May 2015 was another great month for Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP), as it set another sales record selling a total of 10, 511 vehicles. This feat broke their March 2015 record of having sold 10, 237 units.
The automaker’s locally manufactured sub-compact, the Vios, also reached its highest sales to date since its introduction in July 2013. A total of 2,886 units were sold for the month of May, easily making it the best-selling vehicle in the country. This is also the highest record a single model has achieved in the history of the local automotive scene.
For the first five months of the year, TMP has sold 19, 408 units in the Passenger Car category, and 28, 386 units in its Commercial Vehicle Segments, totaling 47,794 units year-to-date. Compared to the same period of last year, Toyota’s performance grew by 19%.
In a statement, TMP President Michinobu Sugata stated “Achieving a new sales record last May displays the continued strong demand for our vehicles having sold more than 10,000 units last March and again in May. This is a solid testament of the trust and confidence of the consumers in continuously choosing our products. In addition, with the recently-signed EO 182 entitled ‘Providing for a Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program’, this will allow continuity and increase in contributions to the Philippine economy of the auto industry through local manufacturing.”