Articles about Japanese Carmakers

It’s becoming an issue in Japan
Anyone here planning on quitting driving in their senior years? Yeah, we thought so. Sure, some of us can hire a driver to ferry us around town, but not everyone has that luxury. For many, driving is going to be the main
Only 500 will be made
Lexus vehicles aren't just about luxury or performance. Status sometimes comes into consideration when someone looks into buying one, too. If you're someone who's considering pulling the trigger on the IS500, the brand is coming out with something that
He takes over from Takahiro Hachigo
Effective April 1, Honda Motor Company (HMC) will have a new president and CEO as Toshihiro Mibe takes over the leadership of the Japanese automotive brand from Takahiro Hachigo. Hachigo will stay on as director when he steps down from the post.
The carmaker continues its expansion
The automotive industry's newfound interest in virtual showrooms isn't stopping Isuzu Philippines (IPC) from upgrading its physical ones.The Japanese car manufacturer has inaugurated its newly enhanced dealership and truck center in Pasig City, which now has a total floor
If we decide based on looks, the answer is a no-brainer
Look, the Nissan NV350 Urvan is one hell of a van. It's capable, practical, and pretty established as a go-to people-hauler around these parts. But is it the top-of-mind-choice? Not really. That title still belongs to
Expect changes to the brand’s price list
Toyota isn't the only Japanese car manufacturer starting 2021 with a revised price list. Suzuki Philippines has also raised the prices of several of its vehicles, including the Ertiga seven-seat MPV, Swift, S-Presso, and XL7.The cost of some
How does the base variant perform?
There are two types of people who enter a dealership: Those who immediately look at the top-spec offering and make their way down the lineup, and those who start with the base model to see where their budget will take them
With a little help from Lexus
It appears Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and the rest of Santa's reindeer got somewhat of a break this year thanks to a little help from a Japanese carmaker.Instead of circling the globe in his usual no-frills magic sleigh last
It starts tomorrow
Own a Toyota? Then now might be the perfect time to finally get it serviced.Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) declared December 15 to 21 Car Maintenance Week and is offering big discounts for owners who bring their vehicles in for maintenance at
Now this is a truck
The current-generation Honda Ridgeline isn't bad-looking per se , but as far as trucks are concerned, the pickup's aesthetic ranks pretty low on the toughness scale. It seems the Japanese carmaker has noticed this and taken steps to change
And yes, it’ll be a twin of the Toyota 86
Well, here it is-the next-generation Subaru BRZ. It's not much of a look now, is it? But it is still technically the first time the Japanese carmaker has teased its upcoming sports car, so that's worth some space
Did you catch the finale?
Singaporean Tyen Rasif is Subaru Asia's newest ambassador, after winning this year's Asian Dream singing contest with her rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball".Besides becoming the Japanese carmaker's new regional ambassador, Tyen also took home a brand-new
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
He resigned earlier this month due to health reasons
Some very sad news from Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) today: The Japanese car manufacturer has announced that its special adviser and former CEO Osamu Masuko has died at the age of 71.Masuko, who stepped down from his position as chairman of the
In the US market, at least
Mazda has just endowed the CX-5 in the US market a few upgrades, as well as a new Carbon Edition variant. While we're more than happy with the new CX-5 that arrived in the Philippines late last year, frankly,
Any chance this makes it to the PH?
It looks like the Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior isn't exclusive to the Australian market anymore. The badass version of the Japanese carmaker's popular pickup offering has just made its debut in Thailand, bringing with it many of the rugged
Will other markets follow?
It seems like every couple of months, a car manufacturer makes changes to its brand identity. In late 2019 we had Volkswagen, and in January this year its fellow German carmaker BMW followed. Just last week, Nissan unveiled its sleek new logo
It’s the car’s sportiest look yet
Well, this is kind of embarrassing. Turns out that despite sharing the same reveal date with what's largely presumed to be the debut of the turbocharged Mazda 3, the surprise the Japanese manufacturer had in store for our market was something
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