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Posted on August 09, 2017


  
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Everest, Ranger lift Ford sales in PHL

FORD Philippines said it sold 2,973 vehicles in July, an 8% increase over the same month last year.

The company said its best-selling model was the Ford Everest as deliveries of the SUV grew 6% from a year ago to 1,002 units. Following the Everest is the Ranger pickup, with sales jumping 31% to 916 vehicles. Sales of the Everest in the first seven months of 2017 reached 6.770 units while those of the Ranger totaled 5,512 units.

Ford said its EcoSport compact SUV “continued to enjoy widespread appeal” with deliveries of 867 vehicles in July, and 6,092 units from January to July.

“Strong demand for our full lineup of Ford vehicles is driving our continued momentum, especially for our biggest-selling nameplates including the Everest, Ranger, and EcoSport,” said Rodel Gallega, Ford Philippines vice-president for marketing and sales.

Ford noted the performance of its models imported from North America also contributed to the company’s record tally in July. Sales of the Ford Explorer were pegged at 85 vehicles in July, and 636 vehicles from the start of the year, while those Ford Mustang reached 42 units for the month, and 222 units to date.


Isuzu transfers parts to new facility

ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) announced it opened on July 18 a new storage facility to accommodate “a bigger inventory” of its vehicles.

The company said the facility, located within the DB Schenker Levi Mariano Warehouse in the Taguig City, is the “start of a strategic partnership” with DB Schenker (Schenker Distribution Solutions, Inc.). It houses Isuzu parts and accessories, making these more accessible to Isuzu dealerships.

IPC said it has an allocated space of 6,000 square meters within the warehouse, which still has some 1,600 square meters that can be used for expansion.

The storage facility was opened by IPC president Hajime Koso, IPC executive vice-president Shojiro Sakoda, Isuzu Motors Limited Japan after-sales division executive officer Hiroshi Hisatomi, and DB Schenker managing director Jonathon Kottegoda Breden.

“We see this new partnership as a good investment for Isuzu. We would like to continuously improve on our efficiency in making our vehicles, as well as in catering to the needs of our customers,” Mr. Koso said.