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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 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
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
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
Toyota Yaris: Power and proportions made for the metro
Toyota Yaris: Power and proportions made for the metro

If the Vios were any prettier, it would be the Yaris. I honestly believe that. Its color alone, Citrus Mica...

Eric Tipan . Apr 27, 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
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