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

The Tata Indigo, a gem of unfashionable overengineering

Built thick and rigid, and powered by a truck’s turbodiesel, the Tata Indigo subcompact sedan is the heaviest in its class.  She sounds like a minibus gone throaty, but she’s fast, and she's nimble.  Her undercarriage engineering harks back to when front-wheel-drive was still a new, premium layout--something to make the most of with independent … Continue reading The Tata Indigo, a gem of unfashionable overengineering

The new BAIC M20 on its shakedown cruise to Sagada

Set to launch next month and priced to move in the hotly contested compact MPV segment, the new BAIC M20 goes on an in-house, pre-launch test-drive to rustic Sagada through historic Kennon Road and Halsema Highway. Introduced by BAIC Philippines last year in time for the 2015 awards testing season, the M20 MPV is now … Continue reading The new BAIC M20 on its shakedown cruise to Sagada