Most people would agree that being on top or ahead of the competition feels great. The view from up there is nice but reaching that spot is no easy task– you must work for it, strive for it, and eventually claim it. Being the best and reaching the top did not come easy for legends like Michael Jordan, Manny Pacquiao, and Michael Schumacher. They all strived to be the greatest and put in a lot of work to be successful in their respective fields.
The level of competition that Jordan, Pacquiao, and Schumacher endured can somehow be equated to how tough the Philippine automotive industry is. It is a battle royale out there as car brands fight to claim the number one spot. However, there’s a specific brand that has been reigning supreme in the Philippines–Toyota. For years, Toyota has been the top car brand in the Philippines, capturing more than 35 percent of the market last 2018. As such, we decided to look into our data to find out which are the five most-inquired Toyota cars in Carmudi Philippines’ platform.
The Hilux is the fifth most-inquired Toyota vehicle in Carmudi. It managed to get more inquiries as compared to the Fortuner and the Hiace. One reason for this can be attributed to the Hilux’s price which starts at PHP929,000 for the 4×2 2.4-liter J variant. To put things in perspective, the said Hilux variant is priced PHP166,000 lower than the top-of-the-line Vios G Prime variant. You also have to remember that pickup trucks are exempted from the excise tax under Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.
The fourth most-inquired Toyota vehicle in Carmudi goes to the Avanza. The said Toyota vehicle falls under the Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) segment and it can accommodate up to seven occupants, which could be the reason why it is the fourth most-inquired Toyota in Carmudi. It has a starting price of PHP721,000 for the 1.3-liter J variant. Of note, the said variant can only seat up to five occupants. The seven-seater Avanza starts at PHP848,000, which is the 1.3-liter E M/T variant.
The Innova enters the list as the third most-inquired Toyota vehicle in Carmudi. Toyota Motor Philippines is offering up to 10 Innova variants with a starting price of PHP1,015,000 for the 2.0-liter J Gas M/T variant. The Innova has a seating capacity of seven or eight occupants, depending on the variant. The top-of-the-line Innova 2.8-liter V Diesel A/T variant is priced at PHP1,669,000 and it delivers 169 hp and 360 Nm of torque.
The Wigo is the second most-inquired Toyota vehicle in Carmudi. The price of the said vehicle is a big factor on why it managed to land in the number two spot. The Wigo is among the brand-new vehicles in the Philippines priced at less than PHP600,000, which is a significant reason why it is popular among the individuals who visit Carmudi. The starting price of Toyota’s mini subcompact hatchback is PHP547,000–a price tag that’s attractive for first-time brand-new car buyers.
The Vios is the most-inquired Toyota vehicle in Carmudi platform, which proves its supremacy in the Philippine automotive industry. To give you a bit of a background, the Toyota Vios claimed the number one spot in the ten most-inquired sedans in Carmudi Philippines last 2018. The brand-new 2019 Vios is available in seven variants with a starting price of PHP659,000. It is powered by a 1.3-liter or a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, depending on the variant.