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Peugeot 3008 SUV: 2017 European Car of the Year

The Peugeot 3008 delivers what the global market demands.

As a most pleasant coup, the Peugeot 3008 won the 2017 European Car of the Year Award. This has led to some favorable problems as Peugeot is suddenly a victim of its own success, struggling to produce enough units of the admittedly highly impressive 3008 SUV from its Sochaux-Montbeliard factory, the second most technologically advanced factory in Europe, second only to the Airbus factory in Toulouse.

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Northern Luzon in a Navara

Crossing a stream in Adams

  Photos by Tessa R. Salazar   Hey, city dwellers, read my pouty lips: If you drive your slick and shiny pickups solely in the city, you’re doing a great disservice to the vehicle.   It’s like you kept a wild animal caged in your living room just to make the poor thing a conversation […]

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Porsche Panamera: Beauty way more than skin deep

The Panamera 4S
showed its nimbleness
in the mountains.

You can learn a lot about a car company by spending time where it grew. If you hang around Stuttgart, Germany, for example, you will be able to experience the wonderfully winding roads and byways that bring you to, in, and around that area.

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Veloster’s luster

Up front, exterior updates of
theHyundai Volester are
chrome trim around the
grille, new headlamps, new
fog lamps and new 18-inch
alloy wheel designs.

Throughout the automotive industry’s history, the creative minds of car manufacturers have brainstormed for exterior designs that are daringly different and would make their products stand out on the road.

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MINI Countryman UK launch

Sporty driving on Buckinghamshire’s open roads

MINI has finally taken the wraps off its second-generation MINI Countryman small crossover sport utility-vehicle in answer to the growing demand for these small, all-around premium vehicles worldwide.

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Chevrolet refines the brawny Trailblazer

A new aerodynamic headlamp design, LED daytime running lights and 18-inch gunmetal wheels.

Among the midsize pickup-based sport utility vehicles vying for market share in the Philippines, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is the widest and tallest in its class aside from having the strongest engine.

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Peugeot 308 SW: practical Parisian

Looking genetically handsome, and has good proportions

If the Philippines had been colonized by a progressive European nation longer, if we were a few hundred kilometers higher up the northern hemisphere, or if we weren’t plagued by incessant rains, station wagons and estates would be the norm instead of tall-riding SUVs and pickups.

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Toyota 86: five years hence

WHAT’S NEW? LED head and tail lights, plus front and rear bumpers signals.

January 2017 sees the Toyota 86 (and its Subaru BRZ twin) celebrating five years, and still going strong.

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Godzilla plays well with others


It is hard to think of a modern car with a more fearsome history than the Nissan GT-R. It is spoken of with respect and more than a bit of panic. This is a car that has in some forms been nicknamed Godzilla. Racing instructors often refuse to ride in them with overly-enthusiastic track-day drivers […]

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Hyundai’s wild child: the Veloster Turbo

The Veloster represents the best of Hyundai: value for money, even in the performance car segment.

It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s surprisingly practical. Best of all, it’s finally here!

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Mar 22, 2017

The original R32 GTR was coined “Godzilla” due to its sheer dominance in the Australian Touring Car Series, which

Feb 15, 2017

You can learn a lot about a car company by spending time where it grew. If you hang around