Used commercial vehicles for sale in the Philippines
A fast growing economy like the Philippines' requires quality commercial vehicles to fuel its growth. Many businessmen have seen these vehicles as a huge investment in the operation of their transport and delivery businesses. In 2013 alone, 12,000 commercial vehicle units were sold in the country.
Up until the past decade, the commercial vehicle market was dominated by three Japanese manufacturers- Mitsubishi, Nissan and Isuzu. Today Korean manufacturer Hyundai, as well as several Chinese brand, have also gained traction in the market.
Choosing the right vehicle
Commercial vehicles (CVs) are defined as any motorized vehicles that are used in the transportation of products or paid passengers. Many of the country’s businesses employ the services of these vehicles in their day-to-day business operations. For this reason, two of the most important characteristics of CVs are their durability and low maintenance cost.
For most businesses, the right CVs are integral to the development of any business. A broken commercial vehicle unit could mean losses and delays. Choosing the right vehicle that provides the basic function of delivering paid passengers and products is of the utmost importance.
To cut costs, some businessmen prefer to buy used commercial vehicles. A number of used private vehicles are also turned into paid passenger vehicles.
Transportation for paid passengers
Passenger vans are among some of the most frequent sights on the streets of Metro Manila and other major cities in the country. Van models ranging from the Hyundai Starex, Nissan Urvan and Toyota HiAce to the Mitsubishi L300 and Toyota Revo can carry between twelve to twenty-one passengers.
Among some of the qualities most passenger van franchises look for in a used commercial vehicle are its size and seating capacity, its fuel economy, low cost of maintenance, durability and value for money.
Light commercial trucks are used in a number of businesses that can range from water refilling stations and small construction projects to vegetable and fruit vendors, and even catering services. Some of the popular vehicle models for transporting goods are the Isuzu Elf, Mitsubishi Canter, and modified Isuzu Multicab.
Some other features that businessmen look for in used commercial vehicles are its load capacity, durability, maintenance cost, the engines torque and power, and reliability.