2021 top-selling car brands in the Philippines so far

Updated Oct 22, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Toyota gets 48 percent market share while Ford, Suzuki battle for the third spot.

The majority of the car brands in the Philippines are registering better sales numbers this 2021 as compared to last year, a good sign for the local automotive industry. As the third quarter (Q3) of the year closes, we now have a better glimpse of car brands that are excelling in terms of unit sales. Here are the top-selling car brands in the Philippines as of September 2021. 

2021 top-selling car brands in the Philippines as of September 2021

Toyota Motor Philippines leads the pack when it comes to unit sales

Same as the previous years, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) currently sits at the top of the food chain as it posted 91,925 units sold from January to September 2021. TMP’s sales translate into a commanding 48 percent market share, which indicates that Toyota continues to be the most preferred car brand in the Philippines. 

Top-selling car brands in the Philippines September 2021

The Vios is currently the best-selling car in the Philippines

The Vios remains to be the most popular Toyota in the country as it recorded 24,466 units sold from January to September 2021. The Hilux pickup truck sits in as the second best-selling Toyota with 13,300 units sold while the Wigo takes the third spot with 12,606 units sold. Of note, the Japanese car brand has now already sold 100 units of the GR Yaris since its local launch last August 2021. 

The closest rival of TMP is Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) as it registered 26,824 units sold as of September 2021. MMPC’s sales performance was driven by the L300 with 8,033 units sold. The demand for the L300 commercial vehicle could be attributed to the sudden rise of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) due to the pandemic.

Mitsubishi Xpander front shot

Mitsubishi Xpander seven-seater MPV

The Xpander seven-seater MPV is currently the second best-selling Mitsubishi with 7,692 units sold. It is followed by the Mirage G4 with 4,567 units sold.  

Clinching the third spot is Ford Philippines as it sold 14,704 units from January to September 2021. Ford managed to squeeze past Suzuki by selling 259 units more. The duel between Ford and Suzuki is a tight battle as to which will claim the third top-selling car brand in the Philippines.

2021 Ford Ranger FX-4 Max front shot

Ford Ranger FX4 Max

The Ranger pickup truck is still the main source of Ford’s sales as it yielded 6,695 units sold, which is 45 percent of the brand’s sales for the first nine months of this year. The second best-selling Ford is the Territory with 4,993 units sold.

Suzuki Carry front shot

The Carry leads Suzuki PH's sales

Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPI) fell down to the fourth spot with 14,445 units sold from January to September 2021. The Carry, a commercial vehicle, leads SPI’s sales with 2,752 units sold. Trailing the Suzuki Carry is the car brand’s entry to the MPV segment, the Ertiga, which posted 2,655 units. The S-Presso finished in third with 2,554 units sold. 

2021 Nissan Navara front shot

Nissan Navara

Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) completes the top five top-selling car brands in the Philippines as of September 2021. NPI posted 13,235 units sold with the Navara as its best-selling model so far. Nissan’s pickup truck yielded 6,238 units sold from January to September 2021, which translates to 47 percent of the car brand’s unit sales.

The sixth and seventh spots are held by Isuzu Philippines Corporation, and Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. with 10,336 units, and 9,067 units sold respectively. Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. secured the eighth spot with 8,438 units sold. 

The last two spots are currently held by MG Philippines, and Geely Philippines. The said car brands are in a tight battle and are currently separated by only 440 units. MG takes the upper hand as of this writing with 4,258 units sold while Geely tallied 3,818 units sold.  

Visit Philkotse’s Car Guide section for the updated specs, and prices of brand-new cars in the Philippines.

Know more about Toyota Vios 2021

Toyota Vios

Competing in the subcompact sedan segment, the Toyota Vios 2021 is the top sales contributor for the Japanese automaker. The price for the Toyota Vios in the Philippines ranges from PHP 681,000 to PHP 970,000. A total of 10 Toyota Vios cars is offered, with the top-of-the-line Vios GR-S variant coming with a Toyota Vios Philippine price tag of PHP 1,020,000. Two engine options are available in the range, which can be connected to either a 5-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Dimensions-wise, the subcompact sedan spans 4,425 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, and 1,475 mm in height. The main rivals of the Toyota vehicle include the Honda City, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, and Nissan Almera.

The Toyota Vios is not only the best-selling model in the Japanese automaker's lineup, but the entire Philippine market. It serves as a reliable and dependable subcompact sedan for those who are looking for a daily driver. Also, the Vios is proudly Philippine-assembled which supports Filipino automotive workers. Now, the vehicle is competing in its respective class head high using the refreshed body released by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) in the country last 2020.

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Martin is a BA Literature graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He started his writing career as an editorial assistant and writer for various magazines under ABS-CBN Publishing. Before being the Content Editor of Philkotse, Martin was a writer for Autoindustriya then shifted gears in 2017 to become the editor for AutoDeal.

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