1,335 units sold last month
Passenger cars may get most of the attention from the average motorists, but in some cases, it's actually a manufacturer's commercial offerings that drive sales.Take a look at Mitsubishi Motors Philippines' (MMPC) sales numbers from May 2021. The brand'
There were a total of 22,062 vehicles sold last month
The local automotive industry saw a significant dip in sales back in April due to the reintroduction of more stringent quarantine restrictions. Fortunately, as these lockdowns started easing up in May, the industry was able to bounce back a bit.According to
It has cleared about 10 months of its production capacity
After more than a year into this pandemic, some automakers are still struggling, especially given the current global chip shortage that has recently hit the industry. Fortunately for other companies, they're still staying afloat. Meanwhile, for a select few, well... they'
But at the same time, sales last month reflect a 13,315% year-on-year increase
Things may have been a bit rough for several businesses throughout the past month or so with the implementation of higher levels of community quarantine across the country, and it appears the Philippine automotive industry continues its recovery.According to the numbers
In case you’re waiting for more affordable units to come in
The Jazz has been discontinued in the Philippine market, ending an epic run by what was perhaps the most beloved hatchback to ever grace our market. There's a silver lining in all of this, though, as Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) has
This model is making waves
If you're still going out during the pandemic, you've probably noticed that there are quite a few Geely Coolrays plying Metro Manila's streets these days. This isn't by coincidence, as the subcompact crossover is one of the hottest
On a year-on-year basis
Local car manufacturers continue to struggle to move units under the new normal, but cumulative sales over the first quarter of 2021 have managed to surpass numbers from the same period the year prior.According to the latest Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers
Two years in a row now
The Mustang isn't just Ford's signature car. For many around the globe, the pony car symbolizes everything the American brand stands for-synonymous with speed, horsepower, and the no-nonsense frills of being behind the wheel of something that puts
A total of 20,702 vehicles were sold
The local automotive industry is still trying to get back on its feet this year. Unfortunately, after seeing some slight improvements in February, the industry has now posted significantly lower sales figures for March.According to data from the Chamber of Automotive
Say hello to the Carousell Auto Group
Car manufacturers are turning their attention to the online world? That's cute. The car classifieds scene has been at it for quite some time already. Now, Carousell is looking not just for a slice of the online auto buying industry-it
Talk about sheer dominance
As difficult as 2020 was for the entire automotive industry, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)-to no surprise-still managed to remain on top. The company has just announced that it has officially bagged its 19th consecutive Triple Crown victory.TMP led the
The country is actually lowering taxes instead of raising them
Earlier this year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) left automakers scratching their heads in frustration after imposing a P70,000-P110,000 per unit cash bond on vehicle imports.The hope is that this safeguard will help even the playing
The brand is also shifting its focus to online sales
Loyal Volvo customers might have some adjusting to do if they plan on sticking with the brand in the future.The Swedish car manufacturer has announced that it is fully transitioning into an electric car manufacturer, and that all its offerings will
Uh oh
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) isn't done tinkering with its imposition of safeguard duties on car imports just yet.The government agency has further narrowed down its list of countries exempted from its provisional safeguard duties on passenger cars
Will hybrids catch on in the PH one day, too?
Hybrids have a long way to go before they come anywhere near catching up with regular internal-combustion cars in the Philippines. Sure, carmakers are able to move a unit here and there, but overall sales are microscopic compared to traditionally powered
More than 112,000 units sold
Remember the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV? You know, the ultra-compact electric China car that, at just 28,800 Chinese yuan (slightly over P200,000), costs a fraction of what anything else on the market goes for? Well, it's selling.
This also marks IPC’s 22nd straight year as the top seller of light-duty trucks
It looks like Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) had one heck of a year in 2020 in spite of the pandemic. The Japanese marque exhibited quick recovery in the second half of the year and eventually finished it off as the country's
COVID has affected supply chains
The automotive industry's sales situation during the pandemic is more complicated than it looks. For example, a drop in sales isn't as simple as uncertain buyers or less spending power. You have supply chains to take into account, too, and
This wasn’t the case for India, though
Car sales took a big hit in Southeast Asia last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And yes, water is wet.According to a report by Nikkei Asia, sales in the region dropped by 29% as COVID-19 wreaked havoc across
Sell a car, plant 10 trees, repeat
A carmaker plants 10 trees for every vehicle it sells. How does that deal sound to you? There's a chance this will soon be mandatory, as a bill stating exactly that has just been filed in Congress.House Bill No. 8337-
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