Auto industry performance: January to June 2018
MOTORING TODAY - Ray Butch Gamboa (The Philippine Star) - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am

Some years back, we received requests from our readers for a more accurate account of vehicle sales in the country considering that most sales reports being published have been confusingly different coming from various sources.

That was also during that time when we decided to include actual vehicle sales combined with public votes to determine the most popular vehicle models in the country for the yearly Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards. 

In consultation with some key auto industry executives, we learned that the closest we can get to the actual sales performance of the auto industry is to access the nationwide vehicle registration reports of the Land Transportation Office (LTO). 

Since then, in cooperation with STRADCOM, the official IT provider of the LTO, we have been publishing through this column these documented report of actual motor vehicle registration throughout the country from the LTO. 

Here’s the list of the Top 20 automobile brands registered from January to June 2018.

 

1. Toyota         79,174

2. Mitsubishi     24,035            

3. Ford             14,980

4. Nissan          14,716

5. Honda          14,308

6. Hyundai        12,760

7. Suzuki          9,153  

8. Isuzu            7,181  

9. Chevrolet     2,579  

10. Mazda        2,459  

11. Subaru       1,857

12. Kia            1,512

13. Mercedes-Benz           1,003

14. Foton                  894

15. Volkswagen        780

16. BMW        501

17. Lexus         446

18. BAIC         202

19. Mahindra    186

20. Porsche      154

We were also able to cull from the same Vehicle Registration Report of the LTO covering the months of January to June 2018, the five top-selling models in each vehicle category.

Standard models

Sedan

1. Vios                                       15,879 units   

2. Wigo                                      11,514

3. Mirage G4                               6,332

4. Accent                                    6,303

5. City                                        4,304

Sports Car     

1. Mustang                                 229 units

2. Subaru WRX                            72               

3. Mazda MX-5                            70

4. Toyota 86                                67

5. Nissan GT-R                            37

SUV/Crossover

1. Fortuner                                  13,225 units

2. Montero Sport                         9,610

3. EcoSport                                4,220

4. MU-X                                      4,208

5. Everest                                   4,199

Pickup

1. Hilux                                       8,194 units

2. Navara                                    7,093           

3. Ranger                                    5,940           

4. D-Max                                    2,061

5. Strada                                    1,863

Van/MPV

1. Hi-Ace                                    9,962 units

2. Innova                                    9,198

3. Avanza                                   5,848

4. Urvan NV350                           4,156

5. Ertiga                                     3,223

Premium luxury models

Sedan

1. BMW 5 Series                                          158 units

2. Mercedes-Benz E-Class                            154

3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class                            115

4. BMW 3 Series                                           89

5. Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class                         60

 

Sports Car

1. Mercedes-Benz AMG                                38 units

2. Porsche Cayman                                      26

3. Porsche 911                                             22

4. BMW M2                                                 12

5. Porsche Boxster                                       10

 

SUV/Crossover

1. Toyota Land Cruiser                                   666 units

2. Lexus NX300                                            144

3. Lexus RX350                                            125

4. Mercedes-Benz G/GLA Class                     94

5. Mercedes-Benz GLC                                  88

 

Van/MPV

1. Toyota Alphard                                         266 units

2. Mercedes-Benz V-Class                            141

3. Honda Odyssey                                        140

4. Mercedes-Benz B-Class                            13

5. BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer                       10

We hope to give you a monthly update as soon as the documented figures reach us.                

Moving on

With our readers’ permission, on behalf of my family may I express my most sincere appreciation to all those who have condoled with us during our time of extreme grief due to the passing of my dear wife, Babes.

Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, flowers and your much-cherished presence.

Your show of sympathy gave us more strength in our time of bereavement and the courage to move on despite our feeling of devastation.

Again, thank you very much.

For comments, email sunshine.television@yahoo.com or visit www.motoringtoday.ph.

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