Articles about Subcompact

Proudly made in the Philippines
The 2018 Toyota Vios was presented during a roll-out ceremony at the Toyota Special Economic Zone in Sta Rosa, Laguna today. Nearly the entire 3,000-strong Toyota Motor Philippines workforce was in attendance to celebrate the event, and for good
We imagine how it would look like
Suzuki recently introduced the all-new Swift hatchback and Dzire sedan, which are essentially twins. Both are big improvements over their predecessors, and each gets its own styling theme to further differentiate one from the other. The Dzire, of course, is the
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'
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
It's strangely good
What's so active about a Fiesta Active?The way Ford talks, it's the active things you do in it. It can take you slightly further up the bumpy track toward the sort of outdoor pursuits that fill the pages of
Are you ready to go German?
The subcompact class in the Philippines has one undisputed king: The Toyota Vios. After that, you've got other offerings like the Honda City, Mitsubishi Mirage, Suzuki Ciaz, and Mazda 2. As with many segments, it's one dominated by Japanese badges.
The affordable German car is now in PH
The Volkswagen Santana has arrived. Volkswagen Philippines recently launched its newest subcompact, along with a slew of other vehicles, signaling its intention to compete in some new segments. Namely, the Santana is a sign that the German marque is ready to duke
This variant is a Philippine exclusive
What we have here is the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Club Edition. This limited-run variant, which is exclusive to the Philippine market, adds to the already fun Beetle experience by throwing in a black leather interior with beautiful red stitching, a touchscreen
A test drive of the new Ignis
What's this cutesy-looking little thing?This is the all-new Suzuki Ignis. And there's a lot to review: new platform, new styling (with '70s references), new engines...the lot. Only the name is old-it's borrowed from a
Smarter, roomier and more upmarket
It's hard to believe the current-generation Ford Fiesta has been around for eight years, at least in Europe. Mechanical and styling updates have kept Ford's subcompact mostly fresh, though details like its Nokia-inspired head-unit design give away
This could be your next car
Last Friday, we were handed the keys to a Mazda 2 Speed hatchback, one of the hottest subcompacts currently available in the market. Seeing the car pull up in front of us was the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Needless
EcoBoost engine deserves all its awards
Color me impressed, and I'm not just talking about the test unit's elegant grapefruit color (the proper name is "Phantom Purple"). It's all part of the carmakers' recent strategy of giving their B-segment cars an upmarket feel (see
It does great on the highway as well
All carmakers have that one model they cannot fumble with. BMW has its 3-Series, Mitsubishi has its Montero Sport, and Honda has its City. The latter competes in the most profitable segment in the market based on unit sales. So it&#
Happening next week
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) has announced that the highly anticipated launch of its all-new Mirage subcompact hatchback will take place on November 16. To mark the occasion, the Japanese carmaker is staging what it calls the "Mirage Music Festival and
Going as far south as Davao
For those outside of Metro Manila who were understandably unable to go to the recently concluded 4th Philippine International Motor Show to check out the Mitsubishi Mirage, you're in luck as the Japanese carmaker is touring its newest offering around the
Small car, small price
Hyundai Asia Resources (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, is launching two brand-new vehicles at the 2012 Manila International Auto Show, the first of which is the Eon subcompact hatchback you see here.Manufactured in India, the
For the ASEAN market
Chevrolet has unveiled the all-new Sonic subcompact, which will be on public display at the 2012 Bangkok International Motor Show.According to Chevrolet, the Sonic has achieved an iconic status in the United States, Canada, Japan, Middle East and European markets
An old favorite gets refreshed
Honda Cars Philippines is eager to show the market that it has left the troubles of 2011 behind and that 2012 will be a big one for the brand with the launch of the updated City subcompact sedan.Now on its third-
A post-Christmas gift to yourself, perhaps?
Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the authorized distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, is now getting ready for a frenetic 2012, which it plans to open with a bang by launching the all-new Kia Rio. This early, CAC has already marked
For smart and street-savvy young drivers
Columbian Autocar Corporation finally unveiled the stylish new-generation Kia Picanto at its showroom in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.The all-new Kia Picanto targets first time "intelligent, street-savvy and young" car buyers who the company perceives give a premium for
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