Jacob Oliva

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2021 Volkswagen T-Cross S – A promising segment contender

Let’s talk about perceptions. For years I personally saw Volkswagen as straightforward and businesslike. For some, it’s boring; but I prefer calling...

The Kombi’s back as the VW Multivan

Pretty much everyone has a memory of the VW Kombi – whether via real-life situation that happened once in their lives decades...

At the helm of Toyota’s true flagship

What’s a flagship? Is it the most expensive model in the range? Is it the most unique or the best looking? Or...

Not your typical Hyundai Elantra

It’s been months since we’ve heard from Hyundai Philippines about the Elantra. You might even think that the nameplate is dead in...

In 35 Years – The Future of Mobility

The year 1986 was a momentous time in the Philippines. It’s forever etched in history as the year that saw a huge...

VW Golf R Estate is a reminder that family vehicles can be fun

I’ve always been a fan of wagons. In fact, the very first review I wrote for this publication was for a Japanese...

Tesla Model S Plaid – the Ferrari of EVs

Let’s talk about the new Tesla Model S Plaid and how it eradicates all our stupid stigmas against electric vehicles. In fact,...

2021 Suzuki Vitara AllGrip Review – A tough upstream swim

In the Philippines, there’s some kind of a cheat sheet to sell a new model. Load it with features, then price it...

2021 Mini Cooper S 5-Door Review – Performance in a pint-sized package

There’s a good reason why the movie Italian Job – both the original film from 1969 and the 2003 remake – used...

2021 Changan Alsvin Review – A pleasant surprise

Despite the global SUV and crossover craze, there’s always a spot on the menu for sedans in the Philippines. It’s a lucrative...

Suzuki Jimny in its natural habitat

Due to a recent business decision to import units from India, the Suzuki Jimny is starting to become more visible in the...

2021 Mini Countryman Cooper S Review – Growing up

You can’t deny that Mini as a nameplate and as a brand is an icon – a celebratory figure, even. With appearances...

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