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First impressions last, and that’s why car designers take great care to ensure their creations elicit the proper response when car buyers first lay their eyes on them. Of course, cars with jaw-dropping exteriors are great and all, but when you’re inside the cabin, you don’t really care much for …

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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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Thinking of buying a crossover? Perhaps you might want to put the 2019 Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester on your top choices. Both SUVs are good choices, although the newest Honda CR-V has a slight edge when it comes to safety features. Not only is its safety features list massive, …

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The Hyundai Kona crossover SUV now offers a new hybrid-powered variant. According to Inquirer.net, the Kona Hybrid is the answer to “European customers’ demands for more SUV-bodied eco-mobility models.” The Kona hybrid can churn out 104 hp and 147 Nm of torque. It features a Kappa four-cylinder, 1.6-liter, GDI direct-injection …

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Hyundai recently released the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue at the 2019 New York International Auto Show last April 17. The Venue is the latest SUV to join Hyundai’s growing family, now joining its bigger siblings the Santa Fe, Kona, Tucson, and Palisade. “The Hyundai SUV lineup can be compared with the …

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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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There are two popular vehicle models that come to mind when we talk about compact crossovers in the market today: the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV 4. They’re a big hit in the Philippines, because they’re wholesome, versatile, and quite fuel-efficient as well. So yes, they’re basically perfect  for small …

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Mazda CX-30

In February, Mazda teased everyone by announcing that it was revealing a new SUV–the second model in its new-generation lineup–at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. With the annual event now in full swing, that SUV is the Mazda CX-30, which slots between the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover and the Mazda …

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It’s a “really love” or  “really hate” thing when it comes to the Nissan Juke. And if there’s anything in between, it’s probably the “really confused” types who still don’t have an inkling of what to make of its design. We do have to admit that we were in that …

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BAIC BJ20 Luxury Edition

Bayan Automotive Industries Corporation (Bayan Auto), the official distributor of BAIC vehicles locally, recently brought an SUV that delivers more than a handful of features, contrary to the common belief about China-made vehicles. The BAIC BJ20 Luxury Edition is packed with features that would break barriers and norms in the …

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Ferrari 812 Superfast

We can almost hear it–the sound of that “swoosh” as Ferrari‘s reputation of more than 70 exclusive years of building sports luxury cars passes us by. Because by the year 2022, it will build its first-ever SUV that’s a total opposite to what it once stood for. Of course, not …

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Aside from the 370z Nismo, Nissan Philippines Inc. announced the arrival of the Nissan Juke Nismo, which is what we want to call as the athletic sibling of its quirky crossover. Why not? The Juke Nismo packs serious power under its hood. The Juke Nismo is powered by a 1.6-liter …

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Some say that the Toyota Rush is the sibling of the popular Fortuner–a baby Fortuner perhaps. Others say it’s almost like a slightly bigger Avanza (considering they share the same platform), or a rebadged Daihatsu Terios/Taruna. And then, there are those that claim it’s a toned-down version of the RAV …

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It’s one of the names that pioneered the crossover revolution, so yes, the Honda CR-V understands a thing or two about Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV). Now that it has evolved into the “ultimate urban SUV”, the CR-V is once again taking itself to a higher level, offering generous space to …

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Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, along comes another strong contender in the crossover scene: the Volkswagen T-Cross. Considered the smallest (and coolest) Urban SUV in the company’s lineup, this crossover will be revealed in October this year to compete against the Ford Eco-Sport, Nissan Juke, and Honda …

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