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This or the all-new Santa Fe?
Apparently tired of leaks, Kia has gone ahead and revealed the facelifted 2024 Kia Sorento ahead of its official debut in mid-August.As you may have already seen from unofficial images, the midsize SUV has now adopted the look of its
The evolution of the car dealer
Car dealerships in the Philippines have remained mostly the same since automotive brands came back in the late '80s. Clean, well-lit, and functional, they were never glamorous or classy places to hang out in. They never had to be. Car dealers
It looks like a solid Camry and Accord challenger
Hyundai has been continuously upping its design game as of late. Just have a gander at models like the Staria, the Grandeur, and even the Accent, then tell us what you think of those looks. It's been happening at a pretty
After being acquired by KG Group
SsangYong is no more. Following its acquisition in 2022 by chemical-to-steel company KG Group, Yonhap News Agency reports that the Korean carmaker will henceforth be referred to as KG Mobility. ALSO READ:Holy Week 2023: Number coding suspended from April
We get behind its wheel to find out
A good road trip car doesn't necessarily need to come equipped with a wide variety of convenience features or enough seats to fit a whole barkada.Frankly, most vehicles are perfectly viable provided you're only carrying one or two passengers.
Last year was a pretty big one for Kia Philippines, with the company being able to post a sizable 34% annual sales increase while the auto industry recovered from COVID-19. That's noticeably higher than the local market's average 26%
Hyundai has come a long way since the Pony.
The OG Hyundai. Or at least very nearly. The car you see here is a Pony 2. Pony 1 had arrived seven years earlier, at the end of 1975. Truth be told there wasn't that much change between one and two.
We knew as far back as December 2022 that the all-new Hyundai Kona looks good. But as for performance? Not much was revealed at the time. This is no longer the case.The 2023 Hyundai Kona has finally appeared on the
The new chairman says the current name has a “painful image”
Korean carmaker SsangYong was in quite a tough spot at the height of the pandemic. It defaulted on P2.6 billion loan payments and filed for court receivership at the end of 2020.In late 2022, however, things started to turn around
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
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