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Jack Kobayashi puts the Subaru Forester GT to perfection

Amidst all the confusion and inconsistency of the city and indeed the world, the Subaru Forester GT Edition was launched last week. Now, we have always been Subaru fans, with their rally heritage and quirkiness. This is…

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…

Craftsmanship, precision and passion; Lexus hosts Grand Seiko

The thoughtfully crafted showroom of Lexus in Bonifacio Global City was, as it always is, full of wonderful examples of Japanese artistry, precision engineering, robustness and reliability. The difference, though, is that there was only one vehicle…

How our ‘relationship’ with our cars is changing

I write this as I sit in a small resort on a beach, and every vehicle other than ours was an SUV or a pickup truck. I brought a sporty wagon, and a rather low one at…

Watches and speed; Some time with race car drivers, race cars and a few fun watches

It was kind of interesting how much the Rolex Daytona has penetrated the car enthusiast watch market. And I’m not talking about the recent craziness for anything with the crown, it’s pretty historical. The other day we…

Driving the Porsche Taycan, electrified and ecstatic

People ask the wrong questions. I do that myself, and with this vehicle I did that myself as well. In the case of the new Porsche Taycan, the questions are about the electrics. That is not what…

3 or 4 things we need to understand better

The realities and technologies of the automotive world are changing rapidly. We need to understand several things about the new systems and even the new world in which we will be living. The big news is electrics.…

Ferrari Roma: La Nuova Dolce Vita

Ferrari chose Rome as launch city for their new car. This was appropriate because the new car was a welcome reminder to the world that cars can still look beautiful. Not just strong, or dominating, or “having…

Toyota and Lexus at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota has actually always been about vision. You may not realize this because we are all used to seeing them as the producer of consistently reliable and just plain consistent vehicles. They are often the default choice,…

A new hybreed of the Toyota Corolla Altis

The new Toyota Corolla Altis was launched the other day. What does this mean to the country? In many ways, nothing new. In other ways, something game-changing. The Philippines is a Toyota country. It’s also a very…