Articles about Subcompact Hatchback

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
Did you own a first-gen unit?
Before the 2005 Swift, the Philippine market's last taste of Suzuki Supermini goodness-if you could actually call it good-was the Suzuki Fronte, sold through the '70s and '80s. Never quite as popular as cars from mainstream brands, the diminutive
Our first impressions on video
By now, you'd know that Suzuki Philippines recently took the veils off of the all-new Suzuki Swift. And we have to admit, we were pretty impressed with its design when we saw it on stage. But before that official reveal,
A new challenger has appeared
The all-new Suzuki Swift is stylish, decently equipped and relatively affordable. But its entry into the local subcompact hatchback isn't going to be one without challenges, especially considering it's going up against the likes of the Honda Jazz.Ah,
Are you digging its new look?
Last night, Suzuki Philippines officially launched the all-new Swift. As soon as the covers were pulled off of the Japanese carmaker's freshest hatchback offering, it was already apparent that it had at least one thing going for it: Its stylish
Delivery starts in two weeks
We first saw the all-new Suzuki Swift last March during the Bangkok International Motor Show. We were very impressed that we took tons of photos of the subcompact hatchback for you guys. We wondered: Would it be similar to what we'
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