CAMPI, TMA: PH auto sales hit more than 26,000 units in November

Updated Dec 15, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This is a record high for 2021.

Now that we are in the closing months of this year, the local automobile sales have been showing better numbers as compared to last year. Part of this turnaround is the more relaxed quarantine restrictions where car buyers can now safely visit dealerships. Businesses have also started to re-open so the need for mobility has been emphasized.

Toyota Hilux front view

Toyota leads the pack

In a joint report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), the local market hit a record high for 2021 last November with 26,456 units sold. This translates to a 17.2 percent increase over October 2021 sales at 22,581 units, as well as 14.2 percent sales growth as compared to 23,162 units sold in November 2020.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) remains to be the top performer by selling 12,690 units, which is 47.97 percent of the overall November sales. It is followed by the Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation (MMPC) with a 14.81 percent November sales share at 3,918 units sold.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 front view

Mitsubishi stays competitive in second place

Coming in third for November 2021 sales is Nissan Philippines with 2,241 units sold. But in terms of overall sales, it is ranked fifth this year so far. Ford Philippines and Suzuki Philippines took fourth place with 1,860 units sold and fifth place with 1,658 units sold, respectively, in the said month.

Here are the other November sales report details as per CAMPI and TMA:

  • Year-to-date sales reached 240,642 units sold (more than last year’s 223,793 overall sales)
    • 76,813 of which units belong to Passenger Car (PC) sales.
    • 163,829 of which units belong to Commercial Vehicle (CV) sales
  • PC sales climbed by 5.3 percent to 8,205 units (month-on-month)
  • CV sales climbed by 18.7 percent to 15,372 (month-on-month)

“Surpassing our last year’s sales performance gives the industry a renewed hope that recovery is underway as restrictions started easing, and economic activities have resumed at improved levels,” said CAMPI President Atty. Gutierrez.

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Know more about Toyota Hilux 2022

Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux 2022 is a midsize pickup offered in the local market as both fleet and regular units. Toyota Hilux Prices Philippines range from PHP 843,000 to PHP 1,985,000 with 14 variants, spanning from the basic cab & chassis 4x2 model to the range-topping GR Sport 4x4. It is also available in two turbodiesel engine options and four gearbox choices, accompanied by eight exterior colors. Dimensions start at 5,285mm in height, 1,800mm in width, and 1,700mm in height, with a wheelbase of 3,085mm. The lowest monthly installment starts at Php 10,000 for the cab & chassis model, with 60-month payment terms on a 50 percent downpayment. Among the rivals to the Toyota Hilux in the market are the Mitsubishi Strada, Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, and the Isuzu D-Max.

This popular pickup continues to evolve and slowly move upmarket after gaining luxuries. The most significant revolutionary jump of the Hilux happened in 2004 when the seventh-generation of the model was introduced. It was the first 21st-century iteration of Toyota's pickup. It is also the first generation to ride on Toyota’s new Innovative Multi-purpose Vehicle architecture. It provided improved safety, better ride comfort, modern D-4D diesel engines, more interior space, and a more modern aerodynamic body.

The current 8th generation offers a more refined and stylish design than its predecessor, but the tradition of being a tough pickup continues. It received a much-awaited refresh in 2020. 

₱ 843,000 - ₱ 2,039,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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