Articles about Japan Domestic Market

Who would have thought?
Until late December in 1941, Filipinos had no idea that Japan was already producing a wide selection of cars, trucks and even tanks. We only knew American-made vehicles and some European brands from England, France and Germany.With the arrival of
Small, practical, and snow-proof
Part of our jobs as motoring journalists involves regular sojourns to Japan, the birthplace of many major carmakers. So we're no strangers to the Land of the Rising Sun and the many cool cars that can be found in cities like
Yes. One car
Nobody's perfect. Recalls can and do happen every so often. Usually it stems from sort of manufacturing defect or a fault that only reveals itself after some time. When it's issued, a recall can affect a number of vehicles depending
It’s only for scooters though
We Filipinos aren't really picky when it comes to license plates. If they're given to us when we pay for them, y'know, like how a basic government service is supposed to be rendered, we'd treat all our neighbors
Tiny and fuel-efficient
Remember the Pixis Mega? Regular readers may recall the cute little runabout we featured about a year ago that showed Toyota's fun and funky side. Well, the Japanese carmaker wants to continue to project this image by adding a bit of
Available in Japan market for now
While Subaru has built a reputation for building rally replicas like the Impreza WRX STI, it's still volume sellers like the XV that drive sales inside showrooms. Like its Forester stablemate, the XV combines the versatility and ruggedness of an SUV
Japanese car industry shakeup continues
Several weeks back, Suzuki admitted that it had reported inaccurate fuel-efficiency data to the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. A total of 16 Japanese domestic market models were involved in said issue.This latest controversy comes in the
Limited to just 300 units in Japan
Subaru has built a reputation for building sporty cars, even if most of these vehicles are either high-riding SUVs or everyday compact cars. Thanks to technologies such as Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and horizontally opposed engines, the carmaker manages to achieve
A crossover wagon with 7 seats
The Subaru Exiga is not a new vehicle to the brand's crossover lineup. First seeing daylight in 2007 at the Tokyo Motor Show, it went into production the following year. Since then, it has provided a stylish and relatively rugged option
Rotating front-passenger seat, anyone?
In July, we published photos of the hybrid version of the next-generation Honda Jazz. Well, while digging through Honda\'s Japanese media site, we discovered more details and photos of the standard car (known as the Fit in Japan) which we
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