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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2017 Honda Civic Type R Concept unveiled
Sep30

2017 Honda Civic Type R Concept unveiled

Here’s the upcoming 2017 Honda Civic Type R Concept unveiled at the ongoing Paris Motor Show. Boy is it the sportiest Civic we’ve seen to date save perhaps for those decked out rice rocket Civics. It’s a mean looking SOB. The aggressive lines of the new Civic is there but it’s been made to look a tad meaner with the body kit. Up front, the car sports the red “H” badge and Type R insignia. The...

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Honda BR-V launched in the Philippines
Sep16

Honda BR-V launched in the Philippines

The compact SUV market has gotten quite competitive especially now that most new car buyers are factoring in ride height and wading depth in their decisions. It’s the rainy season again and though thankfully we haven’t had biblical floods this year so far, there are some who wished they had taller vehicles during those heavy downpours of late. The market’s pretty much dominated by the Ford EcoSport though viable...

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2017 Honda Civic hatchback prototype revealed
Mar24

2017 Honda Civic hatchback prototype revealed

Here’s another reveal from the New York Auto Show: the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype. The model will be a five-door hatch and is set to join the two-door and sedan variants set for the US. Looks-wise it is undoubtedly similar to the new Civic that’s rolling out for sale (including the Philippine market) soon. The hatch rear of the car though makes the difference. By the looks of it, it’s even sportier than the...

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Ariel renews Honda engine deal
Mar20

Ariel renews Honda engine deal

Speaking of face-melting track-focused cars, we can’t forget how the Ariel Atom made them cool arguably even giving the likes of Caterham kit cars a sort of revival. So a bit of Ariel news – Ariel has renewed its deal to source engines from Honda. The Ariel-Honda partnership started 16 years ago with Honda providing several engines for Ariel. There’s the Civic Type R 2.0L engine for the atom, the Civic 2.4L for the...

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Honda NSX released
Mar15

Honda NSX released

After an 11-year gap, the Honda NSX finally comes back with a new model. Check out the 2nd-generation NSX. First announced in 2007, the new NSX was teased in the form of various concepts like the V10 ASSC and the HSV-010 GT that raced in the Japanese SuperGT. It was only in 2015 that the production model was showcased in the 2015 NAIAS. Many of us though that Honda’s quest to be the greenest automaker will spell an end to its...

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