Articles about Japanese Carmakers

How does the base variant perform?
There are two types of people who enter a dealership: Those who immediately look at the top-spec offering and make their way down the lineup, and those who start with the base model to see where their budget will take them
With a little help from Lexus
It appears Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and the rest of Santa's reindeer got somewhat of a break this year thanks to a little help from a Japanese carmaker.Instead of circling the globe in his usual no-frills magic sleigh last
It starts tomorrow
Own a Toyota? Then now might be the perfect time to finally get it serviced.Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) declared December 15 to 21 Car Maintenance Week and is offering big discounts for owners who bring their vehicles in for maintenance at
Now this is a truck
The current-generation Honda Ridgeline isn't bad-looking per se , but as far as trucks are concerned, the pickup's aesthetic ranks pretty low on the toughness scale. It seems the Japanese carmaker has noticed this and taken steps to change
And yes, it’ll be a twin of the Toyota 86
Well, here it is-the next-generation Subaru BRZ. It's not much of a look now, is it? But it is still technically the first time the Japanese carmaker has teased its upcoming sports car, so that's worth some space
Did you catch the finale?
Singaporean Tyen Rasif is Subaru Asia's newest ambassador, after winning this year's Asian Dream singing contest with her rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball".Besides becoming the Japanese carmaker's new regional ambassador, Tyen also took home a brand-new
Better fuel efficiency is just one of the possible benefits
Improved fuel efficiency and better driving dynamics are just two of the more prominent benefits of using carbon fiber when building cars. So, why isn't the material utilized more often? Simply because it's more expensive and more time-consuming to
He resigned earlier this month due to health reasons
Some very sad news from Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) today: The Japanese car manufacturer has announced that its special adviser and former CEO Osamu Masuko has died at the age of 71.Masuko, who stepped down from his position as chairman of the
In the US market, at least
Mazda has just endowed the CX-5 in the US market a few upgrades, as well as a new Carbon Edition variant. While we're more than happy with the new CX-5 that arrived in the Philippines late last year, frankly,
Any chance this makes it to the PH?
It looks like the Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior isn't exclusive to the Australian market anymore. The badass version of the Japanese carmaker's popular pickup offering has just made its debut in Thailand, bringing with it many of the rugged
Will other markets follow?
It seems like every couple of months, a car manufacturer makes changes to its brand identity. In late 2019 we had Volkswagen, and in January this year its fellow German carmaker BMW followed. Just last week, Nissan unveiled its sleek new logo
It’s the car’s sportiest look yet
Well, this is kind of embarrassing. Turns out that despite sharing the same reveal date with what's largely presumed to be the debut of the turbocharged Mazda 3, the surprise the Japanese manufacturer had in store for our market was something
As revealed in Mexico
The specs of the turbocharged Mazda 3 have been made known-in Mexico.Oh yeah, we haven't mentioned it yet, but Mazda Philippines has been teasing a reveal scheduled for July 8, 2020. Coincidentally, it's the same date other markets
Its rumored name is Magnite
The Indian auto industry is an intriguing one to follow for two reasons: Firstly, the country's setting-composed of tight, pockmarked roads and plenty of traffic-closely resembles our own, and the second is that releases there are relatively affordable.It'
What else would you like to see from this partnership?
We knew this crossover looked familiar. Take a look at it from any other angle other than up front and it's unmistakable-this is the Toyota RAV4 sporting a different face and the badge of fellow Japanese carmaker Suzuki.This is
*The current bid is at $45,000
Yes, we know we go on quite a bit about how agonizing the wait is for an all-new Toyota Land Cruiser. This doesn't mean, though, that we aren't fans of the generations that have come and gone.Take this
All black everything
Sometimes, the best approach to sprucing up a car is by adopting a 'less is more' approach, and mixing things up as little as possible. If it ain't broke, why fix it, right? Proof of this is the Japanese market's
That’s a pretty good deal
The D-Max Boondock 4x4 has officially been launched. Isuzu Philippines formally introduced its latest pickup online, and there's one very good reason to at least look into it if you're on the hunt for a new truck: A big
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