Did you buy a car this year?
The numbers are in, and so far, things haven't been good as far as local car sales go. But there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.According to data provided by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of
Wait until you see the numbers
It looks like a ton of people have been buying the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) has just posted a 205% monthly unit sales increase this September, and the humble subcompact sedan was a big
It’s been a rough couple of months
If you want to get an idea of just how well the local auto industry is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, you needn't look much further than its most successful player.We've just gotten our best look at Toyota
The Urus achieved the same feat just two months ago
Meet the 10,000th Lamborghini Aventador, which, although a milestone worthy of celebration, also confirms a sad fact: The era of mid-engined, highly strung supercars dominating Lambo sales is well and truly over.It's taken over double the time as
That’s no small feat
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is celebrating a huge milestone this month, as it has officially sold 300,000 vehicles in our market since it began its operations in 1996.According to IPC's sales numbers, the total vehicle sales tally was up
These strategies include what the carmaker has learned from the Leaf
Nissan unveiled its first electric car, the Leaf, in 2010. It has taken a decade to get to its second distinct global model, the new Ariya. Why the delay?Top Gear goads Nissan's CEO, Makoto Uchido, by suggesting to him the
Compared to the same period in 2019
MG Philippines had quite a run in 2019, with 5,085 new units sold that year. It was arguably a notable feat for the resurging brand, one that wouldn't easily be replicated in 2020 given how big of a hit the
Lease options for the Vios, Rush, Fortuner, and Corolla Altis will be available
In late 2019, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) revealed its plans to shift its focus from car ownership to 'car usership' this year. It looks like we'll be seeing these plans come to fruition soon as we have just received word from
This, despite predicting a 1.95-million decrease in unit sales
No one is immune from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic-not even the Japan's largest car manufacturer.In a press conference, Toyota predicted a 1.95-million year-on-year decrease in global unit sales for the year
“The local industry is reeling from this invisible enemy”
The past few months haven't been a good look for the local automotive industry.According to the latest sales data from the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID), its 20 members sold only 14,404 units in the first quarter
Twenty-three years after the Prius made its debut
Toyota may be a titan in the local automotive industry, but sales of its hybrid vehicles haven't really taken off here in the Philippines just yet. On a global scale, however, the Japanese carmaker's hybrid sales figures are a far
2019 was the model’s biggest year yet
Toyota has announced that the RAV4 has reached 10 million units sold across the globe since it first became available. That's a pretty big milestone for any car, let alone one from a segment that, in the grand scheme of the
Not a good look for the industry
The local automotive industry is off to a rough start for 2020.According to figures collected by the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID), sales across all segments-passenger cars, light commercial vehicles (LCV), and commercial vehicles-are down in January
Ever dream of owning one?
If you're still in denial over China's growing role in shaping the global auto industry, here's one more thing to help you reconsider: The People's Republic isn't just the industry's manufacturing behemoth, its consumers also gobble
I wish we loved hatchbacks more
Call us odd, but we look at automotive sales figures the way Operators look at the Matrix. To most eyes, they're just random numbers and letters, but to us, they show a fascinating pattern. When we got the per-model breakdown
That’s more than 400 vehicles per month on average
If you think vehicles sporting the MG badge are becoming an increasingly common sighting these days, then you're most definitely correct.We've actually said it before at the Top Gear PH Awards 2019, but we'll say it again anyway:
Kawaii!
In 2019, Japan's best-selling car shifted 253,500 units. We don't have the end-of-year stats for the Philippine market yet, but for a bit of context, our 2019 midyear report showed that the best-selling brand in
The luxury SUV accounted for 4,962 of the 8,205 Lambos sold worldwide last year
If you've a romantic notion that the Lamborghini factory is a quiet shed in a sleepy Italian village-where a few mad petrolheads cycle down a few times a week to drop noisy engines into the middle of wedge-tastic sports
The company ends the decade on a high note
The past year was a strong one for Suzuki Philippines (SPH). By the second half of 2019, the Japanese carmaker had already climbed to fifth in sales here in the local market; at the end of the third quarter, it reported a
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