Articles about Hatchback

It’s called the Fiesta Van, and it just received a few tech upgrades
Need a starter car?
It isn't difficult to see why hatchbacks are among the top choices when it comes to first-time car buyers. They're efficient, easy to maneuver, and manageable when it comes to their size. And perhaps most important, there are plenty
Adding this to your short list?
Good news for buyers looking for a starter car on a budget. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is once again extending a handful of promo offers for the month of September, including a pretty sweet one for the Wigo.For the month of
Meet the Toyota Yaris Electric Hybrid Ecovan from Spain
Toyota making cargo versions of its vehicles is nothing new. In these parts, we've already seen workhorse versions of the Hilux and the Hiace. Heck, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) even built a bare-bones two-seat Avanza once.But if you
What would you add to this list?
As much as we love hatchbacks, we know that they aren't really sales drivers for many car brands here in our market. That's why we've already come to accept the fact that there are just some hatchbacks that'll
Does this hatchback have a place in our market?
Kia already unveiled the refreshed Forte in its home market of Korea a couple of months back, albeit photos were a bit scarce then. Now, the new sedan has made its way to the Australian market, and we finally get a proper
Which of these top-spec hatchbacks is the more ideal city car?
Considering how little love hatchbacks get here in our market, it's definitely a relief that there are still a few five-doors being sold here.Two good examples are the Honda Brio and the Toyota Wigo, arguably among the most dominant
The Japanese EV has just been launched locally
It may have taken a while, but the Nissan Leaf is finally here in the Philippines. You can buy the Japanese-made mass-market electric hatchback for P2.798 million, and for that amount, you're getting 311km of range, a zero-
Which of these three would you opt for?
We've seen the Toyota 86 shooting brake, and we've also seen the Honda Civic wagon. Now, if you fancied those concepts as much as we did, then we've a little treat for you.Brazil-based artist Kleber Silva, the
Mark your calendars
Finally, the Leaf has a launch date. Mark your calendars, people, because Nissan Philippines (NPI) has sent an official invitation for a local introduction for the electric vehicle set for May 9.Frankly, this has been a long time coming. The Japanese
We take a closer look to find out
The new Honda City Hatchback has "big tires to fill," as Top Gear Philippines editor-in-chief Dinzo Tabamo put it in our Launch Pad feature on the new hatch. Truer words have never been spoken.See, the Jazz-the OG hatch
A new Polo GTI will follow in 2022
Welcome one and all to the newly facelifted Volkswagen Polo. And yes, before you ask, there will be a new Polo GTI. Not until 2022, though, so back to the standard car for now...Unsurprisingly it looks much the same as the
Together with the Motocompo, it became a real last-mile solution in the ’80s
Suffice to say that the idea of last-mile solutions in the context of urban and alternative mobility has been talked about more than ever these days. And even giants in the automotive industry have started to take part in the discussions.
There are a lot, obviously
You've probably heard by now about the sad news that Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) is officially discontinuing the Jazz. Yes, folks, the beloved hatchback will only be available "until supplies last." Man, that line sucks.There's a silver lining to
The beloved hatch will be dearly missed
Our worst fears have been realized: Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) has officially announced the discontinuation of its beloved hatchback, the Jazz.Not that it comes as a surprise, because we were sort of expecting this already ever since the big reveal of
It looks pretty mean, too
Remember the Ford Fiesta? It seems like just yesterday it was still available in the Philippines. Ford eventually ditched it locally to focus on all things truck and SUV, but yeah, it was a thing here not too long ago.Those of
A worthy tribute to the legendary driver and his 1964 Monte Carlo Rally victory
Yet another special-edition Mini has arrived in the Philippines. Following last year's launches of the John Cooper Works GP and the Convertible Sidewalk Edition, Mini Philippines is now introducing the new Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition.Think Mini Monte Carlo Edition,
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
Baby steps
Never mind the quietness or environmentally sound underpinnings. About 15 minutes ago, I was in the middle of a busy Shaw Boulevard suddenly slowing down to a lurch every time I lifted off the accelerator-the intended effect of the E-Pedal,
Displayed at the 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon
Drag cars are supposed to be menacing and noisy, not quiet and subtle. The Honda e-Drag, though? We're willing to make an exception.Displayed at this year's virtual Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS), the Honda e-Drag is a stripped-
In case these rumors hold true, we’re hoping the GR Yaris arrives here, too
Did you like the refreshed Toyota Yaris that was launched in Thailand back in August? Well, we've got some spicy news for you. According to a source, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) might be preparing to launch this new-look hatchback here
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