10 Brand-New Cars in the Philippines that Look Awesome in Red
Most of us would likely agree that color red is associated with love, which is why this shade is dominant during the month of February. It can also be used to symbolize horrific incidents, which is the total opposite of the first analogy. The way we see it, red is a color that can be sweet and at the same time spicy; naughty and nice; gentle and fierce. With this, we came up with an idea to see which brand-new cars in the Philippines look awesome in red—why not, right?
Of note, car brands included in the list are the 10 most researched brands in Carmudi. Then, we handpicked the top car from every brand that we think looks awesome and striking in red. Our taste could be different from yours—so don’t hate; just spread the spirit of love.
Toyota Corolla Altis
The Corolla Altis is one of the brand-new cars in the Philippine market that can easily and confidently sport the red color. The said color makes the vehicle look sporty and sharp with a hint of premium feel. The 2019 Corolla Altis is available in five variants with a starting price of PHP961,000 while the top-of-the-line variant is priced at PHP1,477,000.
The Mitsubishi Xpander is a car that knows how to get your attention. Thanks to its sharp and aggressive front end as well as its stylish rear design, the Xpander is a head-turner. Of all the color options available, we dig the Xpander with a red exterior paint finish. It just adds to the vehicle’s overall appeal. The 2019 Mitsubishi Xpander has a starting price of PHP999,000, for the 1.5 G MT variant.
Honda Civic Type R
The Honda Civic Type R is probably one of the highly-anticipated cars in the Philippine automotive industry. Well, the Civic Type R didn’t disappoint as it managed to live up to the hype. This car is equipped with a 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo gasoline engine that delivers 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The best thing about the Civic Type R is it comes with a six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function.
Audi R8 Coupe
The Audi R8 is Tony Stark-approved, which is more than enough to include this car on the list. Plus, the R8 in red is not that hard to appreciate; in fact, it’s the other way around. Aside from its striking design, the Audi R8 Coupe is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that churns out 610 hp and 560 Nm of torque. Audi claims this vehicle can go from 0 to 100 kph in 3.2 seconds, and it has a top speed of 330 kph.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is a vehicle for people who love to explore the great outdoors. It is one of the vehicles in the Philippine market that can handle almost any terrain. Under the hood, this off-road machine is powered by a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has a towing capacity of 1,587 kg.
Ford Ranger Raptor
The Ford Ranger Raptor is a pickup truck that has been received positively in the local market. There are several reasons why the Ranger Raptor is a strong competitor in the tightly-contested local pickup segment. It is powered by a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that puts out 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The power unit is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ranger Raptor is also equipped with 2.5-inch Fox racing shocks and it has a 283 mm ground clearance along with 850 mm water-wading depth. The Ford Ranger Raptor has a sticker price of PHP1,998,000.
The Hyundai Kona is one of the unusual yet stylish vehicles in the Philippine market. The Kona’s exterior design could rival the likes of the Nissan Juke and Mitsubishi Xpander. This Korean car is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that generates 147 hp and 180 Nm of torque. Power is transferred through a six-speed automatic transmission. The Kona is priced at PHP1,118,000.
The mu-X is Isuzu’s challenger in the local seven-seater SUV segment. It rivals the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Nissan Terra, Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, among others. The mu-X is available in several variants with a starting price of PHP1,268,000. The top variant, on the other hand, is priced at PHP2,155,000. Of note, the Red Spinel exterior color is exclusively available to the 3.0-liter LS-A 4x2 AT Luxe variant, priced at PHP1,845,000.
Aside from the Picanto and the Soluto, the Sportage is one of the awesome looking red Kia cars. The Sportage is a five-seater crossover that’s powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine that delivers 183 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The Sportage goes head-to-head with the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, among others.
The Trailblazer is Chevrolet Philippines’ challenger in the competitive seven-seater midsize SUV segment. It is equipped with either a 2.8-liter or 2.5-liter diesel engine. The 2.8-liter engine delivers 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque while the 2.5-liter power unit generates 163 hp and 380 Nm. Pricing for the Trailblazer starts at PHP1,618,888.