Review by Mike Potenciano First published in Speed January 2015 Tata Motors from India is advancing quite rapidly. Having made the most affordable car, the Nano, for their home country, Tata is now out to conquer new, emerging markets such
I was fortunate to have been able to test drive Honda’s ground-breaking hybrid sports car, the CR-Z, over the New Year holidays. I wasn’t in any hurry to publish my review as there was no word yet when—or even if—the car would be available in the Philippines. But the car made an indelible impact in my mind and I just couldn’t help but think what a terrific concept a hybrid sports car really is. One look at the recently unveiled LaFerrari supercar and its 963-hp hybrid power plant and you’ll know even environmentalists like to have some fun behind the wheel. Or conversely, car enthusiasts might want to do their bit in saving the planet. Ergo, hybrid sports car.
The recently launched 3rd-generation Mercedes A-class is the veritable ugly duckling-turns-into-beautiful swan story. The Philippine market was spared the cutesy 1st-gen 1997 model A-class, which became infamous in Europe no thanks to a Swedish magazine’s “moose test” that caused the