*Albeit with a generous down payment
After staying at home and going out for only the essentials, it looks like we're slowly easing back into the outside world. Maybe it's time to consider purchasing a seven-seater crossover to safely ferry around the brood?As it
It draws comparisons to luxury crossovers that cost millions
I first drove the new CX-5 over a year and a half ago, at the Mine Racing Circuit in Japan, after which it was launched here in early 2017. But such was the demand for the diesel variant that this is
This is what car launches are like
Honda Cars Philippines introduced the 2018 HR-V during a media launch at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire just the other night, and in true Honda fashion, the event was quite grand.Big news for 2018 is the RS variant, which has
Crossover or SUV?
Hello, Botchi! I need your advice. My family and I will buy a car in a year or two from now, but I'm already doing some research. We are just a family of three, and I stand at six feet. I
We're officially an SUV country
In case you missed it, the Toyota Fortuner became the bestselling car in the Philippines in 2017, ending the nine-year reign of its stablemate, the Vios. "We are officially an SUV country," Dinzo wrote in his report.That's not to
It beat the Land Cruiser's speed record
We'll not beat around the bush: a Nissan Qashqai has done 382kph. Faster than the top speed of a standard McLaren F1. Considerably quicker than the take-off speed of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. And only slightly more aggressively nippy
A classy package
It's no secret that the crossover is quickly overtaking the sedan when it comes to sales. This is a sad fact for those who prefer to ride closer to the ground, but hey, if you must drive an SUV, the NX300
We're impressed with the diesel powerplant
The all-new CR-V represents Honda's desire to provide the Philippine market with an alternative to hulking, truck-based diesel SUVs. We were invited by Honda Cars Philippines to get to know the new car via a two-day ride
Meet the T-Roc
SUVs are more popular than ever, especially when it comes to the smaller sizes. We've mentioned this many times before and we'll repeat it again: subcompact crossovers are hot right now. Volkswagen is the latest carmaker to jump into the
Coming out later this year
The first rumblings about the Mazda CX-8 came a few months ago, when it was announced along with a photo of its three-row interior. Now, the Japanese carmaker has given us our first look at the exterior of its new
Another entry in the segment
What is it?The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is more crossover than Eclipse. There's no relevance in its taking its middle name from the Eclipse sports coupe of distant memory. Instead it's a fairly mainstream crossover.The styling is robust in
A crossover with a purpose
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. Turbocharged boxer engine, 237hp, 350Nm, AWD and razor-sharp handling-after over a week with this Japanese SUV, we can definitely say that the
It's wonderfully sublime
Truth be told, Metro Manila is a horrible place to conduct a test drive. You spend an interminable amount of time in traffic; the speed guns curtail any happiness beyond 100kph on the expressways; and too many people are texting, Viber-ing,
Now that's innovation
The Geely Auto Group has launched Lynk & Co-a new brand that sits somewhere between the low-priced Geelys and the premium Swedish Volvos. The Chinese carmaker is hoping to change the way consumers look at cars and how they're purchased.
To debut at Indonesia motor show
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation doesn't hide the fact that it will stick to churning out SUVs and crossovers. It has even said that it may not field a new Lancer model anytime soon. As further proof of this, the Japanese carmaker teases
Exciting times ahead for Japanese brand
Last year, we were fortunate to drive the fab Honda BR-V. Essentially, it's a taller version of the Mobilio that's been contributing healthily to Honda Cars Philippines' bottom line. That means the BR-V is another potential sales hit
More than just a punchline
There are cars that just epitomize cool. They draw you in with a tantalizing X-factor you just can't explain. The Top Gear TV show had a segment they called "Cool Wall." On it, they would decide--often arbitrarily--which cars
To be sold in 80 markets globally
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. Back in January, we reported that the Nissan Kicks concept had officially been set for production on a global scale. But as such announcements
With extra 18cm of legroom
The other day, we reported that the Chinese have a fondness for long-wheelbase variants of popular vehicles, the BMW X1 being one of them. But what exactly is it that has the market enamored with the German crossover's extra length?
We get first dibs
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. The all-new BMW X1 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated models in the German carmaker's line of Sports Activity Vehicles. We
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