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Geely Coolray Sport DCT: Chinese and desirable

There are cheap China cars (there are over 1,000 registered car brands in China apparently), then there is the Geely Coolray, perhaps the most desirable looking, premium-feeling, clean and classy China-branded and China-made car on the market…

Samar down the road

The recent declaration of the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown motorshows, car launches, travel plans, and even daily routines in disarray. But in this sunny southern archipelago, the safest place to be is in Mother Nature’s bosom for…

Nissan 370Z: real-wheel Zenith

In a nation where the vast driving generation is so accustomed to front-wheel drive, here comes Nissan unveiling a rear-wheel drive living legend—the 370Z—made it available to the local market complete with full factory support and warranty.…

Isuzu mu-X Boondock Edition: the SUV segment’s best kept secret

While the Isuzu mu-X is old, and a replacement due soon, that’s not to say it isn’t any good or any less of a competent, capable vehicle. Case in point: the Isuzu mu-X Boondock Edition. Thanks to…

Applying learnings from the Women of EO into our daily drives

March is International Women’s Month. Time when women all over the world are celebrating their empowerment and achievements. Messages of encouragement, positivism, support and call to lift each other instead of pulling each other down are flooding…

Dominant species

So you’re leaning towards acquiring a pickup truck that’d be capable of taking you where the paths aren’t flat, even, stable, or where there isn’t a path at all. That after all, is the essence of going…

‘HR-vegan’

My last (fond) memory of driving Honda’s compact crossover HR-V was that of me trying to keep up with the frenetic pace of the motoring media convoy that was going up the notoriously twisty and steep 12-kilometer…

Distant shores

When the English balladeer duo Chad & Jeremy smashed the airwaves in 1966 with their hit single “Distant Shores,” I thought they were singing about the powdery beaches in the remote nooks and crannies of the Philippines.…

Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 V Hybrid: silver lining in today’s dark clouds

  In 2006, I was able to try a second generation Prius and that car was an utter disappointment back then. The hybrid system hardly worked, the batteries took forever to charge, and the Prius felt very…

Proper introductions: The new-ish BMW X1

The BMW X1 launched just last Friday is very happily familiar. There are some new points, such as a slightly different grill. To some, it seems a bit more integrated than before with a little bit more…