Toyota C-HR goes to production
Nov30

Toyota C-HR goes to production

We were quite excited when Toyota announced that they will be making the C-HR – their own compact crossover to slug it out in an increasingly competitive segment. Quite frankly, I have my own eyes set on the CUV market due to its appeal for Philippine roads. Finally, after several months of seeing the prototype and the teasers, the C-HR is finally going into production. Now, those expecting the car to be a rival to the likes of...

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Toyota kills off Scion marquee
Mar26

Toyota kills off Scion marquee

Scion’s exhibit at the New York International Auto Show was a tribute to the brand. Visitors, however, treated it more like a funeral as most goers opted to skip the section of a brand that’s going to be killed off at the end of the year. To those unfamiliar, Scion is a marque under Toyota that started in 2003. The Japanese giant hoped to use to market to younger customers particularly in the US. Its lineup included...

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Toyota to build C-HR crossover
Mar18

Toyota to build C-HR crossover

We’ve been wowed by the Toyota C-HR concept that Toyota unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last month. The prospect of it coming up against the blossoming crossover market here is just exciting and the chances of that happening has gotten much more realistic as Toyota announced that it will build the C-HR. However, there might be a little wait as it is expected to go on sale in the US in the early half of 2017 as a 2018 model....

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2016 Toyota Innova priced
Mar12

2016 Toyota Innova priced

Despite its bland look and AUV designation, the Toyota Innova continues to be a popular vehicle of choice for Filipino families. It’s spacious, seats plenty and the base model can still be owned for less than PhP 1M. Here’s the price list for the updated 2016 Toyota Innova from Toyota Philippines: Innova J Gasoline MT – PhP 919,000 Innova J Diesel MT – PhP 1,021,000 Innova E Gasoline MT – PhP 1,040,000...

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2016 Toyota Fortuner priced
Mar12

2016 Toyota Fortuner priced

With the truck-based SUV market in ruthless competition these days, Toyota could only hope that they can continue to slug it out with the 2016 Toyota Fortuner. Thanks to the traffic and floods on Philippine roads, the demand for taller vehicles is quite high. Compound that with the prevailing notion that “bigger is safer,” SUVs are quite the must-own for the Filipino middle class motorist. The 2016 Fortuner joins the party...

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Toyota C-HR compact crossover looks promising
Mar11

Toyota C-HR compact crossover looks promising

Compact Utility Vehicles (CUVs) have become all the rage these days especially in the Philippine market where there’s a premium for bigger vehicles considering the potholes and floods vehicles are subjected to. The CUV market has started to get loaded in the form of the popular Ford EcoSport, the Mitsubishi ASX (which has a reputation as a gas guzzler), the Chevrolet Trax, the new (well, newly-introduced and funky) Nissan Juke,...

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