Articles about Compact Sedan

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
Blink, and you might miss the subtle details
I've been standing in front of the 2019 Honda Civic RS for several minutes, and I haven't quite realized it yet. Okay, so maybe I should be a little embarrassed, as a veteran motoring writer, not to have noticed the
Digging this sedan?
Nissan has revealed the all-new Sylphy at Auto Shanghai 2019, and we're already hoping this car makes it to our shores. Not only does it look sleeker, it's also smarter, plusher, and supposedly more efficient and better to drive,
Here are the new prices
The 10th-generation Honda Civic managed to do two things upon its release in 2016: It brought the fun factor back to the iconic nameplate, and it got Filipino customers and enthusiasts excited. Following up that initial success, Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI)
A new compact sedan has entered the market
The local compact-sedan scene has remained relatively unchanged over the past few years. When you bring up the segment, the first nameplates to come to mind are the usual industry staples: Honda Civic, Toyota Altis, Mazda 3. Anything past them is
Will the compact-sedan segment experience a comeback?
Remember the Kia Forte? It was the Korean car manufacturer's compact offering a few years back, before the nameplate faded into obscurity and was eventually discontinued in the Philippines.It was a shame seeing the Forte go. We even went so
A look at the refreshed compact sedan in Thailand
In the Southeast Asian automotive world, popular car models that surface in Thailand are almost always guaranteed to make their way to the Philippines as well. Late last year, Honda revealed the facelifted Civic in the Thai market, and at this year'
Why not both?
Damn, would you look at that. The all-new Mazda 3 right here in the Philippines. Granted, this isn't the car's official launch-it isn't available yet, no prices and variants have been announced, and the vehicles you see
Units are selling fast
The third-generation Mazda 3 has proven to be a success story in the Philippines. The compact is actually the best-selling Mazda model in the country. With the recent unveiling of the all-new 3 in the Philippines, it's only
Won’t be long now
Just months after its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the all-new, fourth-generation Mazda 3 has inched its way ever closer us. The new compact sedan just made its regional debut at the 2019 Singapore Motorshow this week.
The compact sedan has been updated
Nissan's compact sedan offering, the Sylphy, has finally received a makeover. The Japanese carmaker has revealed the vehicle's updated version in Singapore, and it flaunts a modernized face more in line with the rest of the company's lineup.As
The car’s sharpest iteration yet
This car may be labeled as 'entry-level,' but trust us when we say it looks anything but. Auto Nation Group (ANG)-Mercedes-Benz's official Philippine distributor-has just launched the new A-Class, and this might be the subcompact car'
With a claimed electric-only range of 60km
BMW has announced a new addition to its seventh-generation 3-Series lineup, and this is it: the 330e sedan.It's a hybrid. Which means it pairs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine up front to an electric motor
In Sporty and Prestige trims
Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the all-new, twelfth-generation Toyota Corolla sedan.After Toyota debuted the hatch and wagon configurations, we are now treated to a new version of the iconic model in sedan form. It's built on
It’s just been unveiled
Earlier this year at the Geneva International Motor Show, Toyota debuted its all-new, twelfth-generation Corolla in hatchback form. The wagon version, meanwhile, was officially launched at the Paris Motor show last month.Now, the sedan version has been unveiled in
We need more 3-Series variants in our market
This is the fastest, seventh-gen BMW 3-Series you will soon be able to buy that's not a full-fledged M model. It is the BMW M340i, a four-wheel-drive sedan that's quicker than an old V8 M3.
Will it come with Skyactiv-X?
Back in 2017, we had the pleasure of seeing the Mazda Kai Concept in the metal during the Tokyo Motor Show. Even better? We had an opportunity to chat with its designer Yasutake Tsuchida-the same dude who worked on the current-
An existential question for car guys
Are you a real car guy if you don't like the BMW 3-Series? While there are few absolutes in the automotive world, gearheads loving the 3 is surely one of them.All of us want our sports cars, and for
We could sit in one all day
Some have argued that the new BMW 3-Series is not as good-looking as we might have hoped. The random line-generator body surfacing is lame, the whole rear's been nicked from the Lexus IS (which did it better), and
And how does it live up to its predecessors?
Full disclosure: I like a good BMW. I like a well-sorted 3-Series. I actually own an old 328i Sport (E36) and happen to think it has aged tremendously gracefully and is frankly one of the finest cars ever built. Others
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