Subaru PH new Forester out; Toyota to operate logistics facility; Strada, L300 lead Mitsubishi sales


    Subaru PH Introduces the FORESTER GT Lite Edition

    Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, introduces the latest variant in the Forester line-up – the GT Lite Edition.

    Aimed at drivers who find thrill and excitement in driving a stylish extraordinary SUV, the Forester GT Lite Edition offers add-ons such as the GT Full Body Kit and GT Exhaust Cutter, adding that sporty look to the extraordinary SUV.

    Below is the pricing for the Forester GT Lite edition

    • Forester GT Edition – P2,170,000
    • Forester i-S EyeSight – P2,068,000
    • Forester GT Lite Edition – P1,980,000
    • Forester i-L EyeSight – P1,938,000

    This February 2021, Subaru PH is extending a discount of up to Php 50,000 for all Forester GT Lite Edition purchases.

    Customers who set for Test Drives and Appointments for the GT Lite edition will also be entitled to a pick-a-prize and can win exclusive Subaru merchandise worth up to Php 1,000. So visit your nearest Subaru showroom today and experience the thrill of the Forester GT Lite Edition.

    Toyota to operate P4.5B Logistics Hub in Q4

    Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will start operations of P4.5-billion Batangas Vehicle Logistics Hub this year.  TMP’s 32-hectare facility is located near Batangas Port, gateway to imported vehicles.

    The logistics hub will house a Pre-delivery Inspection and Post Production Installation facility with a capacity 160,000 units per year, and a stockyard that can accommodate at least 4,500 cars at a time. Similar to its Santa Rosa Vehicle Logistics Center, the new facility will have an 18-truck lane covered car carrier loading and unloading area.  This will ensure the safety and health of its team members, enabling them to operate in any weather condition.  And as a strong advocate of the environment, Toyota will keep 6 hectares of this property as our green area.

    “TMP remains committed to supporting the goal of the government to stimulate the economy and to prepare for the eventual resumption of motorization in the country. The auto industry is a key driver of economic activity and an essential part of the drive to increase mobility.  At the heart of the Batangas Vehicle Logistics Hub is our promise of making ever better cars for our customers.  Preserving the quality of our vehicles, from production in various plants all over the world, to delivery dealers and customers, efficient logistics is necessary” expressed TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto.

    The announcement was made amidst government announcements on safeguard duties on imported vehicles.  Toyota Motor Philippines is only one of two companies that sells both locally-made and imported vehicles.  TMP sold over 100,000 units last year, capturing 41% of the market.

    Mitsubishi L300 and Strada leads MMPC’s January sales performance

    2021 is foreseen to be the rebound year by most due to the continuous significant progress reflected by the economy. The improvements shown has uplifted the spirits of many industries especially on the automotive side. MMPC benefited from the economic boost as the tough and durable utilitarian vehicles of the brand, namely the Mitsubishi L300 and Strada generated significant increase in retail sales.

    The L300 and Strada started the year strong with 59% and 30% respective sales growth. The proudly Filipino made and number 1 selling utility van in the country capped the month of January with a total of 764 units sold, 286 units more than the previous month. The solid numbers can be attributed to the special Retro promo that brought the SRP of the L300 down to 698k (cab and chassis only). The aggressive Retro offer is now extended until the end of February for customers to avail and enjoy.

    On the other hand, the powerful pick-up truck – Mitsubishi Strada closed 428 units. A 101 unit improvement versus December. The Strada has been securing steady output month on month. Showing good promise for the Mitsubishi nameplate.

    “Every month displays a new challenge for us but we are grateful to consistently receive an overwhelming support from the market and admirable passion from our dealer partners. We will continue to strive to give the market enticing promos to assist them in owning their desired Mitsubishi vehicle”. – said by Mr. Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, President and CEO of MMPC.

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