Articles about Japanese Carmakers

Ever dream of owning one?
If you're still in denial over China's growing role in shaping the global auto industry, here's one more thing to help you reconsider: The People's Republic isn't just the industry's manufacturing behemoth, its consumers also gobble
Only 5,000 sets have been produced
Fans of the Nissan GT-R are going to want to listen up: The Japanese car manufacturer has just released a limited-edition stamp set to celebrate the nameplate's 50th birthday. Each vehicle bearing the GT-R moniker gets a commemorative
Do you agree with this?
Toyota isn't just one of the world's most successful car manufacturer. Apparently, it's also one of the most well-liked companies on the planet.Fortune Magazine has just released its annual World's Most Admired Companies list, and Toyota
Hopefully other regions follow its example
Driving clean is a relatively simple proposition, provided you have the money to shell out for a zero-emissions vehicle. Keeping the manufacturing process of said vehicle clean, on the other hand, takes considerably more effort.Toyota, though, has just shown the
This over Tokyo Disneyland?
It's hardly The Jetsons-esque, considering the lack of flying cars and high-speed human transportation tubes, but Toyota's 'city of the future' leaves us picking our jaws up from the floor nonetheless.Why, you ask? Not because the Japanese
“The company will continue to take appropriate legal action”
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has broken its silence regarding disgraced auto industry bigwig Carlos Ghosn's daring escape to Lebanon.Last week, news of Ghosn's escape from Japan took the Internet by storm, after details emerged revealing that he had
Yasuhiro Yamauchi is now acting CEO
Hiroto Saikawa is no longer Nissan's chief executive officer.According to the Japanese car manufacturer, Saikawa, who has held his position since April 1, 2017, was asked to step down following a recent board of directors meeting-a request he accepted."
No, this isn’t the next-gen 86
It looks like Toyota and Subaru are back at it developing a new platform. No, it isn't the next-generation 86-but how does a jointly developed midsize SUV or passenger van sound to you?According to the two Japanese car
Would you buy this?
The Toyota Hiace is celebrating half a century of hauling in 2018, and the Japanese carmaker is marking the milestone by releasing a special 50th anniversary edition variant in the van's home market.Toyota's Hiace 50th Anniversary Limited features a
In the market for a secondhand pickup?
Launched in 2005 under the 'Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle' program, the Toyota Hilux shared many of its underpinnings and mechanical attributes with the Innova MPV and the Fortuner SUV. This allowed Toyota to offer a fully modern pickup with fuel-efficient
No slowing down
It looks like Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) has got big things planned for 2018.The Japanese carmaker has just invested around P360 million on expanding its plant is Santa Rosa, Laguna, increasing its land area to 23 hectares, and its building area
50 million over the past 10 years
Nissan has now surpassed 150 million vehicles in global production. The Japanese carmaker announced the landmark achievement earlier this week, taking the opportunity to thank its shareholders, employees, and loyal customers for their continued support.According to the company, the milestone vehicle
A sharp-looking concept
By now, you may have heard about Nissan's Intelligent Mobility philosophy. The Japanese carmaker has been making quite a lot of noise about what it believes is the future of motoring. But what exactly is Intelligent Mobility?The philosophy can be
Restored to its former glory
Imagining this 1979 two-door Mitsubishi Lancer in a junked state and covered in rust holes is virtually impossible in its current condition. The paint is shiny, the interiors are clean and maintained, and the engine rumbles with sureness. But according to
Japanese brand's 3rd in the province
It seems you can find a Toyota dealership just around every corner these days. And as if that's not enough, Toyota Motor Philippines just held its ground-breaking ceremony for a new showroom in Santa Rosa, Laguna, less than a month
Blames weather conditions when testing
So, who's next? A month after Mitsubishi admitted quoting inaccurate fuel-consumption figures, fellow Japanese carmaker Suzuki is now confessing discrepancies in its emission and fuel-efficiency testing methods.The findings--the result of an internal investigation--were submitted by the
Worth roughly around $1.8 billion
If you're familiar with the automotive industry, you're probably aware that Mitsubishi Motors hasn't been doing too well as of late (globally speaking, that is). Just last month, the Japanese carmaker admitted it had overstated the fuel economy figures
A joint-venture project with Daihatsu
Toyota and Daihatsu have another little hatchback in their joint arsenal in the form of the Toyota Passo. Also known as the Daihatsu Boon, the little Toyota has been around since 2004.The third-generation Passo receives a few styling cues to
We really hope this reaches us
Suzuki has always had a knack for miniaturizing vehicles. Cases in point are the Vitara, the Super Carry and the Jimny. These vans and SUVs are pretty much just smaller versions of their "regular-sized" counterparts. Yet despite their smallish dimensions, they
You may get your unit now
At long last, the all-new Mitsubishi Montero Sport has finally been launched. The Japanese carmaker's entry into the Philippine midsize SUV wars was formally introduced to dealers and media last night at World Trade Center in Pasay City, only less
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