Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: | posted August 17, 2012 09:55
Due to insistent public demand
During the Philippine International Motor Show, a source from Toyota Motor Philippines relayed some good news: the Philippines will be receiving a larger allocation than expected for 2012 for the Toyota 86.
At the launch of the Toyota 86 at Subic, Toyota Philippines executives as well as all the attendees were excited about the new car, but were visibly concerned at the rather low, initial double digit allocation for 2012. Well, as per a conversation at the 4th PIMS, TMP will be receiving upwards of 200 units by the end of the year, with even a higher number for 2013.
With global demand for the 86 as well as the Subaru BRZ and Scion FRS so high, the company ramped up the production schedules at the Subaru plant in Gunma where all three are made.
Local demand for the Toyota 86 is also high enough that several customers were willing to buy the lower specced Scion FRS sourced from the U.S. via the gray market at higher prices rather than get in line for the 86.