Crossovers to Embark Philippine Shores this Year

Published On By Sahil Miglani for Honda BR-V at CarBay

MANILA: Is the new trending car type is your cup of tea? Do crossovers fascinate you more than any other car’s body type? If the answers to aforementioned questions is a Yes then surely you fall under the league of crossover lovers and you are liking the mix of a sedan and a hatchback, which the automakers are keen on developing these days. Crossover segment is definitely a high nowadays, which is flourishing leaps and bounds considering the fact that people are loving the blend of an SUV-like structure and amenities of a hatch. The mix of both allows the users to enjoy the structure of a big car at a cost of a small one, which is what user demands, good road presence at a cost of a small car. Automakers are working hard to meet the demand of customers not only in the Philippines but also across the world by offering them with a feeling of owning an SUV that costs close to a hatchback.

So, if you are willing to purchase a car in near future, crossovers aren’t a bad option to go for and here we have the top three crossovers to look forward in this ongoing year.

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Mazda CX-3

From the makers of fuel-efficient cars, the latest crossover entrant in Philippines market is ready to make locals drool. Scheduled to debut in the country around mid-2016, the Mazda crossover has already generated huge sale numbers in its neighbouring country, Thailand where it was launched last year. Carrying an economical 2.0-litre power mill beneath the hood, Mazda CX-3's engine is capable of pumping out a max power of 154 hp alongside a peak torque of 204 Nm, which are good numbers considering the fact that it is powered by the brand’s SkyActiv technology and comes with the ability to produce impressive fuel economy of around 14 Kmpl.

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Honda BR-V

Sighting the growth and potential in the trending crossover segment, Honda has also decided to tap in the same with its first budget crossover in the name of BR-V. Already marked its presence and dominance in Thailand, the crossover is all set to continue its success run in Philippine market as well. Scheduled to debut in the country in the near future this year, the all-new BR-V will provide the customers with the comfort of a sedan while the exterior appeal of an SUV. It won’t be a bad option to go for this Honda crossover as it offers an option of 7 as well as 5 seating configuration, which could prove pretty handy on long journeys as the rear seats can be folded down at will in 50:50 configuration. Developed under Earth Dream technology, it is capable of yielding amazing fuel efficiency of around 16 Kmpl.

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Volkswagen Tiguan

Joining this league is another eye-popping model from the fleet of Volkswagen that can be considered to a significant extent if you want to go for a crossover as your next car. VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI Business Edition has touched the shores of Philippine recently and has received an overwhelming response from the buyers across the country. The brand aims to strengthen its network in the Philippines by appending its model lineup and with the Tiguan it’ll only get better. Loaded with features inside like touchscreen audio head unit, MP3, USB and Aux-in in addition to its appealing exterior, the crossover from Germany is certainly a car to look forward to. It boasts a number of safety features along with comforting amenities, which are unmatched in comparison to other players prevailing in the segment.

Also Read: 5 Reasons Why BR-V Should Be Your First Crossover

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