Paulo Papa

Paulo Papa

paulo.papa@carmudi.com.ph

Fueled by his passion for cars and a good dose of caffeine, Paulo loves taking his readers for an exciting spin with his writing. A self proclaimed nerd, epigrammatic writer, and a doting father.  Read Less

The good, the bad, the Toyota Alphard

In a segment that prioritizes comfort and luxury, only a few names stand out. Models like the Hyundai Grand Starex and the Kia Grand Carnival are just some of the most common minivans on the market. B

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2022 Hyundai Elantra N to debut at New York Int’l Auto Show

Hyundai is ready to set the stage on fire with the upcoming North American debut of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N. The big reveal will happen at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) which will ha

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Bentley records highest H1 sales

Bentley Motors recently turned in its 2021 half-year reports and, according to the British luxury carmaker, this year’s mid-year profits outperform any full-year period in Bentley’s history. Based on

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Honda US gives upcoming 2022 Honda Monkey new 5-speed engine

Honda’s American arm confirmed in a recent press release that the upcoming 2022 Honda Monkey will get a torquey new engine with a fifth gear. The 2022 Monkey will share the same power plant as the all

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Nissan 2021 Sustainability Report: Driving innovation to enrich people’s lives

Nissan recently issued its 2021 Sustainability Report. The Japanese carmaker has released an annual sustainability report since 2004 which summarizes the company's approach and activities related to s

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Internal affairs: Find out what's inside the Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is the American automaker’s full-size pickup truck. Ford relaunched the F-150 in 2020 after a two-decade hiatus since it was first introduced in the local truck segment back in 1998. A

Jul 30, 2021
WATCH: CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP dukes it out with British Superbike counterpart at Oulton Park

Ever wondered how fast race bikes are compared to the production models? Well, today, we’re going to find out. Honda just pitted the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP against its Bennetts British Superbike Ch

Jul 30, 2021
Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator now available in Gecko paint in US

American automotive brand Jeep has announced recently that both the 2021 Jeep Wrangler and 2021 Jeep Gladiator models will be made available in Gecko paint in the US. Gecko offers a vivid and eye-cat

Jul 30, 2021
WATCH: The Volkswagen Taigo makes its European debut

Back in April, Volkswagen teased us with a few sketches of the Taigo. And on July 29, the SUV coupe made its official debut in the European market. Check out the video here. According to Volkswagen,

Jul 30, 2021
The highs and the lows of the Ford Everest

Ford introduced the Everest back in 2003 as an attempt to enter the local SUV segment. Since then, it has always been on the list of many car buyers looking for a capable midsize SUV. The current-gen

Jul 29, 2021
What we know about the 2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota has been stingy with sharing the specifics about the 2022 Toyota Tundra. Yet, in a recent press release, the Japanese carmaker said that the Tundra will set the bar for comfort, convenience, an

Jul 29, 2021
Ready for your Porsche minivan? Check out the Renndienst's cabin

Last year, Porsche revealed the Renndienst — a concept car that envisions a futuristic electric minivan. It’s part of the “Porsche Unseen” collection and  is probably the most unconventional of the Ge

Jul 29, 2021
All-new Subaru WRX to debut at New York Int'l Auto Show

The latest iteration of Subaru’s iconic rally-bred compact sports car will make its official debut on August 19 at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Early in June, Subaru dropped a teaser

Jul 29, 2021
The sporty colors of the Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport was first introduced into the local automotive scene in 2014. The subcompact crossover was aimed at budget-conscious car buyers looking to get the best of both worlds. And by that, w

Jul 28, 2021
Most-ever 12 Porsche 911 GT3 Rs to compete in 24 Hours of Spa

Porsche will be represented at the upcoming Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race by 12 911 GT3 Rs. The entries will be coming from 10 customer teams, seven of whom are from the works team. The annual event

Jul 28, 2021
GM expands fleet telematics solution to non-GM vehicles in the US

General Motors (GM) announced recently that its exclusive fleet telematics solution, OnStar Vehicle Insights, can now be used with most non-GM vehicles via a plug-in adapter. GM OnStar Vehicle Insigh

Jul 28, 2021
Volvo turns in H1 report, reveals plans for electrification

Despite the challenges of the ongoing global health crisis, Volvo Cars reported its best half-year results in terms of sales and operating profit based on a report revealed by the Swedish carmaker. A

Jul 28, 2021
Clash of the pony cars: Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro

When we talk about performance-oriented sporty coupes, two names come to mind: the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang. Both these models pack highly-styled exteriors which often include a long hoo

Jul 28, 2021
Hyundai Malaysia offers Grand Starex with telematics services

Hyundai Malaysia packs the South Korean auto maker’s best-selling van with telematics services. The 24/7 protection and assistance package is offered as an optional add-on for the Hyundai Grand Starex

Jul 27, 2021
SsangYong reveals design of next-gen X200 SUV

SsangYong Motors revealed the design of its upcoming next-gen SUV. This new vehicle is being developed under the name X200 and is slated to carry the South Korean SUV specialist’s new vision and philo

Jul 27, 2021

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