It’s the brand’s first-ever SUV
This is it. More than half a decade after the vehicle was given the green light, the DBX-Aston Martin's first-ever SUV-has rolled off the production floor.The inaugural unit of the DBX was manufactured at the luxury carmaker'
Part of its plans to recover from ¥671.2 billion in net losses in 2019
In the local market, Nissan saw some growth in terms of sales last year. By the midway point of 2019, it remained third among car manufacturers in the Philippines-a position it had captured by the end of the first quarter. On
Several service centers are now also open to customers
Following the reopening of most of its dealerships across the country, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has now restarted operations in its production facility in Santa Rosa, Laguna.Production resumed on May 18, 2020, after the carmaker conducted precautionary measures to ensure safety
An interview with Honda PH spokesperson Atty. Louie Soriano
It feels like a distant memory now, but before the coronavirus threw everything into chaos, Honda Cars Philippines, Incorporated (HCPI) was getting some heat for closing down its local factory. Its Sta. Rosa facility used to churn out City sedans and BR-
This plant is where Ford Philippines sources its Ranger and Everest units
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused the stoppage and shutdown of businesses the world over, and the automotive industry is no exception.The list of manufacturing plants across the globe that have suspended operations due to the spread of the virus continues
Better to be safe than sorry
It was only a matter of time until the automotive industry began feeling the effects of the coronavirus.According to a report by Automotive News, several car manufacturers have already made the decision to withdraw staff from Wuhan, China-the epicenter of
The facility will produce ASEAN-specific SUVs, MPVs, sedans, and possibly EVs
Hyundai is investing big in the ASEAN market, with the Korean carmaker announcing this week that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian government to build a manufacturing plant in Kota Deltamas, located east of Jakarta.The new facility,
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
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