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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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The 2019 BR-V, Honda’s entrant to the highly-competitive and possibly overcrowded compact SUV market, is now available in the Philippines. Ever since it debuted locally back in 2016, this seven-seater has inspired the love of many Filipino buyers with its winning combination of high-tech features and affordable pricing. So how …

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New Chinese vehicle brand Maxus officially expanded its operations to the Philippines just this June, and as its opening salvo, released two massive people haulers in the guise of the Maxus V80 and G10. While the latter is more of an MPV, the V80 is every bit the workhorse van the …

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Let’s face it: the 2019 Hyundai Reina isn’t as “royally-inclined” compared to any blue-blooded queen that sits on an actual throne–actually, it’s far from it.  Truth is, this subcompact sedan actually fits the more down-to-earth working class, since it’s a stylish, affordable, and practical vehicle that can easily be used …

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Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) have overtaken sedans as the most popular vehicle type in the Philippines, with three of the top ten bestselling vehicles of 2018 comprising of them. In 2017, the pricier Toyota Fortuner even outsold the Vios, which reigned at number one for nine years. Once thought of …

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