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Nissan launches new Terra in the Philippines, priced

Descendant of the legendary Patrol

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Nissan officially introduced its new Terra as they staged the Southeast Asian launch in the Philippines. It is the first SUV in the mid-size segment for Nissan in the country and competes head-on with the likes of the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Fortuner, and Ford Everest.

As a descendant of the Patrol, its DNA has of course been passed down to the Terra. It has Nissan’s signature V-motion grille up front flanked by boomerang-shaped LED headlamps. Meanwhile, its roofline runs from the front fender all the way to the tail lights. Rounding up the exterior are 18-inch alloy wheels that give the SUV a commanding presence.

The new Terra aims to be the vehicle you’ll need when you want to go for either a quick city drive or an out-of-town adventure with family or friends. It boasts a reinforced chassis, five-link coil spring rear suspension system, and rigid rear-wheel axle to provide strength, durability, comfort, and convenience.

Unlike the five-seater Terra that was launched in China, the Philippines will get seven seats. Interestingly, seats in the middle row can be folded in the fastest way possible using one-touch remote fold buttons. This should make getting in and out of the third row a lot easier for the passengers.

The midsize SUV is also packed with tech from the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite that we witnessed in Singapore and aims for safer driving. Features like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and Intelligent Around View Monitor are present in the new Terra.

Here’s the list of prices for all five variants of the new Terra in the Philippines:

  • 2.5L Mid 4×2 6MT – PhP 1,499,000
  • 2.5L Mid 4×2 7AT – PhP 1,615,000
  • 2.5L High 4×2 7AT – PhP 1,697,000
  • 2.5L Premium 4×2 7AT – PhP 1,899,000
  • 2.5L Premium 4×4 7AT – PhP 2,096,000

Pre-orders start on June 1, 2018. Meanwhile, interested customers in the Philippines can visit any Nissan dealer to place orders.

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Nissan Intelligent Mobility First Look

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General Motors unveils a flying Cadillac taxi concept

Personal taxis of the future may look like this

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CES 2021 continues to wow everyone with the launching of new products and the unveiling of concept products that could become a reality one day. One such concept product showed at CES is the flying Cadillac taxi concept by General Motors (GM).

The flying taxi concept is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle, eliminating the need for any runway. Based on the exhibit by GM, it is a single-seater with eight coaxial rotors on the side. The vehicle will also operate autonomously with an electric motor and a 90-kWh battery powering it. The motor also enables the flying taxi to speed up to 56 mph.

Further details about the Cadillac flying taxi are scarce beyond these basic specifications. GM says that this concept is part of its “multi-modal future”: the taxi will act as a personal ferry between two points. Upon arriving at these points, a person can take another electric vehicle to carry them to their destination.

The flying taxi is also a part of GM’s new Ultium platform, which is its in-house solution for EV fleets. As for real-world availability, GM hasn’t disclosed anything so the final product may look drastically different than this one. However, it still is a cool concept that could bode well in the future.

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Apple and Hyundai are partnering for an electric car in 2024

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For years, the enigmatic Apple Car has popped in and out of the limelight. Merely because of the volume of reports, the company is certainly working on a vehicle for the future. Finally, the rumored vehicle gets some much-needed confirmation. After several reports, Apple and Hyundai are partnering for an electric car in 2024.

Late last week, an ambiguous rumor reported as much. According to a South Korean outlet, both companies were reportedly in early talks for such a partnership. At the time, the electric car was supposedly entering production in 2027. However, both Apple and Hyundai denied the rumors, casting the report in doubt.

Today, however, a new report has updated last week’s seemingly debunked rumor, as reported by Reuters. This time, Korea IT News, a South Korean newspaper, confirmed the upcoming partnership of the two companies. Apple and Hyundai will reportedly ink the deal by March this year. And, instead of a 2027 deadline, the Apple Car will enter production by 2024.

Again, both companies have refused to comment on the potential partnership. Soon after, the newspaper removed the 2024 anticipated date. According to the same report, Apple and Hyundai will create and release a beta version of the vehicle next year.

Besides their iconic iPhones, Apple has dabbled in other industries over the past few years. For example, the company successfully released an Apple Card, its entry in the fintech industry.

SEE ALSO: Apple is developing its own search engine

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Nissan offers exclusive discounts, low downpayment on select models

Save up to PhP 430,000 on your next Nissan purchase!

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Getting your first car is tempting this holiday season. Nissan has just extended its Safer Drives and Deals promo until December 31, offering exclusive discounts and savings on select models.

You can avail of up to PhP 430,000 discount when you buy a brand-new Nissan Patrol, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Terra, Nissan Sylphy, Nissan Urvan, and Nissan Almera. Through Nissan’s financing program, you can also benefit from monthly offers such as PhP 5,769 downpayment with 0% interest for up to 24 months, or free amortization for up to 6 months on select vehicles.

Select variants of Nissan Navara also come with cash savings of up to PhP 185,000. Also bundled on this exclusive offer is a free bedliner accessory. However, this exclusive offer is only available through Nissan’s financing program.

If you are paying through cash though, you can still take advantage of cash discounts for other Nissan models. You can save up to PhP 330,000 on select variants of Nissan Patrol, Terra, X-Trail, Sylphy, Navara, Urvan, and Almera.

Meanwhile, an all-in low downpayment option for as low as PhP 28,000 is available for Nissan Almera, Sylphy, X-Trail, Terra, Navara, and Urvan. Downpayment options are available through select partner banks of authorized Nissan dealers.

Tempted to get a Nissan car already? Visit Nissan Philippines’ website for more information on their latest promo.

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