7 Best Selling Cars in The Philippines For The First Half Of 2018

Updated Apr 13, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

Which cars are the best sellers so far this year?

Knowing the top selling cars in the market will guide them as to what brands and models are available, how much they cost, the consumer feedback about these cars and these information will help these potential car buyers to come up with a sound and smart decision of choosing the best car that would fit their budget and lifestyle.

So, we at Philkotse.com are here to give our readers and potential car buyers the 10 best-selling cars in the Philippines for the first half of 2018. We will go through each of these cars to know what makes them the best sellers in the market.

Let’s take a look now on which cars took the hearts of majority of car consumers for the first half of this year. We’ll also try to see why these cars are consumer friendly. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Nissan Altima

Although the sales of this particular make and model decreased by 15.4% compared to last year, it’s 2019 release has a good chance of keeping at par with other car brands in terms of looks and features to boost.  It’s now lower, longer and wider than its predecessor.

Besides the bigger size, it’s also powered by an all new engine – a 2.5 liter with 188 horsepower and a 180 pound-feet of torque.

Nissan Altima 2018

The Nissan Altima is one of the sought after cars of 2018 because of its strong engine and safety features

The Nissan Altima for sale is also equipped with good safety features such as forward collision warning system, automatic emergency braking and driver alertness warning system plus there’s also a Nissan Safety Shield 360 package to look out for that includes adaptive cruise control, road sign recognition, a surround-view camera, pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, lane departure warning and intervention, rear cross traffic alert, and the new rear automatic emergency braking.

2. Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra’s sales this year is up by 2.8 percent compared to last year even though there are not so much major revamps in the current model. However, this Nissan Sentra is equipped with comfort features that will surely make your ride enjoyable.

Nissan Sentra 2018 on the road

The Nissan Sentra 2018 offers its driver and passengers more of the comfort features

These comfort features include seating options such as leather-appointed seating and heated front seats. Technology wise, it is equipped with a SiriusXM® Radio and Traffic Travel Link that provides both entertainment and useful information not only to the driver, but to the passengers as well.

And if you want to drive home a Sentra, we also has a list of new and used Nissan Sentra for sale in the Philippines to bring you various options as buying. 

3. Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s contribution to the 10 best selling cars in the Philippines for the first half of 2018 is its very own Elantra. Hyundai Elantra is known to have advanced technology that include features such as: Drive Mode Select system, motor-driven power steering, hands-free smart trunk, dual fold-away heated power side mirrors, side mirror turn signal indicators, solar control glass, a hood insulator, projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, automatic headlight control and HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light.

Hyundai Elantra 2018 angular front

The Hyundai Elantra 2018 boasts its high tech features that makes its an ideal car to buy this year

There’s also dual USB charging ports, a 7-inch high resolution touchscreen with a rearview camera featuring dynamic guidance, 8-inch navigation system, Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility and a multifunction trip computer.

If you are the techy type of consumer, then this might be the car for you. Let's check out our list of the Hyundai Elantra for sale in the Philippines and drive this excellent sedan into your garage. 

4. Ford Fusion

Ford fusion on the other hand, has a lot of options to offer to its potential buyers. The Ford Fusion is available in six engines, five trim levels that ranges from bare bones to almost luxurious and of course, its dashing good looks.

It is said that the best or most noticeable factor in this vehicle is its 325 horsepower sport trim that makes it the fastest, most powerful mid-size family sedan in the market.

Ford Fusion 2018 angular front

The Ford Fusion offers its potential buyers a lot of options and variants to choose from

>>> Also check out: 10 best-selling cars in the Philippines 2017

5. Chevrolet Cruze

This particular make and model was launched in several variants like sedan and hatchback, plus gasoline and diesel versions. Despite having impressive technological features, still, its sales has dropped by 26.1% compared to last year during the same time.

Chevy Cruze 2018 angular front

The Chevy Cruze 2018 also offers its potential buyers body options and fuel options too

The features to watch out for from this vehicle includes: projector headlamps with LED signature lighting, IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control, automatic climate control system, standard MyLink 7-inch radio system, an available MyLink 8-inch radio system complete with a navigation system, Keyless Open and Start capabilities, heated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless charging capabilities, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities among others.

6. Honda Civic

The Honda Civic, fortunately, didn’t experience any decline in sales, making it one of the best-selling cars in Philippine market of the first half of 2018. Features that made it close to car consumers focused more on the comfort side, while maintaining a gorgeous outside appearance. The highlights of the Civic include interior features that provide comfort and entertainment to the driver and the passengers.

honda civic 2018

Civic 2018 is equipped with a nice comfort and convenience system that provides entertainment for the family

These features include: Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with normal, top-down, and wide views, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Honda LaneWatch that enables you to watch live video displays on the side of your vehicle, Wireless Charging Mat for cord-free device charging and Standard USB Audio Interface that lets you charge and control your device at the same time.

Refer to our regularly updated price list of the Honda Civic if you are considering to go for this elegant sedan.

7. Toyota Corolla

A classic beauty. Timeless and has long existed – for more or less than 50 years in the market. The Toyota Corolla has proudly become one of the best selling cars of 2018 in the Philippines, proving that it hasn’t lose it charms just yet.

corolla 2018

Toyota Corolla 2018 also offers more of the comfort and convenience features for its driver and passengers

The good features of this vehicle include: Responsive CVT, comfortable front seats, roomy backseat, touchscreen graphics quality and estimated gas mileage.

Lates pricing changes of these aforementioned vehicles can be found in our regularly updated price list for all car brands in the Philippines. Don't forget to visit Philkotse.com everyday and stay tuned with the most up-to-date automotive news!

Ivy Kristia Padura

Ivy Kristia Padura


Ivy is one of the first Philkotse's content writers. She finds joy in sharing her driving tips, particular for dealing with heavy traffic in Metro Manila, with other fellow drivers.

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