The model has received a refresh in Japan
The Mazda 2 has long been one of the best-looking offerings in the subcompact segment. This, however, hasn't stopped the Japanese carmaker from drastically changing the vehicle's look with its latest refresh.For 2023, the Mazda 2 will have
Are you a fan of this look, too?
The all-new Toyota Vios already looks like a big step up compared to its predecessor in terms of appearance. Stronger character lines, harder edges, and a more aggressive overall design have done wonders for the subcompact sedan's demeanor-but as
The BOI’s conditions for extending the CARS program could make it possible
The automotive industry took a huge hit because of pandemic, and the prolonged lockdowns greatly impacted local manufacturing. This put extra pressure on Toyota and Mitsubishi-the brands participating in the government's Comprehensive Automotive Resurgency Strategy (CARS) Program.It would be
Still good four years on?
We've reviewed this car before, but with the launch of the all-new Celerio, the Dzire's spot in the Suzuki small car line-up has shifted a bit. With the Celerio's price increase comes an odd situation in which
In case the stock look isn’t enough
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is easily one of the country's most recognizable sedans. That said, its design isn't one we'd consider too sporty-even with the new Dynamic Shield grille designers slapped onto the face for the refresh.Mitsubishi
Treating yourself to a new ride soon?
One of the keys to the Toyota Vios' popularity is how attainable the subcompact sedan is. This October, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is making the model even more tempting to drive home through the brand's latest deals.Until October 31, buyers
What engine options will we get locally?
The potential powertrain situation for the Toyota Vios in the Philippine market is becoming a little less of a mystery now.Just recently, the subcompact sedan was launched in Indonesia packing a more potent 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of 105hp
The updated model will make its debut at the upcoming Miami Auto Show
It's been nearly three years since Nissan first unveiled the all-new Almera. Does it feel old yet? For most of us, not really. The carmaker seems to think otherwise, though, as it has already given the subcompact sedan a facelift.
It's a strong possibility
You've already seen what the new-generation Vios looks like. Launched about two months ago, it premiered in Thailand as the Yaris Ativ with a 1.2-liter engine. A few weeks after that, the Laos market got their hands on
A left-hand-drive version has just been unveiled in Laos
Been waiting around for the all-new Toyota Vios to arrive here? You're definitely not alone. We still haven't gotten word from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) about the local arrival of the next-gen model. Not that we're growing
A proper test
The all-new Yaris Ativ sedan was recently unveiled in Thailand, and we'll be comparing Toyota's latest subcompact sedan to the current Vios sold here. What's the significance of this new Thai-market Toyota model? It's the Japanese
Not bad at all, we think
We think we speak for the majority of car guys when we say the next-generation Toyota Vios is a step up from the current one when it comes to aesthetics. Agree?It's not that the current Vios looks bad-it'
Are any of these on your wishlist?
Well, there you have it. The all-new Toyota Vios has been unveiled in Thailand. It's a full bumper-to-bumper model change this time around, and boy does it look good.Since the vehicle's official revival was in Thailand,
This or the Toyota Vios?
If you caught our recent fuel economy feature on the 2022 Nissan Almera 1.0 VE Turbo, you'll know that so far, we've been impressed with what the newly-introduced sedan has to offer. Long story short, if efficiency during
We finally decided to leave the auto ‘start-stop’ feature on, for once
So, 19km/L. I switch on the shiny orange Nissan Almera I've just been handed, and 19km/L is supposedly the best this particular unit has done during its more than 3,000km on Philippine soil.That's a pretty impressive
The budget-friendly subcompact sedan is set to be discontinued in our market
Over the past few months, we've been keeping an eye out for news regarding Hyundai and its status here in our market. While things have been a bit bleak as of late, there are now some significant developments regarding the matter.
For the budget-conscious buyers out there
Depending on your budget, the definition of a 'starter car' could be anything from a city hatch to a basic subcompact sedan. Hell, even crossovers are getting in on the action, with a handful of very affordable mini models entering the market
Based on spy photos and leaked information
The current Toyota Vios was introduced in 2018 but under its curvy swoopy skin lies the same bones as the third-generation Vios which was introduced nine years ago. The current Vios and its ASEAN Yaris hatch sibling are one of the
Is it a worthy competitor in the local subcompact sedan segment?
For years, the local subcompact sedan segment has been dominated by mainly two nameplates: the Toyota Vios and the Honda City. To this day, the two cars are still some of the top-of-mind choices for car buyers on a budget-
The more, the merrier
When it comes to buying a car, you can never have too many options to consider. MG Philippines knows this, and as such, it is expanding its local subcompact sedan lineup with the addition of the MG 5 Core Plus.The MG
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