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Jaguar F-Type R: angry cat

Looking taut, aggressive, and agile, the Jaguar F-Type is one sporty and exciting ride.

In terms of new motoring experiences, 2016 is a banner year for me particularly in terms of driving some very exciting cars.

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Lexus’ executive express blends manners and machismo

Revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the GS F midsize luxury performance sedan is Lexus's fourth "F" and the fifth in the GS line.

  Text and photos by Aida Sevilla Mendoza   Revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit for the 2016 model year, the Lexus GS F is the four-door sedan version of the RS F coupe, but with a stiffer chassis, meaner engine parts, and a few other performance enhancers. A midsize […]

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Nissan Navara storms the Sahara Desert

Like survivors of an amazing race, invited journalists celebrate their desert conquest with the Navara

Since its launch in 2015, the Nissan Navara has overwhelmed the local and regional markets, offering a great combination of refined comfort and conveniences usually found in upscale SUVs (but have quickly become the norm in the segment), while delivering unparalleled performance both on and off-road.

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Allure of a French hatch

Built on a new platform, the 2016 Peugeot 308 hatchback is lighter, leaner and more fun to drive. –PHOTO COURTESY OF Peugeot ph

Watching the 2016 Peugeot 308 approaching you at night is an experience. With its slim LED projector headlights bordered above by downward curving LED daytime running lights (DRLs), the 308 approaching in the dark looks like a slant-eyed cat about to pounce.

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Honda Pilot EX AWD 2016: the best of ‘Muricaaa!

Power is delivered from a 3.5-liter direct-injected V6, one of the newer Earth Dreams engines.

When people say “Muricaaa!,” it means the best of what America stands for: V8s, muscle cars, the land of the free, apple pie, etc. But if you were to truly look and listen to the Zeitgeist of America (and the rest of the world) today, everyone wants SUVs: large, roomy. I would have added the […]

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Bentley Bentayga: big, bold and daring

Producing 600 horsepower and a rated top speed of 301 kph, this Bentayga isn’t just the most expensive production SUV, it is also the fastest.

It isn’t often you get to define your own little part of the world. The Bentley Bentayga has landed, and is perhaps the truest definition of the phrase “land yacht” yet.

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2017 CX-3: Mazda’s hot new subcompact crossover

Up front, a finely sculpted grille and LED lighting assemblies

  Photos by Aida Sevilla Mendoza   The most lucrative segment in the automotive market these days is the affordable subcompact SUV/crossover. In 2014, Ford Philippines, the first to recognize the unmet demand for this type of vehicle, introduced the EcoSport, which was originally developed by Ford in Brazil. The EcoSport became Ford’s second-bestselling nameplate […]

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Resistance is futile: Subaru’s turbocharged Levorg wagon

The Levorg looks athletic with its hawk eye LED headlights,hood scoop and low stance.

You can count on Subaru to come up with a quirky nameplate for its latest offering, the Levorg.

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All-new Hyundai Tucson: Totally different, again

FLUIDIC Sculpture 2.0 distinguishes the third-generation Tucson from its predecessors.

WHEN the second-generation Hyundai Tucson was unveiled in 2009, it was totally different from the first generation, flaunting as it did the brand’s dramatic new Fluidic Sculpture design language.

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HR-V for the yuppie, Mobilio for the family

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“I BECAME fascinated by airplanes and wanted to make them, so I studied airplanes in college. But back when I graduated, Japan wasn’t allowed to make airplanes. So I channeled my dream into racing instead and joined Honda. “At first, it was motorbike racing. When we were winning one race after another, I learned that […]

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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

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