Embracing a new concept
Here's one of the biggest problems that plague large car manufacturers: If a carmaker has a few dozen different models, most probably it also has a few dozen different platforms that share very little or nothing with one another. In a
All 5 of them
In November last year, we gave you a sneak peek into the future of motoring according to Toyota by showing you the Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. A few weeks later, we gave you a deeper insight into what this amazing piece
In Torslanda, Sweden
Volvo recently opened the 24,000sqm expansion of its Torslanda manufacturing facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, boosting its production capacity from approximately 200,000 cars a year to around 300,000 units.According to the Swedish carmaker, the newly built factory will be
To boost the daily output to 1,563 units
Fresh from being crowned the 2014 European Car of the Year at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show, the second-generation Peugeot 308 is quickly becoming one of the French carmaker's most popular models.The new 308 has had 60,000
Is there a sales target for local distributor?
As you already know, Volkswagen is back in the Philippines following its grand launch at the Ayala Tower One Exchange Plaza and at the Greenbelt Park over the weekend.Joining the celebration were executives from the German carmaker led by Volkswagen AG
At its Santa Rosa manufacturing plant
Nissan Motor Philippines Inc. (NMPI) is taking a page off one of its rival carmaker's books by having its newest contender in the subcompact sedan category produced locally, much like its top competitor for the same vehicle category. Toyota Motor Philippines
To complement its new motorcycle factory
Suzuki Philippines inaugurated its new motorcycle assembly plant today at the Carmelray Industrial Park in Canlubang, Laguna. A brief tour of the plant following the ceremony revealed that it only occupied one-fourth of the property.Apparently, one possible reason is that
See if you like it
Honda's Brazilian subsidiary has revealed at the ongoing Sao Paulo International Motor Show the first model to be developed by its own research-and-development team: the Fit Twist, which is basically a Jazz with a sportier image thanks to the
To combat repetitive-stress injuries
General Motors (GM) has teamed up with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a robotic glove that both automotive-assembly workers and astronauts can wear "to help do their respective jobs better while potentially reducing the risk of repetitive-
Says that the time for protectionism has to come to an end
It's probably not something that Santa Claus can deliver with his sleigh but car companies, particularly those belonging to the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID), are hoping this season will bring the beginning of a level playing field in
We're missing out on the assembly action
Mazda will soon begin assembling the Mazda 2 in Vietnam at a newly-constructed assembly plant owned by Vina Mazda Automobile Manufacturing Company--the exclusive distributor of the brand there.Although sales of the locally assembled Mazda 2 in Vietnam will also
Would you buy one if it were?
In July, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the maker of Subaru vehicles, announced that it had entered a consignment production contract with Tan Chong Group for the assembly of Subaru units in Malaysia.According to FHI, production will begin in October 2012 at
World, look forward to more Philippine-made cars
The Department of Trade and Industry is considering a new auto-export program that has a lower number of required units for export to encourage more carmakers to assemble cars in the Philippines and sell them abroad.The proposed five-year plan,
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