Hyundai PH’s 1st Semester Sales Dip by 8.1%
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country, capped off its 1st Semester 2018 sales with 15,957 unit sales. Despite a conservative performance with an 8.1 percent decline compared to the 1st Semester of 2017, the brand experienced a minimal drop relative to the performance of the Philippine automotive industry.
The 2nd Quarter alone saw vehicle sales at 7,226 units with June being the top performing month with 2,827 units sold; 37.6 percent more than the 2,054 sold in previous month. 1st Semester segment results showed a 10 percent slowdown for the Passenger Car (PC) segment, while the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment made better progress with only a 3.9 percent decline.
As the volume driver of the brand, the PC segment accounted to more than two-thirds of the total Hyundai vehicles sold in the market of the 1st Semester. Led by the Hyundai Eon and Hyundai Accent, the two name plates remain as part of the top selling passenger cars in the country.
The Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) segment owned the remaining one-third but took center stage as the segment increased by 4.9 percent, from 2,472 units in 2017 to 2,593 units in 2018. Propelled by the sale of the Hyundai H-100, it was the only model to have shown growth in both the 1st semester and 2nd quarter measures; 36.6 percent and 88 percent respectively.
“Hyundai’s 1 st semester sales remain consistent with the trend in the industry,” said HARI President and CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo. “Nonetheless, we are confident that we can continue to respond to these challenges and certainly delight our consumers with our improved array of products and services as we are expecting greater potential for the rest of the year.”