Hyundai to open more Fast Track facilities

LOCAL distributor Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) is aiming to put up 36 Fast Track-ready dealerships this year, adding to the current 18 such facilities.
HARI said Fast Track allows Hyundai vehicles to undergo their preventive maintenance service in 30 minutes. If the job is not completed within the period the vehicle owner will not be charged for the service.
The company said the job can be completed in 30 minutes because dealerships that offer Fast Track have advanced equipment operated by experts. The ongoing digitization of service operations is also a factor, HARI said.
It explained routine procedures like oil change, brake cleaning and lights, wipers and engine fluids inspection can be done in 30 minutes. HARI’s online portal ( also make booking an appointment for service more convenient.
“Hyundai is known for top-notch after-sales service around the globe, and our dealerships and service crew in the Philippines live up to that world-class standard,” said Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, president and CEO of HARI.

Select MB models offered with low fees

MERCEDES-BENZ distributor in the Philippines Auto Nation Group (ANG) has announced select models of the German brand can now be purchased through down payments that are the lowest yet offered by the company.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 Urban can be bought by placing a down payment of P279,000; the Mercedes-Benz CLA 180 Urban for a down payment of P289,000; and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 for a down payment of P399,000. ANG said the models also come with discounted prices and free chattel mortgage fees and one-year insurance coverage.
The company noted the GLA 180 Urban crossover SUV is powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine that makes 122 hp and 200 Nm.
Some smart technology features of the CLA 180 Urban compact sedan are an automatic engine start/stop function, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Attention Assist and brake assist, according to ANG.
It added the GLC 200 SUV comes with the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, the Air Body Control suspension, and a suite of driver-assist technologies like a navigation system, parking assist, adaptive brake systems and hill-start assist.

Toyota recognizes role of parts suppliers

TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) said it recently held the 2018 Toyota Supplier Conference and 18th Toyota Suppliers Club (TSC) general assembly in which TMP President Satoru Suzuki recognized the suppliers’ commitment and effort in serving the company’s requirements.
“We recognize the solid business partnership we have built throughout these years. We have been able to reach this milestone through [suppliers’] steadfast support as we succeeded the highs and lows in this industry. I am counting on our continuous joint effort in producing better cars to help create better lives,” Mr. Suzuki said.
TMP, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, said the steady support of the local supply chain ensures the stability of parts production and availability for the production of the new Vios, TMP’s enrolled model in the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program.