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Toyota Motor Corporation did something highly unusual when it launched the 2019 Toyota Hiace in the Philippines before anywhere else. It’s something that has never been done before, which begs the question: Why did Toyota–a global giant–prioritize our country over other major car markets for the world-premiere of the sixth-generation …

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Suzuki Ertiga

To be brutally honest, the Suzuki Ertiga is a car that doesn’t really ring any bells for the average Juan. Quite simply, it doesn’t have the name recall commanded by its contemporaries such as the Toyota Innova, Isuzu Crosswind, and Mitsubishi Adventure. In fact, there are those that confuse it …

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When it first came out in the 1990’s, the Toyota RAV4–short for Recreational Activity Vehicle 4–brought a lot of inspired innovations with it. The fold flat rear seats, a genuinely useful all-wheel drive, and a design that confused a lot of people (is it a car or an SUV?) were …

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The Ayala Corp. has taken over the reigns of Kia, and it announced this particular development in a big way with the launch of the new Soluto sedan. Known as the Pegas in China, where the car is assembled, the Soluto is Kia’s latest entry into the subcompact category, where …

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As one of the most eagerly anticipated models to launch this year, the 2019 Mitsubishi Strada definitely has a lot of hype to live up to. Is it simply a pickup version of the Montero Sport, or does it have other perks on offer that make it unique? To find …

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The entry of Chinese car manufacturers such as Geely, BAIC, and GAC in the country has certainly made the local automotive industry a more robust sector of the economy. Not to mention, their cars fill plenty of gaps in the price market brought about by the Tax Reform for Acceleration …

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The popularity of crossovers continue to grow, with many modern families preferring them over the sedans and wagons of today. These smaller SUVs usually prove to be more practical, more parking-lot friendly, and more spacious cabin-wise, not to mention they also often offer better fuel economy than their car counterparts. …

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If you’re in the market for a compact SUV that offers outstanding connectivity, great equipment value, and terrific infotainment, the 2018 Kia Sportage is instantly a remarkable choice. With a price range of PHP1,475,000 to PHP1,745,000, the Kia Sportage sure has plenty of upscale features. Get to know more about …

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As car prices go up every year, it’s getting harder and harder to find a respectable SUV that’s more or less around the PHP1 million range. Long-time favorites such as the Isuzu-mu-X, Toyota Fortuner, and Mitsubishi Montero Sport have all gone up the price ladder, leaving very few choices for …

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Making a mark in the Philippines’ highly-competitive car market isn’t easy, but Indian car brand Tata is slowly but surely making it happen with tough and affordable offerings with pretty decent looks. Take the Tata Xenon X2 pickup, for example. Sure, you may think it looks like something from the …

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The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan deserves your attention if you want a crossover with genuine off-road capabilities. The vehicle offers a commanding view of the road, an element of practical cool, and a price that won’t hurt the wallet. While the first-gen Tiguan was one of the smallest in its category, …

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Peugeot launched the all-new Peugeot 5008 locally in July. Given the PHP3,190,000 starting price, it’s safe to say that the luxury SUV isn’t going to make any top 10 best seller lists any time soon, but with what’s on the menu, the 5008 is guaranteed to make a lot of …

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Subaru XV

The Subaru XV is pretty much a ‘love it or hate it’ affair. That said, devotees of the compact crossover will find plenty to gush about in the new 2018 version, way more than the distinct Sunshine Orange paint job that practically has its own fan club. Whether as an …

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You’re not really traveling if you’re not traveling in style, and it is with this notion that Foton released the Toano Llimousine van, which immediately become one of its most buzz-worthy offerings in the passenger vehicle line. Designed by the same team behind the Mercedez-Benz Sprinter, the 2018 Foton Toano …

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There’s no arguing that the Ford EcoSport is one of the most popular crossovers in the country today. As one of the Blue Oval’s top three sellers locally (the Everest and the Ranger are the other two), the EcoSport has managed to strike it big in the hearts and wallets …

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