Hyundai Philippines' most affordable four-door sedan has just received a price increase for Q2 of 2019. That's right, both the manual and automatic variants of the Reina got a Php 40,000 price hike.

From its competitive price of Php 598,000, the entry-level GL manual of the Reina now retails for Php 638,000. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line automatic version's sticker price shot up from Php 648,000 to Php 688,000.

With the new prices in play, the Reina is no longer the cheapest subcompact four-door against Kia and Suzuki. That title now belongs to the Kia Soluto which starts at Php 625,000 for the base LX. Meanwhile, the Suzuki Dzire with a manual gearbox matches the suggested retail price of the Reina.

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Aside from the Reina, the Kona and Ioniq Hybrid also went up in price. The funky crossover now sells for Php 1,118,000 (previously Php 1,048,000) while the sleek hybrid has a new sticker price of Php 1,548,000 (before Php 1,498,000). As for the rest of the lineup, prices of the Accent, Sonata, Veloster Turbo, Tucson, Santa Fe, and Grand Starex facelift remain the same.

In review, the Hyundai Reina was launched earlier this year as a direct answer to the Kia Soluto. Essentially the Soluto's twin, it features similar dimensions and proportions but differs in looks and specification. The Reina is powered by a 1.4-liter Kappa inline-four that produces 95 PS and 132 Nm of torque. A choice of either a four-speed automatic or manual transmissions are available for the Reina.

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Check out our first drive of the Hyundai Reina by clicking on this link.