Car Awards Group to finally launch Motorcycle of the Year Award category after surge in rider numbers

​Seemingly in synch with the safety initiative of the members of the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA), the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) is now set to launch their new Motorcyle of the Year category. The MDPPA's move is prompted by record sales in 2016 with total units sold among all members exceeding a … Continue reading Car Awards Group to finally launch Motorcycle of the Year Award category after surge in rider numbers

Isuzu keeps touring their 4×4 Playground with its 30-foot Thrill Hill

As sporty as Isuzu has made these to suit the market’s expectations, and even shape those, the venerable D-Max and the newer Mu-X were both grown from utilitarian roots. Sporty, sure, but underneath that are these pure-bred, go-anywhere utilities that are best measured from the driver’s seat. Get behind the wheel of Isuzu’s popular pick-up … Continue reading Isuzu keeps touring their 4×4 Playground with its 30-foot Thrill Hill

Quick note: call her the Diplomat, SsangYong’s top-spec Rodius

  Not for nothing but the top-spec SsangYong Rodius, the full size MPV with a premium saloon's rear-wheel-drive handling, an early boost turbodiesel mated to a fast-twitch Mercedes-Benz 5G-tronic automatic gearbox, a cavernous cabin fitted with three sitting rows instead of the four it can accommodate, and a driveline designed from the start to have … Continue reading Quick note: call her the Diplomat, SsangYong’s top-spec Rodius

Volkswagens in the Froehlich Fleet

It turns out that Froehlich Tours—yes, them, the forward-looking and refreshingly public-service oriented proponent of the popular P2P bus service—don’t just have those sleek and modern yellow buses but, now, an entire armada of Volkswagen vehicles as well. After just over four years of operation, Froehlich now adds 10 Touran MPVs, 10 Tiguan SUVs, 10 … Continue reading Volkswagens in the Froehlich Fleet

Quick note: the Super Carry’s tiny diesel, powerful enough for hills and highway

Anyone would be sceptical about the Super Carry’s remarkably small 0.8L two-cylinder diesel, even with its output boosted to 32hp / 75Nm by an inter-cooled turbocharger. As compact as it is, the Suzuki micro-truck can still weigh 1600kg when loaded. That’s over a ton and half that needs pushing. Is a 32hp diesel really enough … Continue reading Quick note: the Super Carry’s tiny diesel, powerful enough for hills and highway

Quick note: the Suzuki Super Carry makes you feel like a ten-foot trucker

Suzuki’s Super Carry is just about the most common model exemplifying Japan’s pioneering Kei Truck concept. That’s true at least here in the Philippines where a decade’s absence of brand new units was hardly felt with the continued influx of surplus units from other markets.  Its engineering DNA is clearly Japanese and driving the new … Continue reading Quick note: the Suzuki Super Carry makes you feel like a ten-foot trucker