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An MPV for a no-nonsense MVP (Maka-Van na Papa)

My father is about to hit 80, but can still drive like a 40-year-old. Our neighbors call him Mang Tony, and they know he’s up and about whenever his beat-up, 21-year-old van clunks in or out of our garage.

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A mini bus with massive possibilities

My preference for big vans started when my “animal instincts” kicked in sometime in the late 1990s: that is, when I and a small group of friends from the office started rescuing injured and abandoned animals we found helpless on the streets while on our way to or from a weekend trip or outreach mission.

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Nissan PH hosts regional launch of mid-size SUV

CLARK GLOBAL CITY, Pampanga—We’re going up, up, and away. But our feet would still stand firmly on solid ground.

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Hatching up uncommon creature comforts

Who would’ve thought that a bicycle parts producer would be a world-class car brand someday?

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Car dreams in a forested mountain

South Korean automotive giant Hyundai has added another feather to its cap in one of its more lucrative Asean growth markets, the Philippines.

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A second take on the City

The numbers first came out almost four years ago, in September 2014, in a fuel economy run organized by Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) for the City 1.5 VX and 1.5E variants.

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MIAS exhibitors get their fill of record turnout of visitors

The Filipinos’ love affair with anything with wheels were once again evident at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City last April 5 to 8. A record 138,000 visitors—up by 7.8 percent compared to last year’s 128,000 visitor count—ogled at the over 200 exhibits, which included 28 car […]

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Spark: Chevy’s practical mini

The thousands of visitors of the recently concluded Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City were not just treated to the latest and best vehicles on display. They were also offered most tempting deals by the exhibitors, so what they saw in the booths wouldn’t necessarily stay in the booths.

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Ford fights back to cut ownership cost

If a brand claims to be built “tough” and looks and rides good enough to be purchased, then in the long run, its buyers shouldn’t be muttering “tough to maintain,” right?

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4 days, 7 ways to enjoy MIAS 2018

Looking from the outside, it’s hard to imagine that the World Trade Center in Pasay City can yield up to 36,000 sqm of exhibition space.

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Jun 13, 2018

Over the course of 14 years writing about cars, I have driven a handful of Italian machines. All have

May 16, 2018

Porsche makes the extremely desirable GT3 even more so—by making you work.


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