Articles about Philippine Automotive Industry

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
Another memorable year for motoring
Life in the Philippines is never boring, especially on the road. But as the year draws to a close, we can't help but feel that the past 12 months have been particularly colorful. With new cars, more traffic, and government shenanigans,
New-car purchases in PH to keep soaring
One of the most obvious things people blame for the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila is the steady (and significant) increase in automotive sales in the country. Back in August, we wrote about the forecast of Nissan Philippines president Antonio Zara
Drum roll, please...
First off, we want to clarify that these Car of the Year awards are about the trophies handed out by an organization called Car Awards Group Inc. These are totally different from Top Gear Philippines' very own Car of the Year award.
Winner to be crowned Readers' Favorite
Since 2012, we've been naming our very own Car of the Year. The process is simple: Our editors and writers name their top five cars, and we tally the scores. The Toyota 86 was the very first recipient of the award.
With 3 new dealerships
Suzuki Philippines is on a roll this year. The Japanese carmaker has just opened three new dealerships in the country: two in the Bicol area and one in Isabela. Another one is set to rise in Biñan.Suzuki Naga will offer
How many cars are sold in PH each day?
You already know that we have a new 10-minute motoring talk show on this website called Straight Torque (an audio-only version of which, by the way, is also broadcast on Podcast.ph).A week ago, we released the very first
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