TOYOTA MOTORS Philippines Corp. is delivering vehicles directly to customers’ homes during the lockdown.

Car companies like Toyota have rolled out digital sales platforms while the lockdown declared to contain the coronavirus pandemic has limited the movement of consumers.

Toyota will now use its network of dealer outlets to deliver newly purchased vehicles directly to customers, the company said in a press release on Friday.

“Safety procedures will be properly observed by the dealership personnel to ensure a smooth and safe turnover of the customer’s brand new Toyota vehicle,” Toyota said.

The company currently has a virtual showroom that includes information about Toyota’s model lineup and pricing. Customers would then be endorsed to a preferred dealer.

Customers can also use the company’s virtual tool to book appointments and send out aftersales inquiries.

The company said that it continues to apply health safety procedures at its facilities. Motor vehicle sellers may operate at limited capacity under the modified enhanced community quarantine.

Vehicle sales in the country declined by 51.2% to 85,041 units in the first half of 2020 compared with the same period last year. Many car dealerships temporarily shut down due to stricter restrictions at the start of the lockdown.

The industry expects the year’s total sales to fall by 40% from last year, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) said. — Jenina P. Ibañez