Car Features – The Pops in addition to also Flops of 2016
Car Features – The Pops in addition to also Flops of 2016
If 2015 was a huge year for the automotive industry, This specific year might be exciting times since more cars were sold in addition to also two major motor shows graced the country (despite the fact there are two automotive groups locally. With huge demand through consumers thanks to a growing economy plus the shift to Euro 4 emissions, lots of fresh cars were made available despite the transition of a fresh administration.
due to This specific article, we might be looking towards fresh releases within the form of a fresh type, nameplate, engine upgrade, or some trim level in addition to also we might gauge if these were hits or misses. due to This specific year, we might pick at least several per category in addition to also gauge how they were successful or not.
NISSAN JUKE (October 2015 as 2016 type)
This specific funky looking crossover might be late to the PH nevertheless which was a hit for Nissan especially which which had the looks in addition to also was priced accordingly. Although not a huge seller like the Ford Ecosport, which provided consumers a nice alternative.
TOYOTA FORTUNER in addition to also INNOVA (January in addition to also February 2016, respectively)
A ten year run was long enough for any type in addition to also creating which outdated by some. For Toyota’s IMV platform vehicles, despite being long within the tooth, these were the brand’s cash cows. While the Hilux got a fresh style in July 2015, which was also a sign for both the Fortuner in addition to also Innova to receive a such needed change. While some things remained, everything else is usually fresh for the IMV platform vehicles especially for the engine in addition to also Inside design. Despite newer competition in addition to also a high cost (for the Innova), these were hits since which made existing owners trade in their previous generation versions.
MITSUBISHI MONTERO SPORT (January 2016)
Once the segment leader, the Montero Sport’s number one status eroded in 2014 in addition to also never recovered nevertheless still sells well enough. No thanks to the allegations of SUA within the last part of 2015, sales dropped although which was at its end of life cycle at which time. A fresh engine (bye bye, 4D56), numerous safety features, in addition to also a futuristic design, This specific one became an attractive choice.
HONDA CIVIC (April 2016)
With the previous generation Civic failing to meet people’s expectations especially given the fact which the FD chassis was an impressive vehicle in addition to also replacing which with something less is usually downright disappointing. using a turbocharged engine in addition to also fresh features, This specific one takes the cake in addition to also has car enthusiasts jumping for joy especially which a 90s era Civic SiR was parked beside one during its launch. today, This specific one is usually both practical in addition to also fun at the same time without sacrificing each aspect.
SUZUKI CIAZ (March 2016)
Mention Suzuki in addition to also sedan in one breath, in addition to also you’ll get images of previous 4-box versions which didn’t sell well through the brand. This specific SX4 sedan replacement was a success for Suzuki locally since This specific one rivals much favorite versions through its Japanese compatriots. No fancy engines or transmission available, instead you get lots of space inside in addition to also some luxury items available in vehicles costing more. which was a winner due to This specific brand.
CHEVROLET SAIL (April 2016)
Replacing the slow selling Sonic sedan, This specific one failed to sail away (pun intended) through dealerships especially which This specific Chinese market Chevy didn’t offer anything fresh to the segment some other than offering a sunroof in addition to also an internet ready tuner in a somewhat crowded market. We all knew the fate of Chevrolets sold in China which were brought here, in addition to also This specific one isn’t a surprise.
HYUNDAI VELOSTER (April 2016)
Previewed as early as 2012, which was not brought immediately due to fuel issues in addition to also pricing nevertheless grey market dealers had This specific one available at which time. Fast forward to 2016 where friendlier fuels in addition to also a trade agreement between us in addition to also Korea happened, the Veloster didn’t sell well despite a lower cost than what is usually offered outside the dealer network.
KIA SPORTAGE (March 2016)
Dropping the cost of its twin, the Hyundai Tucson, made which a success for the slanted H badge. The consequence for its Kia counterpart, the Sportage, was lower sales than the type which replaced. Sure, which had more toys nevertheless a higher cost in addition to also somewhat less marketing made This specific one less visible on the roads.
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF (April 2016)
If the GTI’s cost was justifiable, the regular type’s isn’t especially which This specific smallish hatchback can get you something larger in addition to also higher for the cost. Volkswagen rivals with mainstream brands such as Toyota in addition to also Honda while maintaining a premium in Inside quality nevertheless in This specific case, which was way out of reach. Recently, prices had been dropped just months after its launch to make way for 2017 versions.
SSANGYONG (April 2016)
After years of absence, Berjaya Philippines brought This specific Korean brand back to take advantage of the trade agreement between South Korea in addition to also to provide consumers more choices. While the distributor had the right intentions, not much consumers warmed up to the comeback since not much was marketed.