Just like nearly all motorists these days, mothers who love to drive have been confined at home. As the enhanced community quarantine hopefully comes to an end, we celebrate a unique Mother’s Day at home by suggesting what they could drive when we can all hit the road again:
Health-conscious mom: Chery Tiggo
With all the new awareness of viruses and airborne pathogens, moms in particular are now conscious of air quality. The Chery Tiggo 5X, Tiggo 7 and Tiggo 8 give a measure of security with a new feature: its N95 equipped air conditioning system. Chery says that the Tiggo’s air filter is capable of filtering 95% of airborne particles measuring 0.3 microns or bigger. The filtration layers help filter out hazardous particles, including bacteria and viruses.
Perfect for: Halle Berry
Secret assassin mom: Mercedes-Benz CLA
One look at the compact, swoopy design of the CLA and you know it has controlled mayhem on its mind. The frameless doors, sporty nose, and sweeping roofline imply that the CLA is ready to attack. The way it drives simply reinforces that impression. It’s nimble and responsive, the way we used to imagine all cars should behave. Indeed, the CLA loves to be driven only one way—hard.
Perfect for: Natalie Portman
Formula mom: Mini JCW Clubman
Mini gave its larger four-doors, the Clubman and Countryman, a massive power boost last year in their John Cooper Works guise. The new turbocharged 306hp / 450Nm four-cylinder makes the Clubman into a car that’s equal parts track machine and grocery-getter.
Perfect for: Susie Wolff
Stylish mom: Mazda3 Sportback
Head-turning good looks are part of the Mazda formula, and it’s distilled into its purest form to date in the Mazda3 Sportback. The hatchback’s arrow-shaped silhouette makes the car look dynamic and alive. The complex shapes of the body panels give the car a shimmering appearance. Mazda’s less-is-more design philosophy is also at play in the interior. There’s little extraneous adornment, and instead all controls and surfaces exhibit a polished, elegant feel.
Perfect for: Jun Ji-hyun
Practical Mom: Mitsubishi Xpander Cross
Space, safety and a dash of style would sum up the basic qualities that a modern mom-mobile should have. The new Mitsubishi Xpander checks all the boxes, with a versatile cabin for seven, raised 225mm ride height, LED headlamps, stability control and ABS brakes. The 1.5-liter four-cylinder MIVEC with 105 ps and 141 Nm sounds adequate, and promises to be one of the quietest and smoothest in its class.
Perfect for: Kristen Bell
Green-minded mom: Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid
If leaving the earth a better place by reducing one’s carbon footprint is a priority, one of the better options (aside from reducing car use altogether) is to drive a hybrid. Toyota has made its hybrid lineup more practical with the launch of the Corolla Altis Hybrid. At just below P1.6 million, the roomy sedan is equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder paired with an electric motor. The self-charging hybrid system promises 22.5 km/liter.
Perfect for: Jessica Alba
Fast-and-furious Mom: Porsche Taycan
If a mom wanted to escape at full blistering speed, there’s no better getaway car than the Porsche Taycan. With the characteristic full acceleration available from standstill of electric vehicles, the Taycan crosses 100kph in just 2.8 seconds. Its 761 ps and 412 km maximum range would make it ideal for a trip across the
Perfect for: Charlize Theron
Outdoor Mom: Suzuki Jimny
Moms (and just about everyone else) love the Suzuki Jimny for its honesty. Whatever it is and it can do is plainly stamped on its subcompact, cubical frame. The Jimny, at least in automatic guise, drives surprisingly smoothly. Moreover, the Jimny is a true off-roader, with a robust ladder frame and a full four-wheel drive system, perfect if you decide to leave the city and explore the great outdoors
Perfect for: Jacinda Ardern
MILF (Mom I’d Love to Film): Audi Q3
Exceptional moms can project elegance while staying understated. The Audi Q3’s has just enough curves for you to gaze at it repeatedly. The high-tech instruments and controls will allow the Audi to stand up to almost any vehicle, even James Bond’s latest toy.
Perfect for: Rachel Weisz
Empress mom: Rolls-Royce Cullinan
There’s no chariot more impressive than Rolls Royce’s biggest, meanest vehicle, the bespoke, suicide-door Cullinan SUV. Empress mom can waft in imperious isolation on any road, or even where there are no roads.
Perfect for: Angela Merkel