Articles about Subcompact Hatchback

Honda fans should be stoked
Listen up, Honda fans: The Japanese carmaker has officially revealed limited-edition variants of two of its most established nameplates here in the Philippines-the City and the Jazz.Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) announced earlier today that the Honda City 1.5
“For “easier entry and better visibility”
Welcome to a lightly-crossovered Audi A1. Called the 'citycarver'-yep, all lowercase-it's basically a normal A1 with 4cm of extra ground clearance for "easier entry and better visibility." So much for the cool, urban youth-sounds like this thing'
It looks a lot like its bigger siblings now
The Mazda 2 has always been one of the snazziest-looking cars in its class, thanks to the Japanese car manufacturer's sleek Kodo styling and undeniably sleek design elements that complement the vehicle's compact size.With this refreshed version, Mazda
What do you think?
It's been confirmed that Honda's big reveal at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) will be the next-generation Fit, better known as the lovable Jazz hatchback in our market. However, word on the street is this might not be
It’s definitely something to look forward to
If you're a fan of Honda's much-loved hatch, here's some good news: The fifth generation of the Jazz will be revealed later this year.Honda president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo mentioned the all-new hatchback's imminent arrival
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
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
At least in the US
Toyota has unveiled the all-new Yaris hatchback for the US market, and some of you might notice the vehicle looks oddly familiar. In fact, the car is practically identical to the Mazda 2 hatch both inside and out, save for a
We’ve been asked similar questions more times than we can count
I've heard this question a million times: "Will (insert car name here) make it up to Baguio?" Whether it's a car, van, or truck, as long as it doesn't have a million horsepower, people will invariably ask 'The Baguio
And it’s quicker than the petrol or diesel versions currently available
This is the new Peugeot 208, and the big news is it's gone electric. Or at least the e-208 version has.Fully-electric, too: A 100kW (134hp) motor teams up with a 50kWh battery to deliver over 320km of real-
Cars shape you in ways you won’t even notice
It's 3am, raining cats and dogs outside, and I'm sitting cold and soaked inside a Honda Jazz parked in the middle of an empty BGC lot. There's an 80lb fridge sitting in the rear seat, and several boxes of
A hatch definitely worth checking out
The Suzuki Swift has long been a favorite among motorists looking for a stylish and relatively sporty hatchback. The last gen's quirky looks and agile driving dynamics helped gain the nameplate a following, and these vehicles are still a common sight
It has always been a model known for fun
The Swift is a good car. You only need to look at the streets and you'll invariably find one or two, and that's not a bad figure considering that Suzuki Philippines isn't that big a sales mover of its
Top Gear PH's observations through the years
This is what the Top Gear PH has said about the venerable Hyundai Accent through the years. Here's a quick breakdown of our observations from our reviews. Compared to Hyundai's own 1,400cc Accent sedan, which is also available
Make hybrids great again
Attention, motoring internet: A new niche has been created. Not another tiresome coupe-SUV monstrosity, either. Toyota's created something entirely new. It might be genius. It might make no sense. It's a hybrid supermini designed to handle-but not go-
The story of the Hyundai Accent in the country, as told by Top Gear PH
The Hyundai Accent was first introduced in several offshore markets close to two decades ago as a replacement of the Excel. It was met with mixed reactions. The first generation, despite receiving a relatively low Euro NCAP rating, was also rated as
Here's why the hatchback resonates with car buyers
The Hyundai Accent subcompact hatchback has legions of fans. Before we talk about the reasons why, let's see what Top Gear PH has said about this body type and variant through the years.March 2013May 2013 April 2014August 2017The VerdictLet'
Fantastic driving machines
We are huge fans of the Mini brand, not only because the entire lineup is fun to drive, but also because of its deep and rich history. Imagine, the first-generation Mini took on the big dogs in the World Rally Championship
A good bargain for what you get
The Kia Rio has always been rather stylish, but the brand kicked things up a notch with the Schreyer-styled third- generation car launched locally in 2012. While still retaining a taxi variant, the range was optimized for the 'lifestyle' market, with
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