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Ford Philippines kicks off the year with the return of the FX4. After a short hiatus, this badass Ranger variant returns to the local automotive landscape as a part of Ford PH’s refreshed Ranger lineup boosting the Blue Oval’s solid fleet of PPVs. While each of the new rangers we’re …

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Local road conditions worsen in the wake of the recent Taal Volcano eruption. Highways and thoroughfares near the affected cities collapsed as the volcano mercilessly shook the ground, unforgiving ashfalls were reported as far as Quezon City, and freeways in the South were covered in thick smog and ash making …

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Suzuki Ertiga

The small MPV market in the Philippine automotive industry is a fast-rising segment, thanks to the perfect blend of comfort, utility, and affordability these multi-purpose vehicles offer. Compared to the wide and towering SUVs, small MPVs are an ideal choice for Filipino families looking for a capable daily driver. Today’s …

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Porsche adds to the coupe-ified versions of its models with the 2020 Cayenne Coupe, a shapelier, sportier and sexier alternative to the otherwise impressive Cayenne. You may wonder why it’s given a coupe label, when there’s clearly four doors on the vehicle. Consider yourself enlightened, because this new Cayenne model …

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There’s no shortage of people haulers in the country, considering that there’s a huge market for them as UV Express units, rentals, school ferries, ambulances, and all-around family vehicle. And so it goes without saying that while we will always have the Toyota HiAce and Nissan NV350 Urvan to lean …

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Some people mistake Ssangyong for a Chinese brand, but it is actually the fourth largest car manufacturer in South Korea after Hyundai, Kia, and GM Korea. Entering the Philippine auto market in 2016, the young brand (by Philippine standards, as the brand is actually more than 65 years old) currently …

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The newest Land Rover Defender isn’t going to be released in the Philippines, yet. But like all good things in life, they may take time to bear fruit. In this case, you can expect it to arrive in Philippine soil on the first quarter of 2020–sometime in February or March. …

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With Ayala Corporation at the helm, Kia has been on hyperdrive. Bringing in new models into the Philippine auto market one after the other, the charge led with the Stinger, followed by the Soluto and Forte GT, and now, we have the 2020 Kia Seltos. Designed as a replacement to …

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Mitsubishi gives its bestselling vehicle a mild refresh for 2020 that includes new tech features and slight updates both inside and out. Without breaking the PHP2 million barrier in both of its available trims, Mitsubishi’s sporty seven-seater is easily one of the most affordable SUV options available, pound-for-pound. Check out …

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You’d think that with all the choices available, people will have had enough with the oversaturated crossover segment. And yet when a new one comes along, it’s all that everyone can talk about (in the automotive industry, at least). Case in point: when Geely announced that it was introducing the …

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Crossovers and SUVs may be lording over sedans in other markets, but certainly not in the Philippines. Here, the sedan–particularly the subcompact variety–is still king. We’ve got the Toyota Vios, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Hyundai Accent, as regular bestsellers, with the Vios a permanent fixture in the top spot for more …

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Crossovers and SUVs have certainly become robust segments in the local automotive industry, with every major player making sure they have models in both categories. Ford’s mid-size SUV, the Ford Everest, is one of the more popular choices in the Philippine market today. We show you why in this 2020 …

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For a relatively new model, the Mazda 3 has built a spectacular reputation for itself. Considered as one of the most fun-to-drive options in the market, it has earned plenty of ‘Car of the Year’ nominations over the years, even managing to win some of them. To help keep the …

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Mazda boasts solid SUV offerings in the guise of the CX-5 and CX-9. But if ever these vehicles are just too tall or cumbersome for your tastes, and a sedan or hatchback is simply out of the question, the Japanese car manufacturer has just the right alternative for you: the …

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It was a love of tea and silk that did it. Around 400 years ago, many British elites couldn’t get enough of these two commodities, so in exchange for silver, they paid the “drug addicted” Chinese masses in  opium. We can assume it’s one–or if not–the first major collaboration between …

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