It looks like the Toyota Vios is our country’s King of Cars so far in 2019—at least according to figures provided by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc.(CAMPI).
Can you guess how many Vios units Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) sold as of the end of May 2019? According to CAMPI, the tally is 12,295 units—the most of any available car model in the local market. This also makes the Toyota Vios the first passenger car to exceed 10,000 units in sales for 2019.
The Toyota Hilux is the Japanese car manufacturer’s second best-selling nameplate with 8,723 units sold. Meanwhile, the Fortuner, Innova, Wigo and Hiace combined for year-to-date sales of 58,886 units.
“We think that the passenger car segment is starting to gain momentum, and we’re hoping that it would achieve higher growth levels in the coming months,” said Cristina Arevalo, TMP vice president for brand and product planning, in a statement.
“At the forefront of this passenger car segment recovery is the Toyota Vios. Of the total 50,097 passenger cars sold as of May 2019, the Toyota Vios accounts for a quarter of total passenger car sales,” Arevalo added.
A quarter of total passenger car sales, huh? Very impressive stuff, even by Toyota standards. Did you contribute to the company’s glowing sales figures this year, too?