Top 20 auto reviews
Cebu Daily News (CDN) motoring has kept Cebuanos updated with the latest releases in the local automotive scene.
It is the only Cebu paper that gives its readers a thorough and honest review of the newest models.
We’ve driven quite a lot of vehicles since 1998. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we cruise down memory lane with the 20 unforgettable cars we took on the road:
Volvo XC60 (July 2009) – It was one of the first Volvos equipped with the City Safety feature, an auto-brake technology that assists in reducing or avoiding traffic accidents at speeds up to 30 km/h.
Chevrolet Colorado (July 2012) – This was officially the first vehicle CDN was allowed to have (independently, as it’s supposed to be) So, of course, this has to be special.
Honda CRZ (July 2013) – Our first review of a hybrid vehicle.
Isuzu MU-X (October 2014) – The much-awaited replacement for the Alterra finally came, and we were the first to drive it around Cebu.
Mini Cooper S (December 2014) – We always like it when we are able to drive winners of the Car of the Year-Philippines awards. This one was the 2014 title holder
Mercedes-Benz GLA Class (December 2014) – Why not? It’s a Mercedes for crying out loud. And it parked by itself, by the way.
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk (December 2014) – A new player in the local auto industry, and it showed a lot of promise back then.
Nissan Navara (March 2015) – CDN was lucky to have introduced to Cebu the first pickup truck in the country to have a multi-link rear suspension.
BMW X4 (May 2015) – We were finally granted a BMW unit after a long wait. And it was worth the wait with the X4.
Volkswagen Touareg (July 2015) – Driving this elegant SUV made us feel like bosses for a day. German engineering at its best.
Peugeot 2008 (November 2015) – Its panoramic sunroof was just too cool.
Mazda 2 (December 2015) -Car of the Year-Philippines for 2015
Volkswagen Passat (April 2016) – Back massager on the driver’s seat? Who wouldn’t love that. We didn’t mind the worsening Cebu traffic because of this.
Toyota Innova (June 2016) – Toyota rolled off the all-new model of its ever popular Innova MPV. Toyota Cebu gave us a week to test it.
Honda Civic RS (June 2016) – Honda’s famous compact sedan got better with a turbo-backed engine. Turbo, Civic … Perfect combination. And oh, it won the Car of the Year-Philippines award for 2016.
16. Honda BR-V (February 2017) – A lot of Cebuanos were excited with this affordable seven seater from Honda. Exactly how we felt when we took it around Cebu.
17. Nissan Urvan Premium (May 2017) – This huge dude came in and gave its Toyota rival a run for its money. We were glad to cover the competition.
18. Mazda CX-3 (September 2017) – The athletic crossover that turns heads even in its most basic form. Made us look cool.
Honda Civic Type-R (October 2017) – This car was so special we met it at the docks the moment it lay its wide and handsome tires on Cebu soil.
20. Honda CR-V diesel (December 2017) – Historic since it is the first Honda in the country to be equipped with a diesel engine. It has no gear shift lever, too.
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