Articles about Nissan

Happy 50th, Urvan!
It's a huge milestone for Nissan's workhorse van, the Urvan. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the said van, and the Japanese automaker is celebrating that with a bang. With that, the Urvan (also known as the Caravan in its
It looks quite the thing
Nissan has launched a special edition of its Frontier truck that pays tribute to the classic '80s Hardbody pickup. If you're of a certain maturity, you're probably thinking Datsun. Apparently, it doesn't matter.Hiren Patel, project lead designer
by Cat Dow
A bargain by sports car standards
It could be said that there has never been a better time to be in the performance car market in the Philippines. You've got fun small coupes and roadsters, convertibles, hot hatchbacks, muscle cars, and sports cars from different manufacturers these
Both manual and automatic gearboxes are available
Towards the end of August, we learned that the new Nissan GT-R had quietly arrived in our market. It appears Nissan Philippines (NPI) had other plans for a not-so-quiet reveal, though, and little did we know that Godzilla was
It will have a 'Range Rover'-like interior, too
The future Nissan Patrol was recently previewed as the Infiniti QX Monograph a few weeks ago. By the looks of things, it's an imposing SUV and one that's ready to challenge the popular Land Cruiser 300 Series. That said, a
What? No Nismo?
The new Nissan GT-R made its world premiere way back in January 2023. It debuted during this year's Tokyo Auto Salon, and it was yet another facelift for the supercar-baiting grand tourer. Even though it has been 15 years
Look out, LC300
If there's one SUV that's due for a redesign, it's the Nissan Patrol. The current model has been around since 2010 followed by a couple of facelifts in 2014 and 2019. Mind you, it's still a good large
Hiroshi Tamura is the chief product specialist of the GT-R and the Z
At the unveiling of the new Nissan Z Nismo, the crowd was buzzing about two things: Why was it so unbelievably freaking hot in the event space? And, more important, why didn't Nissan fit the Z Nismo with a manual transmission?
Will it be revealed this year?
It could be said that the current generation Nissan Patrol is one of the veterans of the full-sized 4x4 class. Also known as the Y62 Patrol, it's been around since 2010, so it's well over a decade old now.
The practical Z
The performance side of Nissan's lineup has been pretty exciting lately. Earlier this year, (another) facelift of the R35 GT-R was revealed. It was followed up by the production version of the new Z-car, and most recently, the Nismo
Quite a glaring omission...
Nissan would probably prefer we focus on the new Z Nismo's 420hp, 520Nm of torque, suspension tweaks, and nifty new wheels and tires. And sure, we'll talk about those. But right now we can't help but wonder: Where the
This will be interesting
Ever since it was released in the country in 2018, the Mitsubishi Xpander for the local market has always been sourced from Indonesia. After all, it has always been the main production hub for the popular MPV-crossover. The same goes for
An incredible milestone
For the past decade or so, Nissan has established itself as one of the most capable EV builders. From one of the O.G.'s in the Leaf to the next-generation electric car in the Ariya, the Japanese carmaker has proved
Two of the newest subcompact sedans in the market duke it out
The sedan body type may not be as popular as it once was, but it's not yet dead. For this spec-sheet brawl, we'll be pitting two of the latest subcompact sedans to be launched in our market: the refreshed
When a car brand is doing more to encourage people to visit, and love, the Philippines
You can see that travel is back with a vengeance after the pandemic. Airports are packed, resorts are filling up, and expressways are buzzing with travelers. In line with this, Nissan Philippines Incorporated (NPI) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) renewed their
Expect a lot of hybrids
Renault and Geely are getting together to work on powertrains. Announced on July 11, 2023, the agreement says there'll be a joint venture to create a new powertrain company.The parent companies have committed to developing, manufacturing and supplying top-notch
by Cat Dow
We wouldn’t call it bare at all
The revamped Honda City recently made its local debut, receiving a host of welcome changes along the way. Aside from fresher looks, the popular subcompact sedan also received a serious boost in terms of safety features. However, there's another bit of
For those curious about Nissan’s new subcompact sedan
Nissan Philippines (NPI) is starting off the second half of 2023 on a high note as it introduces the facelifted Almera. Shortly after its arrival in ASEAN, the subcompact sedan now makes its debut in our market bearing new looks and added
The subcompact sedan gets a few updates
After less than two years since its local launch, the Almera has now received a few updates in our market. Nissan Philippines (NPI) is now opening the second half of the year with the unveiling of its facelifted subcompact sedan. This launch
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