Articles about Compact SUV

This new model comes with both hybrid and gasoline engine options
The brand means business
Yes. It seems the Chinese carmaker doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon. Hot off the heels of its brand relaunch and the well-received Coolray last year, the company now enters the local compact SUV market with the Azkarra. This
It generates 242hp
Last year, a brand-new Volkswagen Tiguan rolled off the production line every 35 seconds in one of four factories across the globe. Yep, the world has gone crossover-mad.Now, though, Volkswagen has the tricky task of giving this second generation
A promising new crossover to consider
Here it is: the all-new Nissan X-Trail. The Japanese compact SUV has just been unveiled in the US market as the Rogue, and might we say it looks like a relatively promising proposition.There are three main things to note
Could this mean the Kia Sonet is finally headed to production?
Kia Motors Corporation has just revealed its global sales numbers for the first quarter of the year, and some good news came along with it.The company sold a total of 648,685 vehicles from January to March, which is a 1.
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.
Going for the most affordable variant doesn’t always mean compromising
No one wants a base-variant car. Sales agents and taxi fleets will buy them out of necessity, sure, but no one will read reviews, do research, and ask around for the most affordable trim in a given model lineup. Gearheads, especially,
Mazda’s latest crossover may just be its most stylish offering right now
Never mind the svelte, Jag-like Mazda 6, or the exotically alien Mazda 3 Sportback. The CX-30's perfectly proportioned haunches stand in stark contrast to most other crossovers on the market, or even in Mazda's showroom. And in the
Third time’s the charm
With the market awash in a cornucopia of Chinese crossovers, it can be difficult to stand out. On the face of it, the S3 doesn't particularly stand out in any regard. No turbocharger. No all-wheel drive. No big, headline-grabbing
The big improvements are to the infotainment system and driver aids
Interesting times at Alfa Romeo. The 4C sports car has been quietly euthanized alongside its Maserati GranTurismo factory-mate, while a proposed new GTV and 8C have been sliced from the product plan.Which means at present, the Italian carmaker has a
Set to hit the Philippine market by 2020
The Subaru Forester is the latest vehicle in the Japanese manufacturer's lineup to be given the GT badge. The previous GT model, the XV GT, which was launched earlier this year was designed by none other than Masahiko 'Jack' Kobayashi, the
An early Christmas gift from Mazda
It seems like Christmas came early this year because the updated Mazda CX-5 is already here. The 2020 model of this Japanese compact crossover is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode, and for now, it's offered
The compact SUV makes a strong case for a hybrid variant
Last month, Toyota Motor Philippines unveiled the all-new Corolla Altis with a special variant: a 1.8-liter hybrid. The way I saw it, this reveal indicated that change might be coming to the local market. Maybe, just maybe, our country
With 408hp from a two-motor setup, and range of over 402km
This, ladies and dentlemen, is a bit of a milestone moment for Volvo. Not only is the new XC40 Recharge the company's first ever fully-electric car, but it also signifies the start of a serious EV offensive.Volvo has ambitions
They will co-develop models for India and emerging markets
American carmakers have been having a tough time cracking the Indian market, and the lack of small affordable localized models suited for the region have usually been the issue. While General Motors has given up selling vehicles in India, the Blue Oval
Say hello to the new 3008 Active Petrol
Peugeot Philippines recently launched the 3008 Active Diesel variant here in the local market. Now, the brand has brought in another variant of its award-winning SUV: The 3008 Active Petrol.Its biggest difference from Peugeot's previous offerings is its pricing-
A new hybrid variant has been introduced as well
Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) previously revealed that a total of 3,111 CR-V units were sold locally in 2018. That success could easily be attributed to the diesel-powered variants that were first introduced a few years back, because it's
Could we get this here?
Remember the Chevrolet Trailblazer unveiled in China earlier this year? And just to make things clear, we're referring to the compact SUV, not the midsize SUV familiar to the Philippine market. Well, it finally has an engine to go with its
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
Bye-bye, turbo
The Subaru Forester has long been a favorite among motorists looking for a middle ground between practicality and fun-two qualities the last-gen model amply provided thanks to its rally-inspired underpinnings, excellent ride quality, and great driving dynamics.The Japanese
We’re talking P300,000 huge
Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP) discontinued the turbo XT variant of the Forester earlier this year when it released the new generation of its compact-crossover offering. Now, MIP is down to its last units of the XT-and these units are being
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