Volkswagen Philippines joins the 7th edition of the much-awaited Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) this October 24 to 28 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City with an expansive display of 11 vehicles in its line-up, including the three newest variants that will be available to consumers by December 2018.
In addition, the Volkswagen booth adds that homely Filipino touch to the Motor Show’s technology-driven “Future Mobility” theme. The Filipiniana-themed Volkswagen display area is highlighted with nipa huts and visitors are treated to local delicacies. The Filipino-themed display is in line with the successful media ride-and-drive to Nueva Ecija province held last August for Volkswagen Philippines’ latest vehicles, emphasizing the direction to make the German engineering experience even more accessible to Filipinos.
Making their public debut at the 7th PIMS are the two new variants of the Santana model, 1.5 MPI automatic transmission Trendline and Comfortline; Santana GTS 1.5 MPI AT Comfortline ; and, the Lamando 280 TSI DSG Comfortline and Highline.
The Santana 1.5 MPI AT Trendline and Comfortline and the Santana GTS 1.5 MPI AT Comfortline offer more power with its 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, in-line MPI Euro5 compliant gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission generating maximum power output of 110 Ps at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 150 Nm at 4,000rpm.
Apart from its best-in-class wheelbase of 2,603mm, the Santana GTS offers safety features such as the Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), Rear Park Distance control, Isofix child safety seats, front and side airbags. It also offers spacious and versatile cabin space with its 60/40 split folding seats, and comfortable and stable ride with its McPherson Independent front suspension and composite torsion beam semi-independent rear suspension.
The Lamando 280 TSI DSG Comfortline and Highline variants, on the other hand, are both powered by the 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder, in-line TSI Euro5 compliant gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology paired to the 7-speed DSG transmission that generates maximum power of 150 Ps at 5,000rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1,750 to 3,000rpm.
The Lamando also comes with a number of ride and comfort amenities, such as a Keyless-Go function, leather seats, 2-Zone Climatronic air-conditioning, panoramic sunroof, infotainment system with 8 speakers, and cruise control. Its safety features include the Electronic Stabilisation Program, safety airbags, and the Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist (for the Highline).
At the 7th PIMS, the Volkswagen Philippines booth displays the Santana 1.5 MPI AT Trendline in Polar White, the Santana 1.5 MPI AT Comfortline in Deep Black installed with Blaupunkt radio and 17” alloy wheels, and two Santana GTS 1.5 MPI AT Comfortline models, one in Polar White, and the other in Red Rock fitted with Blaupunkt radio and 17” alloy wheels.
On the other hand, the Lamando 280 TSI DSG Highline in Misano Red is on display.
Come December 2018, the available exterior colors and introductory prices for the Santana 1.5 MPI AT Trendline and Comfortline are Deep Black, Polar White, and Reflex Silver at P898,000 (Trendline) and P962,000 (Comfortline), while the Santana GTS 1.5 MPI AT Comfortline will come in Polar White, Toffee Braun, and Red Rock Metallic for P998,000.
Available exterior colors of the Lamando 280 TSI DSG Comfortline and Highline variants will be Mangangrey, Polar White, Coriandolo, Dark Bronze, and Misano Red, and will come with an introductory price of P1.569 million for the Comfortline and P1.703 million for the Highline variant.
Rounding up Volkswagen Philippines’ 11-car display are: Two Santana 1.4 MPI MT Trendline subcompact sedans (one in Polar White, the other in Pepper Gray installed with Blaupunkt radio and alloy wheels); two Lavida 230 TSI DSG Comfortline sedans (one in Polar White, the other in Limestone Grey both fitted with Blaupunkt radio); a black Tiguan 280 TSI DSG Comfortline also with Blaupunkt radio and 19” alloy wheels, and; a customized Crafter 35L 2.0 TDI MT premium passenger van accessorized with Smart LED TV, 6 captain’s chair seats (swivel first row, 2nd and 3rd rows with leg rests), wood vinyl floors, premium carpets, Focal audio speakers, window blinds, mood and drop lights, and a stepboard.
The 7th PIMS and its theme “Future Mobility” is an ideal venue for Volkswagen Philippines to put the spotlight on its vehicles that make world-class premium German-engineered and designed motoring lifestyle experience much more accessible to hardworking Filipinos. It’s that unique
Volkswagen motoring lifestyle experience that places a premium not just on the vehicles themselves but also on their maintenance costs–an important consideration for every would-be vehicle owner plotting out his or her future mobility options.
All Santana, Lavida, Lamando, and Tiguan variants come with comprehensive warranty coverages. 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 for these new models 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.
In the next few days at the 7th PIMS, Volkswagen Philippines will show that in “Future Mobility”, Your Drive Will Get Better.
For more information, log on to www.volkswagen.com.ph