Car shopping in the Philippines could be a bit confusing and overwhelming due to the many vehicle choices in the market. You need to be smart and need to contain your excitement when you’re looking for a brand-new car. One of the ways of being a smart, brand-new car buyer is knowing and sticking to your budget. Always keep in mind that you should not go beyond your realistic budget in order to avoid financial problems in the future.
With that in mind, we looked into our list of brand-new cars and compiled the vehicles that are priced less than PHP600,000 to help make your online car shopping more convenient. Majority of the cars under the 600K sticker price are subcompact hatchbacks, but there are other vehicles that surprisingly made the cut. Here are the brand-new cars in the Philippines that are priced less than PHP600,000.
Hyundai Eon (Starting Price: PHP508,000)
The Hyundai Eon
is a mini subcompact hatchback that's equipped with a 0.8-liter gasoline engine
that produces 55 hp
and 75 Nm of torque
. The engine is connected to a five-speed manual transmission
. In terms of dimensions, the Eon measures 3495 mm long, 1550 mm wide, and 1500 mm tall along with a wheelbase of 2380 mm. The numbers tell you that the Eon is designed and built to be driven mainly in the urban jungle. The Eon's engine and dimensions is a perfect fit in the tightly-congested Metro Manila roads. Moreover, driving through tight city streets will not be a problem due to the size of this Korean mini subcompact hatch.
Foton Gratour (Starting Price: PHP535,000)
The Foton Gratour
is among the vehicles that surprisingly made the under 600K price tag. The Gratour is a compact MPV that features two sliding doors. It is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine and comes with a five-speed manual transmission
. To put things in perspective, the Foton Gratour is a vehicle that rivals the likes of the Toyota Avanza and the Honda Mobilio. The Gratour has a length of 3915 mm, a width of 1725 mm, and a height of 1845 mm--numbers that are in the category of its competitors such as the Avanza and the Mobilio. The Gratour can accommodate up to seven occupants
Toyota Wigo (Starting Price: PHP547,000)
is one of the popular subcompact hatchbacks in the Philippines. It is available in three variants with a starting price of PHP547,000. The base Wigo variant, the E variant, features a 1.0-liter VVT-i gasoline engine
that puts out 65 hp
and 89 Nm of torque
. Power is transferred through a five-speed manual transmission
. Dimension-wise, the Wigo measures 3660 mm long, 1600 mm wide, and 1520 mm tall. Similar to other vehicles in its class, Toyota's subcompact hatch is an ideal urban jungle warrior. Its size is ideal to take on the congested streets while also having an engine that's more suited for city driving.
Suzuki Celerio (Starting Price: PHP558,000)
The Suzuki Celerio
is equipped with a 1.0-liter gasoline engine
the delivers 67 hp
and 90 Nm of torque
. The Celerio's power output rating is slightly higher in terms of numbers as compared to the Toyota Wigo despite having the same 1.0-liter engine under the hood. Of note, the base Celerio variant features a five-speed manual transmission
. This car measures 3600 mm long, 1600 mm wide, and 1540 mm tall along with a wheelbase of 2425 mm. Similar to other cars in its class, the Celerio is one of the ideal choices if you're looking for a vehicle that's tamed for city driving.
Suzuki APV (Starting Price: PHP588,000)
The Suzuki APV
is a vehicle that intends to offer an 'all-purpose solution' and the Japanese automaker says this vehicle combines the convenience of a passenger van along with the comfort of a sedan. Under the hood, the APV features a 1.6-liter gasoline engine
that generates 91 hp
and 127 Nm of torque
. Power is transferred by a five-speed manual transmission
. The APV can accommodate up to eight occupants
and it measures 4155 mm long, 1655 mm wide, and 1865 mm tall along with a wheelbase of 2625 mm.
Kia Picanto (Starting Price: PHP590,000)
The Kia Picanto
is subcompact hatchback but, unlike the Wigo and the Celerio, this car is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine
. The said engine can deliver 83 hp
and 132 Nm of torque
. The base Picanto variant comes with a five-speed manual transmission
. If you're after the power output ratings, the Picanto could be your pick since it has more horsepower and torque rating as compared to the Wigo and the Celerio. The Picanto's size is at 3595 mm long, 1595 mm wide, and 1495 mm tall.
BAIC MZ45 (Starting Price: PHP598,000)
The BAIC MZ45
made the cut of vehicles under the 600K price tag. The MZ45 is a passenger and cargo van that can accommodate up to 11 occupants
. It is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine
that puts out 86 hp
and 108 Nm of torque
. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission
. The MZ45 is one of the choices in the Philippine market for those who are looking for a vehicle that can haul several passengers. With its price and passenger capacity, the MZ45 is among the many attractive choices in the local market.
Hyundai Reina (Starting Price: PHP598,000)
The Hyundai Reina
is probably the most surprising vehicle that made the list. The Reina is a subcompact sedan
that's powered by a 1.4-liter gasoline engine
that produces 94 hp
and 132 Nm of torque
. The base Reina variant features a five-speed manual transmission
. Of note, this is a subcompact sedan that has a starting price of PHP598,000, which is priced lower than its segment rivals such as the Kia Soluto. It measures 4300 mm long, 1705 mm wide, and 1460 mm tall along with a wheelbase of 2570 mm. The Reina also comes with dual airbags and anti-lock brake system (ABS).
Buying a brand-new car involves a chunk of your hard-earned money, which is why you should be a smart car buyer. Set a realistic budget and never go beyond it to prevent financial problems in the future. Moreover, do your homework by researching about the car you’re considering to buy. Compare it with other cars in its segment, read some car reviews, ask your family and friends, among others. Be informed before you make the purchase. Visit Carmudi Philippines
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