A first-timer’s race debrief
Like the rest of the Top Gear PH team, I'm an avid car enthusiast. This pandemic, however, has kept me away from my four-wheeled muses.It was a real blessing, then, when I was asked to represent the team at
We give it a proper off-road test
The new Land Rover Defender-one side has given it much praise, while on the other side of the fence, there are those picking up torches and pitchforks for a lynching suited for Frankenstein. As a previous-gen owner, I'll hold
Here’s proof that Kia takes performance very seriously
Kia's old tagline was 'the power to surprise.' This matched the brand perfectly at the time, since the improvements Kia has done in the past decade are nothing short of outstanding. It's genuinely surprising to see just how far the
Which would you choose for P1.2 million?
Just when you thought the subcompact-crossover segment couldn't get any bigger, a new entry lands on our shores. Volkswagen Philippines has finally joined in the cute-ute party with its T-Cross. How will it fare against the segment's
How is it as an all-rounder?
I recall putting the new Vitara through its paces on the racetrack back in 2017, thinking: "What a fantastic crossover this is." And it was, compared with what was available at the time. But over the past four years, the subcompact-crossover
Here it is next to the Ranger, other Ford SUVs, and the Hyundai Santa Cruz
Ford has unveiled its brand-new Maverick compact pickup. This trucklette will slot below the Ranger, which has grown into a midsize pickup in the 2010s. Below, we take a closer look at the Maverick's dimensions and see how it stacks
Inspired by the first-generation model
This latest car we've chosen to revive is the Toyota MR2, aka the 'Midship Runabout 2-seater.' It was the first mass-produced mid-engined Japanese sports car, and we decided to use the first-generation model as our inspiration. As
“Precautions and protocols are better at limiting infection than blunt instruments like lockdowns”
Across a road cutting through a forested mountain, a dead tree's trunk has fallen, blocking traffic on both lanes of the highway. Without an alternate trail, motorists are stuck. But with cooperation and a bit of hard work, they're able
Harder, better, faster
It's been over a decade since I last drove a Mazda CX-9. That first-generation SUV was a revelation for a mass-market crossover, its rorty V6 and keen driving dynamics rivaling that of the vaunted BMW X5. But its
Our kind of graveyard shift
Main image: 'The Late Show,' shot in the summer of 1992, at an abandoned drive-in theater in Coalinga, California. Lit with gelled strobe.Cars, cameras, and coffee: Three things that gearheads gravitate toward over the years, in varying degrees. Which explains
Watch out, Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler
Toyota's legendary Land Cruiser has a history that stretches back to the '50s. One of the most iconic is the 40-series, which was introduced in 1960. And probably one of the most popular variants of the rugged Land Cruisers is
We compare it with the Toyota Hilux and other Hyundai SUVs
Hyundai surprised the world a few days ago when it unveiled its new Santa Cruz compact pickup. Many of you are probably wondering just how small this model is versus the midsize trucks we commonly see on our roads.Let's find
Is this CX-5-based midsize crossover as good as the CX-9?
It's incredibly easy to write a Mazda review nowadays. First, drive the wheels off the car. Second, bask in the afterglow of the experience. Smoke a cigarette if you have one, but not in the car, and not in public. Scratch
Isuzu finally gets serious
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here: the all-new D-Max. A truck whose development spanned several years' and millions of kilometers' worth of testing and prototyping-and it shows. From the moment you start up
“A good rule of thumb: Assume anyone riding with you to be infectious”
There are universal standard precautions for personally protecting yourself from contagious diseases depending on the mode of transmission. For most infectious diseases, direct contact is a common way of getting it. This means staying in an enclosed space, like inside a car,
Is it now more desirable than the previous version?
The previous Suzuki Dzire was a delightfully weird car built to exploit Indian-market tax breaks for sub-four-meter sedans. It drove better than it had any right to, thanks to Swift-based roots, but decent dynamics couldn't balance out
The brand’s fourth dealership in Mindanao
Geely's dealer-network expansion in the country has been moving along at a pretty steady clip. A couple of weeks back, its showroom in Baliuag, Bulacan, began operations. Now, local distributor Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) has opened another one: Geely
GAC’s contender in the subcompact-crossover class is going for gold
When discussing the GS3's NCAP crash-safety results with a friend, he remarked that getting five stars is easy when you use a chassis from an established manufacturer. Fair point. But while GAC's Cross-Modular Platform Architecture (CMPA) was licensed
Still a Jaguar at heart, despite being an SUV
It's been a long time since I've driven a Jag, the last being the original F-Type R-a rear-drive supercharged sports car that would attempt to introduce you to the nearest tree the moment you so much as
“You shouldn’t need a law to convince you that child safety is important”
Lost in the scandal over the private motor vehicle inspection centers over the past month is the less contentious but just as overblown scandal over the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act-a law we've been reporting about for four years.
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