September 18, 2019– Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) continues to capture the small Multi- Purpose Vehicle (MPV) market with the sustained market interest on the XPANDER. Last month, MMPC sold a total of 2,199 units of XPANDER accounting for 18.29% growth compared to July sales of 1,859 units. It is notable to mention that despite the seasonal decline on other models in the industry, the XPANDER sales constantly improves.
The XPANDER continues to attract the small Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) buyers with its class-leading features and stylish look. With the majority of small MPV buyers in the look for a practical vehicle that will perfectly suit their lifestyle requirement, the XPANDER continues to be the top vehicle choice in the market. This award-winning vehicle consistently dominates in its segment. Since its introduction during the first quarter of 2018 up to August 2019, a total of 25,442 XPANDER were already sold. Owners of the XPANDER truly enjoy this MPV’s versatility as they are able to use the XPANDER as their everyday family vehicle and some would even use it in their business.
Meanwhile, MMPC experienced a decline in sales as experienced by the entire local automotive industry due to seasonality. For the month of August, MMPC sold a total of 5,057 units accounting for a modest drop of 6.28% versus same month last year. The combined reports from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) showed that MMPC was able to keep its number 2 strong market position with a market share of 17.09%.
MMPC is optimistic that the local automotive industry will recover in the coming months. “MMPC is grateful for the continuous patronage of the Filipinos to the Mitsubishi brand”, MMPC President and CEO, Mr. Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said. “We are committed to provide Filipinos world-class vehicles with topnotch technology and at the same time contribute to the local economy by providing jobs and positive growth”, he added. The resumption of the L300 and the company’s pursuit to unceasingly offer the market better and more innovative vehicles are expected to further contribute to MMPC’s sales performance. MMPC is also working at its best to improve its customer service and deliver quality vehicles and services to its valued customers.