A Toyota through and through
Despite its global leadership in hybrid technology, Toyota has had a hard time selling its hybrids here. Even with a 50% excise tax break under the TRAIN law, the P2.4 million Prius is a hard sell. The Thai-built Corolla Hybrid,
The lone turbodiesel-powered subcompact crossover in a petrol-dominated segment
Save for a few small but effective design changes, the 2020 SsangYong Tivoli is as visually impressive today as when it first landed on our shores. And with a new engine and some fresh digs, it has suddenly become perfectly poised to
One of the truly reliable AUVs from decades past
Before the advent of stylish and tech-loaded crossovers and midsize SUVs, Philippine roads were once dominated by the mighty Asian utility vehicle, or AUV for short. Our very own Niky Tamayo wrote a beautiful adieu to these models a few years
A simple but efficient workhorse
They say it's lonely at the top. If that's true, then the Toyota Vios must be pretty used to talking to itself by now. Toyota's bestseller has been at the top of the subcompact-sedan heap (and sedans in
What does the new pickup have to offer?
Remember the pickup wars from about half a decade ago? Those sure were fun times. Back then, the market was suddenly flooded with all-new iterations of well-known models, each with its own loyal customer base. Now, we may be in
Is the TRD kit worth the upgrade?
In all my years of being a car journalist, I have never actually tested or owned a Toyota Fortuner. Recently, I felt that after close to nine years of writing, it was about time I change that fact.The Fortuner is an
“Not like the previous Corvette, but also not like any other car you can buy today”
Chevrolet has been talking about building a mid-engined Corvette for years-decades, even-but we've had to wait until 2020 for the idea, the dream, the concept, to become a production reality. You might think this landmark mid-engined model'
It borrows elements from some of the best in the industry
This is the first proper Hyundai performance car. There have been efforts before-mildly hot hatches and big-bumpered F2 editions of the pretty '90s Hyundai Coupe-but nothing with circa 300hp and a development program overseen by a former BMW M
A genuinely enjoyable package
Driving a luxury car and being objective at the same time can be tricky. The price tag can play mind games on you, leading you to think the car you're driving is better than other offerings simply because it's more
This is fast becoming our favorite McLaren
Someone cleverer than I am will be able to explain why placing the steering wheel and the driver's seat in the center of a car's cabin makes it feel so special. Why it tugs at the emotional connection between man
We drive the new subcompact crossover to find out
Let's backtrack a bit. Chery first entered our market in 2007. You can still see one puttering around the metro every now and then. In particular, we remember spotting the Chery QQ mini hatchback quite often in those days. Then, it
Despite a few compromises, the spirit is still there
What we have here is a second coming. The original Cayman GT4 launched in 2015 to unanimous, unfaltering praise-and one of the wildest waiting list scraps in modern performance cars. Porsche had finally allowed its littlest car to fulfill potential previously
Still fun
This is the Mini Electric, if you're buying one in Britain, where this car is built. If you're hailing from anywhere else in the world, then confusingly, this is the Mini Cooper SE. And wherever you buy it, you still
A highly desirable car despite its limited range and high price tag
This is the Urban EV Concept that became a legend, the legend that became a prototype, and the prototype that became the dinkiest, most desirable car since the Suzuki Jimny. It's the Honda e, the Japanese carmaker's first mass-market,
It does 0-100kph in 3.4secs
This is a Leaf that's living out its motorsport dreams. It's the work of Nismo-Nissan's motorsport arm-and it's designed to show us just how much untapped potential there is in electrically powered hatchbacks.It's called
The basics, evolved
Subaru was once one of the smaller Japanese manufacturers. Upon its introduction, it was generally a niche brand compared with the juggernauts of Japan. Something changed in the noughties, though, and that change was partly driven by the popularity of the Forester.
It knows how to age gracefully
This is big. It's the BMW M4, and after six years on sale, it feels like a staple of the performance-car world. But rewind back to 2014 and the people were not happy. The BMW M3, one of the benchmarks
It’s the little things that count
Over the past several days, I was gifted the opportunity to drive around a Honda Odyssey in a traffic-free Metro Manila-a setting that only presents itself once a year, during Christmas and New Year's.With the minivan boasting easily
Try not to mind the stiffness
The Audi RS3 used to be a missed opportunity. A classy, good-looking hatchback that'd had a rally car-aping five-cylinder engine shoehorned ahead of the driver, but without much sense of humor sprinkled in. It was almightily quick, but
The oil-burners live on, for now
It may seem early to be unveiling a completely new Discovery Sport just five years after the last, but with Land Rover angling for complete hybridization of its lineup, the change was a necessary evil. And yet here I stand looking at
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