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Turbo spools and more
Owners of turbocharged vehicles experience boost differently when they step on the gas. For some, it involves suspenseful anticipation as boost slowly builds up-then all of a sudden propels their car forward. For others, it's a predictable gas-and-go
Our kind of surprise
A lot of parents bend over backward to provide for their children. So when the time comes and their kids are all grown up, these parents finally have a lot more time (and money) for themselves. There's even the chance to
The story of the Hyundai Accent in the country, as told by Top Gear PH
The Hyundai Accent was first introduced in several offshore markets close to two decades ago as a replacement of the Excel. It was met with mixed reactions. The first generation, despite receiving a relatively low Euro NCAP rating, was also rated as
This spec is a TG favorite
The Subaru Forester XT is well-loved by automotive enthusiasts for a simple reason: It gives you the practicality and the off-road capabilities of an SUV, matched with Subaru's turbo-boxer engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. In the Philippine
A jack of all trades?
Think Different-so went one memorable ad. That was for a computer, but the same could easily apply to cars, particularly sporty ones. Hyundai certainly had 'different' in mind when it created the Veloster. It's a mash-up of several different
This is insane engineering
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.When the 86 was first released, Toyota's engineers told us there was no way it could be turbocharged. No way. Nuh-uh. No
Does this Japanese crossover still impress?
Man, time sure does fly. The Subaru Forester was one of the first vehicles I drove after joining Top Gear Philippines. This was way back in 2015, and at the time, the versatile Japanese crossover's AWD, otherworldly handling and incredible suspension
Truth or myth?
Is it true that I should cool down my turbocharged diesel SUV after a long drive? Why should I do this?Thanks!Alex ChuaHi Alex,A turbocharger is nothing more than a couple of individually enclosed turbine blades mated together by a
This is where we're headed
1) Electric turbochargers - There's been lots of talk about electric turbocharging, especially from Audi, but 2016 was the year that they actually started to sound real. Essentially, it's exactly what it says on the tin-an electrically-driven turbocharger that
And it comes with a turbo
It looks like the BR-V won't be the only SUV option from Honda in the near future. The all-new fifth-generation CR-V has just been announced, and initial impressions are promising. The US media site says it will
With a little nip and tuck
The Kia Soul has always caught the eye of car buyers looking for something different. Sure, it may be boxy, but that's part of its appeal. It begs to differ from the usual capsule shapes roaming our streets today.But for
The compact segment is heating up
It looks like there's no stopping the onslaught of turbo power, even for mainstream offerings. As you may know, the Honda Civic RS Turbo has joined the likes of the Ford Focus EcoBoost and the Volkswagen Golf 1.4TSi in having
Playing with 171hp was fun
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. No doubt you're seeing a few 2016 Honda Civics on the road by now, and you might be wondering, are they good? Are
Featuring the US-market model
It's been barely a month since the latest 10th-generation Honda Civic was unveiled in the US market. At that time, the world got to see what the new car looked like, yet a few important details remained unanswered, especially pertaining
RC200t joins NX, RX and IS
It has only been roughly a year since the Lexus RC sports coupe was launched. The mix of solid Lexus engineering with a sporty vibe seems to have been enough to get buyers excited. Now, Lexus gives us another reason to fall
Adapting to the changing times
Honda has been known for its high-revving, naturally aspirated VTEC engines, but things could change soon as it adapts to a changing automotive landscape. With the introduction of the all-new turbocharged Civic Type R, the brand is starting to embrace
Carmaker's 2nd turbocharged model
Ferrari is officially adopting the turbocharger. That's because the California T is no longer the lone turbocharged model in the Italian carmaker's product lineup. Joining it is the replacement of the 458 Italia: the turbocharged 488 GTB.According to Ferrari,
2.0-liter displacement makes 450hp
Whether you like it or not, turbocharging is the way to go. Tighter emissions standards and the pressure (no pun intended) to improve fuel economy have made carmakers turn to forced induction.Swedish carmaker Volvo has embraced turbocharging in a big way
How much is it?
Have you been holding off buying a new Subaru WRX sedan because you want the satisfaction of manually shifting gears? If you're nodding right now, then we have good news for you. Motor Image Pilipinas has announced that it will be
Could this be Kia\'s 1st bona fide sports car?
As the Detroit Auto Show draws closer to its January 13 opening day, carmakers are teasing us with what they\'ll be unveiling at the event, the latest of which is Kia and its GT4 Stinger concept sports car.Conceived at the
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