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2020 Kia Telluride wants to pick a fight with the Toyota Land Cruiser

Anton Andres / Kia | September 10, 2018 10:31 Kiaa takes on full-size SUV crowd with Telluride Remember the big Kia crossover spied a couple of months back? Well here it is, totally uncovered and making its official debut. Dubbed the Telluride, it’s larger than the Sorento and it wants to pick a fight with the big boys, some of which include the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe and the Toyota Land Cruiser. Granted it’s no full-frame, as it is a crossover, but the bold, boxy styling and large dimensions put…

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Ex Rolls-Royce designer heads over to China’s FAW Group

Marcus De Guzman / Rolls-Royce Motor Cars | September 10, 2018 16:56 Giles Taylor joins FAW as Global Vice President of Design, Chief Creative Officer Chinese auto giant FAW may soon produce cars that resemble a certain luxury marque that hails from Goodwood in the UK. That’s because FAW recently announced that they have acquired the talents of Giles Taylor, the former Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Taylor will formally join FAW as ‘Global Vice President of Design’, as well as ‘Chief Creative Officer’ for the company. He…

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Vietnam’s first-ever SUV, sedan ready for Paris debut

Marcus De Guzman / Vinfast | September 11, 2018 16:23 Vinfast breaks away from traditional styling for new SUV, sedan Remember Vinfast? The Vietnamese-based upstart that plans to sell 500,500 vehicles by 2025? Well it looks like their dreams of producing and selling cars has just been fully realized. Set to make their official debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show are the first-ever SUV and sedan models from Vinfast. Designed by famous Italian design studio Pininfarina, the first two cars from Vinfast will display the company’s philosophy of ‘Vietnamese…

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Chevy’s Colorado ZR2 Bison is a mean off-road machine

Marcus De Guzman / Chevrolet | September 10, 2018 14:56 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison unleashed Prefer your Chevy Colorado prepped and ready to take on whatever Mother Nature can throw at it? Say no more as the bow-tie brand was busy making a special edition Colorado that can do just that. Say hello to the 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison, an all-new performance variant that is purpose-built to take on the roughest terrain and weather conditions, and then some. Made possible with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), one of the leading…

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Asian-market Nissan Kicks could look different from U.S. version

Jose Altoveros / Nissan | September 11, 2018 13:45 Nissan Kicks will soon make its debut in the region The Nissan Kicks has been in production as early as 2016 and is already being offered in numerous regions all over the world such as the U.S. and the Europe. In fact, the compact crossover recently replaced the Juke in the U.S. market. Soon, the Kicks will also be making its way into more regions as seen it is already listed on Nissan India’s website. However, the Kicks arriving in the…

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2019 Mini Cooper 5-Door 1.5 AT

Inigo S. Roces / Inigo S. Roces | September 03, 2018 06:25 Undeniable Character There are many cars out there that will gladly ferry you from one destination safely, reliably, and in comfort. But for drivers that want something a little more than that, there are brands like Mini. We’ll get right down to brass tacks and tell you that the Mini is by no means an affordable car. It was always meant to be a niche vehicle, a style statement, and in some ways, an extension of your personality….

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Japanese tuner transforms 2019 Suzuki Jimny into Defender

Marcus De Guzman / DAMD | September 03, 2018 06:25 Suzuki Jimny cosplays as 'Land Rover Defender', 'Mercedes G-Class' Don’t try to adjust your screens. What appears to be a tiny Land Rover Defender is actually the all-new Suzuki Jimny underneath. Yes you that read right, Japanese tuner DAMD recently built a dress-up kit for Suzuki’s little 4×4 to make it look like the iconic 4×4. Dubbed ‘Little:D’, the aftermarket kit draws heavily from the Land Rover Defender in terms of design. From the headlights, to the front grill and…

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We could soon buy shares of Aston Martin after IPO

Jose Altoveros / Aston Martin | September 03, 2018 06:23 Aston Martin plans to go public, valued at Php 343 billion Following in the footsteps of Ferrari, British automaker Aston Martin will soon be going public as well. The British marque has already confirmed that they will soon be listed on the London Stock Exchange with an expected value of around 5 billion pounds (Php 342 billion). Once the firm goes public, it will be the first British automaker to go public in years following the sale of Jaguar and…

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You won’t be disturbed in Rolls-Royce’s new Privacy Suite feature

Marcus De Guzman / Rolls-Royce | September 03, 2018 10:53 Enjoy complete privacy with the Rolls-Royce Privacy Suite Ever wanted to watch a movie in your own automobile in complete privacy? How about holding a private conversation or meeting with another person without the risk of being disturbed or pried on? Well, Rolls-Royce has you covered with the all-new Privacy Suite Feature. Revealed at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show, it is only available for the Extended Wheelbase Phantom and was built to provide ‘unrivalled levels of privacy and luxury’. According…

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Production of 2019 Porsche Macan officially kicks off

Marcus De Guzman / Porsche | September 03, 2018 11:56 Factory-line assembling of 2019 Porsche Macan begins at Leipzig plant Fancy getting a 2019 Porsche Macan soon? You’re in luck as the Stuttgart-based automaker recently started series production of the refreshed crossover at the Leipzig plant. First revealed back in July 2018, the subtly refreshed Macan features a mild redesign, along with a plethora of new high-tech features. The first factory-built 2019 Macan is heading for China and is painted in a rather distinct Mamba Green Metallic hue. According to…

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