Korean car brand Hyundai is now the third best-selling brand in the country, data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers in the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) showed.
The latest CAMPI report showed Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., the exclusive local distributor of Hyundai vehicles, sold 4,572 units of vehicles in the first three months of the year, beating perennial third-placer Honda Cars Philippines in the sales count by 72 units.
In March alone, Hyundai Asia Resources sold 1,857 units, 11 percent higher than the number of vehicles sold by Honda Cars Philippines.
Hyundai Asia Resources was granted exclusive rights by Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea to distribute Hyundai vehicles in the local market in August 2001.
Hyundai vehicles currently available in the Philippines include the Grand Starex, Santa Fe, Tucson, Genesis, and Getz.
A source from Hyundai Asia Resources said the brand's top-selling vehicles are the Grand Starex and the Hyundai Tucson.
The new Hyundai Tucson, which was launched in the market in December 2009, has been a popular pick among sport-utility vehicle buyers for its powerful looks and features.