For a mom, there are few needs greater than mobility. Granted, there are restrictions on mobility during the pandemic, but the queen of the household still has essential places to go to. With that in mind, we looked at the recently launched car models and picked out which ones would suit various mom personalities.
Chery Tiggo 7 Pro
Chery’s compact SUV Tiggo 7 Pro boasts of stand-out modern design, roomy interior and digital controls for most of the cabin features. It’s loaded with convenience features like LED headlamps, keyless entry, automatic hatchback opening and closing.
Mom-friendly feature: 360-degree camera view allows for easier manuevering and parking in tight spaces
The Territory has been a smashing success for Ford Philippines, and it’s easy to see why. The stylish LED is loaded up with convenience and safety features, including LED headlamps, leather seats, smart keyless entry, and touchscreen audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Mom-friendly feature: 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo engine provides good mix of poer and efficiency.
Honda City hatchback
The Jazz may be leaving Honda Philippines’ lineup, but there’s an interesting model taking its place. The new City hatchback is a sportier-looking alternative to the sedan model, being slightly shorter while maintaining the same wheelbase.
Mom-friendly feature: Rear seats can fold various ways to accommodate cargo and passenger requirements
The Stonic is, as Kia will remind us, meant to be stylish inside and out. Its award-winning exterior design is complemented by the ergonomically-laid out cabin. Available driver-assist features like Park sensors, hill start assist and electronic stability control, make it easy to drive and park.
Mom-friendly feature: Prices that start at well below P1M, at P735,000
The all-new GLA debuted in October 2020 with a great deal of style and presence. The sportier elements of Mercedes’ current design language, such as the sporty grille with embedded three-pointed star, blends harmoniously with the GLA’s compact SUV lines.
Mom-friendly feature: 1.3-liter 4-cylinder provides adequate power and torque
Take-no prisoners performance of a Porsche combined with zero-local emissions motoring: that’s the promise of the Taycan sedan. Its all-electric powertrain allows the Taycan to sprint to 100kph in 5.4 seconds, on to a top speed of 230kph.
Mom-friendly feature: Quick recharging from 5 to 80 percent capacity in under 30 minutes when using a 175kW DC charger
When we can finally go out and meet up once again, a big car would be a most useful tool. For moms who need to seat seven (eight in some variants), Subaru is soon launching its biggest model yet, the Evoltis. The Evoltis was engineered primarily for the North American market, so we are expecting that there’s plenty of space in this three-row SUV. Despite its name, the Evoltis is not an electric vehicle or hybrid. It will be powered by a 2.4-liter tubrocharged flat-four gasoline engine, with an expected 263ps and 376Nm. Subaru’s trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive system will be standard equipment.
Mom-friendly features: all-wheel drive system, powerful engine, seating for 7
Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
Toyota’s new crossover is smack in the center of the Goldilocks zone: just the right size. The 5-seater may be a bit tight in backseat kneeroom for taller people, but the driver’s chair is comfortable and there’s a roomy luggage compartment. The best part of the Corolla Cross Hybrid is its motor and battery-assisted powertrain. The 1.8 liter engine pairs with this electric drive to dramatically improve fuel efficiency.
Mom-friendly feature: Minimum 15km/liter in city driving, up to 25 km/liter in light traffic
Hot from the factory, so to speak, the VW has rolled out the T-Cross subcompact SUV. The T-Cross has a small footprint, at just 4218mm long, but its long wheelbase 2651mm enables plenty of interior space. The size, aided by parking sensors and available backup camera, makes it easy for mom to park, while still
Mom-friendly feature: 329-liter luggage space, expandable to 1319 liters