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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...

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...

TEST DRIVE: Chery Tiggo 5X— A surprisingly solid performer that deserves a closer...

Sandwiched between its siblings, the price-leading entry-level Tiggo 2 (which starts at a stunningly low P695,000 for the stickshift version) and the...

6 reasons why the MG 5 is a “Best Buy”

Launched way back in September 2019, it’s hard to believe that the MG 5 is already almost two years old. It still...

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...

Driving the future-proof Audi Q7

How the Germans can make a very understated-looking car and still endow it with the aggressiveness and authority that only a Teutonic...

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...

Central Perk: Suzuki S-Presso GL

Half a million pesos won’t get you much  these days. What was once the price range for mid- or even high-grade compacts...

2021 Subaru XV Facelift Review – No compromises

It was a few years ago when I tested the second-generation Subaru XV. Back then, the buzz was about the automaker’s new...

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