Articles about Japanese Carmakers

Liking the look?
Sigma Advanced Racing Development, better known as SARD (or perhaps just as Sigma to fans of Le Mans in the '70s), is a Japanese tuning company and race team that specializes in Toyotas. It's no surprise, then, that SARD is one
Could something like this work here?
These days, finding your way when you're lost during a commute is as simple as whipping out your smartphone, tapping an app, and reading directions. Simple enough. Thing is, it's a little more complicated when you're visually impaired.To
Is this something you’d be interested in getting?
It looks like Toyota GR Yaris owners in Japan are going to have one distinct advantage over buyers residing in other markets.The Japanese car manufacturer has announced it is launching a special Kinto subscription service that will help the hot hatch
Does the package match the price?
My family's decision to opt for the base automatic variant of the Nissan Navara three years ago was born of budget constraints more than anything. At the time, this option was called the EL 4x2 AT. Priced at around P1.1
Bring it back
It's been a while since we've heard anything regarding the Mitsubishi Lancer, let alone one coming out in Evolution guise. But now that the Japanese carmaker has made known its intent to revive the Ralliart brand, perhaps not all hope
When will this end?
Last week, Toyota caused a bit of stir in the auto industry after it announced it was suspending production at some of its plants in Japan because of the global semiconductor chip shortage. Now, Nissan and Suzuki are reportedly making manufacturing adjustments
Will our market eventually feel the sting?
The ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage continues to impact the auto industry. This time, Toyota is once again making adjustments to its production lines because of the crisis.The Japanese car manufacturer has announced that it is halting production at three more
Uh oh
The global chip shortage continues to wreak havoc on global auto industry supply lines. And one of the carmakers that have been greatly impacted by the crisis is Nissan, which is estimating it will produce significantly fewer units in 2021.According to
One of the most popular Japanese brands out there
Honda is the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer. But it does cars too, obviously. Also quad-bikes, lawnmowers, outboard motors, power tools, generators, humanoid robots, and jet aircraft among many other things.Founded as the 'Honda Technical Research Institute' by Soichiro Honda
It’s been too long
Rallying never left the heart and soul of Mitsubishi-we have vehicles like the Xpander AP4 to remind us of this. But compared to the brand's heyday of kicking up dirt on the global stage with the likes of Tommi Makinen
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When it comes to cars, Suzuki is mostly known for developing offerings that combine a compact form factor with practical sensibilities. Think vehicles like the Jimny, Swift, and a handful of cute little kei cars.Sure, every now and then the brand
That’s quite a collaboration
Well, here's a dream lineup if we've ever seen one: Mazda, Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu, and Toyota-five of the Japanese auto industry's biggest contenders-are teaming up to develop next-gen connectivity for their cars.The five companies hope
Don't neglect your ride
We may all be stuck at home this summer, but just because we aren't going out on road trips doesn't mean we should end up neglecting our cars.If it's been a while since you had your car serviced,
That’s quite a payday
Lyft probably isn't familiar to some of you on account of its absence in the Philippine market. But alongside Grab and Uber, it's a pretty widely known ride-hailing service, despite only being available in the US.The company was
Another carmaker announces its shift
One by one, global car manufacturers are declaring their intent to do away with the ills of the internal combustion engine and fossil fuels. The latest is Honda, which has announced that all of its cars will run on electricity by the
The PH could use some of these
Usually, mobile hospitals and clinics are built to eliminate the need to transport patients during large-scale emergencies. Every second counts, and eliminating the time wasted transporting people or personnel can spell the difference between life and death during disasters.That's
It’s becoming an issue in Japan
Anyone here planning on quitting driving in their senior years? Yeah, we thought so. Sure, some of us can hire a driver to ferry us around town, but not everyone has that luxury. For many, driving is going to be the main
Only 500 will be made
Lexus vehicles aren't just about luxury or performance. Status sometimes comes into consideration when someone looks into buying one, too. If you're someone who's considering pulling the trigger on the IS500, the brand is coming out with something that
He takes over from Takahiro Hachigo
Effective April 1, Honda Motor Company (HMC) will have a new president and CEO as Toshihiro Mibe takes over the leadership of the Japanese automotive brand from Takahiro Hachigo. Hachigo will stay on as director when he steps down from the post.
The carmaker continues its expansion
The automotive industry's newfound interest in virtual showrooms isn't stopping Isuzu Philippines (IPC) from upgrading its physical ones.The Japanese car manufacturer has inaugurated its newly enhanced dealership and truck center in Pasig City, which now has a total floor
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