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How much lifestyle is too much lifestyle for a lifestyle SUV like the T-Roc Cabriolet?
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
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
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