Special Report: the elegantly disruptive Honda Mobilio

When they launched the Mobilio, globally in 2014 and in this market in 2015, it finally filled a glaring gap in Honda’s product line-up.  Here, at last, was a three-row people-mover from Honda Cars Philippines which previously had only five-seat sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs under the substantially high price points of their premium US-spec’d Odyssey … Continue reading Special Report: the elegantly disruptive Honda Mobilio

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Quick note: Indigo does 11.25km/l in mixed city, highway and RACE mode

After 190km of several days' practice in heavy city traffic; 90km on a ferry drive to the Subic staging point that had us in an hour-long traffic jam on NLEX followed by a blistering catch up sprint on SCTEX; and then the 170km STV Auto Rally run between Zambales and Bataan that included a spirited … Continue reading Quick note: Indigo does 11.25km/l in mixed city, highway and RACE mode

Taking Suzuki’s all-new Super Carry DOWN the Tagaytay-Talisay road

With a typical SUV's seven-passenger loadout, we take the new Super Carry UV variant down dense downhill twisties, underscoring the importance of its rugged undercarriage under heavy load. Strong/stable front: Steering is light and predictable even when going downhill, braking and then turning. The Super Carry’s signature tension rods shape the wheel mounts into strong … Continue reading Taking Suzuki’s all-new Super Carry DOWN the Tagaytay-Talisay road

Suzuki’s family-sized Swift, alias the Ertiga

Based on the Swift platform, it’s better to describe the Ertiga MPV as an evolution of the sub-compact hatchback. It’s like they tried to make the sporty Swift a more sensible people and cargo mover, a family Swift, and ended up with an entirely new and versatile vehicle. Genius steps Creating the Ertiga seems to … Continue reading Suzuki’s family-sized Swift, alias the Ertiga