This July, motorists and car enthusiasts residing in Makati City and Pampanga province now have a better shot at leveling their drive up for the second half of 2019, as Volkswagen Philippines will be holding mall tours in various locations.

The mall tour kicks off on July 6 and 7 at the Palm Drive of the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City, then moves to the Main Atrium of SM City Pampanga in San Fernando City from July 20 to 26.

The Volkswagen Santana MT and AT sub compact sedans, Tiguan SUV, and Lavida compact sedan will be displayed in Glorietta Activity Center, while the SM City Pampanga tour will exhibit the Santana MT and the Lavida.

After a particularly hot and prolonged summer, visitors to the mall tours would certainly want to look cool and comfortable in these vehicles that have been designed, engineered, and crafted with the world-renowned German brand of automobile precision and time-tested heritage that is uniquely Volkswagen. Each Volkswagen vehicle on display also takes its intended owner and driver into a premium driving motoring lifestyle that truly defines “What Makes Volkswagen, A Volkswagen”; Volkswagen’s timeless design, legendary safety, and German engineering coming together seamlessly to elevate the overall driving experience of the hardworking, upwardly mobile Filipino.

The Santana can be considered your first best car, offering 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 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 offers 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 feature electronic power steering, front McPherson Independent Suspension, and rear composite torsion beam semi-independent suspension. Safety highlights include standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), front dual airbags, immobilizer and ISOFIX anchorage points. The 180 MPI AT S standard features are 15” alloy wheels and Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP).

The Santana MPI MT price starts at P686,000, while the 180 AT S starts at P898,000.

Dealer option for Santana is the Blaupunkt Infotainment system that includes 7” Capacitive Touch-screen radio, Android OS with built-in Apps, CD, DVD USB, and Bluetooth, and Mirror-link.

The Lavida

The Lavida offers power and comfort in one functional sedan, and is ideal 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, Electronic Differential Lock, Anti Slip Regulation (ASR), hill hold control, and front and rear PDC.

The Lavida starts at P1.171 million.

The Tiguan, on the other hand, 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 for P1.648 million.

The warranty coverage for all models on display is 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. All models come with 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance (ERA). ERA services include the following: towing services, removal of vehicle/vehicle recovery, fuel delivery, battery jump start, lock-out services and flat tire service.

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.

Volkswagen’s July mall tours are guaranteed to be a fun-filled affair for every member of the family. Volkswagen mascot, Wolfi, will hand out balloons from 2 p.m. onwards during the weekends. Volkswagen items will also be given away to prospective buyers.

The July mall tours pave the way for hardworking Makati City and Pampanga residents to ease into that premium German motoring lifestyle. However your path to success was in the first half of 2019, starting this month onwards, with Volkswagen, Your Drive Just Got Better.  

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