Articles about Japanese Carmakers

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
The best of the best aftermarket cars
One can argue that nearly everything about Japan has a hint of craziness to it. From the nation's wacky pop culture to the innovative technology it produces, if it can be found in the Land of the Rising Sun, chances are
Projected to be better and grander
Residents of Pasay and Manila can begin looking forward to a more up-to-date Toyota experience, as last week marked the beginning of construction for the all-new Toyota Manila Bay dealership.The ground-breaking ceremony, which was witnessed by Toyota
Can PH ever build a world-class car?
Pride is something that all Filipinos take to heart--we're brimming with it, sometimes to a fault. We take pride in our sports icons, and we're genuinely happy whenever we hear of a kababayan making it big abroad. We at
What does it mean for both companies?
Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation have entered into a long-term partnership that will leverage the resources of both companies to make "more appealing cars that meet the diverse needs and tastes of customers all over the world.""As evidenced
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