Monday, January 8, 2018

Toyota, Lexus Announce 2018 Prices Incorporating New Excise Tax


Following Honda’s lead 5 days ago, Toyota Motor Philippines (including its luxury division, Lexus) is the next car manufacturer to unveil their official January 2018 prices taking into account the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN Law. And as one of the only handful of carmakers locally to boast of a full and diversified line-up (including pick-up trucks and hybrids), this is the first complete picture anyone has on the effect of Republic Act 10963 on vehicle prices.

Confirming what we have been reporting all along, pickups whether single or dual cabs are exempted from excise tax under TRAIN. This is evident of the Hilux’s 5.7 to 9 percent drop in its Suggested Retail Price, the biggest of which is on the top-of-the-line 4x4 2.8 G variant which sees a P 145,000 reduction in both manual and automatic variants. Interestingly enough, the Cab & Chassis model remains unchanged.

Aside from the Hilux, the only other vehicles in Toyota’s mainstream line-up that’s seen a drop in price is the Land Cruiser family. The poster child of the “pro-luxury” excise tax, the LC200 Premium drops 7 percent (P 4,650,000) while the Prado goes down 5 percent (P 3,739,000 for the manual and P 3,839,000 for the automatic). In a surprising twist, the Prado 4.0 V6 is unchanged at P 3,119,000. The Prius c has actually gone up 7 percent from P 1,709,000 to P 1,831,000, despite hybrids enjoying 50 percent less excise tax. This is likely due to foreign exchange rates. since it must be remembered that the Prius c has seen just minor price adjustments since the introduction of its facelift.

Similar to Honda’s case, the top-of-the-line compact sedan is heavily penalized under Republic Act 10963. Buyers of the Corolla Altis 2.0 V will have to shell out P 1,451,000 or 9.92 percent more than its December 2017 SRP. Vehicles in the same price range such as the RAV4 (4x2 Active and Active+) and Fortuner (4x2 2.4 G and 4x2 2.7 G) are likewise hit.


Moving on to Toyota’s luxury brand, Lexus, almost the entire line-up has seen a reduction in their SRPs with the only exception being the LC 500 (up 3.55 percent) and the IS 350 which have retained their SRPs for January. The biggest drop in SRP for January are the hybrids in the GS, RX, and NX family which went down 20.31, 20.76, and 15.62 percent respectively. Among the non-hybrids, the Lexus RC F lost up to 13 percent of its value almost overnight.


For those keeping score versus our predictions last month, we managed to stay within 5 percent of the new official SRPs (so that makes the score CarGuide.PH - 2, Certain Social Media Influencer Who Shared Our Tables Without Our Assumptions and Called Us Erroneous - 0). Although this isn’t as close to our prediction with Honda, where we stayed within just 2 percent), we still came pretty close, especially with the Lexus models where we were less than 1 percent off (the closest being the LC 500 with just a 0.22 percent variance). In terms of mainstream models, we were near the money with the Toyota 86 (1.21 percent variance), Vios 1.5 G (2.35 percent variance), and Hilux (3.11 percent variance). We were off 4.94 percent on the Land Cruiser LC200 thinking Toyota would be able to price it even less than the eventual SRP.

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19 comments:

  1. SLN na po pala si NX300 F Sport

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    1. It’s not part of the January price list. Yung NX is just available as a hybrid

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    2. Any news if the turbos will still be available later? Just want to know to make myself feel better bout rushing to get one from the last batch delivery of nx 200ts. I was a bit disappointed that there's no tax increase and I did not risk waiting for the 300

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  2. Uly do you have info on why the LC and LX prices increased when the excise tax on these actually went down?

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    1. It has to do with the Net Manufacturer’s Selling Price. They likely hover close to the P 4M mark which will see an increase based on the excise tax structure. After that, it sees incremental drops. That or they simply have higher margins than the 14 percent that we plugged in ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    2. There was a graph presented by Entrepreneur a few months back that showed it gradually going down. That was wrong. The effective SRP goes up when the NMSP goes up to 4M before slowly dipping again. Once it reaches 8M or something cars become cheaper.

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  3. No choice but to buy a pickup for the next car

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  4. Paano i view ng malaki yung toyota pricelist?

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    1. All our graphics are high res. Open in new tab and then you can zoom in.

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  5. Very Good in math (and predictions) sir Uly! Luceat Lux!!

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  6. sir.any pricing for Ford cars

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  7. when you are no. 1 you can increase price when the tax increases and yet keep prices unchanged when taxes decreases. the perks of being no. 1.

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  8. Should we expect a lot if Hilux J's, E's and G's for the next few years? It's starting to look attractive, and diesel is still cheaper by the liter even with new taxes on.

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  9. Got me thinking - these new prices, they will charge for newly made/imported cars from 2018 yes? I understand the tax is paid after the vehicle leaves the factory or something.

    Should buyers beware of paying 2018 prices for an older model? (Or buyers will actively seek out old stock to save money?)

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  10. Government should consider a tax on the church and/or religious organizations.

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  11. No price for the IS 350 F-Sport?

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  12. They should just implement higher taxes on diesel and not on gasoline. Gasoline is cleaner for the environment than dirty diesel. And they say that they care for the environment. In first world countries, diesel is more expensive than gasoline, explains why most cars there are gasoline.

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  13. Hi! do you already have the spec of the new hilux the 2.4 4x4 E price @ 1140000?
    Is it the same as the 4x2 E? Just with additional 4x4 transfer case?

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