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Which scrambler makes your heart beat faster?
When buying your first bike, especially your first big bike, it pays to do your research. For that reason, we've decided to take a look at two promising beginner-friendly big bikes that not only look good, but also happen to
How well does the newcomer fare against its more established rivals?
Believe it or not, it's five years since Porsche lopped two cylinders from its base Cayman, tacked on a 718 badge to evoke some history, and ignited the bottom half of the Internet in the process. A lot has happened since
Does the #savethemanuals hero work with paddle shifters?
Let's start with the figures, because that's where the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 PDK best states its case. Yep, one of the key protagonists of the #savethemanuals movement now offers paddle shifters. And if it's anything like the
We’re going with slightly different segments this time
Ultimately, the decision on what car to buy comes down to price. Forget fancy features, mind-boggling performance, and segment preferences: If something's out-of-budget, it's usually out of the question-lest you end up financially handicapped for the
Damn
The pickup wars have begun...again.An all-new Isuzu D-Max, yet another Ford Ranger variant, and beefier Nissan Navara and Toyota Hilux updates? Frankly, the segment hasn't been this hot since several years ago when most of these names-
Two American giants collide, the old-timer muscling in on the startup’s patch
As punch-ups go, this is right up there with David and Goliath-the irony being that Ford is the challenger and Tesla is the giant in this ring. Tesla's value recently topped $600 billion-a staggering 16 times that of
Which sporty subcompact sedan are you taking?
Toyota Motor Philippines boosted its Vios lineup with the introduction of the new Vios GR-S this week. Of course, we went right ahead and lined it up for a spec-sheet comparo. Its opponent? Another popular subcompact sedan from a fellow
A bout between two Japanese AWD crossovers
Over the years, the local automotive industry has become increasingly stacked with value-for-money compact crossovers, and the arrival of these budget SUVs is a trend we can safely assume won't be dying down anytime soon.Frankly, however, the segment
If you had to pick, which midsize SUV would you get?
Nissan Philippines recently announced some slight updates for the Terra this year. It's still not the big-time refresh we're waiting for, but it now makes the PH-spec Terra a new model that can go head-to-head against
When you have to choose from a single model range
What's this, you may be wondering. Why are the same badges being compared, instead of different automotive brands like we normally do? Well, why not? Sometimes people hone in on a specific brand and just decide among what's available in
A new arrival in the subcompact crossover segment takes on a fellow newcomer
We've seen an influx of crossovers here in our market over the past year or so, and the latest introduction comes in the form of the new Hyundai Venue. Coincidentally, this new subcompact crossover was launched just a week after the
Take your pick
If you're one of the millions of Filipinos left helpless earlier this year due to the government's public transportation ban, there's a good chance you've considered buying yourself a set of wheels since then. As far as starter
The king of the midsize SUVs is ready to shake up the segment
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) shook the market with the recent launch of the facelifted Toyota Fortuner.However, even with the incredibly substantial design and tech upgrades that the king of midsize SUVs just received, it's still not a simple no-brainer
See how the new Kia stacks up against its competitors in this three-way comparo
In case you missed it, there's a new crossover in town: the Kia Stonic. With its stylish design, tech-loaded cabin, and affordable price tag, it certainly looks like an interesting proposition in our market, especially for first-time car buyers.
A reader asks an intriguing question
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The battle of two affordable Chinese crossovers
The stigma surrounding Chinese cars is slowly fading. Well, at least that's the case for vehicles like the MG ZS-its sales figures from 2019 can attest to that.It's arguably one of the most compelling value-for-money propositions
How does the new MPV stack up against the biggest veteran in the segment?
There's a new MPV in the market, and it boasts a mix features rolled into one affordable package. What we're referring to is the Maxus G50, the eight-seater that AC Motors launched in our market earlier this week.Given
How does the quirky new Suzuki fare against Toyota’s well-established hatch?
The local hatchback segment saw quite the introduction this year with the arrival of a brand-new nameplate in the Suzuki S-Presso. It's without a doubt a promising proposition in this price range, and on paper, it looks poised to
Which of these two newcomers would you go with?
In just the first quarter of 2020, the subcompact-SUV segment of the local market welcomed two new additions: the Suzuki XL7 and the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross.While the Xpander Cross is merely a new variant-albeit a beefed-up version-of
The battle of two hybrid compact sedans
There won't be any car launches here in our for now, so for the meantime, we'll have to settle for using newly-launched vehicles that haven't arrived in the Philippines for our comparos.We're starting with the hybrid
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