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2020 Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d R-Sport: Getting Spoiled

My wife Shawie and I were daydreaming. We were planning to live a simple life even if we were able to generate a huge windfall from the new business we were creating. When we become successful in our new endeavor, the only extravagance that we vowed to allow ourselves to indulge in would be a new house, a reliable and ...

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2020 Range Rover Evoque D180 HSE R-Dynamic: Making a Big Statement

It was May 29, 2020, our last Friday under the government-imposed Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (M-ECQ). The government was about to implement General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and ease travel and work restrictions. Everybody was excited to have some semblance of normalcy back. On that day, my wife Shawie and I were excited for another reason – we were going to ...

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Vintage Electric Tracker: Classic Design Meets New Technology

The past decade alone has seen a lot of technological advancements when it comes to mobility or transportation. Electrification of vehicles is one thing — ditching the traditional petrol-guzzling engine in favor of a motor and packs of batteries. It has been transforming the automotive space since it offers power without the need to burn fuel. Using the same technology, ...

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2020 Qingling Isuzu Taga 4×4: Driving a Prototype

It’s not often that I get to test drive a prototype vehicle before it is introduced into the Philippine market. The two times I had the chance to do so was in 2002-2003 when I helped evaluate and promote the Yamaha Nouvo and Mio, and in 2005-2006 when I rode the to-be-introduced Yamaha Sniper 135, which I rode for almost ...

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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport R-Dynamic S: Ready for the Apocalypse

Picture this: A pandemic is spreading and chaos is everywhere. People are panic-buying in supermarkets and groceries to hoard basic goods, including… dear God… toilet paper! Traffic is heavy after some people lined their vehicles up to the middle of the road just to run to the stores. The highway out of the city is packed. You can hear police ...

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2020 Ford Ranger Raptor: A Short Drive Up The Mountains

Before the lockdown in Metro Manila was implemented, we had Ford’s Ranger Raptor with us and were scheduled to go on an off-road shoot outside the city. Unfortunately, a few days before the trip, the Philippine government had announced quarantine and our supposed adventure was obviously canceled. The lockdown was yet to take effect in two days so we technically ...

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2020 Porsche Cayenne: We Drive Zuffenhausen’s Sportiest SUV

With the current COVID-19 pandemic and the government-mandated lockdown to curb the spread of the Corona virus, we at Power Wheels Magazine initially found it a bit inappropriate to publish our pending test drive reports. But after 36 days in Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), some of our regular readers have been asking us to post stories that they can enjoy ...

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2020 Toyota Supra: From Supra to Super Car

A short stint behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Supra may not be enough to constitute a comprehensive test drive. But since the new sports car we test drove was lent to us by a supportive private owner and not part of the Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) media test fleet, we eagerly grabbed the opportunity to get a feel ...

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2019 Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4×4 A/T: El Conquistador De Mi Corazon

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “conquest” as “the act or process of conquering” or as “something conquered especially a territory appropriated in war” or as “a person whose favor or hand has been won”. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) couldn’t have picked a better name for its top-of-the-line pickup truck, the Toyota Hilux Conquest because it has won the hearts and ...

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