For their newly introduced Tiguan crossover SUV, and Santana and Lavida sedans, Volkswagen Philippines will spring for keeping these customers’ cars in warranty-eligible condition through the first years’ preventive maintenance visits. After recently lowering the buy-in for the premium VW brand with these models sourced from Volkswagen Shanghai, Volkswagen Philippines now reduces the cost of ownership for these vehicles by throwing in the first year’s PMS services for free. Service visits under your vehicles preventive maintenance schedule (PMS) are meant to keep cars in good repair as well as, and more importantly from an investment perspective, to keep it eligible for coverage under their industry-standard three years’ warranty. Somewhat mitigating Volkswagen’s generosity is the fact that these models have the other distinction of requiring less PMS visits than usual, to the tune of 10,000km (twice the typical 5,000km) between visits.
Press Statement by Volkswagen Philippines, “Volkswagen PH offers free 1st year PMS on new Santana, Lavida, and Tiguan,” 2018:
Volkswagen Philippines, the official importer and distributor of Volkswagen vehicles in the country, has added another compelling reason to buy now the new Santana MPI M/T Trendline, Lavida 230 TSI DSG Comfortline and Tiguan 280 TSI DSG Comfortline. Apart from the value-for-money propositions these three new vehicles can offer in their classifications, free preventive maintenance service (PMS) for the first year of ownership or 10,000 km (whichever comes first) has now been included–but only upon reservation of the new Santana, Lavida, or Tiguan between now to July 4 at the special Volkswagen display area at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City; July 3 to July 9 at SM City Cebu in Cebu City; and, July 5 to July 11 at SM North EDSA in Quezon City.
The Santana, which was among the 10 best-selling models in China in 2017, is 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. For ride comfort and stability, the Santana features electronic power steering, front McPherson Independent Suspension, and rear composite torsion beam semi-independent suspension. Safety highlights include ISOFIX anchorage points (mounting fixture for two child seats on rear seat bench), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and immobilizer. Available exterior colors are Polar White, Reflex Silver, Pepper Grey and Deep Black with an SRP starting at P686,000.
The Lavida, which is still the best selling sedan and second best-selling model for the entire Chinese car market, is equipped with a 1.4-liter Turbocharged Stratified Injection (TSI) 4-cylinder gasoline 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, and sunroof. Safety highlights include the Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) with Brake Assistant, ABS, Electronic Differential Lock and Anti Slip Regulation (ASR), hill hold control, Push Start, and Front and Rear Park Distance Control (PDC). Available exterior colors are Polar White, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Limestone Grey, Sunset Red, and Opalsilver Metallic with an SRP starting at P1,171,000.
The Tiguan SUV, which has comfortably maintained its position as segment leader in China, 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. 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, ABS, brake assistant, ASR, EDS, EDTC, hill hold control, and rear PDC with acoustic warning signal. Available exterior colors are Polar White, Titanium Beige, Hunting Brown, and Deep Black with an SRP starting at P1,648,000.
The warranty coverage for the Santana, Lavida, and Tiguan 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.
And with the latest offer of free PMS for the first year of ownership (or 10,000 kms, whichever comes first) upon reservation at SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, and SM North EDSA; you can now spend more time enjoying that premium Volkswagen driving experience.
The new Santana, Lavida, and Tiguan have made automotive excellence and heritage unique to Volkswagen within reach of the hardworking Filipino. And when these cars free you from the worries and hassles of increasing maintenance costs to enable you to focus more on reaching your personal breakthroughs, that’s when you know: With Volkswagen, Your Drive Just Got Better.
Reserve your new Santana MPI M/T Trendline, Lavida 230 TSI DSG Comfortline, and Tiguan 280 TSI DSG Comfortline, and redeem your coupon on free 1st year PMS (or 10,000 kms, whichever comes first) at all eight Volkswagen Philippines dealerships: Volkswagen BGC at 938 28th Street City Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City; Volkswagen Quezon Avenue at 1229 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City; Volkswagen Alabang at Caltex along Alabang-Zapote Road, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City; Volkswagen Greenfield District Service Center at 833 Sheridan Street, Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City; Volkswagen Pampanga at McArthur Highway, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga; Volkswagen Cebu at A. Soriano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City; Volkswagen Iloilo (upper ground level of SM Iloilo along Benigno Aquino Sr. Avenue), and Volkswagen Bacolod (along Araneta Street, Singcang, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental).