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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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When Isuzu launched its ‘I Love Isuzu’ campaign in April, the Japanese carmaker teased big things ahead for the D-Max, and last May, this promise came to fruition with the return of the Isuzu D-Max Boondock. After years of inactivity, the Boondock arrives bigger, faster, and more powerful than ever …

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Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) unveiled the latest version of the Honda Brio hatchback late last April. The first of the hatchback’s second generation, the 2019 Honda Brio is largely based on the Small RS Concept that went on display at the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show. Right from the get-go, …

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The tenth generation of Honda‘s answer to the Toyota Camry has already been launched in the neighboring Southeast Asian country of Thailand. Will ours be next? Not that we’re aching to have the car replaced soon–on the contrary, the 2019 Honda Accord is as current as any car can be, …

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Is the country ready for a fully electric car? Hyundai Philippines seems to think so, by releasing not one, but two electric vehicles in the country—the Hyundai Kona crossover and Hyundai Ioniq hatchback. For now, we’ll focus on the bigger car and what it offers. Without further ado, here’s your …

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The 2019 Subaru Forester still carries its tradition of emphasizing practicality and laid-back elegance BOTH in its design and features. Of course, its newest version has ventured farther into the wild by introducing a bolder design, bolder than its predecessor. But still, we still think it’s far “too safe” compared …

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