Ford PHL holds 2nd edition of test-drive road show

THE Ford Island Conquest series of test-drive activities, launched in 2017, is being held again this year.
Ford Philippines said the “experiential test-drive road show” is scheduled on Sept. 14-16 at Shangri-La Plaza Mall EDSA, Sept. 22 at Arca South Taguig, and Sept. 28-30 at SM Megamall. Available for test-drives at the venues are the Ford EcoSport, Everest, Ranger, and Explorer. Presentations on Ford’s after-sales and service offerings, such as Premium Extended Warranty and Scheduled Service Plan (SSP), are also offered to visitors. Ford accessories will be sold during the events, too.
Ford said customers who place reservations for a vehicle can avail of a P100,000, P50,000 and P20,000 cash discounts, or get a free SSP for three years.
“We’ve excited to hold the Ford Island Conquest once again this year in our continuous effort to provide our customers with a first-hand driving experience of a Ford vehicle in an outdoor setup,” said Rodel Gallega, vice-president for marketing and sales at Ford Philippines.

Mercedes-Benz buses to ply new P2P route

SEVENTEEN Mercedes-Benz 0500U premium buses are set to ply the Point-to-Point, or P2P, route from Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City to NAIA Terminal 1 in Pasay City as the German brand’s distributor in the Philippines, Auto Nation Group (ANG), joined UBE Express in the new project.
UBE Express operates a premium bus airport shuttle service.
ANG and UBE Express started its partnership in 2016 when the former provided 21 units of the 0500U’s 24-seat version. This year, ANG has committed to deliver 17 units of the bus model’s 32-seat version.
ANG noted UBE Express is “just one of the numerous P2P companies [it] provides buses to” in Metro Manila and Cebu.