Articles about Car Manufacturing

You either adapt or face obsolescence
Deep inside the German car companies, something very big indeed is shifting. Inside five years, they'll drastically reconfigure how they design, develop, build, and sell.I'd love to tell you what sort of cars this means we'll get, but
The milestone unit is the Triton, also known as the Strada
Mitsubishi has just achieved a huge production milestone with Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh) announcing that it has officially produced its six millionth unit.Coincidentally, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is also celebrating its 60th year in business in Thailand in 2021. It reached
They’re also being prioritized for vaccination
Just how serious is the ongoing global automotive chip shortage? In South Korea, those working to procure auto chips are being prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination and will no longer be required to undergo quarantine.According to a recent report by Nikkei
The country is actually lowering taxes instead of raising them
Earlier this year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) left automakers scratching their heads in frustration after imposing a P70,000-P110,000 per unit cash bond on vehicle imports.The hope is that this safeguard will help even the playing
COVID has affected supply chains
The automotive industry's sales situation during the pandemic is more complicated than it looks. For example, a drop in sales isn't as simple as uncertain buyers or less spending power. You have supply chains to take into account, too, and
The company wants to boost the production of its Silverton plant in South Africa
The Ranger is arguably one of Ford's most popular nameplates. Not just in the Philippines, but in other markets as well. Ford wants to further build on this, as it has now made a big investment to boost its global Ranger
The industry takes yet another hit
The local car manufacturing industry has taken another hit today, as Nissan has announced that it will be ceasing its assembly operations in Santa Rosa, Laguna in March 2021. This news comes following the expiration of Nissan Philippines' (NPI) contract with Univation
That was quick
India is a motorcycle country, but that doesn't mean a hell of a lot of people over there aren't buying cars. Case in point? One Suzuki manufacturing plant in the country managed to hit the one million vehicles produced milestone
A milestone reached in six years
MG is no longer a brand you can scoff at. If the pleasantly surprising quality of its cars and the number of them plying Philippine roads isn't enough to convince you of this, maybe the brand's regional production figures will
The plant will be called ‘Factory Zero’
The electrified Hummer and the Cadillac Lyriq-these are just two of the vehicles that indicate General Motors' shift to electrification is in full swing. Now, the carmaker takes another step toward that electrified future with the official announcement that its Detroit-
Local operations have been hit pretty hard
Yesterday, the Toyota Motor Corporation gave the public a look at its 2020 global sales figures. While the COVID-19 pandemic (which is still ongoing) has been rough on the auto giant, the carmaker already appears to be on the right track,
After 84 years
Most cars are replaced after six or seven years. Occasionally, the chassis that underpins them will continue for another generation or two. But Morgan's definition of 'another generation or two' is predictably different to everyone else's.And so we see
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,
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