Volkswagen Philippines once more joins the country's premiere car show, the Manila International Auto Show, from April 4 to 7, 2019 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City. For the 15th edition of the MIAS, the German marque will put on display its roster of vehicles that exemplify German engineering and craftsmanship, but at price points made much more accessible to hardworking Filipinos.
The Volkswagen display area at the 2019 MIAS is hard to miss, and even harder to resist, as the overall booth setup expresses that bright, sunny, summer atmosphere, infused with that unique motoring lifestyle the Volkswagen brand has been known for all over the world.
Visitors to the Volkswagen display area will get to see up close the following vehicles: A Pepper Grey Santana MPI MT accessorized with the Blaupunkt Infotainment System; a Reflex Silver Santana 180 MPI AT S with Blaupunkt; a Deep Black Santana 180 MPI AT SE with Blaupunkt; a Red Rock Santana GTS 180 MPI AT SE with Blaupunkt; a Hunting Brown Volkswagen Tiguan 280 TSI DSG SE with Blaupunkt; a Misano Red Lamando 280 TSI DSG SEL, and; a Sunset Red Lavida 230 TSI DSG SE fitted with Blaupunkt.
There's a Volkswagen waiting to brighten the summer days of every Filipino motorist and car enthusiast at the 15th MIAS. And in celebration of the 5th year of Volkswagen Philippines, there are loads of discounts, add-ons, and financing deals meant to make every visitor's exciting encounter with the Volkswagen much longer lasting. These offers are good for the first 50 customers who will purchase from April 4 to 7 only.
The Santana: Your best 1st car
The Santana MPI MT and the Santana 180 MPI AT S and SE models offer premium engineering, design, styling, safety, power and fuel efficiency to give the first-time brand new car buyer the best possible motoring lifestyle experience in his or her very first Volkswagen. As the heritage of the iconic Polo has now been passed to the Santana, the Santana becomes the ideal sub-compact sedan for young families and young professionals on their way to the top.
The Santana GTS takes the Santana ownership experience a notch higher. With its wagon body type and flexible interior configuration, the Santana GTS offers the styling, comfort, power, space and design touches ideal for young families, young professionals, and Volkswagen owners who would want to level their drive up.
The Santana MPI MT is powered by a 1.4-liter Multi-Point Injection (MPI) 4-cylinder petrol 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. On the other hand, the Santana 180 MPI AT S and SE variants and the Santana GTS 180 MPI AT SE offer more power with its 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, in-line petrol engine with BlueMotion Technology mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission generating maximum power output of 110 Ps at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 150 Nm at 4,000rpm.
For ride comfort and stability, the Santana variants and the Santana GTS feature electronic power steering, front McPherson Independent Suspension, safety cage (front and rear crumple zones), and rear composite torsion beam semi-independent suspension. Safety highlights include standard ISOFIX anchorage points (mounting fixture for two child seats on rear seat bench), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), immobilizer and front dual airbags.
The Santana AT standard features are 15” alloy wheels, Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) while SE variant added amenities are rain sensing wiper, cruise control, rear Park Distance Control (PDC), multifunction steering wheel and front side airbag. The Santana GTS 180 SE AT offers features such as ESP, sunroof, cruise control, rear PDC, multi-information display, front side airbag, roof rail, and 372 liters of trunk space.
Exclusive for the 15th MIAS, visitors who will purchase their Santana MT get an outright P35,000 discount, for the Santana AT an outright P45,000 discount, and for the Santana GTS a free ceramic coating.
The Lavida: Power and comfort in one functional sedan
The Lavida is the ideal sedan for corporate managers who value the safety and comfort of every member of their families, yet still seek that power and passion in their drive both behind the wheel and their office desks. Taking its cue from the bestselling Jetta, the Lavida also fulfills its place as that 2nd car in the garage, ready to complement the roles of other Volkswagen vehicles as the need arises.
The Lavida 230 TSI DSG SE is equipped with a 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder Turbo Fuel-Injected petrol engine with BlueMotion Technology mated to a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission, capable of 130 Ps of power at 5,000 rpm and 225 Nm of torque at 1,400 to 3,500 rpm. The interior features and comfort amenities include leather seat material, cruise control, Climatronic air conditioning, Push Start, and sunroof. Safety highlights include the ESP with Brake Assist, Electronic Differential Lock, Anti Slip Regulation (ASR), hill hold control, and front and rear PDC.
MIAS visitors who purchase their Lavida enjoy an outright P55,000 cash discount.
The Lamando: A reflection of your success
The Lamando, with its elegant looks and smooth ride, is the sedan for the corporate executive who values stability both in his ride, his family, and in his company. The Lamando reflects the achievements and ambitions of its owner. Its sophisticated design and drive technologies mean that the Lamando owner is also tech-savvy enough to transform his vision into actual success.
The Lamando 280 TSI DSG SE and SEL is powered by the 1.4-liter 4-cylinder, in-line, Turbo Fuel-Injected petrol engine with BlueMotion Technology that generates maximum power of 150 Ps at 5,000rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1,750 to 3,000rpm. Standard features and amenities for both include leather seats, panoramic sunroof, KESSY, push start system, LED headlamps, App-Connect, front dual and side airbags, ESP, electronic parking brake, rear PDC and rear camera, while the SEL variant offers an additional Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist, Active Info Display, 9.2-inch infotainment system and head curtain airbags.
Those who will purchase a Lamando will get a free ceramic coating.
The Tiguan: The ideal family SUV in and out of town
The Tiguan offers the perfect German-engineered SUV experience in both city and out-of-town adventures, and is ideal for growing families and corporate executives at the peak of their active lifestyles. The Tiguan offers the space, versatility, and power for both urban and cross-country travels, giving both the family and the driver the opportunity to discover new pathways for their leisure, recreation, and business.
The Tiguan 280 TSI DSG SE has a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder Turbo Fuel-Injected petrol engine with BlueMotion Technology mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission. Maximum power output is 150 Ps at 5,000 rpm, while maximum torque is at 250 Nm at 1,750 to 3,000 rpm. Its interior features and comfort amenities include “Vienna” leather seat material, 2-zone Climatronic airconditioning, Panoramic sunroof, 8 speakers, and driver power 12-way seat adjustment. Safety systems include ISOFIX anchorage points, ESP, ASR, EDS, EDTC, hill hold control, and rear PDC with acoustic warning signal.
The Tiguan is offered with an outright P25,000 cash discount.
The warranty coverage for all these models are comprehensive. Aside from the 3 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.
These special deals are on top of the offers partner bank BPI Family Savings Bank has just for Volkswagen customers at MIAS: 1) Free 1st year comprehensive car insurance for loan amounts P500,000 and up with a minimum 36-month term; 2) Free chattel mortgage fee; 3) Free Petron fuel cards and; 4) Lowest interest rates.
The display also embodies the overall theme of Volkswagen Philippines: "What Makes A Volkswagen, A Volkswagen?," illustrating the fact that it's not only what goes into every Volkswagen vehicle--the timeless design, legendary safety, and German engineering--that completes the identity of the brand, but also the motoring lifestyle that its delighted owners and drivers engage in.