Articles about Philippine Car Industry

Reputation is much easier to tear down than build up
In this fluctuating economic climate, one of our recurring dreams is that of opening our own car dealership. We can picture ourselves now: Our own boss, walking amid a sea of automobiles, the virtual sound of cash registers pinging in our ears.
When price tags went up
Scroll through this list, and you'll begin to notice a pattern. You see, due to the implentation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, vehicle prices across the board went up. Normally, this list would be all about
It was quite a year
To call this past year-with the long-dreaded implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law-a challenging one would be a major understatement.The pre-TRAIN holiday car buying rush had finally come to a halt, and
Enough with the stigma
The Philippine automotive world is filled with age-old stereotypes that refuse to die, from lady drivers to the supposed challenge of driving up to Baguio (even a Hyundai Eon can do it these days). One of the worst offenders that still
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.
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
1st batch graduates from TMP Tech
The automotive industry is a highly competitive, rapidly changing global playing field. If you plan on being a part of it, you're going to have to do everything in your power to keep up. We aren't just talking about the
With growth happening outside NCR
Observers say that a big part of the worsening traffic problem in Metro Manila is the fact that the automotive business is booming but road development isn't. In other words, more and more cars are coming in but the pavement they
Who would have predicted that?
If somebody had told us even just as recently as five years ago that there would be as many British car brands in the Philippines as the Japanese in 2015, we would have definitely laughed. Not only because our market remains a
Sees 'clearer direction' from gov't
On Tuesday, we reported that President Aquino had finally signed the implementation of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy, a government program meant to spur the growth of car manufacturing in the country. The government plans to achieve this by providing incentives to
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