Volkswagen PH unveils 2018 new models

Volkswagen Philippines just recently unveiled three new models – the Santana, the Lavida, and the Tiguan at their Cebu showroom. This launch aims to re-define how the world-renowned German marque in the Philippines will develop and expand its local presence.

THE UNVEILING OF THE 2018 VOLKSWAGEN MODELS

“Volkswagen continues to be a strong brand worldwide and even the number one choice for car buyers in many markets. These new models are ‘tailor-made’ for Asian customers,” shares Shanghai Volkswagen First Vice President David Powels.

Indeed, the new Volkswagen models are a big hit in China, the world’s biggest and most competitive automotive market.

THE ENGINES OF SANTANA, LAVIDA, AND TIGUAN

THE INTERIOR FEATURES OF SANTANA, LAVIDA, AND TIGUAN

GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW VOLKSWAGEN MODELS

THE SANTANA

One of the 10 best-selling models in China in 2017 powered by a 1.4-liter Multi-Point Injection (MPI) 4-cylinder gasoline 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.

INTERIOR FEATURES

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Electronic power steering

Image result for volkswagen logo vector front McPherson Independent Suspension

Image result for volkswagen logo vector rear composite torsion beam semi-independent suspension

SAFETY HIGHLIGHTS

Image result for volkswagen logo vector ISOFIX anchorage points (mounting fixture for two child seats on rear seat bench)

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and immobilizer

AVAILABLE EXTERIOR COLORS

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Polar White, Reflex Silver, Pepper Grey and Deep Black 

Cebu SRP: PHP698,000

THE LAVIDA

It is the best-selling sedan and second best-selling model for the entire Chinese car market. It is equipped with a 1.4-liter Turbocharged Stratified Injection (TSI) 4-cylinder gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology mated to a 7-speed Direc Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission, capable of 130 Ps of power at 5,000 rpm and 25 Nm of torque at 1,400 to 3,500 rpm.

INTERIOR FEATURES

Image result for volkswagen logo vector leather seat material

Image result for volkswagen logo vector cruise control

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Climatronic airconditioning

Image result for volkswagen logo vector sunroof

SAFETY HIGHLIGHTS

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) with Brake Assistant

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Electronic Differential Lock and Anti Slip Regulation (ASR)

Image result for volkswagen logo vector hill hold control

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Push Start

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Front and Rear Park Distance Control (PDC)

AVAILABLE EXTERIOR COLORS

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Polar White, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Limestone Grey, Sunset Red, and Opalsiver Metallic 

Cebu SRP: PHP1,198,000

THE TIGUAN

The segment leader in China with 330,000 units sold has a 1.4-liter TSI 4-cylinder gasoline 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. 

INTERIOR FEATURES

Image result for volkswagen logo vector “Vienna” leather seat material

Image result for volkswagen logo vector 2-zone Climatronic airconditioning

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Panoramic sunroof

Image result for volkswagen logo vector 8 speakers

Image result for volkswagen logo vector driver power 12-way seat adjustment

SAFETY HIGHLIGHTS

Image result for volkswagen logo vector ISOFIX anchorage points

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) with Brake Assistant

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Anti Slip Regulation (ASR)

Image result for volkswagen logo vector hill hold control

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Rear Park Distance Control (PDC) with acoustic signal

AVAILABLE EXTERIOR COLORS

Image result for volkswagen logo vector Polar White, Titanium Beige, Hunting Brown, and Deep Black  

Cebu SRP: PHP1,688,000

TEST DRIVE WITH LAVIDA

WARRANTY COVERAGE

The warranty coverage for all these new 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.

PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SERVICE (PMS)

Its 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.

The three new models – the Santana, the Lavida, and the Tiguan are already available at the entire dealership network (Cebu showroom: A. Soriano Avenue / contact number 0927-8420280). There will be two more new models – the Santana GTS, and the Lamando coming out in November 2018.

And now, as declared by Ayala Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Fernando Zobel de Ayala himself, “more Filipinos who are involved in their own passions – whether  they be businessmen, adventurous outdoors-men, millenials, or even everyday working men or women – can now own a Volkswagen.”

Once you take your own Volkwagen on the road, definitely your drive just got better 🙂

A former educator and now working as a freelance writer. Simply living her own version of life’s passion – music, mobile photography, story telling, road trips and food trailing! 🙂

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