Articles about Philippine Automotive Industry

The industry is hurting
We are now in the fifth week of the government-imposed Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), and pressure is building in different sectors of society. There are initial, hopeful, reports that the medical community is 'flattening the curve,' proving that the quarantine measures
Masahiko Nakamura officially takes the helm
It seems that Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) is seeing more big changes for 2020 yet again.The Japanese carmaker made headlines in February when it announced that its manufacturing plant here in the Philippines would cease operations. Our editor-in-chief Dinzo
The team took home five trophies in total
It's that time of the year again when Ford Philippines recognizes the standouts among the many talented journalists in the automotive beat. But the 19th Henry Ford Awards (HFA) was a little different.For the first time ever, an award for
Atsuhiro Okamoto takes the helm
The country's leading car manufacturer is now under new leadership. In a ceremonial turnover held at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) officially welcomed Atsuhiro Okamoto as its new president.The executive joins TMP on
A whole lot
Good news for fans of the 'unkillable' pickup. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) closed the first half of 2019 topping key market categories including the pickup segment, having sold a total of 10,554 units of its long-running top-seller Toyota Hilux.
Which of these do you plan on buying?
It's been a pretty eventful year for the local automotive industry so far. Every major player, from Japanese giants like Toyota and Suzuki to more upscale European brands like Volvo and BMW, has been busy bringing products in. And to think
Congratulations to all the winners
The Henry Ford Awards (HFA) is now in its 18th year, and it continues to be the only award-giving body that recognizes the efforts of local automotive journalists. This year, a total of 239 entries were submitted for 16 different categories."
According to its vice chairman
Yesterday, it happened. The thing that automotive executives and salesmen across the country had been worried about all year long. The increase in car excise taxes, as part of the government's massive tax reform package, was signed into law by President
As part of the TRAIN package
It's been a nerve-wracking year for the Philippine automotive industry. Two words have been shadowing its activities and reports all-year long: excise taxes. The government's massive tax reform package was always going to have a big impact on
Meet Bertrand Lessard
There's a big change happening over at Ford Philippines. The American carmaker has just announced the appointment of a new managing director for our country effective August 1. Meet Bertrand Lessard.Mr. Lessard comes to our shores following a stint as
Probably fueled by excise tax fears
If local carmakers are apprehensive about the possible excise tax increase, they must get a little comfort in the fact that they're raking it in now.According to the combined reports of the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) and
It depends on who you ask
Unless you've been living under a rock, you should be aware that there is an ongoing proposal to increase the excise taxes on cars sold in the Philippines. We've already shared with you how this proposal could affect vehicle prices.
It's been a fast rise
One look out the window during your daily drive or commute can already tell you a lot about the recent growth of the Philippine automotive industry. Right now, there are more vehicles (and owners to go with them) on the road than
How does your favorite brand rank?
Last year, the Philippine automotive industry registered a record sales total of 320,677 units, up 20% from the previous year. And there are no signs of said industry sales abating in 2016. With all these chart-breaking sales figures from most
Wants to keep customers for life
Ford Philippines is on a roll, for sure. In 2015, the American carmaker officially leapfrogged Hyundai for third place in our market in terms of sales, moving a total of 25,372 units--this after having been fifth overall just behind Honda
In case you missed it
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. As the sun bore down on the metro early this month, the only thing that convinced us to leave the air-conditioned confines of
Do you remember this time?
The year 1986 was a year of political change for the Philippines, but for the motoring industry, it was part of a long slog out of darkness, from the slump that reached its nadir with the assassination of Ninoy Aquino in 1983,
See how many cars it sold per model
In 2015, Toyota Motor Philippines was basically NBA phenom Stephen Curry. It aims, it shoots, it scores. The Japanese carmaker sold 124,426 units last year, growing 17.8% from its 2014 sales performance. That's almost 341 cars and SUVs a
Company set to join CARS program
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is poised to participate in the government's Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program. This was the big announcement that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation CEO Osamu Masuko delivered this week.The even bigger news? Once the application is approved, its
An impressive year for the industry
We want to start with an explanation. You should be reading this sales report more than a year ago, and much more frequently. Well, somewhere along the line, it became more difficult procuring the numbers needed to compile a monthly report.As
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