Articles about Japanese Cars

Provided you aren’t the one driving, of course
We've all been there: Snoozing in the backseat of a Grab or a friend's car as it crawls along EDSA, only to wake up at our destination wishing we had another half-hour stuck in traffic to relax and recharge. "
Congratulations
A total of 55 consecutive years. This is how long Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) has been operating in the Philippines.That span alone is quite a feat in itself already and is enough to make MMPC the country's longest-running carmaker.
Why not both?
Damn, would you look at that. The all-new Mazda 3 right here in the Philippines. Granted, this isn't the car's official launch-it isn't available yet, no prices and variants have been announced, and the vehicles you see
It’s a mobile workshop, basically
Don't mind getting your hands dirty? Do you love trucks? Do you often find yourself milling about­ inside the mall hardware store for hours on end without actual plans to buy anything?If your answer to all three questions above is '
There’s something for everyone at this service station
We've covered Yokohama's Daikoku parking area (PA) a few times over the years. That doesn't matter, though, as it constantly changes and never ceases to amaze. Technically, it's a service station. But for Japanese car nuts, it's
There's a lot of love for this model
To this day, the Mk4 Toyota Supra remains one of the greatest sports cars to come out of the Japanese motoring industry-and the recent launch of its bigger brother has got millennials and more pining for the good old days.The
It looks extra-menacing, too
The Subaru WRX STI S209, the most powerful Subie ever created, has finally been unleashed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Thing is, its production is limited to just 200 units-all of which will be available exclusively
Toyota's racing division pulls off another surprise
We weren't expecting this. Toyota's GRMN product line is already surprising-thanks to its European launch product being an Elise-engined, rally-inspired Yaris-but the latest car to wear the clunky badging is this Mark X saloon.If you'
So what’s it like to drive?
Ah, the Nissan Titan. If you ask me, not many cars can claim to live up to their monikers-but the Titan, with its massive size, intimidating presence, and immensely potent powertrain, is definitely one of them.The particular Nissan is available
Korean or Japanese?
There's a new midsize SUV on the block, and for a change, it's Korean-made, not Japanese.The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe made its Philippine debut during the 2018 Manila International Auto Show, and the vehicle immediately
This looks familiar
Yes folks, this is the new Mitsubishi Strada. You may have already seen spy shots of the camo-covered truck circulating online, but this is our first official look courtesy of the Japanese carmaker.It was subtly put up on the company&#
Wagon lovers, rejoice!
As far as segments are concerned, we believe that the wagon is one of the most underrated around. Which is why we're fairly excited to share with you that we've learned a more powerful, 2.0-liter Subaru
Are you digging its look?
Wagons. They're practical, spacious, and about as family-friendly as cars come outside of midsize SUVs and minivans. But for some reason, the Philippine market just can't get behind them.Sure, there are worthwhile offerings like the Volkswagen Golf GTS
Bang for the buck
Back in the '90s, a good friend asked us to take care of her Suzuki Vitara while she was out of the country. This meant using it twice a week as my college commuter-a rather enviable privilege if not for the
Featuring some sporty additions
So it looks like the HR-V is following in the footsteps of the rest of the Japanese carmaker's lineup. Honda Cars Philippines has just unveiled the refreshed version of its subcompact crossover, and along with it a new RS
Did you order one?
Did you place an order for the Nissan Terra? If yes, then we have some good news for you.The first batch of the Japanese carmaker's recently-launched entry into the local midsize SUV arena has arrived, and the units might
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
The reactions have been very Japanese
Remember when everyone thought emissions scandals were something mainly associated with European carmakers? It seems like ages ago already.Two more Japanese car companies and one motorcycle manufacturer are now facing accusations of conducting improper fuel economy and emissions tests. According to
Are you still waiting for your unit?
As soon as word got out that the Xpander would be arriving in the Philippines, it was evident that Mitsubishi had a hot seller on its hands. Months later, as the vehicle made its official local debut, the hunch proved true with
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