Manny De Los Reyes

Manny de los Reyes, motoring editor of wheels.ph as well as its print edition, has been writing about cars since 1995. His life has been deeply intertwined with cars, having cleaned and maintained the family cars as a teenager, operating a paint shop and entering national car shows in college, before joining Nissan after graduation. He handled car brands as a copywriter afterwards. Today, when he's not testing or writing about cars or attending motoring events, he is home reading novels or playing with his shih tzu.
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Why the Mazda CX-8 is my ideal daily driver

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Anyone who complains that the Mazda CX-30 (whose price ranges from just under P1.5 million to just under P2.0 million) is too...

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5 things to know about the new Toyota GR...

The new Toyota GR 86 just made its world debut in an online event held together with Subaru. The new GR 86,...

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This writer was privileged to be the sole journalist from the Philippines to be part of Lexus’s virtual world premiere and press...

The Lexus IS, a straight-A student, gets an F

Car designers and engineers may come from the most prestigious schools in the world, but when it comes to a car’s actual...

Porsche expands EV lineup with new Taycan Cross Turismo

That didn’t take long. Then again, we’re talking about Porsche—the car company where “fast” is the operative word.

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It started out just like any new car launch over Zoom—introductions, speeches, and deck/video presentations, followed by a Q&A.