Articles about Japanese Cars

'Performance meets practicality'
Well, here's one way to stay productive with all the downtime we're experiencing: Some geniuses in Europe are currently busy swapping the Nissan Navara's turbodiesel with, get this, a GT-R's twin-turbo V6. Crazy.SB Motorsport, which
Would you like to see these changes here?
Mazda is extending its CX-3 lineup in Japan to appeal to a wider range of customers.The Japanese carmaker has just announced that its subcompact crossover will now be available with a smaller 1.5-liter SkyActiv-G engine alongside the
Being practical never looked so good
Minivans are cool. Fight us. Just think about it for a second: These things are spacious, comfortable, and packed with a relatively nice variety of features. It helps that most modern segment offerings look really darn good, too.We love these cars,
Planning to buy from this brand?
Those of you who were planning to buy a brand-new Nissan vehicle prior to the COVID-19 pandemic can finally follow through, as dozens of the Japanese carmaker's Philippine dealerships have resumed operations under the modified enhanced community quarantine period (
Bring it back. Please
Behold: An almost pristine 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Special Edition with just over 65,000km on its odometer. It's beautiful, it's for sale, and it's the one car you need to buy right now.The current highest bid
We hope we get the hybrid here
Here's something to get Honda Jazz fans pumped for the next-gen model's Philippine arrival: The Japanese carmaker says its hybrid version carries bits of Formula One racing technology in its DNA.The company says it is using its experience
Dig the color?
Personally, it's hard for me to imagine owning a Mazda 2 in any exterior finish other than Soul Red. It's a matter of taste, but to me, the color pops out considerably more on the subcompact hatch (or sedan) than
They deserve it
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is giving our nation's frontliners the appreciation they deserve.The Japanese car manufacturer has just announced that it will be holding a special promo that aims to prioritize frontline workers at its dealerships and service centers. Through the
This, despite predicting a 1.95-million decrease in unit sales
No one is immune from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic-not even the Japan's largest car manufacturer.In a press conference, Toyota predicted a 1.95-million year-on-year decrease in global unit sales for the year
Hint: Its flag has a leaf on it
The Honda Civic Type R is one hell of a car. With a 2.0-liter VTEC turbo enginegood for 306hp and 400Nm of torque, a six-speed manual transmission, and looks that are aggressive enough to intimidate just about any other
All shuttles come equipped with air purifiers
Healthcare workers stationed at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) will now have an easier, safer time getting to the workplace thanks to Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) and the Toyota Mobility Foundation.The Japanese carmaker has just launched a new sanitized shuttle service
That’s...a lot
When the all-new Suzuki Jimny was launched early last year, many salivated over the mini off-roader's macho new design, improved comfort, and relatively well-rounded overall package. We even chose the vehicle as our Car of the Year for
COVID-19 will change how we buy cars
The country's largest carmaker is beginning to adjust to life under the new normal.To date, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has opened a total of 19 dealerships in general community quarantine (GCQ) areas across Luzon, Visaya, and Mindanao. Temperature checks, disinfection
One can dream, right?
Imagine being in line at a fast-food counter and seeing the person ahead of you served the biggest, juiciest burger available, complete with slices of bacon and a drizzle of button mushrooms and cheese sauce. Excited, you walk up to the
Check out where inside
Slowly but surely, carmakers are beginning to open up shop again in locations under general community quarantine (GCQ). Is this a sign things are getting back to normal? Not exactly, but it's a start.Nissan Philippines is the latest company to
Baby steps
Another car manufacturer is now taking steps to enter the new normal.Mazda Philippines has announced that it is opening its showrooms and service centers in Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, General Santos City, and Negros-all areas currently under general community quarantine (
Is this something you’d buy if made available?
The Toyota Corolla Altis is undoubtedly a classy and stylish-looking car. But sporty? There's some room for debate there, especially when you put the compact sedan beside more aggressively styled competition like the Mazda 3 or the Honda Civic.So,
Agree?
The local pickup-truck market has more than its fair share of worthwhile entries. From the top of our mind, there's the Ford Ranger, the Isuzu D-Max, the Mitsubishi Strada, and of course, the Toyota Hilux.Of that group, the
Worth the read?
It looks like we may finally get an inside, albeit probably one-sided, look at the inner workings of Carlos Ghosn's disgraced exit from the Nissan Motor Company.According to a report by Japan Times, the now-fugitive former Nissan CEO
The more rides, the better
Frontline workers in Laguna will now have an easier time getting to their workplaces after Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) lent a handful of healthcare facilities in the area some of its demo cars.Some of the hospitals now utilizing HCPI vehicles include
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