+ Tata Motors, the automotive manufacturing arm of Indian conglomerate Tata Group aims to penetrate the Philippine commercial vehicle market with the introduction of their truck line-up in the local market. Pilipinas Taj Autogroup Inc., the official distributor of Tata Commercial Vehicles in the Philippines, headlined the launch with the roll-out of the Prima heavy truck line, as well as the rest of the brand’s CV range. These consisted of the SFC 407 and its Jeepney Concept counterpart, the LPT trucks, Starbus range, as well as the Ace and Super Ace in various configurations. (AutoIndustriya.com – 26 July 2017)

+ Auto Nation Group, Inc. introduced the Mercedes-Benz OF 917 Midi Bus. The high-decker passenger coach highlights the brand's expanding product line-up in the commercial vehicle segment in the Philippines. The standard edition of the Mercedes-Benz OF 917 Midi Bus is priced at PHP 4.9 Million, but customers may opt for custom configurations on order. (AutoIndustriya.com – 22 February 2018)

+ 3. GAZ, Russia’s no.1 commercial vehicle manufacturer has officially entered into the Philippines’ market. Operating under local distributor Gazelle Motors Corporation, a subsidiary of Eastern Petroleum Group, the company will be selling their line of Gazelle Next commercial vans and mini-buses, as well as light-, medium- and heavy duty trucks. GAZ aims to provide vehicle solutions not only to the private sector, but also to public utility transport companies as well. (AutoIndustriya.com – 2 March 2018).

+ Global leader in large vehicle diesel engine technologies Hino has created a line of trucks and buses that not only haul huge payloads but also are environmentally compliant.At their launch event, HMP introduced its Euro 4-compliant fleet which includes refrigerated vans, cargo cranes, dump trucks, cab & chassis trucks, tractor heads, wing vans, Cerito and Grandeza buses. It also showcased its modern version of the jeepney for the Class 3 AC category. It was prototyped earlier in 2017 under the jeepney modernisation programme. (Malaya Business Insight – 19 March 2018)