Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (STAR Corp.), is the exclusive Philippine distributor of BYD Company Ltd., an independent, publicly traded conglomerate that has a global supply chain of more than 80 countries, headquartered in Shenzhen, China. BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the leading-edge provider of green energy technologies in automotive, information technology, and new energy industries.
BYD’s business also made the news back in 2008 when world-renowned billionaire investor Warren Buffett invested 230 million dollars in BYD, for a 9.9% stake. Warren Buffett still holds his stock position up to today.
Through the years, BYD has received numerous awards such as China’s most admired automotive company (Fortune Magazine), Top 25 Most innovative companies (Businessweek), Highest 5 star C-NCAP rating achieved by a local brand, 2013 best crash test facility and automotive research institute, the Hong Kong Green Tech Award and many more.
STAR CORP is part of the business ventures of the Solar Group of Companies, and envisions itself to be the leading mobility solutions provider, built on excellence in technological innovations, committed to environmental sustainability and delivering the best brand ownership experience by a team of passionate individuals.
Currently, STAR CORP has three fully-equipped and operational dealerships with sales, service center, genuine parts and accessories, and showroom capabilities. Two are located in Metro Manila (Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City and North EDSA, Quezon City) and one in Batangas City, Batangas.
Its current roster of BYD vehicles for the local market are euro-4 compliant, fuel efficient, world-class vehicles like the BYD S6 SUV, the BYD L3 sedan, the BYD F0 micro mini, the BYD F5 Suri with remote control technology, the BYD F3 sedan, a vehicle offering specific for taxi fleet operations. Recently, it revolutionized the Philippine automotive industry with its introduction of the BYD Qin, the first and only plug-in hybrid sports saloon and clearly one of the more advanced vehicles available for the local market.
With less than 3 years in the Philippine market, BYD through STAR Corp already made numerous accolades with the BYD F5 winning the Bosch Technical Innovation Award, the BYD F0 winning 1st in the Philippine Micro Series, bagging the Car of the Year Value for Money Award, and 1st Place in the 8 hour Philippine Endurance Challenge, the BYD F3 winning 1st place in the Manufacturer's Class of the 8 Hour Philippine Endurance Challenge.
Customers are well taken cared of by BYD’s 5 Star Customer Service Program, and the BYD BRO Service. BRO, which stands for BYD Roadside Operations, is a service concierge that can help answer customers’ queries on how to use the features of the vehicles, can schedule service at various dealerships, can respond to emergency cases and can be scheduled for premium home service. All BYD cars come with a 5 year 100,000km warranty coverage.