Articles about Subcompact Sedan

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
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
Clue: A lot
It looks like the Toyota Vios is our country's King of Cars so far in 2019-at least according to figures provided by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc.(CAMPI).Can you guess how many Vios units Toyota
Five stars?
Comfortable, spacious, and easy on the wallet-if you're part of a ride-hailing service like Grab, chances are these three characteristics are what you look for in a vehicle. Suzuki Philippines also happens to think the Ciaz, its subcompact sedan
One of the hottest segments around
The Philippine subcompact sedan segment has heated up over the past year or two. A segment once dominated by Japanese offerings like the Toyota Vios, the Honda City, and the Mazda 2, it has now been livened up by new competitors from
The feature is more attainable than ever
Last week, a shiny white Volkswagen Santana rolled into our office garage equipped with a pair of automatic headlights. The big deal? None, really-but this sedan got us thinking.There was a time when one couldn't even dream of having
Can this compete with the likes of the Toyota Vios?
In 2018, Volkswagen Philippines reinvented itself by ditching brand staples like the Polo and the Jetta to zero in on market attainability. It was a bold move, but the company had a pretty worthwhile prospect leading its charge into the realm of
Worth it?
The Almera, Nissan's spacious subcompact-sedan offering, is now available in a more energetic N-Sport package. The company announced the new variant earlier today, and it's pretty damn affordable starting at P735,000.So, what do you get for
Is the base CVT variant worth the price?
The undisputed king of subcompact sedans launched its all-new version midway through last year. The biggest criticism it received was about its price-the top-of-the-line G Prime variant's SRP exceeded P1 million.Perhaps as a means
Looking to buy a sedan?
If you're an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) planning to buy a brand-new car, or you know an OFW who wants to purchase a vehicle listen up: Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is offering the Vios via special financing to our modern-
Definitely worth a look
Ah, the Soluto. Upon first glance, it's a budget-friendly subcompact sedan that's decently spec'd and nicely designed-two qualities that very few, if any, locally available cars manufactured in China possess.Yes, the Soluto-just like plenty of
How the subcompact sedan plans to reinvigorate the Korean brand
Will this princess rain on the Vios’s parade?
Since its launch last month, the Hyundai Reina has generated a tremendous amount of buzz. Such was the response to the P598,000 launch price that dealers snapped up 600 units of stock in just two days, while service fleets are already
The subcompact-sedan segment’s newest entries
On January 30, a revamped Kia Philippines launched the Soluto subcompact sedan. With a touchscreen infotainment system as standard, an extremely affordable asking price, and a shot at being a real market success story, the Soluto naturally drew tons of attention.And
A rival to the Soluto, perhaps?
It looks like a new Korean rivalry is heating up.Less than 24 hours after Kia Philippines' launch of the Soluto, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) reveals its subcompact sedan: the Reina.The Reina's arrival is a relative surprise, as the
Looking for a budget-friendly daily driver?
After months of anticipation, Kia has finally been relaunched in the Philippine market under the Ayala Corporation subsidiary AC Industrials.To mark the occasion, the company has brought in a new, budget-friendly subcompact sedan. It's called the Soluto, and given
A new mass-market offering
It looks like Hyundai isn't done bringing new sedans to Philippine shores just yet.Just months after it brought in the all-new Accent, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI)-the Korean car manufacturer's official local distributor-is teasing an all-
It’s called the Vios XE
Budget-car shoppers will be glad to know that the Toyota Vios is now available in a more affordable, CVT-equipped package.The Toyota Vios 1.3 XE is being pitched by the Japanese carmaker as an "entry-level but top-quality
It's all about the tech
Here's a sign of the times: Mercedes has revealed the new CLA coupe-sedan-based-on-the-A-Class-thingy, and not said a single word about what sort of engines it's slotted in the CLS-esque nose, or if
Two ways to get creative
The Toyota Vios above belongs to Dominic Garcia of Mandaluyong. Here's his story:Can you tell us briefly the modification process your Vios went through?The process was really long. I started with a European design concept for my Vios,
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