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We discover why it’s possibly the best luxury car on sale today
Hopefully, this feature will come as standard in all cars in the future
I was rarely up early during my college days-as much as possible, I avoided signing up for 7am classes. My parents, on the other hand, used to leave for work at around 6am at the latest. They never wake me up
Eagle, Alfaholics, Singer, GTO, Bond’s DB5—they all contain lessons modern supercars can learn from
I have a recurring dream in which the chief engineer of the latest pointless 800hp supercar is standing there, telling me how great his new creation is. "Zero to 240kph in seven seconds, 370k top speed, Inconel headrests, blah blah." My face
Two American giants collide, the old-timer muscling in on the startup’s patch
As punch-ups go, this is right up there with David and Goliath-the irony being that Ford is the challenger and Tesla is the giant in this ring. Tesla's value recently topped $600 billion-a staggering 16 times that of
Truck Wars 2.0 officially begins
In 2015, then Nissan Philippines president Toti Zara made a bold announcement when the Japanese carmaker launched the current generation of the Navara. "Let the truck wars begin!" was his battle cry.It was a daring challenge to the Navara's competitors
The trusted MPV is still here, and it won’t be going away anytime soon
If you were to ask me what I think the most important Toyota of this generation is, I'd tell you it's the Innova. Not the Fortuner, not the Hilux. Not even the king of subcompact sedans itself and one of
It has us excited—and hopeful—for what the brand has in store for us next
It feels like Maxus has entered our market in an unorthodox fashion. Unlike other Chinese carmakers such as MG and Geely, Maxus arrived with a big lineup-literally.Instead of the usual crossover- or SUV-stuffed roster we see from other marques
How much lifestyle is too much lifestyle for a lifestyle SUV like the T-Roc Cabriolet?
The borough of Elmbridge, Surrey. That's who to blame for this situation. No, not the fact that I'm currently parked in a pool of brown water, or that the back seats look like a T-Rex has sneezed chocolate milkshake
Each unit is hand-assembled and takes up to 5,000 hours to make
Continuation models-a newfound phenomenon of the car industry and a prickly talking point for moneyed collectors. You may have noticed a load of them sprout out of factories in the last few years, normally for crazy prices. There's been continuation
These specialists take restoration to new heights
It's the upper steering-column housing. I'd been looking for a way into this story to try and encapsulate the astonishing attention to detail in a relatable way. So, here we go. As far as possible, when you order a
In most cases, the best Honda is the one you can rely on
I still remember the first Honda I saw on Philippine streets. Back in my high-school senior year, my classmate Howard drove a 1994 Honda Civic EG hatch to school. Being older than us for, er, certain reasons, he was legally of
They’re just adorbs
A sports car does not provide the quickest way through a city. Just ask the Porsche or Ferrari owner, helplessly stuck at a T-junction waiting for a courteous flash of lights and a gap to filter into, as the hands of
At this point, all the Toyota Fortuner has to do is show up
Thirty thousand, two hundred and twelve. As of October 16, that's how many people clicked on our story of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner's tentative prices, according to Google Analytics. As anyone who browses the Internet regularly would know, clicking signifies
The spec sheet promises good things
You know you're getting older as an automotive journalist when manufacturers start building cars for people younger than you. I was born in 1990, and it wasn't so long ago that I fell into the target age group for entry-
A rare peek into a fabled wonderland
When he was four years old, Carlos 'Charlie' Cojuangco almost died. He was riding in one of the family cars-a 1962 Bentley Continental S2-from Santa Mesa to Pasay City, when he felt faint and almost passed out. He would find
Sibling rivalry?
Normally, both of these cars are four-wheel-drive. Here, they're both rear-wheel-drive. Usually, because these are supercars, the manufacturers would find some tenuous justification for charging more money) for fewer driven wheels. But no, these two newcomers are
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 a decent mix of practicality and affordability, because that's what Filipino car buyers consistently look for. The various vehicles that have topped
This little hatch is looking to prove itself in this heavily-stacked market
Carmakers don't often launch multiple vehicles-let alone multiple all-new nameplates-in the same event, but when they do, there's a good chance the cars making their debut are highly anticipated models.That's why Suzuki Philippines' cancellation of
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
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