Articles about Korean Cars

The new chairman says the current name has a “painful image”
An alternative to the usual Japanese car brands
If we're talking about South Korean automobile manufacturers, the first brand that you might think of is Hyundai. Understandable, considering Hyundai is the largest and most well-known car manufacturer in the country.The company is headquartered in Seoul and is
The brand is making sure this model is competitive
The Hyundai Stargazer is finally available in the Philippine market, and so far the model is ticking all the right boxes.In particular, Hyundai Motor Philippines has made sure to give the new MPV a competitive starting price. The base model will
How are you liking Hyundai’s new designs so far?
Is anyone else digging Hyundai's new design direction? Frankly, the products the brand has been coming up with lately are a breath of fresh air compared to all the aggressive exteriors others have been churning out.The latest model to receive
It’s a connected world we all live in now
Do you ever feel like you're too attached to your smartphone, tablet, or any of your other electronic devices? Yeah, we get it. Swiping screen after screen can get tiring-but it's the world we live in now.Soon, our
This isn’t just for soccer moms
You know what? You can think minivans are uncool. We're perfectly okay with that-we'll just take our seven seats, spacious interior, and feature-filled cabin someplace else. And no, you can't hitch a ride with us.Frankly, with
We really wish this would launch here
For the most part, we dig pickups that carry a more popping appearance. The Ford Ranger, for example, looks pretty good in orange, and the Toyota Hilux really stands out in red. In the case of the Hyundai Santa Cruz's more
This thing has one distinct advantage
To be honest, if we purchased vehicles solely for getting around, not as many motorists would be throwing premiums at midsize SUVs and pickups. Instead, most of us would be behind the wheel of something like this.What is it? This tiny
And there's a very good chance it's coming here
This is the Hyundai Stargazer, and yes, we think it's coming to the Philippine market to try and conquer the local MPV segment.Why do we say this? Well, a couple of weeks ago, we were present for the official introduction
We have the spec sheet of the van with us
So, we finally got hold of a local spec sheet for the Hyundai Staria, and it appears the rumors are true: Our market only has the option of a single turbodiesel engine.Locally, it appears the entire Staria range will come equipped
Take your pick
Not long ago, we got hold of and reported the tentative local prices and variants of the upcoming Hyundai Staria. Now, we have the rest of Hyundai Motor Philippines' (HMPH) lineup to go with it.Before we proceed, we want to make
Have your eye on this model?
For the longest time, you couldn't buy a van in the Philippines without at least considering either the Toyota Hiace or Hyundai Starex. Nowadays? It's a one-man show for the former. This could change, though, when the Hyundai Staria
This comes before the official launch in July
The all-new Hyundai Tucson has been spotted in the local setting well before its scheduled launch in July 2022. Images of the South Korean compact crossover were shared with us by an anonymous source, and they were taken at a recent
This or the Casper?
It's not exactly rocket science why the Toyota Raize is such a hit among local car buyers. Decent ground clearance, city-friendly dimensions, and an affordable price tag? That's about as surefire a formula as mass-market cars come around
We compare it to the Suzuki Celerio
While the Casper isn't part of the initial lineup of Hyundai Motor Philippines, we still hope to see the pint-sized crossover at some point. This stylish mini SUV is the perfect alternative to the typical A-segment hatchback.Today, we'
One can hope, right?
What's been going on with Hyundai in the Philippines lately? Obviously, the South Korean carmaker has been laying low for the past several months-but why?The open secret within the industry is that the company will be making a local
The company isn’t dead yet
As a business, SsangYong has definitely seen much better times. The car manufacturer is currently in the middle of buyout negotiations, but it isn't letting economic hardship get in the way of producing some pretty neat rides.The latest model to
Customers are already dropping by
Well, that didn't take long at all. Kia Philippines immediately got business going at its newly-inaugurated Santo Tomas, Batangas dealership, with three customers immediately taking hold of their brand-new rides during the facility's opening.Kia Santo Tomas' first
Anyone else miss this thing?
The Kia Soul? Sure, the thing wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but it was still a bummer to see it leave the Philippine market and we still kind of miss the quirky little runabout to this day.The good news
Who needs a house?
It's kind of hard getting back into the swing of city life when you've just spent your Holy Week vacation out of town. Can anyone else relate? Sort of makes you wish you could just pack up and hit the
Bring it in, please
It's been a while since we've heard anything from Hyundai on the Philippine front? Fret not, though, because word is distribution for the South Korean brand will soon be revived under new management.If this is the case, we hope
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