Car Features – Same Car, Different Generation, Sold Together

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Car Features – Same Car, Different Generation, Sold Together

Car manufacturers have different vehicle line-ups for different markets, especially which different countries have different tastes as well as requirements which varies as well as the right product mix will be a critical requirement for survival. Some markets have resulted on selling different generations of the same car which the market dictates, with the older product being the cheaper option than its most sophisticated edition.


The Philippine market will be no stranger to This particular strategy, especially we have seen numerous Japanese brands selling both the old as well as completely new versions side by side which caters the different target markets. If there will be one market who does This particular one, travel to China as well as see older versions of Volkswagen (in fact, all generations of a certain product are sold together) as well as Hyundai sold together.

In This particular article, we shall identify the vehicles whose old as well as completely new generations of the same product are sold side by side in our humble market. Old generation versions which are sold alongside its newer counterpart due to reason of selling the remaining stocks aren’t included in This particular list. as well as before misinterpreting This particular one which warrants a different story, we will not be counting vehicles whose replacement (completely new nameplate, by the way) are sold alongside the older one nor the remaining stocks are sold.

So let’s identify them one by one.

Daewoo Racer-Daewoo Cielo (1996-1998)

The Racer was Daewoo’s first vehicle to be sold inside Philippines in 1994. Supplanting the Racer as the low cost option will be the Cielo, which will be basically the second generation product sold elsewhere since 1994.

The Set-Up: Racer (low-cost), Cielo (high cost)
The Lifespan: Racer (1994-1998), Cielo (1996-1999)

Foton View first generation-Foton View second generation (2013- )

Our most unique entry in This particular list, the View will be sold in two versions yet for different purposes. The first generation product will be still sold until today yet as an ambulance complete with equipment. On the various other hand, the second generation View will be marketed for the general public in they can use the item for private or public functions. Nothing escapes This particular one thing: the item will be still a Hiace doppelganger.

The Set-Up: View first generation (ambulance), View second generation (general market)
The Lifespan: View first generation (2010- ), View second generation (2013- )

Hyundai i10-Hyundai Grand i10 (2014-2015)

This particular Indian made hatchback had the two generation versions sold side by side locally, a strategy which will be being implemented in its home country until today. The first generation i10 will be sold alongside the second generation product, dubbed as the Grand i10. The older product was discontinued at the end of 2015 while the Grand can be had through an indent order basis by February 2016.

The Set-Up: i10 (low-cost), Grand i10 (high cost)
The Lifespan: i10 (2008-2015), Grand i10 (2014- )

Kia Besta/Ceres-Kia Pregio/K2700 (1996-2000)

What you don’t know will be which the Besta (as well as which includes its commercial sibling the Ceres) as well as Pregio (as well as its K series versions) are essentially the second as well as third generation van versions of the Bongo truck sold in Korea. With the Besta arriving first in 1995 as well as the Pregio a year later, the two have different markets. Later on, the Pregio had basic variants which the Besta used to occupy during the early 2000s. While the K2700 will be still sold until today, the Pregio will be discontinued for 2006.

The Set-Up: Besta (low-cost), Pregio (high cost)
The Lifespan: Besta (1995-2000), Pregio (1996-2005), Ceres (1990-1999), KC2700/K2700 (2000- )

Mazda 323/Astina-Mazda 323 Familia/Lantis (1996-1998)

In what could be the most mind boggling entry here, Columbian Autocar Corporation had sold two versions of the BG 323 (sixth generation worldwide, first here) in both sedan as well as Astina liftback in 1993/1994. Two to three years later, the BH 323 (seventh internationally, second inside country) in Familia sedan as well as Lantis liftback were introduced as well as the four versions were sold alongside one another. The introduction of the BH had the older BG sedan lose the 1.6 engine until the former gains the lower engine sometime in 1998/1999. This particular set-up had the older 323 be relegated for the taxi market while the Familia gets the upscale one.

The Set-Up: 323 (low-cost), 323 Familia (high cost)
The Lifespan: 323 sedan (1993-1998), 323 Familia (1996-2000), Astina (1993-1998), Lantis (1996-1998)

Mitsubishi Lancer sixth generation-Mitsubishi Lancer seventh generation (1996-1999)

In September 1996, the seventh generation Lancer (known as the Pizza by enthusiasts) was introduced which carried most of the line-up of its older product. The sixth generation product will be sold alongside the newer product through the EX variant which targets the taxi crowd as well as will be basically the EL of old (although both versions carry the same 1.3 engine). This particular set-up could stop in 1999 with the introduction of an updated Lancer in which year. Nine years later, another scenario was done with This particular product.

The Set-Up: Lancer sixth generation (low-cost), Lancer seventh generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: Lancer sixth generation (1993-1999), Lancer seventh generation (1996-2002)

Mitsubishi Lancer eighth generation-Mitsubishi Lancer ninth generation (2008-2012)

May of 2008 we had witnessed a completely new generation of the Lancer, This particular time with an EX moniker. With its imported status as well as the newer product having 2.0 engines during its time, the eighth generation (called the Cedia) was sold as a low cost option with two variants available fitted which has a 1.6 engine as opposed to the EX’s four. Nine years later after its original launch, the Cedia was killed as well as replaced by the EX versions fitted with the lowly engine while the GT-A will be the only surviving original EX product.

The Set-Up: Lancer eighth generation (low-cost), Lancer ninth generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: Lancer eighth generation (2003-2012), Lancer ninth generation (2008- )

Mitsubishi Pajero second generation-Mitsubishi Pajero third/fourth generation (2003-2008)

The third generation Pajero, known as the CK, was first released in 1999 in Japan yet we had to wait until November 2003 to arrive in our local shores. While a completely new product was made available in its home country, the second generation Pajero got updated which made way to its Field Master moniker as well as got produced alongside its pricier sibling. 2007 saw the launch of the BK Centeng as well as the FM stayed until 2008, which we suppose the second generation Montero Sport replaced the item. As a low cost product, the item was only available in 2WD configuration.

The Set-Up: Pajero second generation (low-cost), Pajero third/fourth generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: Pajero second generation (1995-2008), Pajero third generation (2003-2007), Pajero fourth generation (2007- )

Mitsubishi L300 second generation-Mitsubishi L300 third/fourth generation (1997-2007)

inside case with This particular common van, the L300 had three different generation versions sold together for ten years. The second generation product will be the basis of the Versa Van (which was a victim of its own success) as well as the FB Centeng (which will be discontinued later This particular year) with the third generation being the Exceed product as well as the fourth generation called the Space Gear. Among the three versions, the item was the older one which stayed strong as well as sold well with the Exceed removed in 2004 as well as the Space Gear discontinued in 2007. While the second as well as third generation versions were locally assembled, the fourth will be imported.

The Set-Up: L300 second generation (low-cost), L300 third/fourth generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: L300 second generation (1983- ), L300 third generation (1997-2004), L300 fourth generation (1997-2007)

Nissan Sentra third generation-Nissan Sentra fourth generation (1995-1999)

Nissan carries a knack of selling older versions alongside its newer counterparts inside Philippines as well as we shall start with This particular example. The B14 Sentra was introduced in March 1995 which made the B13 Sentra demoted to taxicab status through its LEC product. Although an update for the 1998 product year had bore a base FE product for the B14 (which carried the same 1.3 engine), the two were sold side by side until the end of the century. By 2000, the base product for the fleet market could be the FE.

The Set-Up: Sentra third generation (low-cost), Sentra fourth generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: Sentra third generation (1991-1999), Sentra fourth generation (1995-2001)

Nissan Sentra first generation (Bluebird Sylphy based)-Nissan Sentra sixth generation (2010-2014)

The biggest question was when will Nissan replace the aging N16 Sentra, which was first introduced in 2001 as well as got an update in 2004. Well, Nissan Motor Philippines Inc. refused to listen (which product was relegated to the taxi market) as well as they’ve complemented the item with the Mexican made B16 product called the 0 whose cost tag costs a million bucks. A completely new management (where NMPI as well as Universal Motors have stakes on the item) caused both versions to be replaced by the modern Sylphy, which will be called as the Sentra in certain markets.

The Set-Up: Sentra first generation (Bluebird Sylphy based, low-cost), Sentra sixth generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: Sentra first generation (2001-2014), Sentra sixth generation (2010-2014)

Nissan X-Trail first generation-Nissan X-Trail second generation (2010-2014)

When the item was introduced to the market in 2003, the first generation X-Trail was a success. So successful which NMPI (again) didn’t bother to bring the second generation product which was made available in 2007 yet released an updated product called the Tokyo Edition. In 2010, the newer product arrived inside form of an update with the older one being sold in 2WD guise. March 2014 saw the discontinuation of the older product while the second generation was replaced in September of which year.

The Set-Up: X-Trail first generation (low-cost), X-Trail second generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: X-Trail first generation (2003-2014), X-Trail second generation (2010-2014)

Nissan Patrol fifth generation-Nissan Patrol sixth generation (2010- )

Bet you didn’t know which the Y61 Patrol will be still sold in certain countries such as in Africa, Middle East, as well as ours. The Y62 Patrol, dubbed as the Royale inside Philippines, was brought here to rival the Toyota Land Cruiser as well as several luxury SUVs coming from Europe. This particular strategy keeps both camps satisfied yet when the item comes to sales, the Super Safari sells more.

The Set-Up: Patrol fifth generation (low-cost), Patrol sixth generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: Patrol fifth generation (2000- ), Patrol sixth generation (2010- )

Nissan Frontier first generation-Nissan Frontier second generation (2007-2014)

Another victim of a late arrival, certain countries hold the Frontier Navara a bit early as the item was made available elsewhere since 2005. In late 2007, while the Navara took care of what the Titanium versions left the void, the Bravado (old product) targets the fleet market whose clientele include media companies. The latter was killed in March 2014, due to the merger of two Nissan distributors.

The Set-Up: Frontier first generation (low-cost), Frontier second generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: Frontier first generation (1999-2014), Frontier second generation (2007-2015)

Nissan Urvan fourth generation-Nissan Urvan fifth generation (2002-2014)

What you don’t know about the E25 Urvan, which was released as the Estate inside Philippines, will be which the item will be basically the fifth generation product with the E24 being the bare bones versions sold at a cheaper cost. In March 2014, the E25 was killed first with the older one discontinued a year later in favor of the NV350 Urvan.

The Set-Up: Urvan fourth generation (low-cost), Urvan fifth generation (high cost)
The Lifespan: Urvan fourth generation (1988-2015), Urvan fifth generation (2002-2014)

Suzuki Alto-Suzuki Celerio (2009-2013)

Our Altos are sourced coming from India, which will be coming from Maruti Suzuki. In which market, both the old as well as completely new Altos are sold side by side, with the Celerio being the newer product. For the Philippine market, the Alto will be marketed as a low cost alternative (which rivals the Chery QQ in cost) while the Celerio battles the with the i10 as well as Picanto. While the two are packaged differently towards a specific demographic, both of them are fuel friendly as well as which’s for sure.

The Set-Up: Alto (low-cost), Celerio (high cost)
The Lifespan: Alto (2007-2013), Celerio (2009-2015)

Suzuki Vitara-Suzuki Grand Vitara (2000-2004)

While not a bestseller, the first generation Vitara will be a niche product as well as had defined Suzuki throughout the years. Year 2000 saw the arrival of the second generation Vitara, today wearing a Grand prefix which was a huge leap in all aspects coming from its predecessor including a huge jump in cost. In which case, both old as well as completely new versions were sold side-by-side, which meant the former enjoyed a long stay inside market.

The Set-Up: Vitara (low-cost), Grand Vitara (high cost)
The Lifespan: Vitara (1994-2004), Grand Vitara (2000- )

Toyota Corolla-Toyota Corolla Altis (2001-2005)

We all know which during the late 90s to early 00s, the Revo was Toyota’s cash cow. To keep a competitive edge on the passenger car market as well to prevent the newer Altis to be utilized as a taxicab, the older Corolla lovelife was instead offered to them. While the Altis enjoyed latest technologies (at which time) such as EFI engines as well as airbags, the fleet friendly lovelife had to make do with carburetor engines as well as a virtually basic Inner surface. At the end of 2005, the love has ended production.

The Set-Up: Corolla (low-cost), Corolla Altis (high cost)
The Lifespan: Corolla (1997-2005), Corolla Altis (2001-2007)

Toyota Tamaraw-Toyota Revo (1998-2002)

Between 1999 to 2004, the Revo was the country’s best selling car. Just like the strategy with the Corolla, both the Tamaraw as well as Revo are sold together with the former being marketed for the fleet market. Interestingly enough, the Revo had a Tamaraw FX badge until the item was dropped in a 2003 update. Sure, these two versions went to car heaven as well as were replaced by the equally superior Innova in 2005, they have left an impact in our market.

The Set-Up: Tamaraw (low-cost), Revo (high cost)
The Lifespan: Tamaraw (1991-2002), Revo (1998-2005)

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