YTD sales jump 23.8%


SALES last month improved by 5.1 percent as reported by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA). October results saw 22,581 units sold as compared to 21,493 units recorded in September.

Getting better and better?

CAMPI President Atty. Rommel Gutierrez said: “The auto sector remains strong and will certainly surpass last year’s overall performance, thus ensuring full recovery of the industry as the country’s economic growth outlook is upgraded.”

Fighting words anchored on solid data.

Year-to-date (YTD), the industry has sold 214,186 units, a 23.8-percent growth compared with the same period last year.

Rise Philippines!

Honda VCP

HONDA’s Colene Jalalon informed Full Tank that the company’s Vehicle Certification Program (VCP) is as dedicated as ever in its implementation of periodic maintenance services at all Honda dealerships and service centers nationwide.

“Honda vehicles are certified based on the compliance to standard periodic maintenance platforms,” said Jalalon. “This certification ensures that the vehicle has followed the timely replacement of all parts and lubricants. The certificate will come in handy for those looking for pre-loved Hondas, as it certifies that the used vehicle being sold has gone through proper care and maintenance, ensuring a higher resale value.”

To qualify, customers must complete six periodic maintenance service visits from purchase date. Those with vehicles beyond three years from the sale date must complete four consecutive standard visits after the warranty period.

The use of non-genuine Honda parts and the act of vehicle modification will disqualify the owner from the Honda Certification Program.

For more details, visit or inquire with any of the 37 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide.

ERRATUM: No, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) did not donate Hilux units to the Philippine National Police (PNP) as reported here last week.  Instead, TMP helped dispatch 90 Hilux 4×4 vehicles and 127 of 411 Hilux 4×2 units, through then PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, for distribution to the various regions in the country.  The event was highlighted by a blessing ceremony of the vehicles that was also attended by vice chairman Vitaliano Aguirre II of the National Police Commission.  My apologies.

PEE STOP Lexus has launched the myLexus Mobile App, reports Jade B. Sison.  The new platform ensures an unprecedented access to Lexus brands in a dealership closest to you. It also assists you to an emergency roadside assistance, a booking service appointment, tracking the progress of your deposited vehicle, and a tour of the showroom for more discoveries of t he Lexus of your dreams…TMP’s JM Oleo says Toyota diehards have only four days left to avail of big discount promos on Wigo, Vios, Altis, Rush, Innova, Fortuner and Hiace. Visit for more details.

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