ISUZU Phils. Corp. (IPC) last week reported slightly strong sales for the first four months of 2013.
Citing figures it collated from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. and the Truck Manufacturers Association, IPC said it sold 3,793 vehicles from January to April compared to the 3,582 units it delivered during the same period last year. The figures reflect a 5.9-percent growth.
On a month-on-month basis, IPC’s sales gained 7.6 percent after 1,059 vehicles rolled out in April versus March’s 984-units total.
The Isuzu Crosswind boosted the company’s result as 628 Crosswinds were sold in April alone—a 22.7-percent spike when compared to March’s sales of 512 units. Further, 2,146 Crosswinds were sold against the 1,846-unit total during the same period in 2012, reflecting a 16.3-percent rise.
The result put the Crosswind in the second spot in the country’s competitive AUV segment in April, as well as in the first four months of the year.
IPC President Nobuo Izumina—who took over IPC’s helm in May—lauded the strong sales of the Crosswind.
“Once again, figures clearly show that the Isuzu Crosswind is well received in the market, and this is due to its numerous traits that perfectly respond to Filipinos’ family and business requirements,” Izumina said.