Articles about Car Manufacturing

The facility will produce ASEAN-specific SUVs, MPVs, sedans, and possibly EVs
That’s a lot of McLarens
McLaren has announced that it has built its 20,000th road car at its production center in Woking. The factory was completed only in 2011, so that number discounts the 106 iconic F1s that were built between 1992 and 1998. Impressive stuff.
The company first announced the plans for closure in February
It's official: Honda has confirmed that its Swindon factory is to close. The plant, which employs 3,500 people, will shut down when the current Civic goes out of production in 2021.Honda first announced plans to close the factory, which
This is where the Civic Type R is made
The shutdown of Honda's Swindon plant in the UK in 2021 will be a tragedy for the families of 3,500 workers. So, too, for the multiples of other people in the town and elsewhere that manufacture parts of the cars.
It’s a sad day for the local manufacturing industry
We take pride in our local manufacturing industry, so it comes as a shock when we hear that a model will no longer be produced in the Philippines. The Isuzu D-Max midsize pickup is the latest to be given the axe.
Electric models like the Rapide E will be built at the St Athan facility
Wow, Aston Martin has been busy. A mere 18 months since we helped them 'settle in' to their new second home in Wales-by skidding £65 million (P4.5 billion) of their back catalog around several empty Ministry of Defense 'Super Hangers'-
Did your favorite manufacturer make the cut?
Here at Top Gear Philippines, we love ourselves a little friendly competition every now and then. Maybe you've noticed this by the number of polls or Spec-Sheet Brawls we put out on our website. A healthy debate about anything involving
A new factory will be built as part of a £2-billion investment
Dyson, which you currently know from making vacuum cleaners, will build its new electric car in Singapore. That announcement comes just over two months after Dyson said it would develop the vehicle on a purpose-built test track in Wiltshire in the
Good news for us humans
Well, it doesn't look like robots will be taking over most of the jobs in the automotive industry. At least not yet.According to a report by Automotive News Europe based on data gathered by Bloomberg, employment in the auto industry
Made in Laguna
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is on a roll. Five months after presenting the first locally manufactured Mirage G4 sedan, it has rolled out another Pinoy-made product. Say mabuhay to the first Mirage hatchback off MMPC's assembly line in Santa
In this case, alcohol and cars can mix
In recent years, carmakers have been striving to make vehicles greener not just by lowering harmful emissions, but also by selecting what materials go into these vehicles.Brands like Ford have been working on making their products more eco-friendly. The American
Company set to join CARS program
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is poised to participate in the government's Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program. This was the big announcement that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation CEO Osamu Masuko delivered this week.The even bigger news? Once the application is approved, its
Resistance to the trend is futile
The first renderings of Bentley's SUV, the Bentayga, were so comical many were unsure if the British carmaker was serious about actually producing it. The Bentley aesthetic--circular headlights, honeycomb grille, massive flanks--were well-suited for large, stately sedans and
You know what this means
Earlier this month, Toyota unveiled the second-generation Innova. The hot-selling multipurpose vehicle now boasts a more premium feel, with equally upscale features and a design that seems more crossover than MPV.After barely two weeks of waiting, the Japanese car
Want to produce an Aston Martin replica?
You see that sick two-door coupe on display over there? That's going to set you back a couple of million bucks. You're not just paying for the car per se--you're also shelling out for distribution, taxes, marketing,
Sees 'clearer direction' from gov't
On Tuesday, we reported that President Aquino had finally signed the implementation of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy, a government program meant to spur the growth of car manufacturing in the country. The government plans to achieve this by providing incentives to
Expects to make PH a carmaking hub
The President has more good news to announce when he delivers his State of the Nation Address later this month: He has finally signed an Executive Order to implement the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (or CARS) program, the most tangible result of
Are you ready for some Indian Chevys?
General Motors' restructuring saga in Asia-Pacific is not yet over. If you remember, it has announced some changes as part of its restructuring in the region. Its first announcement was the shutdown of its Australian plant, which manufactured large Holden models.
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
What happens to Lancer and Evolution?
When you hear the car brand Mitsubishi, the first images that probably pop up in your head are those of the Montero Sport, the Strada and the Mirage. Not too long ago, however, the Lancer and the Galant would probably be the
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
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