Carmudi Philippines https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal The Automotive Industry: Under the Hood Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:41:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://imgcdnblog.carmudi.com.ph/carmudi-ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/01132114/favicon-50x50.gif Carmudi Philippines https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/ 32 32 <![CDATA[Old against new: 2016 vs. 2020 Suzuki Swift]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/old-against-new-2016-vs-2020-suzuki-swift/ Suzuki launched the new generation of its Swift hatch back in 2018, giving the snazzy little driver even more style and sportiness. So how has this little car from the popular Japanese car and bike manufacturer evolved? We take a look at how the new Suzuki Swift differs from its old version.

Exterior

Suzuki-Swift https://auto.suzuki.com.ph/

The outer shell of the all-new Swift looks more cohesive and distinct as compared to its predecessor, which borrowed a lot of elements from MINI. It's as if this Swift is the more mature or confident version of the older model. The fascia of Suzuki's hatch features a wide hexagonal grille along with a bold bumper, LED headlights, and wrap-around windshield. Turning to the side, the Swift is characterized by curvy bulges and blacked-out pillars, managing to combine some European design elements with Suzuki’s renowned ‘kei’ heritage. At the rear, the Swift shows off distinctive LED taillights, a large bumper, and a stylish spoiler.

Interior

Suzuki-Swift suzuki swift

The interior of the all-new Swift is pretty much straightforward, it features a classier and more premium feel, characterized by black theme with silver accents on the dashboard, center console, and door panels. A sleeker layout is also a welcome sight for those who want a less busy interior. Highlights of the new Swift cabin include a flat bottom steering wheel that's integrated with audio and phone controls, a white-on-black instrument cluster for easy readability, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that sadly does not support Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, although Bluetooth connectivity is available.

Powertrain

The old generation Swift was equipped with a 1.4-liter engine that comes with variable valve timing and electronic throttle control, and produces 94hp and 130Nm of torque. The new Swift on the other hand, is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that delivers 82hp and 113Nm of torque. Despite having a smaller-displacement and lower power output, the new engine is said to improve on the Swift’s agility and stability.

As for transmission, the old engine was available with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The new engine on the other hand, is connected to a 5-speed manual in the base model and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the upper trim.

Space

Suzuki-SwiftSuzuki-Swift

In terms of dimensions, Suzuki's subcompact hatch measures 3840mm long, 1735mm wide, and 1,495mm tall along with wheelbase of 2450mm. The dimension of the all-new Swift is shorter and lower as compared to its predecessor, which measured 3850mm long, 1695 wide, and 1510mm tall, with a 2430mm wheelbase. This means the new Swift is shorter by 10mm and lower by 35mm, while also being wider by 40mm, with a 20mm longer wheelbase. These dimensional maneuverings raise the all-new Swift's cargo space to 265 liters, which is 54 liters more than the outgoing model. Tin addition, improvements in the cabin design ensures spaciousness even with the dimensional reductions.

Safety

Safety-wise, little has changed between the new and old Swift’s main protective features. All the basics are the same, which include dual front airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS), reverse camera, side impact door beams, parking sensors, and Isofix child seat, among others. However, it’s worth noting that the all-new Swift has a light, impact-absorbing body construction, courtesy of the HEARTECT platform, which is said to deliver a highly-rigid frame and a smooth and curving form which helps enhance safety, disperse energy in collisions, and make the Swift body lighter by 840kg compared to its predecessor. This results in lower fuel consumption "and vast improvements in the fundamental vehicle functions of running, turning and stopping,” according to the brand.

As part of “HEARTECT," a newly designed front and rear suspension underpins a nimble and emotion-heightening driving experience for the new Swift, providing both the linear steering control for which the compact car is known for.

Pricing and options

The Old Swift was sold with two different trims, with the manual version priced at PHP729,000 and the automatic variant costing PHP 769,000. It was available in five different colors including red, black, and white, and two types of gray.

Like the old model, the new Swift also comes in two trims: GL 1.2L MT (PHP775,000), and GL 1.2L CVT (PHP818,000). The Swift now has six color options including Metallic Star Silver, Pearl Pure White, Metallic Speedy Blue 3, Metallic Mineral Gray 2, Pearl Super Black 2, and Pearl Ablaze Red 3. A Special Edition Suzuki Swift comes with an additional PHP49,800 to the price tag.

Planning to buy a Suzuki Swift for yourself? Carmudi has plenty of new and used Suzuki Swift vehicles available on our website. Feel free to shop for a car at Carmudi today.

Photos from Suzuki

Also read:

2020 Suzuki Celerio: The 2 variants in detail

2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs. the competition: Your other small hatchback options

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Suzuki launched the new generation of its Swift hatch back in 2018, giving the snazzy little driver even more style and sportiness.
<![CDATA[Old against new: 2016 vs. 2020 Suzuki Swift]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/old-against-new-2016-vs-2020-suzuki-swift/ Suzuki launched the new generation of its Swift hatch back in 2018, giving the snazzy little driver even more style and sportiness. So how has this little car from the popular Japanese car and bike manufacturer evolved? We take a look at how the new Suzuki Swift differs from its old version.

Exterior

Suzuki-Swift https://auto.suzuki.com.ph/

The outer shell of the all-new Swift looks more cohesive and distinct as compared to its predecessor, which borrowed a lot of elements from MINI. It's as if this Swift is the more mature or confident version of the older model. The fascia of Suzuki's hatch features a wide hexagonal grille along with a bold bumper, LED headlights, and wrap-around windshield. Turning to the side, the Swift is characterized by curvy bulges and blacked-out pillars, managing to combine some European design elements with Suzuki’s renowned ‘kei’ heritage. At the rear, the Swift shows off distinctive LED taillights, a large bumper, and a stylish spoiler.

Interior

Suzuki-Swift suzuki swift

The interior of the all-new Swift is pretty much straightforward, it features a classier and more premium feel, characterized by black theme with silver accents on the dashboard, center console, and door panels. A sleeker layout is also a welcome sight for those who want a less busy interior. Highlights of the new Swift cabin include a flat bottom steering wheel that's integrated with audio and phone controls, a white-on-black instrument cluster for easy readability, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that sadly does not support Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, although Bluetooth connectivity is available.

Powertrain

The old generation Swift was equipped with a 1.4-liter engine that comes with variable valve timing and electronic throttle control, and produces 94hp and 130Nm of torque. The new Swift on the other hand, is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that delivers 82hp and 113Nm of torque. Despite having a smaller-displacement and lower power output, the new engine is said to improve on the Swift’s agility and stability.

As for transmission, the old engine was available with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The new engine on the other hand, is connected to a 5-speed manual in the base model and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the upper trim.

Space

Suzuki-SwiftSuzuki-Swift

In terms of dimensions, Suzuki's subcompact hatch measures 3840mm long, 1735mm wide, and 1,495mm tall along with wheelbase of 2450mm. The dimension of the all-new Swift is shorter and lower as compared to its predecessor, which measured 3850mm long, 1695 wide, and 1510mm tall, with a 2430mm wheelbase. This means the new Swift is shorter by 10mm and lower by 35mm, while also being wider by 40mm, with a 20mm longer wheelbase. These dimensional maneuverings raise the all-new Swift's cargo space to 265 liters, which is 54 liters more than the outgoing model. Tin addition, improvements in the cabin design ensures spaciousness even with the dimensional reductions.

Safety

Safety-wise, little has changed between the new and old Swift’s main protective features. All the basics are the same, which include dual front airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS), reverse camera, side impact door beams, parking sensors, and Isofix child seat, among others. However, it’s worth noting that the all-new Swift has a light, impact-absorbing body construction, courtesy of the HEARTECT platform, which is said to deliver a highly-rigid frame and a smooth and curving form which helps enhance safety, disperse energy in collisions, and make the Swift body lighter by 840kg compared to its predecessor. This results in lower fuel consumption "and vast improvements in the fundamental vehicle functions of running, turning and stopping,” according to the brand.

As part of “HEARTECT," a newly designed front and rear suspension underpins a nimble and emotion-heightening driving experience for the new Swift, providing both the linear steering control for which the compact car is known for.

Pricing and options

The Old Swift was sold with two different trims, with the manual version priced at PHP729,000 and the automatic variant costing PHP 769,000. It was available in five different colors including red, black, and white, and two types of gray.

Like the old model, the new Swift also comes in two trims: GL 1.2L MT (PHP775,000), and GL 1.2L CVT (PHP818,000). The Swift now has six color options including Metallic Star Silver, Pearl Pure White, Metallic Speedy Blue 3, Metallic Mineral Gray 2, Pearl Super Black 2, and Pearl Ablaze Red 3. A Special Edition Suzuki Swift comes with an additional PHP49,800 to the price tag.

Planning to buy a Suzuki Swift for yourself? Carmudi has plenty of new and used Suzuki Swift vehicles available on our website. Feel free to shop for a car at Carmudi today.

Photos from Suzuki

Also read:

2020 Suzuki Celerio: The 2 variants in detail

2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs. the competition: Your other small hatchback options

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Suzuki launched the new generation of its Swift hatch back in 2018, giving the snazzy little driver even more style and sportiness.
<![CDATA[Old against new: 2016 vs. 2020 Suzuki Swift]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/old-against-new-2016-vs-2020-suzuki-swift/ Suzuki launched the new generation of its Swift hatch back in 2018, giving the snazzy little driver even more style and sportiness. So how has this little car from the popular Japanese car and bike manufacturer evolved? We take a look at how the new Suzuki Swift differs from its old version.

Exterior

Suzuki-Swift https://auto.suzuki.com.ph/

The outer shell of the all-new Swift looks more cohesive and distinct as compared to its predecessor, which borrowed a lot of elements from MINI. It's as if this Swift is the more mature or confident version of the older model. The fascia of Suzuki's hatch features a wide hexagonal grille along with a bold bumper, LED headlights, and wrap-around windshield. Turning to the side, the Swift is characterized by curvy bulges and blacked-out pillars, managing to combine some European design elements with Suzuki’s renowned ‘kei’ heritage. At the rear, the Swift shows off distinctive LED taillights, a large bumper, and a stylish spoiler.

Interior

Suzuki-Swift suzuki swift

The interior of the all-new Swift is pretty much straightforward, it features a classier and more premium feel, characterized by black theme with silver accents on the dashboard, center console, and door panels. A sleeker layout is also a welcome sight for those who want a less busy interior. Highlights of the new Swift cabin include a flat bottom steering wheel that's integrated with audio and phone controls, a white-on-black instrument cluster for easy readability, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that sadly does not support Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, although Bluetooth connectivity is available.

Powertrain

The old generation Swift was equipped with a 1.4-liter engine that comes with variable valve timing and electronic throttle control, and produces 94hp and 130Nm of torque. The new Swift on the other hand, is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that delivers 82hp and 113Nm of torque. Despite having a smaller-displacement and lower power output, the new engine is said to improve on the Swift’s agility and stability.

As for transmission, the old engine was available with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The new engine on the other hand, is connected to a 5-speed manual in the base model and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the upper trim.

Space

Suzuki-SwiftSuzuki-Swift

In terms of dimensions, Suzuki's subcompact hatch measures 3840mm long, 1735mm wide, and 1,495mm tall along with wheelbase of 2450mm. The dimension of the all-new Swift is shorter and lower as compared to its predecessor, which measured 3850mm long, 1695 wide, and 1510mm tall, with a 2430mm wheelbase. This means the new Swift is shorter by 10mm and lower by 35mm, while also being wider by 40mm, with a 20mm longer wheelbase. These dimensional maneuverings raise the all-new Swift's cargo space to 265 liters, which is 54 liters more than the outgoing model. Tin addition, improvements in the cabin design ensures spaciousness even with the dimensional reductions.

Safety

Safety-wise, little has changed between the new and old Swift’s main protective features. All the basics are the same, which include dual front airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS), reverse camera, side impact door beams, parking sensors, and Isofix child seat, among others. However, it’s worth noting that the all-new Swift has a light, impact-absorbing body construction, courtesy of the HEARTECT platform, which is said to deliver a highly-rigid frame and a smooth and curving form which helps enhance safety, disperse energy in collisions, and make the Swift body lighter by 840kg compared to its predecessor. This results in lower fuel consumption "and vast improvements in the fundamental vehicle functions of running, turning and stopping,” according to the brand.

As part of “HEARTECT," a newly designed front and rear suspension underpins a nimble and emotion-heightening driving experience for the new Swift, providing both the linear steering control for which the compact car is known for.

Pricing and options

The Old Swift was sold with two different trims, with the manual version priced at PHP729,000 and the automatic variant costing PHP 769,000. It was available in five different colors including red, black, and white, and two types of gray.

Like the old model, the new Swift also comes in two trims: GL 1.2L MT (PHP775,000), and GL 1.2L CVT (PHP818,000). The Swift now has six color options including Metallic Star Silver, Pearl Pure White, Metallic Speedy Blue 3, Metallic Mineral Gray 2, Pearl Super Black 2, and Pearl Ablaze Red 3. A Special Edition Suzuki Swift comes with an additional PHP49,800 to the price tag.

Planning to buy a Suzuki Swift for yourself? Carmudi has plenty of new and used Suzuki Swift vehicles available on our website. Feel free to shop for a car at Carmudi today.

Photos from Suzuki

Also read:

2020 Suzuki Celerio: The 2 variants in detail

2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs. the competition: Your other small hatchback options

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Suzuki launched the new generation of its Swift hatch back in 2018, giving the snazzy little driver even more style and sportiness.
<![CDATA[Old against new: 2016 vs. 2020 Suzuki Swift]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/old-against-new-2016-vs-2020-suzuki-swift/ Suzuki launched the new generation of its Swift hatch back in 2018, giving the snazzy little driver even more style and sportiness. So how has this little car from the popular Japanese car and bike manufacturer evolved? We take a look at how the new Suzuki Swift differs from its old version.

Exterior

Suzuki-Swift https://auto.suzuki.com.ph/

The outer shell of the all-new Swift looks more cohesive and distinct as compared to its predecessor, which borrowed a lot of elements from MINI. It's as if this Swift is the more mature or confident version of the older model. The fascia of Suzuki's hatch features a wide hexagonal grille along with a bold bumper, LED headlights, and wrap-around windshield. Turning to the side, the Swift is characterized by curvy bulges and blacked-out pillars, managing to combine some European design elements with Suzuki’s renowned ‘kei’ heritage. At the rear, the Swift shows off distinctive LED taillights, a large bumper, and a stylish spoiler.

Interior

Suzuki-Swift suzuki swift

The interior of the all-new Swift is pretty much straightforward, it features a classier and more premium feel, characterized by black theme with silver accents on the dashboard, center console, and door panels. A sleeker layout is also a welcome sight for those who want a less busy interior. Highlights of the new Swift cabin include a flat bottom steering wheel that's integrated with audio and phone controls, a white-on-black instrument cluster for easy readability, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that sadly does not support Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, although Bluetooth connectivity is available.

Powertrain

The old generation Swift was equipped with a 1.4-liter engine that comes with variable valve timing and electronic throttle control, and produces 94hp and 130Nm of torque. The new Swift on the other hand, is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that delivers 82hp and 113Nm of torque. Despite having a smaller-displacement and lower power output, the new engine is said to improve on the Swift’s agility and stability.

As for transmission, the old engine was available with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The new engine on the other hand, is connected to a 5-speed manual in the base model and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the upper trim.

Space

Suzuki-SwiftSuzuki-Swift

In terms of dimensions, Suzuki's subcompact hatch measures 3840mm long, 1735mm wide, and 1,495mm tall along with wheelbase of 2450mm. The dimension of the all-new Swift is shorter and lower as compared to its predecessor, which measured 3850mm long, 1695 wide, and 1510mm tall, with a 2430mm wheelbase. This means the new Swift is shorter by 10mm and lower by 35mm, while also being wider by 40mm, with a 20mm longer wheelbase. These dimensional maneuverings raise the all-new Swift's cargo space to 265 liters, which is 54 liters more than the outgoing model. Tin addition, improvements in the cabin design ensures spaciousness even with the dimensional reductions.

Safety

Safety-wise, little has changed between the new and old Swift’s main protective features. All the basics are the same, which include dual front airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS), reverse camera, side impact door beams, parking sensors, and Isofix child seat, among others. However, it’s worth noting that the all-new Swift has a light, impact-absorbing body construction, courtesy of the HEARTECT platform, which is said to deliver a highly-rigid frame and a smooth and curving form which helps enhance safety, disperse energy in collisions, and make the Swift body lighter by 840kg compared to its predecessor. This results in lower fuel consumption "and vast improvements in the fundamental vehicle functions of running, turning and stopping,” according to the brand.

As part of “HEARTECT," a newly designed front and rear suspension underpins a nimble and emotion-heightening driving experience for the new Swift, providing both the linear steering control for which the compact car is known for.

Pricing and options

The Old Swift was sold with two different trims, with the manual version priced at PHP729,000 and the automatic variant costing PHP 769,000. It was available in five different colors including red, black, and white, and two types of gray.

Like the old model, the new Swift also comes in two trims: GL 1.2L MT (PHP775,000), and GL 1.2L CVT (PHP818,000). The Swift now has six color options including Metallic Star Silver, Pearl Pure White, Metallic Speedy Blue 3, Metallic Mineral Gray 2, Pearl Super Black 2, and Pearl Ablaze Red 3. A Special Edition Suzuki Swift comes with an additional PHP49,800 to the price tag.

Planning to buy a Suzuki Swift for yourself? Carmudi has plenty of new and used Suzuki Swift vehicles available on our website. Feel free to shop for a car at Carmudi today.

Photos from Suzuki

Also read:

2020 Suzuki Celerio: The 2 variants in detail

2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs. the competition: Your other small hatchback options

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Suzuki launched the new generation of its Swift hatch back in 2018, giving the snazzy little driver even more style and sportiness.
<![CDATA[All new Nissan vehicles to be electrified come 2030]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/all-new-nissan-vehicles-to-be-electrified-come-2030/ By 2030, the Nissan LEAF will have a lot more siblings within the Nissan stable, as the Japanese automaker announced that all their all-new vehicles by that year will be electrified.

The announcement was made as Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. set its plans to be carbon neutral across all its operations and products come 2050.

“With 100% of all-new vehicle offerings to be electrified in the key markets of Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe by the early 2030s, Nissan will also be among the leaders in driving the adoption of electric vehicle technology,” Nissan claimed in a statement.

Nissan Carbon neutrality roadmap

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said that the move is their way to ramp up efforts against climate change.

 “We’re determined to help create a carbon neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change. Our offering in electrified vehicles will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral. We will continue to drive innovation that enriches people’s lives as we pursue a sustainable future for all,” Uchida said.

With such a goal in place, Nissan laid out their plans that “will pursue further innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology.” These are the following:

  • Battery innovations including solid-state and related technologies to develop cost-competitive and more efficient electric vehicles;
  • Further development of Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrains to achieve greater energy efficiency;
  • Development of a battery ecosystem to support decentralized, onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources. Nissan anticipates increased collaboration with the energy sector to support the de-carbonization of power grids;
  • Manufacturing process innovations to support higher productivity in vehicle assembly, starting with the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The company will also strive for greater energy and material efficiencies to support longer-term carbon neutrality ambitions.

Nissan vehicle life-cycle infographic

The announcement “builds on its decades-long programs to reduce emissions and provide electric vehicle technologies”. The initiative towards electrification and emissions reduction is in line with the U.N. Paris Agreement on climate change and global progress toward carbon neutrality by 2050.

Aside from that, the latest target develops their previous efforts under the Nissan Green Program that led to the production of the first mass-market electric vehicle the Nissan LEAF. Although it has yet to be officially available in the country, it has already rolled out more than 500,000 units to date.

Further, the Japanese automaker noted that they continue to collaborate with industry coalitions and authorities to develop infrastructure and raise public awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles.

nissan leaf

Nissan stated that the automotive industry “can be a driving force in meeting global environmental and climate needs through a commitment to innovation and impact reduction by collaborating with authorities and partners worldwide.”

“When combined with the expansion of renewable energy and charging infrastructure, vehicle electrification and sustainable operations can help accelerate the arrival of a carbon neutral future.”

Relatedly, Nissan will also unveil its plans towards electrified mobility in the ASEAN region through its webinar Nissan FUTURES–Electrification and Beyond slated February 4.

Themed “Electrifying 250 million cars: an impossible dream?”, the interactive online webinar is set to reveal strategies on how to make ASEAN a carbon-neutral region.

Photos from Nissan

Also read:

Nissan PH premiers virtual showroom for Asia & Oceania region

Magical, Mystical journey: Nissan 'Go Anywhere' Drive to Siquijor

Nissan Leaf to Go On Sale in PH, ID in 2020

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 By 2030, the Nissan LEAF will have a lot more siblings within the Nissan stable, as the Japanese automaker announced that all their all-new vehicles by that year will be electrified.
<![CDATA[All new Nissan vehicles to be electrified come 2030]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/all-new-nissan-vehicles-to-be-electrified-come-2030/ By 2030, the Nissan LEAF will have a lot more siblings within the Nissan stable, as the Japanese automaker announced that all their all-new vehicles by that year will be electrified.

The announcement was made as Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. set its plans to be carbon neutral across all its operations and products come 2050.

“With 100% of all-new vehicle offerings to be electrified in the key markets of Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe by the early 2030s, Nissan will also be among the leaders in driving the adoption of electric vehicle technology,” Nissan claimed in a statement.

Nissan Carbon neutrality roadmap

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said that the move is their way to ramp up efforts against climate change.

 “We’re determined to help create a carbon neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change. Our offering in electrified vehicles will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral. We will continue to drive innovation that enriches people’s lives as we pursue a sustainable future for all,” Uchida said.

With such a goal in place, Nissan laid out their plans that “will pursue further innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology.” These are the following:

  • Battery innovations including solid-state and related technologies to develop cost-competitive and more efficient electric vehicles;
  • Further development of Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrains to achieve greater energy efficiency;
  • Development of a battery ecosystem to support decentralized, onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources. Nissan anticipates increased collaboration with the energy sector to support the de-carbonization of power grids;
  • Manufacturing process innovations to support higher productivity in vehicle assembly, starting with the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The company will also strive for greater energy and material efficiencies to support longer-term carbon neutrality ambitions.

Nissan vehicle life-cycle infographic

The announcement “builds on its decades-long programs to reduce emissions and provide electric vehicle technologies”. The initiative towards electrification and emissions reduction is in line with the U.N. Paris Agreement on climate change and global progress toward carbon neutrality by 2050.

Aside from that, the latest target develops their previous efforts under the Nissan Green Program that led to the production of the first mass-market electric vehicle the Nissan LEAF. Although it has yet to be officially available in the country, it has already rolled out more than 500,000 units to date.

Further, the Japanese automaker noted that they continue to collaborate with industry coalitions and authorities to develop infrastructure and raise public awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles.

nissan leaf

Nissan stated that the automotive industry “can be a driving force in meeting global environmental and climate needs through a commitment to innovation and impact reduction by collaborating with authorities and partners worldwide.”

“When combined with the expansion of renewable energy and charging infrastructure, vehicle electrification and sustainable operations can help accelerate the arrival of a carbon neutral future.”

Relatedly, Nissan will also unveil its plans towards electrified mobility in the ASEAN region through its webinar Nissan FUTURES–Electrification and Beyond slated February 4.

Themed “Electrifying 250 million cars: an impossible dream?”, the interactive online webinar is set to reveal strategies on how to make ASEAN a carbon-neutral region.

Photos from Nissan

Also read:

Nissan PH premiers virtual showroom for Asia & Oceania region

Magical, Mystical journey: Nissan 'Go Anywhere' Drive to Siquijor

Nissan Leaf to Go On Sale in PH, ID in 2020

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 By 2030, the Nissan LEAF will have a lot more siblings within the Nissan stable, as the Japanese automaker announced that all their all-new vehicles by that year will be electrified.
<![CDATA[All new Nissan vehicles to be electrified come 2030]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/all-new-nissan-vehicles-to-be-electrified-come-2030/ By 2030, the Nissan LEAF will have a lot more siblings within the Nissan stable, as the Japanese automaker announced that all their all-new vehicles by that year will be electrified.

The announcement was made as Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. set its plans to be carbon neutral across all its operations and products come 2050.

“With 100% of all-new vehicle offerings to be electrified in the key markets of Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe by the early 2030s, Nissan will also be among the leaders in driving the adoption of electric vehicle technology,” Nissan claimed in a statement.

Nissan Carbon neutrality roadmap

Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said that the move is their way to ramp up efforts against climate change.

 “We’re determined to help create a carbon neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change. Our offering in electrified vehicles will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral. We will continue to drive innovation that enriches people’s lives as we pursue a sustainable future for all,” Uchida said.

With such a goal in place, Nissan laid out their plans that “will pursue further innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology.” These are the following:

  • Battery innovations including solid-state and related technologies to develop cost-competitive and more efficient electric vehicles;
  • Further development of Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrains to achieve greater energy efficiency;
  • Development of a battery ecosystem to support decentralized, onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources. Nissan anticipates increased collaboration with the energy sector to support the de-carbonization of power grids;
  • Manufacturing process innovations to support higher productivity in vehicle assembly, starting with the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative. The company will also strive for greater energy and material efficiencies to support longer-term carbon neutrality ambitions.

Nissan vehicle life-cycle infographic

The announcement “builds on its decades-long programs to reduce emissions and provide electric vehicle technologies”. The initiative towards electrification and emissions reduction is in line with the U.N. Paris Agreement on climate change and global progress toward carbon neutrality by 2050.

Aside from that, the latest target develops their previous efforts under the Nissan Green Program that led to the production of the first mass-market electric vehicle the Nissan LEAF. Although it has yet to be officially available in the country, it has already rolled out more than 500,000 units to date.

Further, the Japanese automaker noted that they continue to collaborate with industry coalitions and authorities to develop infrastructure and raise public awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles.

nissan leaf

Nissan stated that the automotive industry “can be a driving force in meeting global environmental and climate needs through a commitment to innovation and impact reduction by collaborating with authorities and partners worldwide.”

“When combined with the expansion of renewable energy and charging infrastructure, vehicle electrification and sustainable operations can help accelerate the arrival of a carbon neutral future.”

Relatedly, Nissan will also unveil its plans towards electrified mobility in the ASEAN region through its webinar Nissan FUTURES–Electrification and Beyond slated February 4.

Themed “Electrifying 250 million cars: an impossible dream?”, the interactive online webinar is set to reveal strategies on how to make ASEAN a carbon-neutral region.

Photos from Nissan

Also read:

Nissan PH premiers virtual showroom for Asia & Oceania region

Magical, Mystical journey: Nissan 'Go Anywhere' Drive to Siquijor

Nissan Leaf to Go On Sale in PH, ID in 2020

]]>
https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 By 2030, the Nissan LEAF will have a lot more siblings within the Nissan stable, as the Japanese automaker announced that all their all-new vehicles by that year will be electrified.
<![CDATA[Roadway light in Bulacan, Pampanga portions to be upgraded—NLEX]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/roadway-light-in-bulacan-pampanga-portions-to-be-upgraded-nlex/ More than 1,300 roadway lights from Bulacan to Pampanga are expected to be upgraded along the stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

The upgrading of the roadway lights—to cover a stretch of 33 kilometers from Balagtas, Bulacan to San Fernando City, Pampanga—are part of NLEX Corporation’s program to improve motorist safety and enhance customer experience.

The project, to start in February—will replace existing LED lights to increase brightness level to 20 lux from the 16 lux, giving a better illumination of the road during nighttime and increase the road users’ awareness while traversing the said stretch.

NLEX Corporation

In a statement, the NLEX Corporation noted that the new LED lights are more energy efficient, reliable, and durable since they can last an average of 70,000 operating hours compared to the conventional type of roadway lighting.

“They are compact and work well in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions including typhoons. In addition, LEDs have good color rendering index or the ability to reveal the actual color of the object, which is very beneficial for night driving,” they claimed.  

The latest roadway lighting, the tollway operator claimed, will give better vision range, making it easier to read road and warning signs in advance while decreasing glare from vehicle headlights. The lights exceed the 12 lux standard of the Philippine Department of Energy and emit less heat and therefore minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi Bautista said that they are targeting to install all the covered roadway lights by March.

“This move aims to standardize our lighting and provide uniform luminosity of roadway lights for the entire NLEX system—from Balintawak all the way to areas in the north. At NLEX, we go beyond what is required by providing our motorists with adequate lighting for safer travel, as well as helping the environment by lessening our carbon footprint,” he said.

PH Arena

To add to that, NLEX Corporation stated that apart from their routine maintenance activities (roadway sweeping, grass cutting, tree pruning, and drainage cleaning), the they are also conducting regular pavement repairs and lighting replacement.

Last year, they have replaced 1,078 interchange and median LED lighting from NLEX Balintawak to Tabang, increasing the illumination from 12 lux to 20 lux.

Back in 2017, NLEX Corporation extended the lighted portion of the expressway alongside the construction of new expressway lanes in the said segment.

Photos from NLEX Corporation

Also read:

Maintenance and improvement works at NLEX resume

New SFEX road open until mid-Jan. 2021

NLEX vows to continue major road projects

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 More than 1,300 roadway lights from Bulacan to Pampanga are expected to be upgraded along the stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
<![CDATA[Roadway light in Bulacan, Pampanga portions to be upgraded—NLEX]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/roadway-light-in-bulacan-pampanga-portions-to-be-upgraded-nlex/ More than 1,300 roadway lights from Bulacan to Pampanga are expected to be upgraded along the stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

The upgrading of the roadway lights—to cover a stretch of 33 kilometers from Balagtas, Bulacan to San Fernando City, Pampanga—are part of NLEX Corporation’s program to improve motorist safety and enhance customer experience.

The project, to start in February—will replace existing LED lights to increase brightness level to 20 lux from the 16 lux, giving a better illumination of the road during nighttime and increase the road users’ awareness while traversing the said stretch.

NLEX Corporation

In a statement, the NLEX Corporation noted that the new LED lights are more energy efficient, reliable, and durable since they can last an average of 70,000 operating hours compared to the conventional type of roadway lighting.

“They are compact and work well in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions including typhoons. In addition, LEDs have good color rendering index or the ability to reveal the actual color of the object, which is very beneficial for night driving,” they claimed.  

The latest roadway lighting, the tollway operator claimed, will give better vision range, making it easier to read road and warning signs in advance while decreasing glare from vehicle headlights. The lights exceed the 12 lux standard of the Philippine Department of Energy and emit less heat and therefore minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi Bautista said that they are targeting to install all the covered roadway lights by March.

“This move aims to standardize our lighting and provide uniform luminosity of roadway lights for the entire NLEX system—from Balintawak all the way to areas in the north. At NLEX, we go beyond what is required by providing our motorists with adequate lighting for safer travel, as well as helping the environment by lessening our carbon footprint,” he said.

PH Arena

To add to that, NLEX Corporation stated that apart from their routine maintenance activities (roadway sweeping, grass cutting, tree pruning, and drainage cleaning), the they are also conducting regular pavement repairs and lighting replacement.

Last year, they have replaced 1,078 interchange and median LED lighting from NLEX Balintawak to Tabang, increasing the illumination from 12 lux to 20 lux.

Back in 2017, NLEX Corporation extended the lighted portion of the expressway alongside the construction of new expressway lanes in the said segment.

Photos from NLEX Corporation

Also read:

Maintenance and improvement works at NLEX resume

New SFEX road open until mid-Jan. 2021

NLEX vows to continue major road projects

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 More than 1,300 roadway lights from Bulacan to Pampanga are expected to be upgraded along the stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
<![CDATA[Roadway light in Bulacan, Pampanga portions to be upgraded—NLEX]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/roadway-light-in-bulacan-pampanga-portions-to-be-upgraded-nlex/ More than 1,300 roadway lights from Bulacan to Pampanga are expected to be upgraded along the stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

The upgrading of the roadway lights—to cover a stretch of 33 kilometers from Balagtas, Bulacan to San Fernando City, Pampanga—are part of NLEX Corporation’s program to improve motorist safety and enhance customer experience.

The project, to start in February—will replace existing LED lights to increase brightness level to 20 lux from the 16 lux, giving a better illumination of the road during nighttime and increase the road users’ awareness while traversing the said stretch.

NLEX Corporation

In a statement, the NLEX Corporation noted that the new LED lights are more energy efficient, reliable, and durable since they can last an average of 70,000 operating hours compared to the conventional type of roadway lighting.

“They are compact and work well in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions including typhoons. In addition, LEDs have good color rendering index or the ability to reveal the actual color of the object, which is very beneficial for night driving,” they claimed.  

The latest roadway lighting, the tollway operator claimed, will give better vision range, making it easier to read road and warning signs in advance while decreasing glare from vehicle headlights. The lights exceed the 12 lux standard of the Philippine Department of Energy and emit less heat and therefore minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi Bautista said that they are targeting to install all the covered roadway lights by March.

“This move aims to standardize our lighting and provide uniform luminosity of roadway lights for the entire NLEX system—from Balintawak all the way to areas in the north. At NLEX, we go beyond what is required by providing our motorists with adequate lighting for safer travel, as well as helping the environment by lessening our carbon footprint,” he said.

PH Arena

To add to that, NLEX Corporation stated that apart from their routine maintenance activities (roadway sweeping, grass cutting, tree pruning, and drainage cleaning), the they are also conducting regular pavement repairs and lighting replacement.

Last year, they have replaced 1,078 interchange and median LED lighting from NLEX Balintawak to Tabang, increasing the illumination from 12 lux to 20 lux.

Back in 2017, NLEX Corporation extended the lighted portion of the expressway alongside the construction of new expressway lanes in the said segment.

Photos from NLEX Corporation

Also read:

Maintenance and improvement works at NLEX resume

New SFEX road open until mid-Jan. 2021

NLEX vows to continue major road projects

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Thu, 28 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 More than 1,300 roadway lights from Bulacan to Pampanga are expected to be upgraded along the stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).