Nissan is one of the most popular car brands in the world. Between April 2018 and January 2019, they sold more than a quarter of a million passenger vehicles worldwide.
Many of Nissan’s cars are sold around the world, but there are some models that are only released in Japan. It means that many of us haven’t even heard of some of the best vehicles that Nissan produce.
One such Japan-only release is the Nissan Elgrand. This luxury MPV is highly popular in Japan, often being seen driven by local celebrities. It’s also an excellent car for those seeking outdoor adventures.
Read on as we take a look at why the Nissan Elgrand is perfect for those seeking thrills in the open air.
If you’re in the market for a new car, you might find yourself torn between Toyota’s Alphard and Vellfire. Both of these vehicles are Toyota’s most popular, but which one is the best? Keep reading for a full Toyota Alphard vs Vellfire comparison.
Toyota Alphard Introduction
First, let’s look at the Toyota Alphard, which is a full-size luxury MPV minivan. The name “Alphard” roots from a very bright star in the hydra constellation.
This car was first made in 2002 which a seven or eight seat capacity, and comes in the Alphard Hybrid, Alphard V and G.
This vehicle was first designed for the Japanese market. Today it’s available in Russia, Oman, Belarus, and other global markets.
The Alphard Hybrid is an Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV), of seventy-five percent. ANH10 was the first model of this car and it debuted in 2002. 2008 produced, the second generation of this car called the ANH20.
Do you have fond memories of the days when you could walk onto the lot of a UK car dealership and then drive away in a new Nissan Cube? If you’ve been itching to get your hands on another Cube, Algy’s Autos is the right place for you.
First of all, we have great news – the Cube is still in production albeit only in Japan. However, Algy’s Autos imports the iconic Nissan Cube into the UK for smart car shoppers who fell in love with the little MPV and never forgot it.
But if you missed the Nissan Cube the first time around, you may wonder what’s so great about owning one. We’ll give you seven great reasons why you should own the unmistakably cool vehicle.
When the Cube was still sold in the United States, it was cited by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as one of the safest cars on the market. It [...]
You only have to look at recent statistics to see how demand for Japanese cars in the UK has been rising. More than 350,000 vehicles made by Japanese manufacturers were registered in the first nine months of 2017 alone.
So what’s behind the runaway success? Fasten your seatbelt as we steer you through the reasons why we’re such Japanese aficionados when it comes to our cars.
Step Back in Time
History reveals some of the secrets behind the Japanese car industry phenomenon. Vehicle manufacturing in the land of the rising sun didn’t always have the enviable reputation it has now.
After the Second World War, Japan’s economy was no match for its American counterpart. Toyota’s early days look pretty feeble. Only three thousand cars were made when Ford’s Detroit assembly line rolled off seven thousand vehicles a day.
One of Toyota’s big difficulties was that it didn’t have enough cash. It needed more money to purchase all the stamping [...]
The Land Rover Discovery is an iconic pure British thoroughbred, even the most popular colour is ‘British Green’, so how can it be the Japanese love these wonderful cars so much they importd them from the UK to Japan? Presige for one, the Japanese love most things British and Land Rover represents Britain through and through. The Land Rover Discovery started to find its way into Japan from the UK in the early 1990’s as the 300 series, it was mainly the TD County version with all the toys of course, leather interior, 7x seats, alloys, twin AC with climate, sunroofs etc etc. Other Land Rover including the Freelander and Range Rover also are seen regularly on the Japanese roads. But now here’s the strange thing – Algys Autos have been returning these Land Rovers from Japan to the UK roads for over 20 years! Where is the value in that [...]
The Cabinet of Ministers approved amendments to the law on vehicles, which introduce a new road tax for cars and vans with a high level of carbon dioxide emissions. The new road tax system applies to vehicles belonging to categories M1 and N1, i.e. cars with up to eight passenger seats, including the driver, as well as trucks weighing up to 3.5 tons, which will be registered in the Republic of Cyprus after the law enters into force, in early 2019. On the other vehicles, these changes do not apply. The new bill will cancel many concessions, which facilitated the registration of imported used cars. According to the new rules, the older the car and the greater the power of its engine, the higher the tax on the road. Owners of “young” cars will pay less. The new road tax will take into account combined-cycle CO2 emissions — euro [...]
The popularity of Japanese cars is undeniable, but which ones are the top of the top? Here are this year’s hottest Japanese cars and Japanese car brands.
Japan’s dominance in the auto industry is common knowledge, and the world’s most popular car, the Toyota Corolla, is Japanese.
Japanese car brands had a banner year in 2018. Cars from Nissan, Hyundai, Suzuki, and, of course, Toyota topped the list of best-selling cars in countries across Europe. These brands made strides not just in sales but in the evolution of the motor vehicle.
The Corolla’s 2020 model features a significant redesign, but what are the Japanese designs that stood out this year? What Japanese cars have been the hottest so far, both in terms of design and in terms of sales?
Keep reading for our rundown of just which Japanese cars we think deserve your attention the most from 2018.
Japanese Car Brands With Exceptional Popularity in [...]
The ‘Mini’ Car or Kei car as it is correctly called in Japan category originated in the Post war era of the Second World War, when most of the Japanese public could not afford a full sized vehicle, yet many had enough money to purchase a motorbike. So to promote the growth of the car industry, the kei car category was introduced by the Government. The category was originally limited to a tiny 150 cc then in 1949, dimensions and engine size limitations were slowly expanded to tempt more car manufacturers to produce the kei cars. In 1955 the engine size was increased to 360 cc as the upper limit, and so the Kei class began taking off, with cars from Suzuki and Subaru 360, saw the first mass produced [...]
Algys Autos Imported literally hundreds of Mazda Bongo from Japan to the UK during the late 1990’s and first decade of the 2000’s, dozens of the familiar Bongo were laying in await at the garage to be campervan converted. Mostly the elevating roof version was sought after and most were used as a faithful weekender having the ability to instantly convert from an 8 seaat MPV to a 4 berth campervan. Many even had a full campervan conversion with cooker, sink, fridge and storage. Some even ‘pushed the boat out’ and had ‘rock and roll’ beds, drop-down DVD players and tables installed. As we trned the year 2010 corner the elevating roof Mazda Bongo started to dry up and hnce the attention moved to the Bongo Tin-Top where there was an abundance of stock. We installed the elevating roof into a Tin-Top and th problem was solved. It was actually even bettr than solved as [...]