduced in 2003.
“It gets more and more spectacular as your confidence soars”
Is this the prettiest generation of Porsche 911? Much of the Top Gear office would argue it is. The classic nine-eleven silhouette-still with relatively dainty proportions-draped with subtle detailing. No fried-egg shapes or stark LED patterns for the
A tough call to make, but someone’s got to do it
2020. Hardly a belter of a year, eh? Back in the early summer, Germany seemed to be the only country doing anything right. Where was France? And come to think of it, where is France now? It's only been a late
A new compact SUV enters the market
Well, not really. Changan has already been in our market before, but this time it's under yet another new distributor. The brand, then distributed under the name Chana, was available back in 2008 and was handled by Focus Ventures. In 2012,
“You’re steeped in the process, not the product”
The start. That's what this is. The germ, the seed, the Big Bang moment of the passenger car. The heat and light of the expanding universe of the modern vehicle can be traced back to this point. The (Karl) Benz Patent-
Time will tell if the branding would do more harm than good
When all's said and done, this is Ford's first fully-fledged electric car and that makes it very important indeed. Yes, it's pricey for a Ford, and no, you won't find a Ford badge on it anywhere-we'
“It majors on rolling refinement and safe, predictable handling”
The Q5 has done the numbers for Audi ever since it came out in 2008, selling in vast quantities pretty much everywhere it's available. In fact, the previous iteration was, says the company, the "world's best-selling premium midsize" SUV
Not just top of the Merc range, but top of its entire class
It's impossible not to think of the previous six generations of Mercedes-Benz S-Class as you approach this seventh iteration. Think of them and pity such piffling technological world firsts as antilock brakes (1978, on the W116) or airbags (1981'
“This is a car that, in its fundamental form, has been around since 2005”
Toyota has rediscovered its verve in recent years. A point proven no better than by the GR Yaris, a genuine 10/10 hot hatchback that couldn't be much further in spirit from the actually-quite-good-too Yaris Hybrid.So, where
A hot hatch this most definitely isn’t
This is the Hyundai i30, now in its third generation since 2007 and updated earlier this year. It's described as the Korean company's 'DNA car' and the backbone of its range. But while its badge hails from the far east,
“There’s a joy in its simplicity, in the way that Citroen is embracing quirkiness”
The one thing the Citroen Ami is not is a car. Yes, it looks like one, having four wheels and all, but it's actually designated as a quadricycle, neatly sidestepping-in France, at least-a whole host of regulations needed to
“This is a car that shines best with modest expectations of what it’ll deliver”
The Arteon is not, says Volkswagen, a replacement for the Passat CC, but instead a new contender that's intended to elevate the brand to new heights. The carmaker describes the Arteon as an 'avant-garde gran turismo,' to which we retort
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