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For the PH auto industry, more lows than highs in 2018

The Philippine automotive industry has come a long way since 1985, the year when the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) was founded. Thirty three years ago in 1985, total vehicle sales under the Progressive Car Manufacturing Program sank to about 6,000 units from around 30,000 in 1980. This year, at the end of the third quarter, […]

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Vehicle importers report 11% drop in sales

Vehicle importers and distributors saw an 11-percent decline in unit sales in the first half of the year, a slump which a top official said should be temporary. According to the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (Avid), member companies sold 43,138 units in the first semester, a drop from the 48,344 units sold in […]

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DOF: Strong vehicle sales to continue despite higher excise taxes

MANILA —  The Department of Finance expects robust vehicle sales to continue even as the higher excise taxes to be slapped on vehicles loom. “In other Asean economies such as Indonesia and Malaysia, automobile excise tax rates go as high as 125 percent and 105 percent, respectively, yet their luxury car markets continue to thrive,” […]

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Vehicle sales jumped 26.7% in nine months; Toyota maintained lead

The Philippine automotive industry scored another record in September as vehicle sales reached 31,451 units, up 16 percent from 27,069 units in the same month last year. This brought total vehicle sales in the first nine months to 261,370 units, up 26.7 percent from 206,284 units in the same period last year, data from the Chamber […]

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More cars on the road as importers offer ‘reasonably priced’ models

Vehicle importers posted a 103-percent surge in sales in the first half of the year as brands introduced innovations and cheaper models in the passenger car and light commercial vehicle segments. The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (Avid) sold a total of 45,420 units during the period “hinging on the entry of new, innovative, […]

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Toyota Motor Philippines sets new monthly sales record

The No. 1 automotive brand in the country rewrote history by registering 10,678 units in a single month last July. Coming from its last sales record in May with 10,511 units, Toyota proves once again that it can go even further by beating its own monthly sales performance just after two months. This is the […]

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Ford PH sales rise 15 percent year-to-date; EcoSport hits new record

DRIVEN by continued strength in demand for the popular Ranger and EcoSport models, Ford Philippines announced July retail sales of 1,705 units, boosting its year-to-date performance by 15 percent to 12,132 units.

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Toyota PH’s 1M cars sold tighten its hold on Asia’s top 3 spot

If all 1,000,468 vehicles sold by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) over the past 26 years were distributed to all Filipinos today, then roughly one out of every 100 Pinoys would be owners of a Corolla, Crown, LiteAce, Tamaraw FX, Revo, Camry, Innova, Vios, Prius, Wigo, Altis, Fortuner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, 86, or Hilux. That’s […]

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Urvan warfare: Nissan PH announces NV350 Urvan for June launch

Last week, Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) announced a record first quarter growth of 32 percent, outpacing the average industry growth rate of 22 percent. This was Nissan Philippines’s best growth in a decade, said NPI president and managing director Antonio Zara, with figures cited from a report from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the […]

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Who sold the most cars in PH in 2014?

MANILA, Philippines–The numbers are finally in and to the victors go the bragging rights.  The race for sales in 2014 consumed the competitive energies of auto industry players, resulting in a record-breaking 269,492 vehicles sold that surpassed the 250,000 units forecast by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (Campi). The 269,492 figure […]

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Dec 05, 2018

  This is what greeted visitors of the 35th Thailand International Motor Expo held at the Bangkok Impact Challenger

Dec 05, 2018

  For Inquirer’s 33rd year anniversary, our dear editor wanted us to write something that our readers will learn

Nov 28, 2018

I didn't get the chance to talk to Dr. George SK Ty. I only knew of him through the

Nov 28, 2018

Few cars can ever match the overall package that is the Macan—small, agile, highly capable on and off the

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