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Top 20 best selling cars for 2014 (1st Half)

The local automotive industry has gained momentous traction in terms of sales, which are expected by industry experts to reach 300,000 before the end of the year. With a robust economy coupled with several promos as December approaches, this may be the best time to own a car- whether brand new or used.

Still undecided on what car you should buy? Perhaps you could take a look at some of the preferred car models in the Philippines today. This data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) reveals 20 of the best selling cars for 2014 (1st half). Note that these prices are based on brand new units.

Toyota Vios

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© Joniel Joseph Montesa

The Vios continues to dominate the local automotive scene, with a healthy demand from taxi operators and young professionals alike.

Body Type: Subcompact Sedan

Engine: 1.3 L, 1.5 L Gasoline

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P592,000

Units Sold: 12, 782

Toyota Fortuner

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It’s easy to mistake this SUV for its luxurious stable-mate, the Land Cruiser. With a similar front fascia and body structure, the Fortuner has a commanding presence on the road without costing you a fortune.

Body Type: Midsize SUV

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel, 2.7 L Gasoline, 3.0 L Diesel

Passengers: 7

Base Price: P1.282 million

Units Sold: 8,348

Mitsubishi Montero

Mitsubishi Montero 2014

The Montero’s muscular design continues to attract car buyers who prefer their car to be chunky. With Sport-centered features and excellent value for money, who could possibly resist owning one?

Body Type: Midsize SUV

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel

Passengers: 7

Base Price: P1.208 million

Units Sold: 8,098

Toyota Innova

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© www.toyota.com.ph

Versatile in design and function, this Asian Utility Vehicle (AUV) has an affordable price complemented by well packaged equipment. If you want a passenger vehicle for your family, look no further.

Body Type: AUV, MPV

Engine: 2.0 L Gasoline, 2.5 L Diesel

Passengers: 7

Base Price: P832,000

Units Sold: 7,419

Toyota HiAce

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© en.wikipedia.org

This car’s massive and re-configurable cabin makes it one of the preferred passenger vehicles in the country. Transporting 15 to 21 people, its uses range from commercial to family service vehicle. Definitely Toyota’s ace.

Body Type: Passenger Van

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel

Passengers: 12 to 15

Base Price: P1.238 million

Units Sold: 4,118

Toyota Avanza

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© www.motioncars.com

Still unmatched in the mini MPV category, the Avanza’s affordable price and very spacious rear seats and cargo space give it a leading edge over its competitors.

Body Type: Mini MPV

Engine: 1.3 L Gasoline

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P639,000

Units Sold: 3,680

Toyota Hilux

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© www.carguide.ph

The concept of an “indestructible pickup” must have resounded well with owners of small or medium business establishments that needed a vehicle to transport people and products. This Toyota nameplate is the epitome of reliability.

Body Type: Pickup

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel, 3.0 L Diesel

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P857,000

Units Sold: 3,415

Honda City

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© www.mybestcardealer.com

Still appealing to college students and young professionals alike, the Honda City continues to be one of the mainstays in the Philippine automotive market. Upscale features, handling and great fuel economy are its unbeaten hallmarks.

Body Type: Compact Sedan

Engine: 1.5 L Gasoline

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P756,000

Units Sold: 3,259

Mitsubishi Adventure

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Having a wide range of variants and trim levels has kept this ever reliable MPV a Filipino favorite. Its Sport Edition offers more horsepower without compromising ride comfort.

Body Type: SUV, MPV

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel

Passengers: 7

Base Price: P680,000

Units Sold: 3,204

Ford Ranger

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© bacolodautogallery.com

Since the release of the striking Wildtrak edition, the Ranger has captured the eyes of most pickup lovers. With an impressive ground clearance and wading depth, this is one of the vehicles you wished you were in during a flood.

Body Type: Pickup

Engine: 2.2 L Diesel, 3.2 L Diesel

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P699,000

Units Sold: 2,931

Hyundai Eon

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© bestsellingcarsblog.com

This small car has captured the imagination of practical car owners who want a standard car. Its very fuel efficient and can park virtually anywhere. First time car owners should have this on their list.

Body Type: Hatchback Subcompact

Engine: 0.8 L Gasoline

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P438,000

Units Sold: 2,700

Isuzu Crosswind

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© bestsellingcarsblog.com

Continuing its tradition of offering a very flexible vehicle for the Philippine market, the Crosswind just keeps coming back sportier than ever. Its new edition- the Sportivo- is hinting its transition into an SUV.

Body Type: AUV, MPV

Engine: 2.2 L Gasoline, 2.8 L Diesel

Passengers: 7

Base Price:

Units Sold: 2,648

Toyota Corolla Altis

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www.motioncars.com

The best selling car nameplate in the world never loses its charm. Still one of the respected models in the compact sedan segment, the Altis continues to offer that familiar comfortable ride and handling.

Body Type: Subcompact Sedan

Engine: 1.6 L Gasoline, 2.0 L Gasoline

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P836,000

Units Sold: 2,512

Mitsubishi Mirage

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© www.kotse.com

It has won many of the country’s top automotive awards since its introduction last year. The Mirage may have fallen a few notches, but its likely to attract more customers who want more value for money in a humble hatchback.

Body Type: Hatchback Subcompact

Engine: 1.2 L Gasoline

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P523,000

Units Sold: 2,234

Hyundai Accent

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© www.kotse.com

The Accent has gained some traction in the compact segment, and now offers two distinct powertrains and body makes- a sedan and a hatchback. HARI has also made some improvements to this model including some redesigns.

Body Type: Compact Sedan/ Hatchback

Engine: 1.4 L Gasoline, 1. 6 L Gasoline

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P648,000

Units Sold: 2,021

Isuzu D-Max

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© betterparts.org

The D-Max still sports that bad boy attitude on and off the road. This pickup’s muscular design can be intimidating and remains the favorite road accessories of avid car enthusiasts.

Body Type: Pickup

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel, 3.0 L Diesel

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P857,000

Units Sold: 1,867

Nissan Urvan

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© www.nissan.ph

If you are a daily commuter, chances are you are riding this model on a day-to-day basis. With a wide range of variants (Escapade, Estate, and Shuttle), this nameplate is a born paid passenger vehicle.

Body Type: Van

Engine: 2.7 L Diesel

Passengers: 12 to 21

Base Price: P1.092 million

Units Sold: 1,787

Ford Everest

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© paultan.org

The Everest’s towering ground clearance and overall ride height is one of the best in its category. Ford has also made sure it has enough goodies to keep its customers happy along with its affordable price tag.

Body Type: Midsize SUV

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel, 3.0 L Diesel

Passengers: 7

Base Price: P1.29 million

Units Sold: 1,626

Chevrolet Trailblazer

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© www.carguide.ph

The Trailblazer has ample power and torque to make any driver happy. Chevrolet has also upped its ante by providing more safety features and an impressive dashboard with the latest infotainment system.

Body Type: Midsize SUV

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel, 2.8 L Diesel

Passengers: 7

Base Price: P1,378,888

Units Sold: 1,533

Mitsubishi Strada

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© tsikot.com

The Strada made it onto this list through sheer durability and low maintenance cost. This affordable pickup has a wide range of variants and its high-end models give you some extra amenities at a reasonable price.

Body Type: Pickup

Engine: 2.5 L Diesel

Passengers: 5

Base Price: P880,000

Units Sold: 1,472

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