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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).
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.
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 […]
Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across eight countries in Asia, officially unveiled the All-New Forester in Taichung, Taiwan.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Subaru, together with Motor Images Enterprises Inc., part of the Tan Chong International Limited Group and led by Glenn Tan, managing director, unveiled the latest Subaru Forester ES1 model to the Asean region motoring journalists.
As a full-size SUV, the Ford Expedition is H-U-G-E. I can imagine being a high-flying tycoon or a corporate bigshot, sliding into the second row seat and taking an extended snooze while stuck in rush hour traffic. With all that space, I might as well be in a mobile home, cocooned in my not-so-little world, […]
It looks like a multipurpose vehicle, but Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) calls it an entry-level sport utility vehicle.
When my son Arthur was younger, we would joke around saying that he would probably end up driving an old racecar-turned-streetcar when he reaches 18.
Dust. There was dust on our faces, clothes, and shoes. If you cut open our lungs, dust would likely spill out. It was rust colored, as if we were standing on the surface of Mars.
In a world where over-specification is the name of the game and numbers are king, where mega-HP, over-tired (meaning, super-wide tires), massive aerodynamics, and electronic-this-and-that seem to be the norm, one car truly rises above them all: Honda’s all-new Civic Type-R. The modestly-sized 5-door hatchback won’t win the ladies over, thanks largely to its boy-racer, […]