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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…

Lexus at 30

The world celebrates the milestones of the young brand. Around 30 years ago a lot of people in the automotive industry were pretty scared.…

Things are safer than they seem

Just the other day, I got a message from one of the C! Magazine guys. They were asking about whether we as a group should chase after the various viral posts that always get so much attention.…

Is there a future for the plug-in hybrid?

One thing we have learned over last year is that there is still a lot of confusion over what exactly all the power options for our cars really are, and how they differ. One particular area of…

International Engine of the Year: Big new winners, small old ones and record-breaking streaks

The International Engine (now with + POWERTRAIN) of the Year Awards has a wide array of winners, and almost all of them are fun to drive.…

The most well-rounded X5 ever

There has often been a love-hate relationship with the BMW X5. It came into the market early on, which was a bold move.…