Tiesenburg Auto Corp. (TAC), the company behind JAC Motors Philippines, is doing its part in helping the country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The brand’s test drive units are being loaned out to the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Region-4 Calabarzon office.
JAC’s lineup of loaned-out test units includes the S1 and S2 crossovers, a J4 sedan, and a JAC M3 8-seater. With a total of 5 units being deployed for the DSWD’s monitoring and validation of the implementation of the Social Amelioration Program for the Calabarzon region.
These units will all assist in the transport and mobility needs of the department. The S1 and S2 crossovers offer ground clearance for use over less-than-stellar terrain, making harder-to-reach areas a bit more accessible. The J4 sedan will also be of help moving around the provincial roads and such. While the JAC M3 is more of a workhorse and people carrier with its 8-seat capacity, which can also be used for cargo if need be.
The program is currently facing challenges in relation to their staff’s mobility, given the distance that they have to cover to conduct their operations. It was reported that some DSWD staff had to walk long distances after doing their work just to return to their homes. JAC Motors responded in kind and immediately offered its test units to the DSWD to help streamline their transportation needs and ensure that people receiving support get it in a timely and effective manner.
All the units were turned over at the company’s head office in Alabang. DSWD Region 4 officer-in-charge and regional director, Lucia C. Almeda was present during the turnover. JAC Motors Philippines Group general manager, Dan Rudolf Navarro, and JAC Motors Philippines marketing and sales director, Brian Badilla, were there to greet the DSWD representatives for the turnover. The company has also stated that these units will be in the hands of the department for the entire Enhanced Community Quarantine period until it is lifted.