Where is the showroom going to be?
Last February, we reported that Nissan Philippines was getting ready to finally bring over the GT-R to our market in 2016, based on insider information. In that report, we said that the company was looking at January 2016 as the possible
Nissan PH looking to bring in Datsun
Remember Datsun? It will be available in the Philippines next year.That's right: The Japanese marque, which is backed by Nissan, is due to arrive in our market in the next 12 months, according to Nissan Philippines president Toti Zara. In
Gearhead for our September 2015 issue
Meet the man who catapulted the Japanese car brand back in the game (in our market, that is). We're featuring Toti Zara, president of Nissan Philippines, in this month's Gearhead section of the magazine. Launch the gallery to read highlights
With growth happening outside NCR
Observers say that a big part of the worsening traffic problem in Metro Manila is the fact that the automotive business is booming but road development isn't. In other words, more and more cars are coming in but the pavement they
Sales to start in January 2016
We know you've heard this one before--this rumor about the Nissan Juke small crossover coming to our market. Back in 2012, we ran a series of reports referring to said industry buzz, and you can read them here, here and
To guide aspiring Pinoy finalists
The local iteration of the Nissan GT Academy, which has been ongoing for the past couple of months, will conclude with the finalists from the virtual competition being invited to a race camp week in August. That week will weed out those
We ride and drive it down south
Nissan Philippines launched the fifth-generation of the Urvan, aka the NV350, last week. The Japanese carmaker is hoping that the Urvan will continue the legacy of its predecessors as a bulletproof people-mover. As part of its launch activities, it invited
Where are the fast-driving ladies at?
If Nissan Philippines had its way, at least one of the 20 national finalists in the ongoing Philippine leg of the Nissan GT Academy would be female. At present, every single one of the provisional top 20 participants is male."We really
Go from virtual to actual racing
The Nissan GT Academy has officially landed on our shores, with Nissan Philippines launching the virtual-to-reality contest today. To highlight the event, Nissan flew in 2014 GT Academy International champion Ricardo Sanchez.Now in its seventh year, the Nissan GT
A tough pickup that knows how to play
Nissan Philippines president and managing director Antonio "Toti" Zara said it all when he unveiled the new NP300 Navara, "Let the truck wars begin!" Those are fighting words there, sir, and anyone who would dare to utter such a challenge had better
Are you trying out your luck?
In January, Nissan Philippines president Antonio Zara revealed his company's plan to introduce the Nissan GT Academy to our market. Nearly two months after he made that announcement, Zara has officially confirmed that the Japanese carmaker's virtual motorsport program is
Where video-game players become racing drivers
If you have a friend who owns a PlayStation video-game console, is a car nut, and every few years or so disappears off the face of the earth for a month, you have a buddy who plays Gran Turismo. This is
Reveals all-new Navara's 7 variants
No less than Nissan Philippines president and managing director Antonio Zara warmly welcomed the motoring media at its thanksgiving dinner Monday night. His welcome speech was short and sweet, and announced nothing but exciting news for pickup truck shoppers, Nissan fans, and
Starting in August
Tonight, over dinner, Nissan Philippines president Kenji Naito will announce to his local dealer principals that he has been promoted and is being reassigned to the Japanese carmaker's regional office in Thailand (Nissan Motor Asia Pacific) to oversee its sales operations
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