Supra badge comes back in the 2020 Toyota GR Supra
Apr02

Supra badge comes back in the 2020 Toyota GR Supra

After almost 17 years, the Toyota Supra is finally back and it’s available in the Philippines.  The new Toyota GR Supra is a product of an unlikely partnership. It borrows much of its features from BMW’s Z4, as Toyota tapped the German carmaker to revive the well-loved Japanese sportscar. For instance, the new Supra has the same 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine that produces 335 hp and 500 Nm of torque and can hit...

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2020 Honda Civic RS Turbo unveiled
Mar30

2020 Honda Civic RS Turbo unveiled

Honda Philippines recently announced that the 2020 Civic RS Turbo is now available in an exclusive new color, the Ignite Red Metallic. The darker colorway replaces the Rallye Red and gives the tenth generation of the Civic an even sportier look. The 2020 Civic RS Turbo is powered by a 1.5-liter DOHC I-VTEC engine that puts out 173 ps and 22.4 kg-m of maximum torque. The powerful engine is complemented with a sporty exterior. The sedan...

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2020 Suzuki XL6 revealed
Mar27

2020 Suzuki XL6 revealed

Suzuki looks to take Toyota’s Rush and Honda’s BR-V head on by adding the XL6, a  sportier and more premium version of their 7-seater MPV offering, Ertiga. To start, the XL6 shares the same 1.5-liter gasoline engine and runs at a respectable 103 hp and 138 Nm of torque. This is also mated to a five-speed manual  or a four-speed automatic transmission.  While it runs on the same engine, its exterior is better as the XL6...

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2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed
Jul18

2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed

I’ve always has a fascination for cheap and cheerful small cars. I mulled over getting either a Toyota Starlet or a Daihatsu Charade just for kicks. I eventually bought a Hyundai i10 just when it first came out as my daily driver. It was so easy to park, relatively zippy considering the condition of Manila roads, and spacious enough to ferry the gang once in a while. Though it’s a good thing I disposed of it just when the...

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Test Drive: 2017 Honda BR-V S
Feb18

Test Drive: 2017 Honda BR-V S

Subcompact crossovers have found their place on Philippine roads. They’re supposed to be the perfect fit for urban motorists – good ride height to deal with ruts and the occasional floods, small enough to maneuver and park, and a price of around or even less than PhP 1 million that makes it accessible compared to mid-sized SUVs. The Ford Ecosport made a killing being among the first ones to market but the segment is now...

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