Articles about Volkswagen Philippines

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
Weird name, great car
When I was first contacted to test-drive the new Volkswagen Lamando, my first reaction was, "Laman... wha?" The name Lamando just doesn't roll off the tongue the same way 'Golf' does-it sounds more like the pilot of the Millennium
A ’70s child’s take on the people’s car of today
As a child of the '70s, I had always thought of the Volkswagen brand as synonymous with the iconic Beetle. It was our first family car, and we simply called it the Volks. Our late father, many years later, would fondly recount
It’s huge
China has recently introduced regulatory reforms for car manufacturers, mandating new-energy vehicle quotas and incentives for consumers, both in an effort to protect the environment and to build a robust automotive industry. And companies like Volkswagen, the biggest foreign car brand
Impressive
Auto Shanghai is looking to be one of the most important car shows in the world because of how massive the Chinese market is. Pay attention to what is happening in China, people. Electric vehicles have taken center stage at Auto Shanghai
It ticks all the right boxes
Volkswagen's decision to replace most of its Philippine lineup with more affordable cars from China was a bold move-especially for a brand renowned for top-notch design and quality. But was it the wrong call? Far from it.In fact,
Well, are they?
There's a growing trend within the Philippine automotive industry that you might have noticed: Major brands injecting new life into their local lineups using more affordable Chinese-made cars.Volkswagen Philippines spearheaded the movement when it replaced its entire Philippine stable
Planning to buy German?
Volkswagen Philippines made waves in 2018 when it announced it was revamping its lineup. The German brand's new stable, which includes nameplates like the Santana and Santana GTS, is vastly more affordable than before. This makes its cars that much more
It's a full-service dealership now
The new Volkswagen Alabang dealership gives visiting customers an even more expansive showroom experience, while offering enhanced aftersales service.Volkswagen Alabang completes the present roster of the eight-dealer network of Volkswagen Philippines, the others being Volkswagen BGC, Volkswagen Quezon Avenue, Volkswagen
A new president was also introduced
Volkswagen Philippines recently hosted a Media Appreciation Night at the Grand Bar and Lounge of Resorts World Manila. Chief Operating Advisor for VW Philippines, Klaus Schadewald, thanked the local motoring media for their continued support for the company and its products.Schadewald
A strategic move for the Germans
The times are a-changin'.Remember the Volkswagen Jetta? It's been a while since Volkswagen Philippines discontinued its local availability when the company revamped its lineup in 2018, but you still see a fair number of these cars plying Manila's
The bare essentials done right
Earlier this year, Volkswagen Philippines completely revamped its lineup with a slew of cars imported from the Chinese market. The goal, the German carmaker explained, is to appeal to a broader market with models offered at cheaper prices.One of the more
Say hello to VW's contender against the Hyundai Kona and Nissan Juke
Ah, just what the market ordered-another crossover. Everybody, say hello to the new Volkswagen T-Cross, the lastest Volkswagen to join the SUV party.It's a niche-tastic tiddler, too-a crossover-supermini-baby-SUV thing. See, if we're
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,
'Made in China' isn't a bad word anymore. Well, most of the time
I've always liked Volkswagen's "little" SUV. Stellar highway ride, refined drivetrain, restrained Euro style. But early units breached the P2,000,000 mark, a consequence of unfavorable exchange rates and tariffs. In recent months, Volkswagen Philippines has been making waves
How does it stack up against the Japanese giants?
The Volkswagen badge is German, but it's taken on a Chinese flavor here in the Philippines. The manufacturer recently overhauled its local lineup by launching five new models, all built in China. Their goal, Volkswagen PH COO Klaus Schadewald says, is
For the first year
Volkswagen Philippines recently overhauled its lineup, bringing in new Chinese-made models to our shores. Three of these models, the Santana, the Lavida, and the Tiguan, are available now in dealerships. As an added incentive to reserve units, the German marque is
Can the newcomer defeat the bestseller?
Just a few weeks ago, Volkswagen Philippines wanted to shake up the subcompact market with the launch of its new and-dare we say-competitively priced sedan. Many were quick to point out that although the Santana has a German badge, it'
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