The drive is about to get better as Klaus Schadewald, Volkswagen PH Chief Operating Adviser, hands over the ceremonial key to MACC Managing Director Fernando Lu. Also present from left: MACC Deputy Managing Director Francis Lu, MACC Assembly Operations Director Franklin Lu, and Volkswagen BGC Branch Manager Christine Donato.

MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation (MACC) has just recently become the third company in the Philippines, after CW Home Depot and Diamond Rent-A-Car, to choose the Santana sub-compact sedan for its corporate fleet.

Last October, Volkswagen Philippines hit another fleet milestone when they turned over Santana units to MACC; the exclusive Philippine importer, distributor and aftersales provider of MAN trucks and buses since 1989, MACC maintains the largest facilities of any MAN dealer in Asia with its two MAN Truck & Bus service centers.

Initially concentrating on supplying MAN buses to leading public transport companies, MACC also introduced MAN trucks to the local market, serving premium quality heavy duty trucks to haulers and construction companies.

MACC’s worry-free experience for its customers is realized by a service team led by internationally trained MAN certified technicians, who use computerized diagnostics to accurately determine the vehicles’ condition. MACC supplies only genuine MAN parts and also maintains a 95% availability to ensure ready supply for its customers.

MACC also carries other brands such as Schwing Stetter, DY Cranes, Hyva and Amco Veba.

In July, Volkswagen Philippines also turned over Santana units to the pioneering home construction and renovation store CW Home Depot for the use of its top sales performers. Then, also in October, another batch was acquired by the country’s largest car rental company Diamond Rent-A-Car.

These companies have chosen the Santana as the ideal vehicle for its fleet accounts for the following key reasons: World-class German automotive craftsmanship, design, and engineering and the prestige of the premium Volkswagen driving lifestyle stamped into every vehicle; the ease of use and maintenance, enhancing its value-for-money, and; the Santana’s efficient yet powerful engine, practically a must for every company aiming to minimize the operating costs and downtimes of its fleet. 

Klaus Schadewald, Volkswagen PH Chief Operating Adviser, hands over the ceremonial key to MACC Managing Director Fernando Lu. Also present from left: MACC Deputy Managing Director Francis Lu, MACC Assembly Operations Director Franklin Lu, and Volkswagen BGC Branch Manager Christine Donato.

The Volkswagen Santana is the most affordable European car brand available in the market, powered by an efficient 1.4-liter Multi-Point Injection (MPI) 4-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, with maximum power output of 90 Ps at 5,500rpm and maximum torque of 132 Nm at 3,800rpm. For passenger comfort, the Santana features power outer mirrors, keyless entry and long wheelbase – translating to more space for the driver and passengers.

Safety highlights include ISOFIX anchorage points (mounting fixture for two child seats on rear seat bench), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and immobilizer. With an SRP of only P686,000, the Santana provides the opportunity for more hardworking Filipinos to experience the premium Volkswagen driving lifestyle, and motivating them to excel even more in their work.

These three businesses who have acquired Santana units get an additional advantage of a worry-free maintenance experience with the Santana, as the warranty coverage is comprehensive. 

Aside from the 3 years or 100,000-km general warranty, whichever comes first, Volkswagen Philippines also offers a 3-year warranty for paint and another 3-year warranty for through-corrosion of the main steel body structure.

The periodic maintenance service (PMS) interval schedule of the Santana is also structured for its owners’ convenience. The PMS interval is once a year, or every 10,000 kms, whichever comes first. This is more convenient and more cost-efficient compared to the industry-standard 5,000-km PMS interval, and thus also gives more time for the corporate team to focus more on servicing their customers’ needs than on their vehicles’ upkeep.

With the Volkswagen Santana effectively becoming an important fleet solution for internationally renowned commercial vehicle company MACC, its highly trained, motivated, and hardworking employees are now much more confident they can fulfill their promise to customers of a worry-free experience through their training, equipment, complete aftersales program, and now their Santana service sedans.

When your customers’ own business thrives because you’re able to fulfill their needs on time, all the time, that’s when you know, with Volkswagen, Your Drive Just Got Better.

The Volkswagen Santana is available in exterior colors:

  • Polar White
  • Reflex Silver
  • Pepper Grey
  • Deep Black

For more information on the Santana and other vehicles in Volkswagen Philippines’ roster, log on to http://www.volkswagen.com.ph  or visit any of the eight Volkswagen Philippines’ dealerships:

  • Volkswagen BGC at 938 28th Street City Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Volkswagen Quezon Avenue at 1229 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
  • Volkswagen Alabang at Caltex along Alabang-Zapote Road, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Volkswagen Greenfield District Service Center at 833 Sheridan Street, Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
  • Volkswagen Pampanga at McArthur Highway, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
  • Volkswagen Cebu at A. Soriano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
  • Volkswagen Iloilo (upper ground level of SM Iloilo along Benigno Aquino Sr. Avenue)
  • Volkswagen Bacolod (along Araneta Street, Singcang, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental).

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