Articles about Subcompact SUV

Does this new seven-seat SUV have what it takes to succeed in our market?
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
Which of these two newcomers would you go with?
In just the first quarter of 2020, the subcompact-SUV segment of the local market welcomed two new additions: the Suzuki XL7 and the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross.While the Xpander Cross is merely a new variant-albeit a beefed-up version-of
It's a mixed bag
Don't be fooled by the outside: This looks like the ordinary MG ZS, but it's actually full-electric. And for a fully-electric crossover, it also goes with an amazingly low price.There are disadvantages in this approach. The ZS
For those who thought the ‘standard’ one was too tame
Tough, practical, and ready to take on Metro Manila's pockmarked roads-these are traits that Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) would have you believe come with the Xpander Cross's package. Well, we've seen it in the metal and are happy
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
We’ve been told that only one variant will be available once it’s launched
It's no secret by now that the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross will be launched here in the Philippines.Back in November-just a day before the SUV was launched in Indonesia-we received confirmation from Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) president Mutsuhiro Oshikiri
This will take on the likes of the Toyota Rush and the Honda BR-V
If you've been looking forward to the Suzuki XL7's local arrival, we have some good news for you: The Japanese car manufacturer has already revealed the price of its brand-new subcompact SUV, which is set to take on the
Are these heading to dealerships as we speak?
It's almost March 2020. Do you know what that means? If you've been following the news, then you're aware it's the month Suzuki Philippines will be bringing in the XL7 subcompact SUV and S-Presso mini SUV.While
It will debut at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show
Toyota already hinted back in January that it will unveil a new Yaris-based subcompact crossover. It didn't provide any details then, other than the fact that the car will only be available in the European market.Now, the Japanese carmaker
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
“Now less of an eyeful to more people, and more spacious for those aboard”
Not fugly, is it? The squinty LED running lights and the upside-your-head headlights will still clash with some village green sensibilities, but in the metal-and there's a fair bit more metal this time around-the new Juke looks
A compelling subcompact crossover
Oh yes, it's another dinky SUV. But it's hard to be angry at something wearing the face of a robotic chipmunk like this Peugeot 2008 does.It's an aesthetically pleasing thing all round, really, looking like it was designed
We’re waiting for its future launch in the Philippine market
After weeks of anticipation, Mitsubishi has finally unveiled its newest subcompact SUV: the Xpander Cross. This is what Mitsubishi Indonesia calls a 'crossover MPV,' a vehicle that's poised to take on the likes of the Toyota Rush and the Honda BR-
A memorable drive to Bataan
Strictly speaking, the Honda BR-V is classified as a subcompact SUV. Sometimes I've been tempted to put quotation marks on the 'SUV' part of the category. Because while the BR-V does seat seven and has a higher ground clearance
Planning to check out this mini-SUV?
The refreshed BR-V, Honda's macho little subcompact SUV, is finally out. It was launched in the Philippines this week and is set to take on the likes of the Toyota Rush, and even MPVs like the Mitsubishi Xpander and the
The refreshed Honda BR-V brings more to the table
Over the years, Honda has made some iconic automobiles. Not quite Jaguar E-Type iconic...the Japanese carmaker's version of iconic is more in line with what engineering nerds might consider iconic, but that's just Honda's way.We're
Looks like a winner
After a series of teaser sketches and spy photos, here it is: Meet the Kia Seltos. This is the Korean carmaker's first true global small SUV offering; it will also be the first Kia model in the Indian market. If the
Small and fighty, and with a pure-EV version
Just imagine it as a hardcore Dakar racer. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the seemingly angry new Peugeot 2008: a sort of jacked-up 208 hatch, battling the burgeoning class of mini-SUVs.Like its sister cars, the Citroen C3 Aircross and
Waiting for this to drop?
Honda's seven-seat mini-SUV is getting an update, and it's dropping in the Philippines later this month.Honda Cars Philippines has announced that the BR-V's refreshed version will be launching locally on June 25, 2019. This news
In the past, it was neither ‘Eco’ nor ‘Sport’
There's no denying the sales success Ford Philippines has achieved with its EcoSport subcompact crossover. But one of the gripes with the previous-generation was that it felt underpowered on the highway. So when the replacement arrived, one inevitable question is
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