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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It now comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The carmaker anticipates it will do around 21 km/L.
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