Articles about Cosmetic Makeover

Mid-cycle update has us drooling
Now on its sixth iteration, Maserati's flagship sedan gets a subtle yet stylish refresh after three years on the market. The Quattroporte's original 2013 look receives nifty updates like a new front grille with active shutters that help reduce drag.
Including the adjusted prices
The sixth-generation Mitsubishi Mirage has been a cash cow for Mitsubishi Motors Philippines since the company officially launched it in our market four years ago. In October 2012 alone, MMPC delivered 1,098 units to eager buyers.Four years later, does
First seen in UK market
While the Vios may be the best-selling Toyota--or any model for that matter--in our market, for the rest of the world the Corolla is still the Japanese brand's sales king. This compact car accounts for about 20% of
Help bring this show vehicle to market
I was a media guest of Chevrolet at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show. As such, I had the privilege of witnessing within an arm's length the centerpieces at the American carmaker's display booth, which were unveiled just before
Popular SUV gets tasteful update
When you buy a compact SUV, it's with a grudging acceptance that your fun motoring days are behind you. You trade in excitement for versatility and utility--Recaros for child seats. That is, unless you own a Subaru Forester. This model,
A much-needed makeover for US market
In March last year, General Motors announced the discontinuation of the subcompact Sonic's production in the carmaker's facility in Rayong, Thailand, as part of its restructuring strategy in Southeast Asia. In the US market, however, the smallish Chevy continues to
Could these cars be any sexier?
Believe it or not, the Mercedes-Benz CLA is already three years old. The swoopy compact four-door coupe and its equally sleek CLA Shooting Brake sibling (introduced much later) have helped reel in younger buyers into the German carmaker's stable."
The sports coupe gets nip-and-tuck
Talk to any used-car dealer today, and he will lament about the difficult state of the secondhand industry. Everyone's buying new cars thanks to insanely low down payments, resellers say. But mention the Toyota 86 and their eyes glimmer a
Special editions are dubbed 'Geoseek'
On their own, both the ASX crossover SUV and the Strada pickup look decent straight off the factory floor. But Mitsubishi felt the pair could still use some cosmetic makeover to make them more appealing to "outdoor enthusiasts." Hence, the Geoseek concept
With tougher looks and added tech
Just last week, we reported about the global debut of Chevrolet's refreshed Trax. This time, it's Peugeot's turn to reveal a face-lifted model. The French carmaker's new 2008 crossover is scheduled to make its Geneva International Motor
Now that's what you call a refresh
Yes, the Chevrolet Trax is getting a refresh--in the US at least. Why so soon? Well, with the competition in the US subcompact crossover segment heating up, Chevrolet decided to give the Trax a little nip and tuck to help maintain
What are its main features?
The BMW 1-Series has always been a good entry point into the German brand's stable. The first generation was a nimble performer thanks to its small size and hydraulic steering. The successor grew a bit, but it was saddled with
Still as tempting as ever
On a rainy Tuesday night last month, Motor Image Pilipinas, the official distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country, unveiled two models. First, the all-new Levorg was officially introduced to our market, and then a refreshed XV was announced.The refreshed
It's a radical makeover
Just in time for those looking for an attention-grabbing crossover SUV this holiday season, Toyota Motor Philippines has launched the refreshed RAV4 today. This is on track with what we reported back in September.For the RAV4 refresh, the variants have
Unveiled at the LA Auto Show
The popular Ford Escape may have been overshadowed by the little EcoSport and the midsize diesel-powered Everest in the Philippines, but in the US it is the American carmaker's second-best-selling model, just behind the F-150. Because the
As well as a new range-topper
Nissan Philippines today launched the refreshed Almera and its two new variants--one placed above the previous top-of-the-line edition, and another aimed at those looking for the best value for money in the competitive subcompact segment.The new range-
With a lot of new toys
Almost a year ago, we wrote about the Ford Explorer getting a facelift in its home market (the United States, of course). Now that that attractive refresh has finally arrived in our market, and judging by what we saw at the launch
4 variants for sedan and hatchback
If you follow us on Facebook, you know that we drove today the new Ford Focus sedan and hatchback, a pair of refreshed versions first unveiled to Asia in Shanghai back in April. And if you do see our Facebook posts, surely
Face gets major makeover
Practically unchanged for seven years, the Mitsubishi Lancer is probably the oldest compact sedan available on the market today. But if you thought the current Lancer was about to drive off into the proverbial sunset, you are mistaken. The Japanese carmaker has
Check out that big front grille
As you know, we flew to Jakarta last week to cover the Indonesia International Motor Show. Running parallel with the IIMS is another motoring event, the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show--kind of like the dichotomy between our very own Manila International
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