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The carmaker has big plans for the region
If Porsche's latest plans pan out, your next unit from the German carmaker might be sourced from somewhere much closer than Europe.In a statement, the brand bared that is ready to bring its assembly operations to Southeast Asia, starting with
“Perfection is a mirage”
Twice recently, I've been due to test enormously expensive cars from boutique manufacturers that hang themselves on a peg of 'perfection': unblemished craft, obsessive engineering accuracy, flawless beauty in construction. In both cases, the story was called off at the last
Let’s all hope this situation doesn’t worsen
The global auto industry just can't seem to catch a break.According to a recent report by Nikkei Asia, Toyota has been forced to temporarily halt manufacturing operations in Thailand as the country tries to keep the Delta variant under control
Will our market eventually feel the sting?
The ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage continues to impact the auto industry. This time, Toyota is once again making adjustments to its production lines because of the crisis.The Japanese car manufacturer has announced that it is halting production at three more
Uh oh
The global chip shortage continues to wreak havoc on global auto industry supply lines. And one of the carmakers that have been greatly impacted by the crisis is Nissan, which is estimating it will produce significantly fewer units in 2021.According to
An executive order may be issued in June, says the DTI
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) may soon breathe a sigh of relief, as the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) on Automotive Industry Development is expected to issue an executive order (EO) in a few months extending the Comprehensive Automotive
Can you guess what model the milestone unit was?
Production milestones are a pretty big deal in the industry. On paper, the number of units a carmaker builds over x amount of years does not just reflect how well-received a product is-it can be an indication of the company'
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
The carmaker expects to set a new production record in 2021
Toyota has no plans to let the ongoing pandemic and the global chip shortage slow it down this year. In fact, the Japanese automaker is expecting to achieve even bigger feats this year.According to a report by Nikkei Asia, Toyota Motor
Unfortunate for an industry that’s only starting to rebound from the pandemic
In addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the automotive industry is already facing another setback this year: there is currently a massive shortage of semiconductors across the globe, and it has forced several carmakers to cut production this year, Nikkei Asia
The carmaker has successfully made a 3D-printed electric drive housing
1Porsche is big into 3D printing at the moment. It's already producing parts for its inventory of classic cars using an 'additive laser fusion process,' and has tested 3D-printed seats and pistons-both of which offer massive improvements over their
It took less than two decades to achieve this production milestone
Almost 20 years since the Cayenne was released, Porsche has just built its one millionth unit of the SUV. Context? It took the company 54 years to build a million 911s.The Carmine Red GTS, which recently rolled off the production line
Better fuel efficiency is just one of the possible benefits
Improved fuel efficiency and better driving dynamics are just two of the more prominent benefits of using carbon fiber when building cars. So, why isn't the material utilized more often? Simply because it's more expensive and more time-consuming to
That’s a pretty big achievement for the Italian brand’s biggest vehicle
The idea of a supercar in SUV form just doesn't sit well with a lot of people, and that's why Lamborghini raised a lot of eyebrows when it first revealed the Urus a few years ago. Since then, however, the
Global production target for Q2 to Q4 is expected to drop to 2.6 million units
Nissan recently laid down its four-year plan that it plans to run until the end of the 2023 fiscal year. With that plan, the Japanese carmaker aims to right-size its production as well as cut down its global lineup in
Farewell, old friend
This week, the last ever Bentley Mulsanne rolled down the production line. Within it lies the very last 6.75-liter V8. And, somewhat oddly, it's the engine rather than the car that we'll mourn most. The Mulsanne is 10
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
The wait is over for a very lucky few
Bugatti has begun delivering the first of 40 €5-million Divos to their owners. Those lucky, lucky beings.It may use the Chiron's platform and 1,479hp quad-turbo W16, but the Divo is lighter, stiffer, more focused, and somehow even
The German carmaker is taking all the necessary precautions
We're all craving signs of normality right now-those little flickers of life going on as normal. Well, here's one: Volkswagen is going to make Golfs again.There's a cluster of sentences you wouldn't have expected to read
It's a brand that's quite protective of its image
As you can imagine, when Rolls-Royce is making eye-wateringly expensive land yachts for the world's elite, some pretty crazy stats, facts, and stories come out of this rather unique process. And you're not wrong. So we've collated
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