Whether its effect is for the better or worse (depends on how you look at things), the car brands and customers have felt the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) on the automotive industry. What’s sure, though, is that vehicle pricing is definitely changing.
So, if you’re still looking for a brand new ride, and you’re hoping to avail it prior the excise tax inclusion in its price, then check out these amazing promos that you can get here on AutoDeal. This list includes car deals from brands that have either lowered the prices due to the implementation of the new tax scheme, or have yet to impose it. Better avail these promos before they’re gone (too) soon!
BYD S1 GLX-I with P129,000 All-in Downpayment
The BYD S1 is the latest subcompact crossover to enter the Philippines. Aside from its masculine appearance, it boasts a ground clearance of 200mm and a cargo area that can expand up to 1,200 L. It can also seat a total of five people comfortably in its leather-clad interior, and provide on-board entertainment with its eight-inch multimedia head unit.
Safety features are plenty with the BYD S1 as it comes with dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), hill descent control and speed sensitive door locks, among others.
BAIC MZ45 Transporter with P28,000 All-in Downpayment
Need a more business oriented vehicle? The BAIC MZ45 Transporter - thanks to its fold and tumble seats - offers flexible interior space to fit various passenger and cargo needs. This minivan, which you can get for just P598,000, is equipped with a Euro4 1.2L gasoline engine, 11 seats, and a dual air conditioning unit.
FOTON View Traveller 16-seater with P98,000 All-in Downpayment
If you’re searching for a people mover, then the FOTON View Traveller should be in your radar. Not only does it ferry 16 people inside, it can also carry a bit of luggage in the back. Power isn’t a question with the View Traveller’s 130 hp 2.8L turbo-charged diesel engine that can squeeze 280 Nm of torque. It also comes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to help it grind to a halt.
Parts and service shouldn’t be an issue with the brand’s large nationwide network of dealers and its 11-hectare assembly plant in Clark, Pampanga.
Hyundai Grand Starex Super Express with P72,000 All-in Downpayment
Speaking of vans, the Hyundai Grand Starex Super Express is a good option for those who want to haul both people and their luggage to places. It has a 15-passenger capacity, and a luggage area that can expand up to 6,000L, depending on the seat configuration. The Grand Starex Super Express also has double sliding doors on its side for ease of access.
SsangYong Tivoli SX AT with P49,000 Low Downpayment
Want a stylish yet sporty subcompact crossover that’s relatively affordable? The Korean carmaker SsangYong has the Tivoli to answer that. Apart from having the lowest price in the segment, the Tivoli boasts generous interior space for its size that’s perfect for a small family or barkada of five. It also has a 1.6L gasoline engine that produces 128 hp and 160 Nm of torque to carry that load.
Ford Fiesta Hatchback Trend AT with P4,000 All-in Downpayment
For a P4,000 downpayment, you can get a trendy and hip hatchback in the form of Ford Fiesta. It’s the perfect car and/or promo for those looking to buy their first car or a new addition in their garage. This little hatchback can fit five passengers on fabric-covered seats and still provide ample luggage space at the back to fit a few bags of groceries or backpacks for a quick out-of-town trip.
Subaru Forester 2.0i-L with P108,000 All-in Downpayment
Those who have an active lifestyle can opt for the Subaru Forester. Why? Well, this SUV has a full-time symmetrical all-wheel-drive and a ground clearance of 220mm to help you conquer the road-less-travelled. It also has 520L worth of room at the back to store your bags. In addition, the Forester comes with leather seats, automatic climate control, and a six-inch touchscreen head unit for a comfy and entertaining trip with your friends or family.
Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2.2 4x2 AT with Zero Downpayment
Did you know that the new excise tax lowers the price of some pickup trucks? This includes the Ford Ranger, which we recommend for those who thirst for adventure. Not only is it built tough, it also has a powerful mill under the hood, the bed space to haul all your outdoor stuff, and the ground clearance to get you across the trail. Best thing about the Ford Ranger is that you can get it now with a zero downpayment promo.
Toyota Hilux G 4x2 AT with P104,000 All-in Downpayment
Whether it’s for business or personal use, you can get a powerful workhorse in the Toyota Hilux. Like the Ranger, this vehicle has seen a decrease in pricing due to the TRAIN effect. The Hilux boasts an improved leaf spring suspension and a 2.4L diesel engine, which Toyota claims to provide better fuel efficiency as well as more power and torque.