Articles about Subcompact SUV

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
Say hello to VW's contender against the Hyundai Kona and Nissan Juke
Ah, just what the market ordered-another crossover. Everybody, say hello to the new Volkswagen T-Cross, the lastest Volkswagen to join the SUV party.It's a niche-tastic tiddler, too-a crossover-supermini-baby-SUV thing. See, if we're
It’s now locally made like the City
Honda's presence in the Philippines is pretty respected at this point, with several of its models now established as segment leaders. So it's no surprise that the City has been produced locally for some time. Now, the BR-V joins
It grows on you
I admit I wasn't impressed with the Toyota Rush at first. I first tried it out during Toyota Motor Philippines's Road Trek driving event this year. The ride was too stiff for undulating provincial roads. At the first
This is what car launches are like
Honda Cars Philippines introduced the 2018 HR-V during a media launch at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire just the other night, and in true Honda fashion, the event was quite grand.Big news for 2018 is the RS variant, which has
The unbiased review you’ve all been waiting for
We can't help but feel a bit sentimental around the Toyota Rush, simply because it's been part of some very significant moments in Top Gear Philippines history. The last time we had it, it was being photographed for the cover
A triple treat
When it comes to special variants, few local carmakers can match the enthusiasm Honda Cars Philippines has for releasing them. It seems like the Japanese manufacturer never runs out new colors, exterior enhancements or interior features to add to its vehicles.For
Sub-P1 million rides that parents will love
Parenthood is one of those pivotal 'adulting' milestones that comes with a lot of baggage. Literal baggage. Diapers, clothes, cleaning supplies, toys and strollers take up a lot of in-car real estate. With new laws mandating the use of car seats
Here are our first impressions
The all-new Toyota Rush has just been launched, and the local motoring scene is abuzz over the newest SUV in town. Toyota Motor Philippines certainly hasn't wasted any time bringing its newest product to its customers. Just a day
A fun and practical vehicle
Summer is in full swing and the sun is beating down on us at Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite. We await the delivery of a Toyota Rush unit because the driver might have taken a wrong turn somewhere, but all is
The modern people haulers
The recently launched Mitsubishi Xpander is a newcomer to a segment that can somewhat be attributed to the Honda BR-V. When the Honda launched it in late 2016, it was a bit confusing to categorize it in a particular segment. Was
A new entry in the seven-seater segment
We said it before and we'll say it again: Our country is a seven-seater SUV nation. Because of poor roads and bad traffic to contend with, it makes sense that we're in love with vehicles that can carry a
Comparing stylish seven-seaters
If you're a regular TGP reader, then you should be pretty familiar with our spec-sheet brawl infographics where we pit two vehicles similar in price and specs in a public battle for vehicular supremacy. This one, though, is a
A toy for the big boys
Each generation of the Suzuki Jimny has a knack for longevity. The nameplate has been around since the '70s, yet there's only been three generations released on the market. The current one has been around since the late '90s and will
A real-life RC crawler
Since its launch in the '70s, the Suzuki Jimny has been a favorite of off-roaders and enthusiasts who want a real-life version of an RC crawler. Though the nameplate is nearly five decades old, each generation tends to stick around
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