Toyota has addressed some of the biggest gripes of Hilux owners and then some
I remember when Top Gear tried to kill a Toyota. While the guys didn't fail that badly, it was a failed attempt all the same-the truck was just damn indestructible. It was with this insanely reliable, no-frills personality that
It has the makings of a real winner
The formula for success in the local automotive landscape has remained simple over the last few decades: You need is a decent mix of practicality and affordability, because that's what Filipino car buyers consistently look for. The various vehicles that have
2020’s most exciting electric city cars are here. Is this the moment EVs go mainstream?
I've heard of manufacturers going to extreme lengths to show the capabilities of their product, but Honda arranging the worst storm the Costa Blanca has seen in 30 years, just to demo the rain-repellent coating on its new wing cameras?
This could finally herald the hybrid era for us
There was a time, not too long ago, that the success of the biggest carmaker in the Philippines rested heavily on the Toyota Corolla. And when I say success, I don't just mean in the financial sense and in terms of
The last prototype Veyron, the only racing EB110...and things got even more unusual from there
Where to start? Sitges-Terramar, now there's a track that needs its own story told.First time I've ever seen a car slide sideways down a slope. Then there's the people. Andy Wallace, he of nonchalantly-doing-300mph-in-
We revisit the iconic four-wheel-drive road car to see how it’s aged
Fast Audis have an odd reputation these days. For all the hits-R8, RS6, that lovely mid-'80s RS4-there are twice as many misses. Against sharper German rivals, RS products often feel a bit aloof.Perhaps we should all be forced
The MPV to beat
It's exceedingly hot under the noonday sun, out here surrounded by towering stacks of shipping containers at Mitsubishi Motors PH's new stockyard. In the six years since the Japanese automaker moved into its new South Luzon production facility, it has
Imagine how different the ’70s supercar scene would’ve been had the M6GT made it to production
There's a famous old photo of Bruce McLaren, parked outside a corner shop in East Horsley, doors up, slouched in the chaise-longue driver's seat of a barely disguised Can-Am racer-get Googling for it, you won't be
Thought electric cars were cute and cuddly? Time to meet the brooding Veloster eTCR
Race cars usually have an aura about them. They sit all angry in their pit garage, intimidatingly slick tires stacked up nearby, looking ready to bite the uninitiated. But this is different. The aura surrounding the Hyundai Veloster eTCR is palpable, not
Three different takes on a grand tourer meet for a blast to the mountains
The moment a sailing boat rises onto its plane, everything changes. It's not just about the extra speed, intense though that is. Breaking through its own bow wave, the craft tenses its muscles. It's more urgent to the tiller and
Will it be the dark horse in the competitive midrange pickup market?
Since its launch in late 2011, the 'T6' Ranger has been a smash hit for Ford, combining the swagger and power expected of an American truck with a Japanese-level price tag. The T6 has been so good, in fact, that it
One motorist's harrowing tale
What was supposed to be a day spent doing a prenup shoot turned out to be an unimaginable experience: Around 4pm on Sunday, January 12, we were heading to our next venue in Tagaytay-and only then did we find out that
A look at the past, present, and future of Pagani
Overtaken by a burgundy Citroen Xsara Picasso. The shame.The brutal cringe-gland-rupturing humiliation of it. This is Horacio Pagani's actual, personal Zonda: chassis number 006, the very car that graced the 2000 Geneva Motor Show stand-the first supercar
Two opposing forces in perfect harmony. Let’s end this tribal warfare—it’s okay to like both
If 2019 taught us anything, it's that the rise of the electric vehicle has created a car market that has never been more vibrant, diverse, or creative. The fact that the challenge of shifting four people around our planet can deliver
Some things go beyond the need to impress
I'm basking in the afternoon sun on a private beachfront property in Batangas, sipping copious amounts of beer well before 5pm, sharing laughs with friends from high school, some of whom I haven't seen in years. It's a reunion
It’ll be in the PH in 2020
In a market like the Philippines-a setting afflicted with claustrophobic roads and too-close-for-comfort parking spaces-the full-size SUV is an oddity. Practical, big-engined, massive-the segment's defining traits are words that rarely ever go together
Wondering what vehicle will best help outrun the apocalypse? Wonder no more
The apocalypse is coming. Not 'if' according to some bits of slightly gloomy Internet, but a definite 'when,' driven by a self-stimulating paranoia that imagines every flavor of Doomsday. The walking dead feature a bit. Chat-room rabbit holes involve viral
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