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Isuzu Philippines clocks 20% growth from January to September

Isuzu Philippines clocks 20% growth from January to September image

Text: / Photos: Isuzu Press | posted October 24, 2012 13:27

IPC posts record sales

In a report, Isuzu Philippines Corporation stated that they had sold 8,562 units from January to September 2012. The sales figure represents a 20% increase in sales compared to the same period in 2011, in which Isuzu sold 7,136 units.

According to the company, the strong results posted by most of its products have buoyed its total in the first nine months of the year. IPC cited the exceptional performance of Isuzu Crosswind models, which accounted for 4,422 units—more than half of the company’s total sales from January to September. During the same period last year, 3,598 Crosswind models were sold

From January to September this year, 2,072 D-MAX pickups were sold, compared against the 1,882-unit result during the same months in 2011.

The company’s light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks likewise contributed to IPC’s growth this year, with the Isuzu N-Series continuing to dominate its segment with 1,184 units of Isuzu’s light-duty truck were sold—a commanding 69% slice of the country’s Category 3 segment—compared against the 859-vehicle total during the same period in 2011.

The information is very good news for a company that hasn't had an all new model since the Alterra in 2005. In Thailand, Isuzu already has the all-new D-MAX pick up truck. Due to strong Thai demand, left hand drive versions are not yet making their way to the Philippines.