As revealed in Mexico
The specs of the turbocharged Mazda 3 have been made known-in Mexico.Oh yeah, we haven't mentioned it yet, but Mazda Philippines has been teasing a reveal scheduled for July 8, 2020. Coincidentally, it's the same date other markets
The entries might surprise you
What exactly is lag? Glad you asked. Lag is that glorious hiatus between when you squeeze the throttle and when the car lunges forward like it's just been electrocuted. Ooh, the...anti...ci...pation. It's exhilarating. But, at times, also
Hear us out
Why have we all been trained to treat turbo lag like it's our quarantine Internet history? Embarrassing, not something to admit liking in public, and ripe for swift deletion. This is wrong. Turbo lag should be savored. Encouraged. Respected.Seriously. Think
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
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
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