Is it possible to register your Euro 2 car in 2018?

Updated Apr 02, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Lately, the news about the phase out of Euro 2 vehicles after the 1st of January, 2018 has stirred up public opinion and triggered a surge of anxiety to those who are owning older models equipped with the Euro 2 emission standard.
Let us give you a peace of mind.
  • Your old Euro 2 vehicles can still be registered at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) next year because only brand-new cars which do not meet the Euro 4 emissions standard can no longer be registered and will be banned from the Philippine roads after December 31, 2017
  • Brand-new Euro 2 cars purchased before the rules take effect beginning January 1, 2018 can still be street legal
In more detail, the Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) will make the Euro 2 Certificates of Conformity (COC) ineffective, not accepting it as a basis for initial registration with LTO beginning January 1, 2018. While some automakers choose to update their cars with Euro 4-compliant engines, some decide to discontinue the production of their Euro 2 vehicles. That is why we will welcome a new version of the Mitsubishi L300 and in the meantime, say goodbye to the 14-year-old Isuzu Crosswind and the legendary Mitsubishi Adventure next year.

>>> Read more: Mitsubishi to update Euro 4 compliant engine for L300 and cease Adventure manufacturing
Angular front of a white Isuzu Crosswind

We will have to say goodbye with the Isuzu Crosswind next year
According to the Isuzu Philippines Division Manager for Marketing and Sales Joseph Bautista, it's not easy to upgrade a Crosswind to a Euro 4 car. “You have to change the transmission, the axle, the brakes (for the faster speeds), and modify the engine bay and chassis. It's an entire system, not just the engine. It involves an intake and exhaust system, and on-board diagnostics,” he explains.
Check out our articles regarding the phaseout of the Mitsubishi Adventure and the Isuzu Crosswind: