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BMW 530d Luxury: castle on a cloud

In the 1990s, both the wife and I shared one automotive aspiration: the BMW 5-Series, or 5er, as the Germans would call this.

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‘Talisay-burgring’ puts HR-V through its paces

If I could call it an NPE, for want of a more palatable term, then so be it. But if you must know, an NPE is a near-puke experience, like the NDE is of the deathly kind.

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The new Jaguar E-Pace

The new Jaguar E-Pace is a rather bold attempt at a vehicle by a company known mainly for beautifully curvaceous sports cars and sedans.

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Expedition EL: Big, bold and beautiful

I’ve always had a soft-spot for the Ford Expedition. Back in 1997, as a freshman in college, our family bought a grey-market toreador red Ford Expedition in Eddie Bauer V8 trim with the bigger 5.4-liter engine that just blew away the smaller-engined 4.6-liter V8s.

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Life, Lavida style

When I tried to figure out Volkswagen’s running theme when it came to the names of their releases, their product specialist said he’d get back to me on it. 

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Mazda CX-9 AWD Grand Touring: best in class

People movers come in many different shapes and sizes: SUVs, pickups, MPVs. They also have varying underpinnings and engines: body-on-frame, unibody crossovers, gasoline and diesel powerplants.

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FORD EVEREST: When tech features leave a father and son gasping for breath

Kids will be kids. They might be your worst passenger during a weekend drive or a daily ride with all their whims, caprices, tantrums and what have you, but they can always be your best buddy—and even be the best teacher or data provider you always look for.

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Toplander power

Currently, the mid-size PPV (pickup platform vehicle) 7-seat SUV segment is dominated by Japanese brands (Toyota, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, and soon Nissan with the Navara-based Terra), followed by the Thai-American hybrids from Ford (Everest) and Chevrolet (Trailblazer, which shares its basic architecture with the Isuzu MU-X).

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The new Vios goes north

The subcompact sedan Vios is 15 years old in the Philippines. I was there when Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) debuted the car to the local motoring media in May 2003 with a TV ad showing pop star Britney Spears—then 22 years young—breaking into song, interspersed with glamor clips and angles of the Vios in motion.

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Ferrari’s Tour de ‘Four’s’

Ferrari distributor Autostrada Motore Inc. rarely schedules an extended test drive and when they do, it’s always something special. Keys to its white Ferrari V8 GTC4 Lusso T were handed to this writer and it will become one of those memorable drives that would be talked about again and again. The V12 variant of the […]

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Sep 19, 2018

The race for the championship will go all the way until the checkered flag drops in the last lap

Sep 19, 2018

I still remember quite clearly when I was about 5 years old, I slipped away from the watchful eyes

Sep 19, 2018

In the 1990s, both the wife and I shared one automotive aspiration: the BMW 5-Series, or 5er, as the

Sep 12, 2018

The new Jaguar E-Pace is a rather bold attempt at a vehicle by a company known mainly for beautifully

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