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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
It loves the open road
Like most Volkswagens not named Golf or Beetle, the Santana barely registers when you lay eyes on it for the first time. 'Non-threatening' would be a polite way of describing how it looks, but 'bland' also comes to mind.It reminds
Until July 1
If you want to see and feel Subaru's engineering marvels for yourself, you can get your chance this weekend at the Subaru Ultimate Test Drive, hosted by local distributor Motor Image Pilipinas (MIP). The event is ongoing right now at Uptown
We drive Mazda’s Skyactiv-X and see the brand’s future, too
Mazda is a relatively small company-at least when compared to giants Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, and Nissan-but its size does have advantages. Over at the Hiroshima-based manufacturer's headquarters, concept cars become a reality relatively quickly, and technical innovations make
It likes to get dirty
By industry standards, the Nissan Terra has had an unusually long gestation period. Its mechanical twin, the Navara pickup, was introduced in 2015. Normally, models that share platforms in this midsize segment are only launched a year apart. During the launch of
Used cars will be available, too
Planning to buy a Volkswagen this 2018? If your answer is yes, then the German car manufacturer has some good news for you.Volkswagen Philippines is holding its VWorld Weekend car display and test drive event at Uptown Parade in Bonifacio Global
Always try before you buy
In case you missed it, the Mitsubishi Xpander's Philippine arrival has finally been made official. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) held the MPV's launch last night, and we get the feeling that the market will be welcoming this new Japanese seven-
It may be the most affordable CR-V, but this is no base model
Diesel, seven-seater, high ground clearance. It's hard to believe this Honda CR-V is the same compact runabout we adored during our '90s college days. That was when the first CR-V arrived, and it was perfect for (well-off)
Toyota’s hatch comes with positive vibes
Living in Metro Manila and other highly urbanized areas in the Philippines is extremely stressful. Bumper-to-bumper traffic, undisciplined motorists, unruly pedestrians, defiant vendors, and even stray dogs are just a few toxic realities that we encounter every day. There are
The continuation of a winning formula
A few months ago, I got to sample the Subaru Impreza sedan. With the XV arriving just a few months later, however, it was simply going to be a case of 15 minutes of fame. Not that the Impreza is a bad
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