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We revisit the iconic four-wheel-drive road car to see how it’s aged
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
Would you pick this over the segment’s usual suspects?
The Philippines is a tough market for smaller auto manufacturers, dominated as it is by diesel-powered pickup-passenger vehicles (PPVs) from a limited number of brands. Six of the 10 best-selling cars in the country last year had diesel engines
Mazda’s latest crossover may just be its most stylish offering right now
Never mind the svelte, Jag-like Mazda 6, or the exotically alien Mazda 3 Sportback. The CX-30's perfectly proportioned haunches stand in stark contrast to most other crossovers on the market, or even in Mazda's showroom. And in the
A road trip in EV-loving China, to test out one novel solution to range anxiety
Forget free shampoos—this hotel room throws in the keys to 40 rare sports cars
The guilty stench of clutch hangs about the entrance of the world's only Mazda MX-5-themed hotel. I'm confident the pungent aroma of poor coordination isn't emanating from 'my' brand new MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition. The only
Because rally
The six hours from 5am on August 15, 2019. I'd like to tell you about them, although my reasoning is hardly honorable. You see, I chiefly want to tell myself about them, so when I get older and more decrepit, I
Think you’re handy in your fancy ‘modern’ cars? Ha! Try something old instead
Good lord, the smell. An unmistakable stench of gasoline and old leather. Exhaust fumes laden with really quite aggressive carbon dioxides fill the atmosphere. The engineers are nonchalantly chatting and laughing in the company of the Ferrari 308 idly blaring in front
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