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These Benzes go through rough and tumble

  Text and photos by Ardie O. Lopez   Being a premium-luxury automotive brand that has one of the most extensive model lineups in the industry, Mercedes-Benz zeroed in on a fast-growing niche in the market: those who demand a high level of comfort and luxury on top of seriously versatile performance capability.   For […]

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A90 Toyota Supra drive in Spain

Supra. The name in Latin loosely means “from the Heavens,” and has identified every single flagship rear-wheel drive sporting GT from Toyota since 1981, although Toyota’s sports car lineage traces further back all the way to the 2000GT from 1965.

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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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Jan 23, 2019

We can't stress enough how vital it is to teach the younger generation to become disciplined road users.

Jan 23, 2019

In my 19 years of covering the motoring beat, I have encountered many disgruntled car buyers, some of whom

Jan 23, 2019

Audi is an automotive company truly driven by technology. It pioneered the first serial production performance all-wheel drive for

Jan 16, 2019

For a lot of people, there’ll be a new car this year, more than we’d like to realize and

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