Buying a truck for your small business can be a big investment as such we have subdivided the list into two categories to better suit your budgetary needs. These trucks can easily fit in with the needs of those with a transportation business or for those who are into the delivery industry. Whichever business you have these trucks are more than ready to adapt to your needs.
For convenience sake, we have divided the list into two categories to further help those with budgetary concerns. The first group will consist of vehicles under P600,000 while the other will consist of vehicles under the P1,500,000 mark. While the P600,000 group is more than capable vehicles, you can also consider going a tier up to get better access to vehicles that come with a stronger gasoline and diesel engines as well as with more capable chassis. As the prices increase so do the payload capacity as well as the power in the engine options.
Trucks under P600,000
The Suzuki Carry comes with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that is also found in the Suzuki Jimny. This gives it a frugal engine that produces 96hp and 135 Nm of torque that can haul what you need. It also comes with a cargo capacity of 940kg ideal for businesses that need to carry lighter loads in or around the city. This Suzuki Carry is priced at P499,000 to P614,000.
Suzuki Super Carry
The Suzuki Super Carry on the other hand comes powered by an 800cc turbo diesel engine. The small engine produces 32hp and 75 Nm of torque. While on paper it may not seem like much, it more than makes up for it in terms of torque. Similar to its gasoline-powered stablemate it has a carrying capacity of 735kg ideal for those with small business needs. The Suzuki Super Carry can be had for P489,000 to P580,000.
An alternative to the Japanese options above the Tata Ace offers buyers a more affordable price at P369,000 that comes with diesel power. Under the hood, the Tata comes powered by a 702cc diesel motor that produces 16hp and 38 Nm of torque. While not a lot on paper it still presents itself as a capable hauler for those in need of an affordable cargo mover. It comes with a cargo capacity of 1000kgs.
Tata Super Ace Mint
Going up a tier from the Indian brand the Tata Super Ace Mint adds more power to the same formula of the Tata Ace. It comes at a price point of between P579,000 and P834,000. Powering the vehicle is a 1.4-liter diesel motor that pushes out 70hp and 140 Nm of torque. It comes with a cargo capacity of 1000kgs, same as the Ace, but with a lot more capability thanks to diesel torque.
The FAW Multi-carry is another ideal option for those who want a small business truck for cargo hauling. It comes powered with a 1.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that pushes out 48hp and 74 Nm of torque. Priced at P350,000 to P465,000 it presents itself as a capable business partner with a similar payload capacity to its rivals for your small business needs.
The BAIC Freedom is another affordable option, however, it is important to note that some of its variants go above the P600,000 peso mark. These variants include the Passenger body variant, cargo van variant, and the Wing Van variant. Despite this other variants still fit in such as the single and double cab dropside versions of the vehicle. It comes powered by a 1.4-liter gasoline engine that produces 94hp and 115 Nm of torque. It also comes with a payload capacity of 990kg. The BAIC Freedom comes with a price tag of P488,000 to P548,000 for the single and double cab versions of the vehicle.
Trucks under P1,500,000
BAIC H5 Bayanihan
The BAIC H5 Bayanihan presents itself as another option for those looking for a logistics vehicle for their small business needs. It comes powered by a 1.8-liter turbo diesel motor that produces 60hp and 150 Nm of torque. Thanks to its 1.8-liter engine, it comes with a payload capacity of 1,670kgs making it one of the better cargo-carrying vehicles for its size. It comes priced at P638,000 to P814,000 depending on which variant you will need the most for your business needs.
The Mitsubishi L300 has been one of the more popular options for those looking to get a cargo vehicle for their small business. With Mitsubishi Philippines updating the vehicle to fit the new Euro IV standards that have been put in place in the country the L300’s power has also increased. It comes powered by a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine that produces 98hp and 200 Nm of torque. It comes priced at P804,000 to P998,000 depending on the variant. Mitsubishi Philippines has yet to release the official cargo capacity for the L300, however, we assume that it is over 1,000kgs like a lot of its rivals.
Going up a price point is the Hyundai H100. It's a small light truck that is small on size but is big on versatility. It comes powered by a 2.5-liter diesel motor that produces 128hp and 255 Nm of torque more than enough to carry people and cargo alike. Speaking of cargo it comes with a payload capacity of 1335kgs. The H100 comes priced between P945,000 to P1,380,000 depending on the variant.
Another Korean offering for those who want a truck for their small business is the Kia K2500. This light truck offers buyers a flexible vehicle that can be adapted to suit the needs and nature of your business. It comes powered by the same 2.5-liter diesel motor as its Hyundai counterpart that produces 128hp and 255 Nm of torque. Similar to its Korean counterpart it too has a payload capacity of 1335kgs. It comes priced at P820,000 to P1,215,000 depending on the variant.
A relatively newcomer to the light truck market is the Isuzu Traviz. It is the brand’s newest entry-level truck that comes powered with a familiar engine from the brand's once-popular Asian Utility Vehicle (AUV). Powering the vehicle is a 2.5-liter diesel motor that produces 77hp and 177 Nm of torque. It comes with a payload capacity of 1,655 to 1,660kgs depending on the variant chosen. Making sure you can haul your cargo without breaking the bank, the Isuzu Traviz comes priced at P962,000 to P992,000.
The FAW Loadrunner is another viable option for those who want to carry more cargo. The light-duty truck boasts an impressive 2,000kgs load capacity and features three body styles that can easily be adapted to suit your business needs. It comes powered by a 3.2-liter diesel engine that pushes out 86hp and 210 Nm of torque. The FAW Loadrunner comes priced at P630,000 to P781,000.
Another option for those who want a light-duty truck is the JMC Compadre. It comes powered by a 2.7-liter naturally aspirated motor that pushes out 77hp and 172 Nm of torque. In its JMH model, it comes with a payload of 2,000kgs more than enough to transport what you need when you need it. It comes priced at P797,000 to P810,000 depending on the variant.
The Foton Tornado gives customers a variety of choices when it comes to choosing a light-duty truck. Variations of the vehicle can either be had with a 2.8-liter motor that produces 172 Nm of torque. Foton Philippines has yet to release the official horsepower figures for this vehicle. There are also no official payload specifications yet for the Tornado although we assume that it is above the 1,000kg mark. The Foton Tornado can be had for P755,000 to P1,280,000 depending on the variant. It is important to note that there the light truck has variants above the P1.5M mark that didn't make it onto the list. These two variants are the Self-loader and the Telescopic crane.
The JAC X200 is the company’s answer to those who want an affordable light-duty truck in the Philippines. It comes powered by a 1.9-liter diesel motor that pushes out 94hp and 240 Nm of torque. While its official payload figures have not been released we expect it to be above the 1,000kgs mark thanks to its engine.
The Maxus V80 is the Ayala brand’s entry into the light commercial vehicle segment in the Philippines. It comes with multiple configurations that can easily be suited to the nature of your business. It comes powered by a 2.5-liter diesel motor that pushes out 134hp and 330 Nm of torque easily making it one of the more powerful vehicles on the list. If you need to haul cargo then the Cargo van variant is your go-to choice priced at P1,190,000. Opt for a people carrier variant and you’re looking at P1,570,000 which goes above the P1.5M mark. Its cargo payload specifications have yet to be released by Maxus Philippines although we expect it to be well above the 1,500kgs mark.