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The first new model to feature Kia’s redesigned logo
Did Kia really need to revamp its brand? Chances are, some of you didn't think so. Sure, overhauling a company's look every once in a while is pretty standard practice in any industry. But, as they say, why tinker with
An ideal starter car?
When the Kia Stonic was introduced to the Philippine market in late 2020, it struck me as a vehicle that could potentially punch above its weight class. After all, its looks and feature package were on point, and it was well within
Looks faster than standard, but doesn’t actually go faster...
Hyundai's N division is about to release its first SUV. And this...isn't it. Yup, while the little Kona has just been given the full N treatment (click on these blue words to read our review of a prototype), the
Exisiting models will continue to get updates, though
It looks like another car manufacturer has decided to truly clean up its act.According to a recent report by the Korea JoongAng Daily, Hyundai has ceased to develop new diesel engines as part of its shift towards zero-emission vehicles. The
“It simply drives like an i30N with the seat ratcheted right up”
Good point, and I'm not sure it's camouflage when it's emblazoned with the company's logo, either. It's like army fatigues with the word 'soldier' repeated all over them. But I think the point is Hyundai wants you
A hot hatch this most definitely isn’t
This is the Hyundai i30, now in its third generation since 2007 and updated earlier this year. It's described as the Korean company's 'DNA car' and the backbone of its range. But while its badge hails from the far east,
This powertrain is best suited for highway cruising
You're not the only one to have said that, which we found particularly curious. Curious because as thine eyes will attest, this is not a big, V12-engined shouty supercar, nor is it a particularly rambunctious hot hatch with fiery exhausts.
Looking for a new ride this holiday season?
Kia Philippines is feeling very generous this holiday season. The carmaker is offering three of its cars with cash discounts as a way of giving back to the local market, and there's a vehicle included in the promo for those looking
Giving yourself the gift of four wheels this Christmas?
Looking to make your family's Christmas a little merrier with the gift of a brand-new ride? Then you might want to drop by a Hyundai showroom if you have time this December.Hyundai Philippines has special holiday offers for the
“This fourth-gen SUV proves how broad-shouldered Hyundai is getting”
Hyundai describes the new Tucson as "a design revolution" for the brand. It's not kidding. In an incredibly saturated corner of the market, it'll stand out. Which is exactly the point.Whether you like the look its Parametric Hidden Lights
Arriving in Europe in early 2021
These are exciting times we're living in, aren't they? Perhaps the most exciting news from today is that Hyundai is building yet another crossover, and that it'll arrive in early 2021. Joy of joys!Said crossover, which for now
The second-gen version has been revealed
We're not too sure what to make of what Hyundai's done with the second-generation Mistra on the drawing board. Is it sporty? Is it classy? Is it just a compact sedan with the face of one of the Korean
In case you’re looking for a little more refinement
If you once considered the SsangYong Tivoli but scratched it off your list due to the lack of a gasoline variant, you might want to reconsider. The Korean car manufacturer has just announced that the crossover is once again available with a
Want
Minivans are about three things: space, comfort, and practicality. Now, we've yet to see the next-generation Kia Carnival in the metal, but it's a vehicle that seems to tick all the right boxes. Kia, though, still saw it fit
In case you’re planning on buying a new ride
If you're on the hunt for a brand-new vehicle on a budget, Kia may be a carmaker worth checking out. The company has made it a point to make its lineup more affordable over the past couple of years, and
This powertrain is just as economical as a turbodiesel
The Kia Sorento is a midsize crossover for people who make full use of one. It's got loads of room for seven, four-wheel drive, and strong towing ability. On every variant.News, though: This one is a car people might
Available in two variants
The local subcompact crossover battle is really heating up.Hyundai Philippines has just launched the Venue in the local market, unveiling the vehicle just a little over the week after Kia Philippines introduced its own competitor in the form of the Stonic.
A new budget-friendly option is in town
For the longest time, the local subcompact crossover scene revolved mainly around a handful of names. Most of the time, you would hear people mention the Ford EcoSport, Suzuki Vitara, and maybe one or two other Japanese-made offerings. Times have changed,
From its 1.6-liter turbo engine
Welcome to one of 2020's easiest-to-understand new cars. This isn't a niche-busting crossover-urban-SUV hodgepodge with a hybrid propulsion system that even Tony Stark couldn't explain. Nope, this is old-school. The new Hyundai i20N
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