The Yaris learns to chill
Whenever I book a Grab ride, I've come to dread what vehicle is selected for me. When I see it's a third-gen Toyota Vios, the most popular car model in the ride-hailing platform, I sigh and hope the
“It’s ‘how did mere humans build something this brutal’ fast”
An artillery division made of fireworks, aimed at your senses. The Pagani Huayra Roadster would still drop jaws and stop traffic if it had the engine from a VW Polo, but thanks to a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 from AMG
This is the Track Edition
The current generation Lexus RC F Coupe has lots to like-it's growling 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 and extraordinary build quality-but also two main failings: too much weight that's also too far forward. This can cause chronic
How good a car this is depends on how you spec it
The A-Class has become a huge seller for Mercedes-Benz in certain markets, so this replacement matters. It'll do well-the old one certainly had issues, but that didn't stop it.This is pretty much an all-new platform,
Is it still competitive in its segment?
It's no secret that we've been waiting for the refreshed Ford Everest's arrival for some time now. News of the new midsize SUV's arrival in neighboring Thailand came out in July last year, and we've already had
“The way Jag finds a way of balancing ride and handling is simply unmatched“
So much praise was lavished upon the Jaguar XE when it launched back in 2015. Its brand-new, lightweight mechanicals endowed it with a deft driving experience that embarrassed every single one of its rivals, but take a swift look at the
It ticks all the right boxes
When I think of France, I don't automatically think of croissants or the Eiffel Tower. Well, fine, those things do come to mind eventually. But my initial thought is usually of Teddy Riner, a mountain of a human being who has
One of our favorite BMW models
That wishes it was the new BMW M3, doesn't it?The new 320d M Sport is only a couple of exhaust pipes away from full M car drag. Brits love M Sports. So much, in fact, cars like the X6 and
“It shocked us with its extraordinary ability to get into and out of some locations”
The new Jeep Gladiator might look like just a Wrangler with a pickup bed attached. But it's quite a bit more than that-it's the beginning of your adventures. It's been over 27 years since the last true Jeep
“This is the most compelling E-Class wagon out there”
This is a Mercedes E-Class wagon with extra ride height, some body cladding, 4WD, and a new name: All-Terrain. It comes with a choice of two diesel engines and expands the E-Class portfolio beyond the regular sedan and wagon.
The humble hatchback isn't short on charm
Suzuki Philippines is on a roll this year. After launching the globally anticipated all-new Jimny, it embarked on a journey to rediscover the glory of old Manila by taking members of the motoring media on a charming drive to Las Casas
“It’s street-fight-quick—brutal and disorienting”
This is a convertible Ferrari Pista, which means it's the droptop version of the Pista Coupe, itself a limited-run, track-biased über-488-'Pista' literally translating as 'track.' Or 'dance floor' depending on who you talk to, but that's
Is the base CVT variant worth the price?
The undisputed king of subcompact sedans launched its all-new version midway through last year. The biggest criticism it received was about its price-the top-of-the-line G Prime variant's SRP exceeded P1 million.Perhaps as a means
A brief but educational drive
When I saw the itinerary for the Nissan Futures event in Hong Kong, I noticed that several hours were blocked off for the Leaf test drive. Based on past experience with these events, I thought we'd only go around the block
Midsize mash-up
The midsize SUV class is on the verge of yet another heated war, thanks to some new models and variants entering the scene. In this battle, we look at two of the segment's top contenders in their family-friendly, top-2WD-
We’re all tired of just getting by
Monday afternoon, Ortigas, rush hour-not exactly an ideal setting for a Top Gear shoot on account of all the cars zipping about and the army of dog-tired motorists leaving the office. But for our subject today, these conditions couldn't
Is it primed to take on the segment?
It really shouldn't come as any surprise that Nissan Philippines brought in the Terra. The Japanese carmaker already had competitive offerings in several key segments, but it was missing a midsize SUV that could take on the likes of the Toyota
Lexus-lite
It took some time, but the all-new Toyota Camry finally arrived in the Philippines in December last year. And it did take a while-the model was launched way back in January 2017 at the Detroit Auto Show.Perhaps some of
It felt like driving school all over again
To be honest, we were a little perplexed with Ford Philippines' pitch. The American carmaker offered to lend us the refreshed Ford Ranger over a weekend for a special activity. An off-road course? A corporate social responsibility initiative that required
Clue: Not much
The Suzuki Jimny is well loved, capable, and carries one of the most novel designs in the industry. That said, it isn't for everyone, and one of the biggest reasons for this is because of the space the cabin provides.
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