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Ready to do battle in the competitive subcompact crossover segment
A memorable drive to Bataan
Strictly speaking, the Honda BR-V is classified as a subcompact SUV. Sometimes I've been tempted to put quotation marks on the 'SUV' part of the category. Because while the BR-V does seat seven and has a higher ground clearance
This little EV has built up quite the hype
That's right-not very far, and not for very long, but we're the first outside of Honda to slide across the recycled polyester seat, look out over the concave triptych of screens and take a drive in perhaps the most
For those interested in the Japanese carmaker
If you're interested in buying yourself a Subaru, the Japanese car manufacturer wants you to know it's making the all-new Forester, XV and its other EyeSight-equipped models available for test drives next weekend.Motor Image Pilipinas, the company'
An upscale Miata
When the Mazda MX-5 RF was revealed, I was one of those who was less than enamored with the idea of a Miata with a folding mechanical roof. I thought the MX-5's canvas roof was a beautiful origami of
The right-sized Rover
Rewind: It's 2011, and Top Gear-back then still in its pre-Matt LeBlanc era-is busy getting dust in their eyes in the desert, when one of the presenters bloodies himself after a towing mishap. For a brief moment, the
A hardcore Bimmer
A very late arrival to a party BMW should have been hosting. Way back in 1998, the X5 was one of the very first schport-premium 4x4 SUVs on the scene. Then BMW saw the downsize trend coming way ahead of Mercedes
It’s a ‘very complete machine’
This is the grandchild of the original Cayenne, which famously transformed Porsche's fortunes when it elbowed into showrooms in 2002.It's taken some people many of the years since to get used to the idea of a Porsche SUV, but
Practical excess is possible
Do me a favor. Family car? How is a near-£100k (P6.5 million) Mercedes a family car?If you have a family, and nearly £100k (P6.5million) to spend on a car to transport aforementioned family around town/on holiday/up
Still nimble despite its size
Have we reached peak grille yet? The X7 is BMW's biggest and most luxurious SUV, and it wants to be noticed. Even the BMW badge on the nose had to be made bigger to match this thing's outsize swagger.It'
A brief but educational drive
When I saw the itinerary for the Nissan Futures event in Hong Kong, I noticed that several hours were blocked off for the Leaf test drive. Based on past experience with these events, I thought we'd only go around the block
Is it primed to take on the segment?
It really shouldn't come as any surprise that Nissan Philippines brought in the Terra. The Japanese carmaker already had competitive offerings in several key segments, but it was missing a midsize SUV that could take on the likes of the Toyota
If only we could remember their names
One of my favorite assignments for Top Gear is compiling buyer's guides. It gives me an excuse to visit out-of-the-way dealerships for obscure Chinese brands for prices you can't find online. In these places I ogle dozens
Are you swinging by?
Looking to drive through 2019 behind the wheel of a brand-new ride? How about a BMW?The German car manufacturer is once again holding BMW Joyfest. The event will run from February 8 to 10, 2019 at the Bonifacio Global City
You can also compare the Xpander with other MPVs
Planning to buy your family a brand-new MPV? You might not want to rush into things, because it's important that you actually try out every offering out there before making a final decision.Thankfully, Mitsubishi Motor Philippines (MMPC) is giving
The Japanese engineers have tweaked the ride
Foreign drives are great. You get to see new scenery, drive a car model that hasn't been released in your home market yet, and best of all, there are usually 'imported' snacks packed in the back.These factors were all present
It has almost everything you need in a compact SUV
Diesel compact SUVs are becoming a trend among carmakers, but they're not always popular choices. The most obvious reason is cost: Mazda's CX-5 2.2 Sport diesel has an asking price of P2,230,000. Honda put an oil
Because this is an EV, the powertrain is unchanged
It's the Tesla Model 3!It is, but it's no ordinary Tesla Model 3. This one's been modified by Unplugged Performance, a tuning company that lives very close to Tesla's California base and whose boss-Ben Schaffer-has
It proved to be a mean little thing on the twisty roads of Batangas and Cavite
The subcompact-crossover market has gotten a lot more crowded since the launch of the current Honda HR-V in 2015. Seven-seaters, in particular, are having a big moment: In 2017, the BR-V ranked second in sales among Honda'
Our first impressions
For three days Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) took us around Subic and Bataan for the Hyundai Santa Fe Driving Experience. What a ride!This all-new Hyundai Santa Fe is a sharp-looking vehicle. It has a commanding presence, and is
Test-drive the latest Ford vehicles
For the second year in a row, Ford Philippines is hosting the Ford Island Conquest. The test drive roadshow aims to bring the latest from Ford's lineup directly to customers."We've excited to hold the Ford Island Conquest once
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