Starting as early as Valentine's Day this February, up to Labor Day in May, Volkswagen Philippines brings its roster of German-engineered and designed vehicles closer to the Filipino public when it holds tours and exhibits in major malls in Metro Manila. These mall tours represent the efforts of Volkswagen Philippines to bring that unique motoring lifestyle of the brand within reach of more hardworking Filipino motorists and their families.
The Volkswagen mall tours, with the theme “German Technology Within Your Reach,” will be held in four strategic locations. The display booths will also provide up-to-date information about all things Volkswagen and an onsite online browsing on Smart TVs for visitors.
The first exhibit of the mall tour series will be held from Valentine's Day, February 14 to 20 at the Fashion Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. From March 21 to 31, the tour moves to the Luxury Lane of the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City. The tour jumps to the south of Metro Manila from April 9 to 15 at SM Southmall in Las Pinas City, then culminates at the SM Mall of Asia Main Mall Activity Area in Pasay City from April 25 to Labor Day, May 1.
Mallgoers and motoring enthusiasts visiting the displays on those days will get to see up close the roster of vehicles from Volkswagen Philippines: The Santana, Santana GTS, Lavida, Tiguan, and Lamando.
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 retail prices of the Santana variants are P686,000 for MT, P898,000 for S AT and P962,000 for SE AT while variants with the Blaupunkt infotainment system are available at P929,000 for S AT and P993,000 for SE AT.
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. The Santana GTS is priced at P998,000 and P1,029,000 with the Blaupunkt infotainment system.
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. The Lavida is priced at P1,171,000.
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 variants retail at P1,648,000 and P1,679,000 with the Blaupunkt infotainment system.
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. The Lamando variants are priced P1,569,000 for SE and P1,703,000 for SEL.
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.
Already priced well within reach of hardworking Filipinos, the Volkswagen vehicle lineup on display during these mall tours will be accorded with special financing offers. Premium Volkswagen items as well as fuel cards worth P5,000 will also be given away to customers who will purchase units on exhibit days.