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The Lexus of minivans

I’VE BEEN to just about every major motor show in every corner of the globe. I’m used to seeing sleek new models being unveiled. I’m used to seeing racecars and supercars that look incredibly fast (and often are). I’m used to seeing concept cars that are so outlandish that they often don’t even see the light of day.


MG is a British sports car maker that dates back to 1924. Its halcyon years were the 40’s through the 70’s, when it came out with some of the most iconic roadsters of the time. These included the immortal MG TC, TD and TF of the 40’s and 50’s, followed by the MGA, MGB, MGB GT coupe, and MG Midget from the 60’s through the 80’s.

PGA Cars opens Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley showrooms in BGC

PGA CARS, the exclusive importer and distributor of Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, and Bentley, recently opened a four-brand showroom located at the heart of the bustling upscale metropolis of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig. This gallery of luxury and ultra-luxury automobiles reflects each brand’s global corporate identity, taking inspiration from their respective company’s rich history.

Honda launches all-new Brio

“BRIO” is Spanish for “spirit,” “vigor,” or “vivacity.”

Piaggio unveils APÉ 3-wheeler diesel, Piaggio Porter 1000

IN THE late 1940s, the Italians were reeling from the effects of WWII. Knowing that people lacked the ability to acquire and pay for the upkeep of four-wheeled vehicles, aircraft designer Corradino D’Ascanio -- creator of the Vespa -- came up with a solution. He designed a small, three-wheeled commercial vehicle that could help rebuild Italy’s economy from the ground, giving small entrepreneurs a chance at surviving the new financial environment.

Nissan Almera N-Sport: Sporty subcompact

THE subcompact sedan segment is the biggest and most competitive in the four-door passenger car realm. Needless to say, any player has to have the right attributes and skill sets to come out victorious.

Volvo gets set for an electric future with new hybrid powertrains

VOLVO HAS taken a major step towards its electric future with the release of new or upgraded electrified powertrain options, which will be made available across its entire global range of sedans and SUVs.

Suzuki’s solid subcompact: The Dzire

WHILE its platform-mate, the Suzuki Swift hatchback, is on its third generation here in the Philippines, the all-new Dzire subcompact sedan is only on its second. The latest versions of the two small Suzukis were unveiled locally late last year.

Mazda throws a curve

IT’S NOTHING LESS than a design revolution. Make a car without so much as a single character line; but instead employ curves to give the car, well, character.

Porsche Cayenne: The sports car when size (and space) matters

I WASN’T a big fan of the Porsche Cayenne when it made its global debut in 2002. Sure, it had the celebrated Porsche build quality, luxury, exclusivity, and of course, performance. But what I felt it lacked, at least for its first generation, was the vaunted Porsche styling. Sure, it had Porsche styling cues, but it was a distant departure from the timelessly graceful lines of the 911.

Suzuki rolls out the all-new Jimny

SUZUKI has unveiled the much-awaited all-new Jimny. Suzuki’s new baby 4x4 boasts a simple, rugged design and promises the same legendary off-road capability that remains faithful to its iconic predecessors.

Volvo rolls out its new baby SUV, the XC40

RESURGENT Volvo, enjoying unprecedented growth in both the local and global automotive markets, has yet another surefire hit on its hands. It’s the Swedish car maker’s smallest-ever SUV, and it’s called the XC40.