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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
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
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
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
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
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
Suzuki Jimny: Pint-size fun in large doses
Suzuki Jimny: Pint-size fun in large doses

Okay, it’s not Vitara-levels of fun because the Jimny is a totally different vehicle. It looks like a miniaturized truck...

Eric Tipan . Apr 14, 2020
Prime time: 5 ways the Toyota Vios Prime lives up to its name
Prime time: 5 ways the Toyota Vios Prime lives up to its name

Take a look at all the sedans in the market, from subcompacts to compacts, mid- and even full-size. Only one...

Eric Tipan . Apr 13, 2020
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