Grab one while you can
So, the all-new Honda Civic Type R is now available in the Philippines. If the hot hatch's supply situation in Japan is any indication, though, it might not be for much longer.In a statement released on its official Japanese
Congratulations on the milestone
Thailand has long served as the Southeast Asian manufacturing hub for international carmakers. If you drive a Japanese pickup or midsize SUV it was probably sourced from the Land of Smiles.Frankly, as far as mass-market offerings are concerned, none of
Do you agree with these findings
Interbrand's Best Global Brands report is in for 2022, people. For this year, it's Apple that finds itself in the top spot of the annual rankings, which are determined by a company's financial performance, influence, and competitive strength.This,
This global supply-chain crisis is really getting out of hand
Toyota recently announced it will be making production cuts in October. Honda, meanwhile, said that it is having issues with deliveries of all-new HR-Vs here in the Philippines. What else has this supply-chain crisis brought to the automotive industry?
Says decision ‘is not one that we have taken lightly’
Toyota's days of producing cars in Russia are over. This comes after the Japanese carmaker announced the official end to its manufacturing operations in the country to protect "the values and principles that our predecessors built up" over the years.The
The carmaker just announced huge cuts to its global production next month
Toyota has had to make several production cuts this year due to many different factors, the ongoing pandemic and the global chip shortage being the biggest ones. As we head towards the final quarter of 2022, though, it appears the company's
Will this trend continue?
The local auto industry appears to be in a good place right now, all things considered.The latest numbers from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) are in, and local sales continue to rise
Bet you didn’t know there was a city named after the brand
Did you know that one of the biggest automotive brands today started out as a textiles machinery company? In 1924, Toyoda Sakichi invented the Toyoda Model G Automatic Loom and started his manufacturing company, Toyoda Automatic Loom Works.In 1933, the automobile
Not even the Japanese giant is immune
If the lack of Toyota Land Cruiser LC300 and Lexus LX units didn't make it apparent already, not even Toyota is immune from the supply chain and economic woes. Now, a report by Nikkei Asia shows just how big of a
It’s the end of the line for this hot hatch
Reports about Hyundai discontinuing the Ioniq-the car, not the new EV brand-just surfaced online a few weeks back. Now, it appears the carmaker is axing yet another nameplate.According to Korean website, Hyundai Motor Company will be terminating
Another milestone for the brand’s super SUV
Lamborghini marked the production of its 10,000th Urus back in July 2020. Now, less than two years later, Lambo's Sant'Agata Bolognese plant just rolled out the 20,000th unit.The milestone unit bound for Azerbaijan features a Viola Mithras
Does this mean we’ll soon be seeing more EVs in ASEAN?
There's still a long way to go before we see the widespread use of electric vehicles in the Philippines and in neighboring ASEAN markets. But if American carmaker and EV giant Tesla will have its way, then we might be seeing
Good news
The local manufacturing industry is about to get a slight boost courtesy of Japanese motor manufacturer and automotive supplier Nidec.According to a recent report by, the firm is set to invest an additional P40 billion into its Philippine manufacturing
Demand continues to remain high
What's in a car's name? Well, if we're talking 'Land Cruiser,' customers are likely in for a pretty long wait.By now you've probably heard the crazy levels of demand Toyota currently has to deal with when it
The game-changer we’ve been waiting for?
Earlier this month, Republic Act no. 11697 finally lapsed into law without President Rodrigo Duterte's signature. Better known as the country's Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act, it's being heralded by its proponents as a possible game-changer in the
This comes a decade after its revival
Nissan has really been shaking things up over the past few years. Now, it has made yet another big announcement: According to a report by Nikkei Asia, the Japanese carmaker is now officially cutting the production of its Datsun cars.The Datsun
Could the local auto industry one day go this route?
Yes, there are similarities between the Indian auto industry and what we have here in the Philippines. As far as manufacturing is concerned, though? The subcontinent is miles ahead of us, with dozens of major car manufacturers heavily invested in the region.
Production will be reduced by 20% in April, 10% in May, and 5% in June
It's been one production hit after the other for Toyota in 2021. This new one, however, is arguably the biggest that the carmaker will be taking so far this year.According to a report by Reuters, Toyota Motor Corporation will be
The latest shutdown will set Toyota’s production back by 13,000 units
Automakers just can't catch a break, can they? Toyota Motor Corporation, after multiple plant shutdowns over the past year or so, is now halting production in its home market of Japan yet again.According to a report by Reuters, the Japanese
Previous floods in Malaysia affected supply of non-semiconductor components
More automakers are set to scale down manufacturing in Japan yet again. According to a report by Nikkei Asia, Honda and Nissan will cut production in February due to supply-chain disruptions.The floods in Malaysia in December have reportedly hampered the
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