Instead of going to the dealer, Volkswagen Philippines is coming to you. In select malls, customers can view cars that the German brand is placing on display. Included models are the Santana MT and AT, Tiguan, and Lavida. From July 6 to July 7, 2019, Catch these units at the Glorietta Activity Center. On the other hand, SM City Pampanga will feature the Santana MT and Lavida from July 20 to July 26, 2019.
German engineering and straightforward design makes Volkswagens a unique offering in the market. The timeless design bring the latest and greatest technologies to bring up the driving experience of the Filipino.
As a first car, the Santana offers many features often found in higher-end models. The unit replaces Polo in VW’s lineup. The Santana carries on the legacy of Volkswagen Philippines’ subcompact offering. Young families and young professionals will find that the subcompact on offer here will be fit for climbing to the top. The MPI mill is a 1.4L 4-cylinder gasoline engine that is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The automatic variant, the Santana 180 AT S, offers customers more power with a 1.5L 4-cylinder gas engine with BlueMotion Technology, and it has a 6-speed automatic.
Both cars are viable options as a first or secondary car purchase. Featuring an affordable price of P686,000, the MT variant of the Santana poises itself to be a cost-effective purchase, while the Santana AT S comes with more features and a price tag of P898,000. You can also outfit any of these subcompacts with the optional Blaupunkt Infotainment system that features a 7” touch screen and an Android operating system that features Bluetooth, Mirrorlink, CD, DVD, and USB capabilities.
Step up a segment and take a look at the Volkswagen Lavida, a compact sedan that is ideal for those who value comfort, power, and space for families or more. The successor to the venerable Jetta in the Philippines, this Lavida features a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), and comes with a 1.4L turbocharged motor. It also competes with other subcompacts in terms of features because it comes equipped with the latest tech such as cruise control, Climatronic air conditioning, push start, and a sunroof. Leather seats also come in the package and all this can be had for only P1,171,000.
To those who need more ground clearance as a safety net for the roads of Metro Manila, the Tiguan is the perfect choice for those looking for a German branded crossover. It comes with the same engine as the Lavida, with the same transmission to boot. You ride taller on the road, ensuring that you clear even the highest of humps. Two zone Climatronic air conditioning, panoramic sunroof, and eight speakers ensure that the cabin remains as cozy or as airy as can be. This model is on offer for only P1,648,000.
Warranty coverage for all models are comprehensive. Aside from the 3-year, 100,000 kilometer general warranty, the Philippines also offers the same coverage period for the paint, and another for the corrosion resistance of the steel frame. Emergency roadside assistance is also available for owners which include towing, removal, recovery, fuel delivery, jump starting service, lock-out service, and flat tire service. Volkswagen also recommends that users get their cars serviced every 10,000 kilometers, double the distance of a typical brand’s recommendations.