Honda Philippines ups the stakes with the refreshed City

Honda Philippines has rolled out the refreshed City, keeping price points where they are while upscaling the sub-compact sedan a bit and making her ride a tad higher. Beyond the external retouches that include a solidly “solid-wing” trademark fascia, strengthening her affinity with other things Honda, and the new front bumper treatment that gives vent … Continue reading Honda Philippines ups the stakes with the refreshed City

One last thing: outgoing Honda Philippines president gets unique send-off at MIAS 2017

On opening day of the 2017 Manila International Auto Show, on the eve of his departure for his next posting, outgoing Honda Philippines president Toshio Kuwahara got a uniquely appropriate send-off when he launched the Civic Type R, the race-trimmed limited issue of the 10th generation Civic, among the last of numerous new models launched … Continue reading One last thing: outgoing Honda Philippines president gets unique send-off at MIAS 2017

Quick note: a modular manual Mobilio photoshoot

If you see a beat photographer toting an SLR, seemingly overdoing it with mainstay smartphones these days already featuring excellent camera optics and sensors, just remember: bringing the gear is merely incidental to him insisting on having traditional options.   Case in point: this photo of Honda's versatile Mobilio, the surprisingly flexible yet compact seven-seat … Continue reading Quick note: a modular manual Mobilio photoshoot

Quick note: the Mobilio, long and tall

Built on the platform of the stubby Brio hatchback, the Mobilio stretches matters into the form-factor of a three-row MPV that's tall inside as well as afoot.  Riding just a centimeter lower than the recently launched BR-V (the Brio platform further evolved into a crossover SUV), the Mobilio must've hinted at the possibility of the … Continue reading Quick note: the Mobilio, long and tall