SALES of Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) spiked 8% in November compared to its total in October, letting the commercial vehicle maker to clinch the fourth spot in the domestic automotive industry ranking while retaining its position as the third-biggest seller of commercial vehicles. IPC’s growth also comes against the auto sector’s slight decline of 3% in November.
Figures jointly released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. and the Truck Manufacturers Association showed that IPC sold 1,121 vehicles in November, up from its total of 1,033 vehicles delivered in October.
Year-on-year, IPC’s tally jumped 22% as the company sold 10,716 units from January to November, compared to the 8,791 units it had delivered over the same months in 2011. The company presently commands an 8% share of the domestic auto sector, up from the 7% share it held from January to November last year.
IPC said its Crosswind model in November, with 669 units, is the second best-selling AUV with a market share of 22%.
Besides the Crosswind, the other product that pulled IPC’s strong performance in November was the brand’s D-MAX pickup with 216 units. The company’s N-Series, which accounted for 141 units for the month and is set to become the bestselling in its segment for an unmatched 14 consecutive years, also bolstered IPC’s total. Completing IPC’s product range of commercial vehicles are the flagship Alterra SUV, mid- and heavy-duty trucks, and buses.