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CALAMBA, Laguna – Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai vehicles, in partnership with the Areza Group, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Hyundai Trucks & Buses dealership. Hyundai Trucks & Buses Calamba is expected to be open for business by June 2017.
Pictured: The groundbreaking ceremony of the Hyundai Trucks & Buses dealership soon to rise in Calamba Laguna. From left to right: Florencio …
The key to a sustainable corporate social investment lies in identifying one’s sense of purpose and, from there, grow one’s work to benefit both business and society. This was the key message of HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI) President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo at the Plenary Session of the 4TH Global Social Business Summit of Gawad Kalinga (GK), held at the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation (HCGI) at the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan. Summit theme was “Social Market: …
MANILA, Philippines - Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai vehicles, has finally launched the new Hyundai Grand Starex Super Express in response to the fast-growing commuting needs of mobile Filipinos.
The Grand Starex Super Express is the commercial version of the best-selling Grand Starex, which has received a wide-range of awards (from Most Comfortable Ride, Best Safety Features, Best Engine Performance, Best Full-size People Carrier, …
“Nearing the close of 2016, a more favorable outlook is seen for the remainder of the year as Hyundai is likely to maintain its growth momentum, mirroring the vitality of the country’s economy and its fast-growing automotive industry. With an endless potential, the company will continue to relentlessly satisfy its customers with its line-up of modern premium products and services.” - Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO Performance and Drivers Hyundai Asia …
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) surprises customers with an early holiday promo. The Hyundai EON is now even more affordable with an amazingly low financing scheme. The “OMG (Oh My Greatest) EON Deals!” is made possible with HARI’s partnership with the country’s top banks. (L-R) Numeriano R. Cortez, Jr., SVP Trade Operations & Development Cluster, HARI; Israel S. Cruz, Department Head Auto Loans Division, BPI Family Savings Bank; Dennis T. Fronda, VP …
“Closing the year with six consecutive months of growth is a positive reinforcement for the brand as it aims to end 2013 on a high with new and exciting models to excite the Filipino consumer.”
- Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO
Performance and Drivers
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, registered a promising 2% hike in November 2013 against the same month a year ago to finish the period with 1,712 units sold from 1,673 in November 2012.
Despite lackluster showings from the Tucson and Elantra who are both set to receive mid-cycle changes soon, the Korean brand’s tally was kept healthy by popular receptions for the Eon and Santa Fe models.
The Eon, in particular, posted its best sales month thus far in 2013 with a November tally amounting to 655 units. This output has helped the brand’s Passenger Car (PC) segment to a commendable 13% increase for the period.
On the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) front, the luxurious Santa Fe Mid-Sized SUV performed exceptionally well, doubling its performance from last year with a month-end total of 207 units rolling out of dealerships.
Together, the popularity of Hyundai’s vehicles across various segments has given the brand its 6th straight month of growth and yet another positive reinforcement heading towards the year-end Christmas rush, where it is now a mere 4% off its tally compared to its year-to-date figure a year ago.
Sales and Economic Outlook
The Philippines has outperformed expectations as the local economy expanded by 7% in the third quarter of 2013. This, however, is slightly lower than the 7.3% growth posted in the same quarter last year. Growth was tempered by the natural calamities that caused a major setback in output produced during the quarter. Nevertheless, the resiliency in domestic demand has continued to be a major engine of growth, solidifying the economy from global turbulence.
Despite anticipation of an economic slowdown next year following the destruction brought about by Typhoon Haiyan, the projected re-construction boom and surge in OFW remittances will help the economy gain back its ground and hit the 6.5% to 7% growth momentum according to government targets.
With the Philippine economy on solid footing, consumer sentiment for big ticket items and vehicles remain bullish as key macro fundamentals support demand.