All-new or facelifted?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that the Toyota Vios received a major overhaul last year. Not only does it have an all-new design, the subcompact sedan also shifted to a new platform, the Daihatsu
Nissan has announced the launch date
2023 is shaping up to be a strong year for subcompact sedans. Toyota has the all-new Vios, while Honda gave the City several changes under the skin. You can now add Nissan to the list as the updated Almera is finally
We see a hint of Stargazer in there
By now, you probably know that the all-new Hyundai Accent will make its global premiere later this month. Set for March 21, the new subcompact sedan undergoes a radical change on the outside and appears to aim upmarket for the new
Will these improvements reach local versions?
Believe it or not, the current-generation Honda City made its world premiere about three years ago. If we were to follow Honda's product cycles, that means this (not so) subcompact sedan is due for a bit of an update. So,
Will the real deal come close to this sketch?
It's no secret that Hyundai is getting ready to launch a new generation of its subcompact sedan, the Accent. The South Korean automaker recently showed a teaser of the car bearing the Verna name, and now, it's ready to show
Could this take on the Vios?
Late last year, we brought up the idea of the 2023 Chevrolet Aveo potentially taking on the Toyota Vios locally. There was just one problem: At the time, only images of the hatchback were made available and we were still in the
Looks promising
There are several models we'd love for Volkswagen Philippines to bring here. We miss having the Tiguan around, as well as the Jetta and the Golf wagon. While it would be nice to have the new generations of those models here,
Heads up, car buyers
While the likes of the Navara and Terra are clearly Nissan's current bread and butter in the Philippine market, its other offerings like the Almera have proven to be pretty desirable, too. If you've had an eye on the subcompact
The model has received a refresh in Japan
The Mazda 2 has long been one of the best-looking offerings in the subcompact segment. This, however, hasn't stopped the Japanese carmaker from drastically changing the vehicle's look with its latest refresh.For 2023, the Mazda 2 will have
Are you a fan of this look, too?
The all-new Toyota Vios already looks like a big step up compared to its predecessor in terms of appearance. Stronger character lines, harder edges, and a more aggressive overall design have done wonders for the subcompact sedan's demeanor-but as
The BOI’s conditions for extending the CARS program could make it possible
The automotive industry took a huge hit because of pandemic, and the prolonged lockdowns greatly impacted local manufacturing. This put extra pressure on Toyota and Mitsubishi-the brands participating in the government's Comprehensive Automotive Resurgency Strategy (CARS) Program.It would be
Still good four years on?
We've reviewed this car before, but with the launch of the all-new Celerio, the Dzire's spot in the Suzuki small car line-up has shifted a bit. With the Celerio's price increase comes an odd situation in which
In case the stock look isn’t enough
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is easily one of the country's most recognizable sedans. That said, its design isn't one we'd consider too sporty-even with the new Dynamic Shield grille designers slapped onto the face for the refresh.Mitsubishi
Treating yourself to a new ride soon?
One of the keys to the Toyota Vios' popularity is how attainable the subcompact sedan is. This October, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is making the model even more tempting to drive home through the brand's latest deals.Until October 31, buyers
What engine options will we get locally?
The potential powertrain situation for the Toyota Vios in the Philippine market is becoming a little less of a mystery now.Just recently, the subcompact sedan was launched in Indonesia packing a more potent 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of 105hp
The updated model will make its debut at the upcoming Miami Auto Show
It's been nearly three years since Nissan first unveiled the all-new Almera. Does it feel old yet? For most of us, not really. The carmaker seems to think otherwise, though, as it has already given the subcompact sedan a facelift.
It's a strong possibility
You've already seen what the new-generation Vios looks like. Launched about two months ago, it premiered in Thailand as the Yaris Ativ with a 1.2-liter engine. A few weeks after that, the Laos market got their hands on
A left-hand-drive version has just been unveiled in Laos
Been waiting around for the all-new Toyota Vios to arrive here? You're definitely not alone. We still haven't gotten word from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) about the local arrival of the next-gen model. Not that we're growing
A proper test
The all-new Yaris Ativ sedan was recently unveiled in Thailand, and we'll be comparing Toyota's latest subcompact sedan to the current Vios sold here. What's the significance of this new Thai-market Toyota model? It's the Japanese
Not bad at all, we think
We think we speak for the majority of car guys when we say the next-generation Toyota Vios is a step up from the current one when it comes to aesthetics. Agree?It's not that the current Vios looks bad-it'
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