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Carmudi found out that more and more people are favoring SUVs more than sedans. The online car classified found out after it saw it’s users were browsing more for SUVs. The trend was seen globally, as well as the Philippines.

In the US, 36.5 percent of the new vehicles in the market are using SUVs.  In its data, statistics show that sales of SUVs outside North America will further increase by 40 percent in the next four years, particularly in Asia. It also revealed that car buyers in Asia browsed most for sedans, particularly in Myanmar (59-percent), Sri Lanka (57-percent), Bangladesh (51-percent), Pakistan (50-percent), and Indonesia (38-percent).

While it is unlikely that motorists in Asia will completely turn their backs on sedans, the slow but apparent shift towards SUVs is taking place, notably in the Philippines, where 25-percent of Carmudi visitors are browsing for SUVs, compared with 19-percent of users browsing for sedans.

“In the Philippines, SUVs remained to be the first choice of Filipino motorists. We’ve seen the growth in the first quarter reaching 15-percent increase in the industry report by CAMPI due to the growing demand of market… Filipinos nowadays are looking for a huge vehicle that can be useful – be it in their personal use or business,” said Subir Lohani, managing director of Carmudi Philippines.

What do you guys think? Personally, the results for me make sense. We, Filipinos, want their money’s worth. Most of the time, we would probably go for an SUV, if say the price difference versus a sedan is not that big.

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