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New VW models get free maintenance service


THE newly launched Volkswagen Santana MPI MT Trendline, Lavida 230 TSI DSG Comfortline and Tiguan 280 TSI DSG Comfortline are now offered with free preventive maintenance service on their first year of ownership (or the first 10,000 kilometers). But Volkswagen Philippines said the service is free only if reservations for buying any of the models are placed on specific dates during Volkswagen displays that are being held, or will be held, at shopping malls.

To qualify, reservations must be made at SM Mall of Asia today; at SM City Cebu not later than July 9; and at SM North EDSA not later than July 11.

The Santana is powered by a 1.4-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine that’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It is priced from P686,000.

The Lavida has a turbocharged, 1.4-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine bolted to a seven-speed DSG transmission, leather seats, automatic engine start/stop, push-button ignition and a sunroof, among other features. Prices start at P1.171 million.

The Tiguan is equipped with a similar engine, but in this case matched with a six-speed DSG. Its features include Vienna leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-speaker audio system, and a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. It sells from P1.648 million.

Volkswagen Philippines noted the periodic maintenance service schedule for these models is only once a year (or every 10,000 kilometers).

Porsche PHL celebrates brand’s 70th year

PORSCHE Philippines said it recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of Porsche by displaying the brand’s classic sports cars and current models at a mall in Makati City.

The display showcased Porsche’s “rich heritage and long history of pioneering spirit, passion and sportiness,” according to the brand’s domestic distributor. A trivia contest focused on various Porsche information was also held for visitors.

Porsche Philippines has showrooms in Alabang, Bonifacio Global City, Greenhills and SM Seaside City Cebu.