For the five-door lovers out there
Yes, the Honda City Hatchback has arrived on our shores. Surprised? Well, you shouldn't be, if we're being honest-this vehicle's local launch has been widely speculated since rumors began surfacing that Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) was doing away
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 still one of the best bang-for-the-buck compact SUVs in the market?
There is one model in MG's local lineup, though, that has been overshadowed a bit by the ZS's success: the RX5. I understand that at this point, the compact SUV is a few years old already, but it still looks
It’s already a bit dated at this point, but is it still worth considering?
A couple of years back, GAC Motor entered the local market under Chavit Singson's Legado Motors, Inc. It was one of the first Chinese carmakers to make a big splash in the market recently with its lineup of bang-for-the-
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
Truck Wars 2.0 officially begins
In 2015, then Nissan Philippines president Toti Zara made a bold announcement when the Japanese carmaker launched the current generation of the Navara. "Let the truck wars begin!" was his battle cry.It was a daring challenge to the Navara's competitors
Another redesigned pickup has arrived in our market
It's like the second coming of the truck wars. Over the past year, Toyota has refreshed the Hilux, Ford has updated the Ranger, and Isuzu has overhauled the D-Max. Now, Nissan Philippines has brought in the refreshed Navara.The Japanese
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
It has almost everything you need
It's easy to forget amid these trying and chaotic times that the world does indeed continue to chug along. There's no bigger reminder of this, at least in our line of work, than when a new car is launched in
Is it a viable contender?
Despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 proved to be a busy year for Ford Philippines. Chief among its efforts last year was the launch of the Ford Territory, a China-imported compact crossover. At the time of the launch,
A surprisingly competent package
When Suzuki launched the S-Presso last year, I was eager to try it out, but a bit worried that it would disappoint me. It's nothing but an Alto on stilts, right? Not just an Alto, but a Maruti Alto, based
Honey, I Shrunk the G-Wagen
Mercedes-Benz's push to make itself more modern and more exciting over the past decade has #blessed the world with the most dominant Formula 1 team ever, some of the best GTs and sports cars ever to wear the three-pointed
A budget bobber that’s hard to match at its price point
It seems as if these days, every new motorcycle that gets launched in our market receives a lot of hype. The motorcycle community keeps getting bigger, after all, and new introductions get massive fanfare thanks to social media. Not all of that
The new-look MPV has just landed in PH
This is it. After weeks of waiting and speculating, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has finally launched the refreshed Innova. Let's dive right in and take a closer look at the facelifted MPV.The tentative price list we released a while back
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
It’s where design and comfort intersect
When Lexus Philippines supervisor Jade Sison offered me the UX crossover for a test drive, I did an unusual thing: I asked what color the demo car was-something I rarely do in our line of work. You see, I'm going
Is the Hilux still the must-have pickup?
When consumers think of buying a brand-new pickup, chances are the Toyota Hilux ranks pretty high among their list of options. Not only is it produced by a trusted Japanese brand, the nameplate itself has been around since 1968, so its
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