Euro 2 emission vehicles will soon be no more

© Isuzu Philippines, Corp.

© Isuzu Philippines, Corp.

If you're planning to buy a brand-new Isuzu Crosswind or Mitsubishi Adventure or L300 soon, now may be a good time to do it--what with the continued delay of not just the issuance of the vehicle's license plates but of its official receipt and certificate of registration as well--since the Land Transportation Office will only accept the initial registration of brand-new, Euro 2-emission vehicles until December 31, 2017.

That's because, as mandated by the government through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), all brand-new vehicles sold in the Philippines by January 1, 2018 should be compliant to the Euro 4 emission standard which means the carbon monoxide emission level for gasoline-powered vehicles is only 1.0 gram per kilometer while diesel-fueled ones are limited to 0.50 grams per kilometer--a significant difference over Euro 2 emission standards of 2.2 grams per kilometer for gasoline-powered vehicles and 1.0 gram per kilometer for diesel-fed ones.

©Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Corp.

©Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Corp.

Again, the December 31, 2017 deadline is for the vehicle's initial registration so owners of currently-registered, Euro 2-emission vehicles don't need to worry since they can still renew their vehicle's registration annually--provided that their vehicle passes the mandatory  emissions test which is a prerequisite in registering the vehicle.

So, if you're in the market for a tough, workhorse MPV or if you're the sentimental kind and want to own one of, if not THE, last Isuzu Crosswind or Mitsubishi Adventure or L300 to be made in the Philippines, now may be a good time to go to one of their dealerships and ask about getting one for your collection.