Eric Tipan

Eric Tipan

Eric is a morning person who hates waking up at 5AM. A radio personality since ’93 and a TV sportscaster for almost two decades, he also writes for Manila Bulletin and Esquire Philippines and co-hosts the radio talk show Gear Box on Radyo Pilipinas 738 kHz. It’s crazy but he sometimes wishes he could do more. Follow him on Twitter | Instagram: @eric_tipan

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Recent Posts By Eric Tipan - Last updated Oct 07, 2020

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Updated Jaguar XE gets new diesel engine with mild hybrid tech
Updated Jaguar XE gets new diesel engine with mild hybrid tech
MANILA: Jaguar has just refreshed the first-generation XE compact executive sedan and it is a major upgrade as it gets...
Eric Tipan Oct 07, 2020
Toyota and Hino show us the future of tractor trailers
Toyota and Hino show us the future of tractor trailers
MANILA: A study back in 2018 has shown that tractor trailers, six- to 10-wheeler trucks that have a trailer hitched...
Eric Tipan Oct 06, 2020
Labor Dept. wants DOTr to increase PUV ridership to 70%
Labor Dept. wants DOTr to increase PUV ridership to 70%
MANILA: The Department of Labor wants the capacity of public utility vehicles (PUVs)  upped to 70% in order to cope...
Eric Tipan Oct 06, 2020
Laguna uses buses as mobile learning laboratories
Laguna uses buses as mobile learning laboratories
MANILA: Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chair J. Prospero de Vera III led the inspection of several buses that will...
Eric Tipan Oct 06, 2020
PNP to keep strict checkpoint operations on cars and trucks
PNP to keep strict checkpoint operations on cars and trucks
MANILA: The Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue the inspection of vehicles and trucks at checkpoints even as quarantine measures...
Eric Tipan Oct 06, 2020
DOTr reinstates cash transactions on EDSA Busway
DOTr reinstates cash transactions on EDSA Busway
MANILA: The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has suspended the policy on the mandatory use of Beep cards on the EDSA...
Eric Tipan Oct 05, 2020
Save up to P220K on Toyota PH '10/10 Deals' this Oct.
Save up to P220K on Toyota PH '10/10 Deals' this Oct.
MANILA: Get the best prices on a Toyota this month via the "10/10 Deals" from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP). Reserve...
Eric Tipan Oct 05, 2020
Audi reshapes branding with new slogan 'Future is an Attitude'
Audi reshapes branding with new slogan 'Future is an Attitude'
MANILA: Get ready for more electrified models from Audi after the German automaker just put emphasis on the word "future"...
Eric Tipan Oct 05, 2020
Toyota presents Team PH competing in the GR Supra GT Cup Asia
Toyota presents Team PH competing in the GR Supra GT Cup Asia
MANILA: Over the last three months, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) hosted the country’s first-ever e-motorsports program, the GR Supra GT...
Eric Tipan Oct 05, 2020
What is a hyper-limousine? Aznom Automotive has the answer
What is a hyper-limousine? Aznom Automotive has the answer
MANILA: If a typical limousine just isn’t bling enough for you, well get ready as Italian automaker Aznom Automotive is...
Eric Tipan Oct 02, 2020
The Kia Rio rocks these 5 features
The Kia Rio rocks these 5 features
While it has been in the local market for a little over three years, the Kia Rio hatchback that was...
Eric Tipan Jan 07, 2021
Her name is Rio
Her name is Rio
Readers from Generation X will know the title is a line from ‘80s band Duran Duran’s 1982 hit about the...
Eric Tipan Jan 07, 2021
Sport, sporty, Sportage
Sport, sporty, Sportage
Introduced in 1993, the Kia Sportage’s initial design left much to be desired, but things changed in 2011 when it...
Eric Tipan Dec 23, 2020
GT Line reveals true character of the Kia Sportage
GT Line reveals true character of the Kia Sportage
Believe it or not, the Sportage is already 27 years old and has sold more than five million units around...
Eric Tipan Dec 22, 2020
The Kia Stonic LX MT gives the biggest bang for your buck
The Kia Stonic LX MT gives the biggest bang for your buck
Everyone loves a good deal and are people are perpetually on the lookout for the purchase with the most “bang...
Eric Tipan Dec 21, 2020
Everything you need to know about the Kia Stonic
Everything you need to know about the Kia Stonic
The Kia Stonic is a relative newcomer, and very a late one at that, to the subcompact crossover segment, yet...
Eric Tipan Dec 21, 2020
Features to love in the range-topping Kia Seltos SX
Features to love in the range-topping Kia Seltos SX
The Seltos is the more superior of Kia’s subcompact crossovers in the country. It slots right above the Stonic and...
Eric Tipan Dec 21, 2020
Get to know Nissan’s smallest SUV     
Get to know Nissan’s smallest SUV     
The Nissan Juke may look futuristic and cutting-edge, even by today’s standards, but it is actually one of the segment’s...
Eric Tipan Dec 21, 2020
Dissecting the design of the Kia Stonic (and the brains behind it)
Dissecting the design of the Kia Stonic (and the brains behind it)
The Stonic may be the smallest vehicle in Kia’s current lineup, but the Korean automaker knows that a lot of...
Eric Tipan Dec 16, 2020
Super Stonic
Super Stonic
While Kia Philippines made picking a little easier for the Filipinos by narrowing down the choices they’re offering for the...
Eric Tipan Dec 16, 2020
Reasons to choose the diesel-powered Kia Sportage
Reasons to choose the diesel-powered Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage has always had a diesel option ever since the first-generation model and while it continues to have...
Eric Tipan Dec 23, 2020
5 things to love about the Nissan Juke
5 things to love about the Nissan Juke
While you would assume that, because of the body’s space-age image and compact dimensions, it’s designed in Japan, think again....
Eric Tipan Dec 22, 2020
The MG 5 CVT Style lives up to its name, and then some
The MG 5 CVT Style lives up to its name, and then some
To be sure, the MG brand has been bucking the negative connotations of “made in China” with each model —...
Eric Tipan Sep 02, 2020
The Toyota RAV4 2.5 LTD is all squared up for a modern adventure
The Toyota RAV4 2.5 LTD is all squared up for a modern adventure
Seeing this fifth-generation model makes me think about the FJ Cruiser, albeit smaller, less burly, and a lot sharper around...
Eric Tipan Aug 07, 2020
Volkswagen Santana 180 MPI AT SE: A budding subcompact contender
Volkswagen Santana 180 MPI AT SE: A budding subcompact contender
Volkswagen is throwing down the gauntlet in the subcompact segment and putting out four trims of the entry-level Santana sedan,...
Eric Tipan May 21, 2020
Mazda 6 2.2L Skyactiv-D: D is for detail in this mid-sizer
Mazda 6 2.2L Skyactiv-D: D is for detail in this mid-sizer
Save for the all-new Mazda 3, the combo of the Kodo design language and elements of the Mazda Vision Coupé...
Eric Tipan May 13, 2020
How the MG RX5 Style AT makes China-made look really good
How the MG RX5 Style AT makes China-made look really good
People are generally skeptical of stuff made in China — not so much with gadgets, clothes, and other consumer items,...
Eric Tipan May 11, 2020
Nissan Terra 2.5L VL 4X4 7AT: The smartest SUV of them all
Nissan Terra 2.5L VL 4X4 7AT: The smartest SUV of them all
Nissan leveraged its years of off-road expertise with the Patrol and the Navara and threw in cutting-edge safety technology called...
Eric Tipan May 08, 2020
GAC GM8 2.0L: More than your average MPV
GAC GM8 2.0L: More than your average MPV
If you’ve had it with traffic and would like to get driven around but prefer a larger vehicle for that...
Eric Tipan May 06, 2020
Euro-styled Volkswagen Santana GTS drives as well as it looks
Euro-styled Volkswagen Santana GTS drives as well as it looks
As a motoring journalist, it’s always great to know when a brand or trim is doing well in the market,...
Eric Tipan May 04, 2020

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