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2022 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro 1.6T: My Chery Amor

If you’ve been to the malls lately, you must have seen the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro “World of Luxury” display at SM Aura (July 1-7), SM Megamall (July 14-20), Eastwood City (July 29-August 3), Estancia (August 12-18), and The Block at SM City North Edsa (August 25-31). If you haven’t, you can still catch it at SM Mall of Asia, ...

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2022 Volkswagen T-Cross 180 MPI SE: More Than One Thing or The Only Thing You Need?

“I can deliver the T-Cross on April 13. Hope you’re free”, read the message I got on Viber. It came from Stacey Vasquez, who handles media relations at Volkswagen Philippines, under the Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (ACEI) branch of the Ayala Group of Companies. She was referring to the 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross 180 MPI SE, which I’ll have the privilege ...

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2022 Honda Brio 1.2V CVT: The Silver Lining in Today’s Cloudy World

The news these past few weeks were downright scary: The price of crude oil has skyrocketed to nearly $130 per barrel after oil producing and exporting countries (OPEC) decided to cut down production. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine curtailed the delivery of oil to Europe, which further limited global supply and increased the prices. Gasoline prices here in the Philippines breached ...

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2022 Maxus G10 Assist: Improving the Mobility of People with Disability

In November 2020, our good friends at Maxus Philippines scheduled a weeklong test drive of their Maxus G10 passenger van during the week that coincided with my wife’s 50th birthday. The 4-row 9-passenger van allowed me to drive several family members, along with some balloons, party décor, cakes and flowers, to our favorite steakhouse for a heavy lunch and a ...

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Factory 2019 Suzuki Jimny GLX 4AT vs Modified 2022 Jimny GL 4AT: When Tough Just Simply Ain’t Enough

The 4th-generation Suzuki Jimny debuted in 2018 to such high expectation and huge demand around the world that when it was launched here in 2019, the automobile arm of Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH) announced that there was a one-year waiting list. Suzuki Auto had just one media test drive unit, a Kinetic Yellow 2019 Jimny GLX 4AT but because of the ...

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2021 Nissan 370Z Premium A/T: Faithfully Consistent to Its Original Purpose

It’s a well-known fact that everything has to evolve to remain relevant in this ever-changing world. Automobiles, for instance, evolve with the times and the tastes of the market. Some car models, such as the Nissan/Datsun Sunny/Sentra, start as small subcompact sedans and eventually grow to become compact or midsize sedans, or even crossover vehicles. Some car models keep their ...

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2022 Isuzu MU-X 3.0L 4×2 LS-A A/T: Just What The Doctor Ordered

After Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) launched the Isuzu MU-X in September 2014, our family doctor and good friend, Dr. Wilson Cua, placed an order with the Isuzu Inteco dealership. The good doctor thoroughly enjoyed driving his first-generation RF-series MU-X with its 2.5-liter 4JK1-TCX turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 134 horsepower and 320 Newton-meters of torque. He felt that this ...

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