Saturday, June 24, 2017

DENR Reminds Car Buyers: Only Euro 4 Vehicles Allowed to be Registered by 2018


Interested in getting a new Isuzu mu-X or D-Max or Mitsubishi L300 or Adventure? Better get them now. Apart from the looming excise tax increase, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has set a December 31, 2017 deadline for the initial (new car) registration of these vehicles and other non-Euro 4 compliant vehicles in the country.

Although the country has shifted to Euro 4 emissions standard last January 1, 2016, the DENR has given carmakers a bit of a respite. With carmakers citing “long-term production planning of OEMs” and requiring a “significant vehicle technology shift within the model life”, the DENR gave 2 years for carmakers to phase out existing Euro 2 models. That extension expires at the end of 2017.

Beginning January 1, 2018, the DENR will no longer accept Euro 2 Certificates of Conformity (COC) as a basis of initial registration with the Land Transportation Office or LTO. Simply put, new vehicles which haven’t been registered and do not meet Euro 4 emissions standards cannot be registered any more.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the COC is that little sticker on your vehicle’s front windshield stating that it has passed the mandatory emissions requirements.


This ruling has no effect on vehicles already purchased and are already registered with the LTO. The Euro 2 emissions standard will be used for renewal registration for vehicles purchased before January 1, 2018. All other vehicles purchased on or after January 1, 2018 will have to be Euro 4 emissions compliant to pass the mandatory emissions test.

For their part, both Mitsubishi and Isuzu said that they are on track to offer a line-up of Euro 4 emissions compliant vehicles by the time the government deadline arrives.

51 comments:

  1. HOW ABOUT THESE LOCALLY ASSEMBLED PUJ? ARE THEY Euro 4 emissions standard?

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    1. That's where the Jeepney Modernization Program comes in.

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  2. Is the isuzu mu-x not euro 4 comlpliant? I think it should be the isuzu crosswind.

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    1. No. mu-X and D-Max are not Euro 4 compliant.

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    2. I think Isuzu should bring in the latest model of their trucks which is already euro 4 compliant like the NHR which is Euro 2 compliant only

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  3. I think jeepneys aren't even Euro 1 compliant, lol.

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    1. Diesel po ba motrcycle niyo? O nagbabalak po kayo na bumili ng Diesel na motorcycle?

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    2. dont be arrogant boy!, nagtanong nga dahil hindi lahat alam na diesel fuel ang pinag usapan dito

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    3. kung ganyan ang katwiran mo pag gasolina pwede. lahat ng diesel engine pwede mo gamitan ng gasolina so maging compliant na cla.

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  6. how about the mu-x blue power? is there any news when they're going to release in Philippines?

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    1. Isuzu is confident that they'll beat the government deadline of phasing out Euro 2 vehicles. Thus, it could mean a launch of the Blue Power engine for both the D-Max and mu-X before the year ends. That being said, Isuzu is already hinting a price increase of 10-15 percent with this engine. This is even before the implementation of the new excise tax.

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    2. that's good news sir.. Thanks

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    3. I wonder what model will Isuzu replace to the Crosswind while Mitsubishi already have a concept

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    4. From what we gather, the Crosswind will not have a replacement. They said though that parts will remain in supply for 10 years even after that model's end.

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  7. what other vehicles in the current market are not euro 4 compliant aside from those mentioned above?

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    1. In addition. I owned a 2014 mitsubishi strada 4x2, euro 4 compliant po ba ito?

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  8. Im planing to buy a second hand car which is 2nd hand only about year 2000 model. Will there be a problem?

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    1. basahin mo ulit. di ka nagbabasa eh

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  9. Unahin nyo ang mga lumang jeepney at bus na malakas magpa-usok bago kayo mag Euro Euro dyan!

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    1. This article concerns newly bought/registered vehicles. Any kind of retroactive action, whether on PUVs or passenger vehicles, will have a high cost on the spending public. Effective emissions testing of existing vehicles, or lack thereof, is another issue altogether.

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  10. Dapat lang ban Na yang mga lumang Isuzu engines bago LNG galing showroom mausok Na!

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  11. Newbie question. I have an old 98 Lancer I use. Will I still be able to use this car after 2018?

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    1. Please read the article in full. Yes, you can still continue to register and use your old '98 Lancer.

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    2. Hindi newbie tawag sa question mo. Engot!

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    3. Or get a frick'n new car. Mura na lang ngayon, kung hindi ka maarte.

      ROI ka nanaman siguro, 20 years. Imagine kung may bagong panganak na bata when your car was driven off the dealer's lot, college graduate na siya siguro.

      Do yourself, the car industry the environment and the rest of humanity a favor.

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  12. buti alisin na isuzu na yan perwisyo mausok na crosswind ng kapitbahay sa mga may hika at asma!!! dapat pati DOH pumasok na rito kasi inutil ang DENR!!!

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  13. they should next set the deadline for taking ALL non-Euro4 vehicles off the streets for good.

    That ought to be good for both traffic and health.

    For registration, allow only vehicles less than 10 years for private, then 7 for public.

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    1. I think we should just follow Japan's progressive tax system instead of a possibly hugely unpopular ban (at least for passenger cars). Just give an increasing tax for older cars to disincentivise owners. If you wanna own a classic polluting car, you gotta pay to play.

      Win-win for classic car owners and BIR.

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  14. Haha ang dami naman matatapang na sumagot na engot oh ano pa man na panlalait eh sila naman naka anonymous lang din...

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  15. I guess this will be a good thing despite setbacks on buyers. We can do our environment and the people around us a lot of good if we start complying with the Euro 4. Plus take in consideration the gasoline that you use.

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  16. baka pwedeng maglabas ng listahan ang LTO or DENR Central Office ng mga Euro 4 compliant vehicles, nang sa ganun may idea yung mga first time buyers kung ano yung bibilhin nilang sasakyan in the near future.

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    1. If we're talking about passenger cars (PC) and light-commercial vehicles, most vehicles are already Euro 4 compliant. The only ones that aren't are:

      Isuzu Crosswind
      Isuzu D-Max
      Isuzu mu-X
      Mitsubishi Adventure
      Mitsubishi L300

      The question mark would be offerings from:
      Mahindra since we can't find any info about them anywhere. In other countries, they are already equipped with a CRDi engine which makes them Euro 4 compliant already.

      BAIC, BYD, and Foton ARE already Euro 4 compliant.

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    2. Hyundai H100 is also just Euro 2. Do they have a replacement for it?

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    3. Good morning bro Ulysses Ang for being so responsive. Salamat sa information.

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  17. Hello guys! So in 2018, does the government will implement the banning of EURO 2 vehicles including all the Isuzu mu-X EURO 2 engine? Thanks ASAP ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Banning the sale of NEW vehicle equipped with Euro 2 engines. If you bought one before January 1, 2018, you can use them and even renew its registration. So far, there's no phase out plan in place.

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    2. Thank you for the feedback Ulysses Ang. If I were going to ask you, is it okay to buy an Isuzu mu-X 2017 with EURO 2 engine for this month? Do you think if the BANNING of EURO 2 will be active someday, let's say 2022. Will the mu-X be no longer usable even it is not old too much?

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    3. Maybe, maybe not.

      As with other laws here in the Philippines it can always change. Although, vehicles that don't even meet Euro 2 standards (those without catalytic converters) are still on the road and still pass emissions without any problem... So that's saying something.

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    4. you are correct Mr. Ang, there is NO banning or phasing out of vehicles in regards of old age in the Philippines. So euro 2 or non euro compliant vehicles can roam the streets forever.Wow.

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  18. Paano po yung mga owner type jeep na iaasemble next year? Dapat po ba euro 4 standard din? Tia

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  19. What's the plan for the Adventure? Will it have a euro 4, with 10 to 15% increase in price?

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  20. read muna bago comment. mga tao talaga oh

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  21. Sir Uly, is there a cheap way of modifying Euro 2 compliant cars like a DPF or any other device that can make it pass Euro IV emissions testing? While it is safe to assume some wiseguy will just ask for an SC TRO against implementation of the ruling, I am concerned in making my euro 2 MuX future proof.

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    1. No cheap way unfortunately. It will entail modifications to the engine and even the software to make it compliant. I mean, it is possible, but likely not economically feasible.

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  22. Why take that long the government giving the producer time to sell off there old Engine for two year and then phase it out that's a trick and in 2018 you can't registered EURO 2 Vehicle, then they manage to cut looses for the corporation but not to the buyers

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  23. Yung may mga vehicles na registered before 2018 na euro 2 compliant, pwde nyo pa gamitin yan kahit kailan. Ang sinasabi dito, yung mga new vehicles by 2018 dapat euro 4 compliant na. Ang purpose nila dito para hindi na madagdagan yung mga euro 2 compliant na vehicles.

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