Volkswagen Philippines recently turned over 11 units of the Santana subcompact sedan to Diamond Rent-a-Car (DRAC), the country’s pioneering and largest car rental company in terms of revenues.
The Santana adds German prestige and world-class quality to DRAC’s fleet which has strategic offices nationwide for the general motoring public. It also services 300 of the top corporations, offering not just daily, weekly, and monthly rental services of sedans, SUVs and light commercial trucks, but also long-term full operating lease and lease-to-own rentals, and even a dedicated auto servicing shop for the repair and maintenance of its vehicles.
The addition of the Santana sedans offers DRAC’s wide-ranging client base the unique premium driving experience but with the fuel efficiency and ease of maintenance ideal for a car rental and fleet management company.
The Santana is 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 ride comfort and stability, the Santana features electronic power steering, front McPherson Independent Suspension, and rear composite torsion beam semi-independent suspension. Safety highlights include ISOFIX anchorage points, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and immobilizer. The Santana with manual transmission has an SRP of only P686,000.
The main consideration of DRAC to acquire this fleet is that they stand to enjoy a worry-free maintenance experience with the Santana as the warranty coverage is comprehensive. Aside from the three 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 is also structured for DRAC’s 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 lessens the downtime for each Santana unit, and increases its productive time being in clients’ use.
DRAC, with headquarters along West Service Road in Paranaque, maintains branches in Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa, SM Center in Pasig City, SM Clark in Angeles City, Pampanga, Calamba in Laguna province, SM Iloilo, SM Cebu and SM Davao.
With DRAC offering the most comprehensive one-stop solution to Filipinos’ car rental and fleet management needs since 1977, the recent addition of the Volkswagen Santana subcompact sedans opens up a bold new world of opportunities and advantages for DRAC and its clientele to propel them to the verge of their own personal and professional breakthroughs. And in that world of automotive excellence and heritage found only in Volkswagen comes the guarantee: 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).