When you move to a home in the suburbs and away from the city, you would usually experience a few advantages, in terms of environment. First, there won’t be the usual weekday traffic that can be very time-consuming and tiring to a driver. Then, you can enjoy driving along highways and hilly winding roads.
When you move your family to the suburbs, though, you might find yourself outgrowing your usual subcompact, B-segment sedan. Not only do you need to haul stuff in case of emergencies (such as extra clothes in the trunk). You would also want to have a more confident driver, especially when passing big trucks and smoke-belching jeepneys and avoiding jaywalkers running across four-lane highways.
The Chevy Cruze LT was lent to us for review at just the right time. We came right from reviewing a bigger family car (an SUV, actually) and we kind of missed the space and luxury. Though not exactly in the leagues of luxury marques and competitively-priced full-size sedans like the Nissan Teana and Honda Accord, which we were likewise able to review these past weeks, the Chevy Cruze holds its own, especially compared with other models in its class, such as the Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic.
Continue reading Review: Chevrolet Cruze 1.8 LT – Confident Highway Cruising With the Chevy Cruze
As we reported last time, the Philippine Car of the Year will be taken from the Category Winners. And the winner is the Chevrolet Cruze!
The Chevrolet Cruze was chosen by the Car Awards Group (CAGI). According to CAGI president Ferman Lao: “It makes a good choice. It’s more pro-consumer and I don’t think there’s another car in the local market that is relatively affordable with all the gadgets it has. It really has a lot of things going for it,”
It might not be the fastest, nor technologically-advanced as most cars, but it certainly is the most affordable from the other finalists.
[Article via: Top Gear PH | Image via: ChevroletCruze (CC by 2.0)]
Although the Car of the Year awarding is still set on April 7 to 10, Topgear Philippines have listed down the category winners but have withheld the Car of the Year to the event itself at the Manila International Auto Show.
The 2010/2011 Philippine Car of the Year category winners are:
- Ford Fiesta (subcompact car);
- Chevrolet Cruze (compact car);
- Hyundai Sonata (midsize car);
- Jaguar XF (premium midsize car);
- Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan (sports car);
- Kia Soul (subcompact crossover);
- Mitsubishi ASX (compact crossover 2WD);
- Hyundai Tucson (compact crossover 4WD);
- Hyundai Santa Fe (midsize crossover);
- Nissan Murano (premium crossover);
- Foton MPX (van/MPV);
- Toyota Alphard (premium van/MPV);
- Mitsubishi Montero Sport (midsize SUV);
- and Foton Blizzard (pickup).
As a rule, one of the cars listed above will win the Car of the Year Philippines for 2011.
[Article via Topgear PH ]
Chevrolet Philippines is again holding its Motorama promo this February 18 to 20, 2011. While no details have been posted yet, I’m sure this will include discounts on various Chevy models. From the promo poster, though, it looks like Chevy Philippines is introducing the all new Spark. (Image used with permission.)
The event will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. Last year’s Motorama (October 2010) offered gift certificates, test drives, 0% interest financing plans, low downpayment plans and even drive-now-pay-later plans.
Will post more details soon.