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Philippine automotive industry is about to step through another year and it's about time to cheer up for the list of most anticipated vehicles to arrive in the local auto market in 2018. Philkotse.com has put together top 10 upcoming cars 2018 that have kept Philippine fans inquisitive for months. Check out now to see if your much-awaited car makes it to our list!
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Here's Why 2018 Hyundai Accent is the BEST car in its Class
Being commented to own the beautiful combination of affordable price, diesel engine and practical nature, the Hyundai Accent has always been a big hit of the Korean auto maker in our country. Earlier this year, Huyndai has unveiled the all-new version of the Accent which comes equipped with a host of exciting refinements including more shining look and nicely revised cabin. While the new Accent already arrived in the US, Philipine car enthusiasts still have to wait for a little longer. Let’s see if it could be a hit again this time.
The Hyundai Accent has always been a big hit of the Korean auto maker in the Philippines
Don’t let its familiar appearance confuse you. Although the differences on the outside are not vast, this is definitely one of the most appealing cars that you should get behind the wheel once because significant changes lie mostly in its on-road performance. It can be said that this all-new version of the BMW X3 has reached to a heightened level of driving comfort thanks to a new cockpit which is redesigned to be more driver-oriented and greatly improved handling due to 50:50 weight distribution plus a considerable reduction of 55kg in weight.
The differences on the outside of the X3 2018 are not vast
With its irresistible sexy flawless new design, the new Camry is definitely worth a slot in this list of most-anticipated upcoming cars 2018 in the Philippines. Just look at it and admire it yourself. As the new Camry 2018 model was already revealed back in January 2017 and the V6 model is no longer available in the local market so we believe the 2018 Camry will hit out shores some time in 2018.
The new Camry 2018 model was already revealed back in January 2017
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Instead of next-gen versions, we think it is more realistic to look forward to facelifted Ranger and Everest for 2018 models. In the Philippines, both models are highly appreciated for their premium interior and great off-road ability which is made possible by potent powertrains. However, in order to be well deserved with its high price range, these vehicles might need to be further enhanced with more powerful engines. Let’s see what Ford is going to bring in next year.
It is more realistic to look forward to facelifted Ranger and Everest for 2018 models
Both the Ranger and Everest might need to be further enhanced with more powerful engines
According to latest car news, the Jeep Wrangler 2018 has formally made its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Wrangler 2018 will officially go on sale in January 2018 with the standard V6 engine under the hood. After that, a 4-cylinder turbocharged unit will be available early in Q1. A diesel-powered Jeep will allegedly come in 2019, followed by a plug-in hybrid trim in 2020. Priced from $26,995 to $40,495, depending on specific variants, will the Jeep Wrangler deserve our hard-earn money?
The Jeep Wrangler 2018 has formally made its debut at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Ranger Raptor Announcement
Another vehicle in out list for 10 most expected upcoming cars 2018 in the Philippines is the Powerful Raptor.
After having aroused curiosity of Pinoy fans for months, the performance-oriented Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 was finally confirmed by Ford Philippines to make its way to our roads in the near future, likely late 2018 or early 2019. Further information about this announcement from Ford PH can be found here. Most recently, Asian-Pasific market has received the good news which confirmed about the arrival of this highly-tuned pickup to this region in about two months. This much-awaited off-roader will officially be brought to light next year on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand.
At the moment, price range of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 hasn’t been disclosed yet. Thus, stay tuned to catch up with upcoming announcement from the Blue Oval on Philkotse.com!
The Swift Sport 2018 was officially introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 last September
The Suzuki Swift Sport 2018 was officially introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 last September. Not only getting redesigned for a sportier look, the all-new hot hatch is also driven by a more popent turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and comes loaded with a host of state-of-the-art technologies.
The 4th-generation Suzuki Swift 2017 already made its debut in March at Geneva Motor Show and now available to order in European markets. Nevertheless, car buyers in the Europe will have to wait until early 2018 for the Sport model. Whether the Swift Sport also makes it here to ASEAN markets still remains unsure. But Filipinos can at least dream of a next-gen non-Sport Swift to come in 2018. Let's wait and see.
>>> Click here for our in-depth review of the Suzuki Swift Sport 2018
2018 Toyota Rush In Depth Review
It seems that we Filipinos always have a special affection for Japanese carmakers, especially a really well-known one, Toyota. This time they are going to cheer us up with a new gorgeous seven-seater MPV. This guy was released earlier in last month in Indonesia and immediately impressed marketers with flashy and strong design plus its high ground clearance. Equipped with a 1.5-liter Dual VVT-i mill, the Rush is expected to be a bitter rival in 7-seater SUV segment, particularly agaisnt the Mitsubishi Expander and Honda BR-V.
Look through our Toyota Rush 2018 review on Philkotse for deeper insight into this 2nd-gen Rush.
Introduced last month in Indonesia, the Rush immediately impressed marketers with flashy and strong design
Used to be one of Ford’s hit subcompact crossovers, the EcoSport has been around on the market for several years. However, it is showing its weakness over many other potential competitors such as the Nissan Juke or the all-new Suzuki Vitara. That is a good move of the US car manufacturer to upgrade the EcoSport to a new far more sporty-looking appearance. Compared to its previous model, the new EcoSport has the look inspired by its sibling Escape. In general, this smallest crossover from Ford is popular mostly thanks to its massive change in terms of interior design. It will be a much cooler experience sitting in.
Let’s check out what the Ford EcoSport 2018 has to offer in our full-scale review over here.
The new look of the EcoSport is inspired by its sibling Escape
Topping this list of upcoming cars 2018 in the Philippines is ubdoubtedly the Misubishi Expander 2018.
It seems like 2018 is going to be the year of seven seater competitors, among which, the Expander is very fierce one. The Mitsubishi Expander joins the game with modern and elegant appearance, amazing driving dynamics, huge capacity of interior, and most importantly, affordable price tag of six figures (in Indonesian market).
2018 Mitsubishi Xpander VS 2018 Toyota Rush - Auto Comparison
The good news is that it has been already confirmed to hit our shores in the first half of 2018. We have been heard so many positive reviews from those who have had the chance to experience this and we are crossing our fingers to this potential car. Meanwhile, why not discover more about this 7-seat MPV through our full review right here.
The Expander was already confirmed to hit our shores in the first half of 2018