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End of the road for the Philippines’ iconic Jeepney

6 Dec 2017 | Staff reporter

The  Philippines' government is demanding that old fleets of public utility vehicles, mostly comprising colourful iconic Jeepney vehicles, be replaced with safer, more comfortable and more environmentally-friendly vehicles. Tony Pugliese reports


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Philippine sales down 10% in September

18 Oct 2018 | Staff reporter

The Philippine new vehicle market continued to decline in September, by 9.7% to 31,116 units from peak year earlier sales of 34,445 units, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Philippine sales fall by 14% in August

28 Sep 2018 | Staff reporter

The Philippine new vehicle market continued to decline in August, by 14.1% to 30,313 units from peak year-earlier sales of 35,309 units, according to member data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Hyundai set to start Philppines assembly 

10 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor's Philippine importer and distributor, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc (HARI), said it plans to spend PHP5bn (US$93m) over the next five years to set up local assembly operations in the country, according to local reports.


Philippine sales fall 22% in June

19 Jul 2018 | Staff reporter

The Philippine vehicle market continued to deteriorate in June, with new sales plunging by 21.7% to 29,350 units from peak year-earlier sales of 37,479 units, according to member data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Philippine sales fall 14% in May

15 Jun 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in the Philippines continued to drop in May, by 13.7% to 30,620 units from peak year-earlier sales of 35,469 units, according to member data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Aisin Seiki takes control of Philippine gearbox unit

6 Jun 2018 | Staff reporter

Japan's Aisin Seiki has taken control of Toyota AutoParts Philippines, a joint venture with its affiliated carmaker Toyota Motor that makes automotive transmissions and related parts.


Philippine sales fall a further 9% in April

18 May 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in the Philippines continued to decline in April, by 9.3% to 25,583 units from high year-earlier sales of 28,216 units, according to member data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Ayala to take control of Philippines' Kia assembler

8 May 2018 | Staff reporter

The Philippines' Ayala Group is to acquire a controlling stake in Columbian Autocar Corporation, the local assembler and sole distributor of Kia Motors, according to local reports.


Philippine sales plunge 23% in March

13 Apr 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in the Philippines plunged by almost 23% to 28,216 units in March from peak year-earlier sales of 36,561 units, according to member data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Philippine sales fall 3% in February on tax changes

21 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in the Philippines fell by 3.2% to 26,176 units in February from 27,040 units in the same month of last year, according to member data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).



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