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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
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
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
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
Suzuki Swift Dzire GL+ gearbox offers the best of both worlds
Suzuki Swift Dzire GL+ gearbox offers the best of both worlds

The Suzuki Swift Dzire GL+ made headlines a couple of years ago when its Japanese carmaker introduced a new twist...

Eric Tipan . Apr 28, 2020
Volkswagen Tiguan 280 TSI: Best-in-size crossover
Volkswagen Tiguan 280 TSI: Best-in-size crossover

The Volkswagen Tiguan 280 TSI is unique in that it has the heart of a crossover, but its whole shape...

Eric Tipan . Apr 24, 2020
Kia Soluto: Top-shelf value for money
Kia Soluto: Top-shelf value for money

There’s a new subcompact on the block and this one’s from China.  That’s right, the Philippines is the latest export...

Eric Tipan . Apr 23, 2020
No EyeSight, no problem for base-model Subaru Forester
No EyeSight, no problem for base-model Subaru Forester

In case you haven’t heard, all new Foresters aren’t turbocharged anymore, and this base model doesn’t even have the brand’s...

Eric Tipan . Apr 22, 2020
Mazda 3 Sportback: Entry-level was never this good
Mazda 3 Sportback: Entry-level was never this good

At P1.32 million, this isn’t the most affordable compact unit out there, but if you’ve been drooling over the hatchback...

Eric Tipan . Apr 21, 2020
Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L: Budget-friendly B-segment SUV
Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L: Budget-friendly B-segment SUV

Compact SUVs are one thing, but small, B-segment SUVs are quite something else. While it feels like a regular SUV,...

Eric Tipan . Apr 20, 2020
Kia Sportage GT Line delivers a new state of sportiness
Kia Sportage GT Line delivers a new state of sportiness

Kia’s compact crossover probably has one of the most enviable names in my opinion. The way Sportage rolls off the...

Eric Tipan . Apr 18, 2020
5 reasons to love the gas-powered Honda CR-V
5 reasons to love the gas-powered Honda CR-V

If money is no object, the S or SX Diesel would be the hands-down, unanimous choice. But the reality is...

Eric Tipan . Apr 17, 2020
Going off-road with the Ford Everest Trend 4x2 AT for sand spas and mud packs
Going off-road with the Ford Everest Trend 4x2 AT for sand spas and mud packs

I like a great massage as much as the next guy. I could go for a Swedish or foot reflexology...

Eric Tipan . Apr 16, 2020
Why the City is the bestselling Honda in the country
Why the City is the bestselling Honda in the country

As much as I hate rush-hour traffic, I somehow miss all the hustle and bustle in a weird kind of...

Eric Tipan . Apr 15, 2020
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