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WATCH: 2021 Chery Tiggo 2 AT vs. 2021 Chery Tiggo 5X Luxury
WATCH: 2021 Chery Tiggo 2 AT vs. 2021 Chery Tiggo 5X Luxury

Compact crossover SUVs are making their way into, and dominating, the sales charts. Car companies are now focusing their resources...

Roy Robles . Apr 08, 2021
Ford Ranger FX4 Max: Blue collar 'froader' from the Blue Oval
Ford Ranger FX4 Max: Blue collar 'froader' from the Blue Oval

I love fast cars, or even cars that sound fast but really aren't. I always imagine myself ripping the streets...

Roy Robles . Apr 07, 2021
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
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
The Mazda CX-5 Sport Diesel could be the safest crossover out there
The Mazda CX-5 Sport Diesel could be the safest crossover out there

It’s probably hands down one of the top five shapeliest crossovers in the market but there’s more to this unit...

Eric Tipan . Apr 30, 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
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