During the last 120 hours, we have published a number of local and foreign automotive news. In case you miss it, here’s a weekly news recap of the latest in the automotive industry.
Local News Recap
Nissan PH recalls select models with faulty Takata airbags
Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) has issued a preventive service campaign for select models due to potentially defective Takata airbags.
According to NPI, the affected models include the Nissan Frontier from 2003- 2008, Nissan Teana from 2006-2007, Nissan X-Trail from 2003-2008, Nissan Patrol from 2003-2008, the Nissan Navara from 2007-2014, and the Nissan Grand Livina from 2008-2014.
Owners of the said car models are advised to call the Nissan Customer Assistance Center (NCAC) hotline at 403-65-93, or an authorized Nissan Dealership nearest them.
Ford PH sales up by 50% in June 2016
Ford Philippines has reported a 50% increase in sales with 2,808 units sold last June 2016. Moreover, the brand registered its all-time best first half (January to June 2016) performance with sales rising 61% to 16,769 units. Ford’s positive sales performance were driven by its big 3 – the Ranger, the Everest, and the EcoSport.
Foreign News Recap
Aston Martin unveils AM-RB 001 hypercar
Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing (RBR) F1 team revealed the AM-RB 001 hypercar. It is built with a lightweight carbon fiber structure which is said to be capable of withstanding high levels of downforce.
The AM-RB 001 also has an innovative suspension system as well as a mid-mounted V12 engine. However, Aston Martin and RBR are yet to release the power output rating of the AM-RB 001 but they did say that it has the potential of producing a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.
Toyota tweaks 86 with enhanced driving dyamics
The Toyota 86 was given a number of design tweaks to further enhance its driving dynamics. The Japanese automaker fitted the 86 with improved aerodynamics, revamped cockpit, and new intake and exhaust systems.
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Coping up with the rapid pace in going eco-friendly, Honda Malaysia introduces a hybrid variant for the brand’s subcompact sedan City.
The dream of having Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder has finally turned into reality.
Nissan announced that the upcoming Nissan LEAF will be as simple as having 1-pedal function for all the job.