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    #311
    Quote Originally Posted by conceptseven View Post
    Well, last year another trainor of ours who frequently visits TMP plant said that the prius would cost somewhere around 8M and I have also read somewhere in the web that the only time Toyota will bring the Prius here is that when Filipinos get richer. So bringing the SRP down to two million is pretty cheap. Hurray!:trampoline: Filipinos got richer!
    I think that the prius only runs on electricity during low-speed and uses a combustion engine during high-speed that inturn charges the battery, so no need to plug it in. But I agree that they should have just introduce a common-rail diesel car like that of the ford focus. Mas cost-efficient para sa mga pinoy
    Dapat mga 1m na lang yan! haha, oo nga....dapat diesel na lang ilabas ng toyota.

    Toyota Vios D4D
    Corolla Altis D4D
    Camry D4D

    lahat sila, d4d

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    Prius vs Focus TDCi A/T (diesel)

    Fuel economy: tie (cost per km run is approximately the same)

    Price: Focus (costs just slight over P1M so you can buy TWO Focus for the price of ONE Prius)

    Performance: Focus (better acceleration from it's 2.0L turbo diesel engine)

    Seating: tie (both seats 4 to 5 people)

    Long term maintenance (cheaper to own): Focus (questionable long term durability of the battery pack as gen 1 prius owners have reported early battery failures)

    Environmental impact (which is greener): Focus (over a car's lifetime including it's disposal, the Prius' batteries will be a problem when it comes to disposing them). The Focus using more typical materials and parts will be easier to recycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    Prius vs Focus TDCi A/T (diesel)

    Fuel economy: tie (cost per km run is approximately the same)

    Price: Focus (costs just slight over P1M so you can buy TWO Focus for the price of ONE Prius)

    Performance: Focus (better acceleration from it's 2.0L turbo diesel engine)

    Seating: tie (both seats 4 to 5 people)

    Long term maintenance (cheaper to own): Focus (questionable long term durability of the battery pack as gen 1 prius owners have reported early battery failures)

    Environmental impact (which is greener): Focus (over a car's lifetime including it's disposal, the Prius' batteries will be a problem when it comes to disposing them). The Focus using more typical materials and parts will be easier to recycle.

    GO FOCUS!

    Affordable, I think.

    and it has a diesel ENGINE

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    #314
    D4D na nga lang sana na vios or altis. Bakit kaya hindi malabas ng toyota ung d4d para sa mga sedans? Sa Macau ung mga altis na taxi nila dun D4D naman..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpet626 View Post
    D4D na nga lang sana na vios or altis. Bakit kaya hindi malabas ng toyota ung d4d para sa mga sedans? Sa Macau ung mga altis na taxi nila dun D4D naman..
    May problema kasi D4D ng toyota eh. So baka magkaaberya kapag ginawa pa nilang d4d ang mga kotse nila. Baka humina ang benta nila for taxi purposes.

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    [SIZE="5"]Toyota to bring hybrid Prius into RP market next week [/SIZE]
    By Ma. Elisa P. Osorio Updated June 10, 2009



    MANILA, Philippines - Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will bring the hybrid Prius into the country next week.

    The announcement came despite a notable slowdown in consumer demand which has affected the local automotive industry.

    TMP vice chairman Alfred Ty in an earlier interview disclosed that they will be bringing the Prius to the Philippines.

    According to Ty, there is a market for hybrid vehicles here even if these environmentally friendly cars are pricier than normal vehicles. He said they have been receiving inquiries on when Toyota will sell hybrid cars.

    “We will start with the Prius first. We have a go signal for this,” Ty noted.

    Ty said they have not yet determined the local price of the Prius . “There is no price range yet.” The Toyota website stated that the starting price for the 2009 Prius is $22,000 or more than P1 million.

    However, the price here may differ given importation charges and various taxes which will add to the cost of the car.

    Ty said they will ask for incentives from the government to at least lessen the taxes.“The government has to help. It can’t be a one way thing,” Ty said. “We would like to get subsidies but that is still in the process,” he added.

    In a previous interview, TMP president Hiroshi Ito said the Prius is very costly to import very costly to import hybrid vehicles. “The government needs to give incentives.”

    According to Ito, they have not formally asked the Board of Investments (BOI) for incentives but he said Toyota is willing to spearhead the move to get more perks for being environment friendly.

    Even though hybrid cars are more expensive, Ito said they have been getting inquiries regarding hybrid vehicles. “There is a demand,” Ito said.

    Ito said they are projecting to sell 50 units per month should Toyota finally decide to sell hybrid vehicles in the country.

    Toyota said they are unable to bring hybrid cars here given the road conditions in the country. When asked about this, Ty said “things have changed.” He explained that even if the road conditions remain the same, the Prius has evolved. [SIZE="4"]The Prius that will be introduced here in the country is the third generation Prius.[/SIZE] ”The technology for this has improved.”
    PhilStar Source

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    [SIZE="5"]Toyota to bring hybrid Prius into RP market next week [/SIZE]
    By Ma. Elisa P. Osorio Updated June 10, 2009



    MANILA, Philippines - Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will bring the hybrid Prius into the country next week.

    The announcement came despite a notable slowdown in consumer demand which has affected the local automotive industry.

    TMP vice chairman Alfred Ty in an earlier interview disclosed that they will be bringing the Prius to the Philippines.

    According to Ty, there is a market for hybrid vehicles here even if these environmentally friendly cars are pricier than normal vehicles. He said they have been receiving inquiries on when Toyota will sell hybrid cars.

    “We will start with the Prius first. We have a go signal for this,” Ty noted.

    Ty said they have not yet determined the local price of the Prius . “There is no price range yet.” The Toyota website stated that the starting price for the 2009 Prius is $22,000 or more than P1 million.

    However, the price here may differ given importation charges and various taxes which will add to the cost of the car.

    Ty said they will ask for incentives from the government to at least lessen the taxes.“The government has to help. It can’t be a one way thing,” Ty said. “We would like to get subsidies but that is still in the process,” he added.

    In a previous interview, TMP president Hiroshi Ito said the Prius is very costly to import very costly to import hybrid vehicles. “The government needs to give incentives.”

    According to Ito, they have not formally asked the Board of Investments (BOI) for incentives but he said Toyota is willing to spearhead the move to get more perks for being environment friendly.

    Even though hybrid cars are more expensive, Ito said they have been getting inquiries regarding hybrid vehicles. “There is a demand,” Ito said.

    Ito said they are projecting to sell 50 units per month should Toyota finally decide to sell hybrid vehicles in the country.

    Toyota said they are unable to bring hybrid cars here given the road conditions in the country. When asked about this, Ty said “things have changed.” He explained that even if the road conditions remain the same, the Prius has evolved. [SIZE="4"]The Prius that will be introduced here in the country is the third generation Prius.[/SIZE] ”The technology for this has improved.”
    PhilStar Source

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    #318
    Hey the Prius us not for the average Joe ok. Its for the politicians and stars who want to show the world they are GREEN while avoiding the cheap connotation with LPG. Pogi points yan, and those guys would likely wanted to be seen driving one just for PR purposes...

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    #319
    OT:

    Green and corrupt. Now that's a good combination.

    It's expensive. Most filipinos dig affordable stuff.

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    Pshh.... 2 million pesos?

    I would rather buy an suv + a car that to buy a prius

    I doubt it if they could lower it up to a million.....but if they can......then good for us, who's just a middle-class person.

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