Articles about Volkswagen Santana

The brand’s newest ambassador, Gary Valenciano, helped kick off the festivities
Special discounts will be up for grabs
Volkswagen Philippines recently celebrated its sixth year in the local market with the launch of the Lavida Club Edition and Club Edition+. In case you missed our story on that, you can check out the new variants' prices here.Following the said
One of the hottest segments around
The Philippine subcompact sedan segment has heated up over the past year or two. A segment once dominated by Japanese offerings like the Toyota Vios, the Honda City, and the Mazda 2, it has now been livened up by new competitors from
The feature is more attainable than ever
Last week, a shiny white Volkswagen Santana rolled into our office garage equipped with a pair of automatic headlights. The big deal? None, really-but this sedan got us thinking.There was a time when one couldn't even dream of having
Can this compete with the likes of the Toyota Vios?
In 2018, Volkswagen Philippines reinvented itself by ditching brand staples like the Polo and the Jetta to zero in on market attainability. It was a bold move, but the company had a pretty worthwhile prospect leading its charge into the realm of
It's front and center of the main hall
It's almost impossible to miss the Volkswagen Philippines booth-it's positioned front and center at the spacious World Trade Center hall. The cars are assembled symmetrically in perfect German fashion. There are five on each side, chairs and tables in
A welcome break from the routine
It's been five years since Volkswagen formally entered the Philippine market via the Ayala Group. Since then, Volkswagen Philippines has been active in motor shows and marketing initiatives to promote its cars. But while we see a few VW badges
Volkswagen is clearly aiming for volume
Back in May, Volkswagen Philippines shook up the local auto scene by revamping its lineup and introducing the Santana-the German carmaker's most affordable offering in our market to date. But if you thought the company was done for 2018,
Be a rational, budget-conscious Asian
These days, there's a subcompact sedan from about every manufacturer for almost any budget. Whether you're on the hunt for a simple, reliable daily driver or a well-specced model with all the bells and whistles, chances are there's
It loves the open road
Like most Volkswagens not named Golf or Beetle, the Santana barely registers when you lay eyes on it for the first time. 'Non-threatening' would be a polite way of describing how it looks, but 'bland' also comes to mind.It reminds
*Well, P15k-ish
Car sales might have seen a slight dip recently because of higher excise taxes, but this hasn't stopped major manufacturers from flooding the market with new offerings.More than a dozen launches from a handful of car companies took place during
Are you eyeing any of them?
So far, 2018 has been a hell of a year for the local auto scene. Car after car, launch after launch--it just seems like there's no end to the number of new arrivals. And it isn't just limited to
A subcompact shootout
In a past Spec-sheet brawl, we compared the new Volkswagen Santana to its fiercest rival: the best-selling Toyota Vios. For this fight, we're once again comparing the Santana to its other segment competitors. It may be the era of
Don't miss it
The recent arrival of the Volkswagen Santana in our country has understandably created a lot of buzz, most likely because it's entering a leading segment with an undisputed ruler. But it's just one out of a handful of new cars
The cheapest European-badged car in PH
It goes without saying that the subcompact sedan segment is one of the most important, not to mention most competitive, markets for local car manufacturers. Nearly every major player has something to offer, and for some, these models are their bread and
Are you ready to go German?
The subcompact class in the Philippines has one undisputed king: The Toyota Vios. After that, you've got other offerings like the Honda City, Mitsubishi Mirage, Suzuki Ciaz, and Mazda 2. As with many segments, it's one dominated by Japanese badges.
The German brand is on a quest for dominance
Volkswagen Philippines may have just performed the biggest industry mic drop of 2018. The German marque just unveiled five new vehicles to be unleashed onto our market. We've already told you about the Santana--the 1.4-liter manual subcompact that'
The affordable German car is now in PH
The Volkswagen Santana has arrived. Volkswagen Philippines recently launched its newest subcompact, along with a slew of other vehicles, signaling its intention to compete in some new segments. Namely, the Santana is a sign that the German marque is ready to duke
Can it compete with the Toyota Vios and Honda City?
The year 2013 saw the reintroduction of the Volkswagen brand into the Philippines, and with the efforts of the Ayala's Automobile Central Enterprise Inc. (ACEI), it has enjoyed moderate sales success. Its lineup initially included the Jetta, Tiguan, Touran, Beetle,
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