Volvo Celebrates Record-breaking 500,000 Global Sales Volume in 2015:
Up to P500,000 off on Volvo models in PH
In celebration of a Volvo’s record-breaking global sales performance in 2015 – a total of 503,127 units sold – Volvo Philippines is giving its customers a PhP 500,000.00 discount on new Volvos purchased this summer. This is the first time Volvo has sold more than half a million cars in its 89-year history and in recognition of this sales victory, Volvo PH is giving this rare half-a-million treat to Volvo patrons who are interested to buy a Volvo V40 R-Design, S60 R-Design, XC60 R-Design, and the multi awarded SUV of the YEAR XC90 for limited time only (starting April 15 to May 31, 2016).
2016 is also looking up with Volvo reporting an 11.5 percent growth in March and a strong first quarter growth of 11.9 percent. Volvo Cars continues to grow sales globally in March, selling 52, 279 cars. Sales of the All-New Volvo XC90 was the main growth driver globally, while the XC60 was the best-selling model overall.
The United States reported a sales increase of 15.9 percent versus the same month last year, marking the ninth consecutive month of double-digit growth. Sales in Europe as a whole were up by 13.1 percent with growth across the region with the UK being the fastest growing market for the month. Volvo China reported sales of 7,542 cars in March, up 13.9 percent. The best selling cars were the Volvo XC60 and S60L models.
Specially developed versions of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires will be the sole original equipment fitment on the new limited special model BMW M4 GTS.
As a track car that is approved for road use, the job of Michelin’s engineers was to design an ultra-high-performance tire which is able to operate safely in a variety of road and track conditions around the world. To this end, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for the BMW M4 GTS were produced using not only Bi-Compound asymmetric tread patterns but also an asymmetric casing design. This offers the optimum balance between handling, grip and tire life.
During the development process Michelin produced and tested more than 1,000 prototype tires and 400 special series tires which were tested by both Michelin and BMW M test drivers.
To achieve all of the performance characteristics demanded by BMW M, Michelin’s engineers focused on the interaction between the tire’s tread compounds, architecture and profile, and between the tires on each axle. This ensured not only good road manners in terms of steering effort and response, balance and comfort but also fast laptimes and consistent performance on track – with a particular objective to limit heat build-up and wear.
In addition to Michelin’s Bi-Compound technology, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires also incorporate the motorsport-developed Track Variable Contact Patch 3.0. This optimises pressure in the tire’s contact patch so the same amount of rubber is always in contact with the road or track, whether driving in a straight line or cornering.
As well as the bespoke technical elements used inside the tyre, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires also use Premium Touch Technology in the design of the sidewalls. This means that as well as offering very high levels of performance, the tires also look good – an important consideration when fitted to a car as stylish and focused as the new BMW M4 GTS.
The tire sizes are as follows:
265/35 ZR 19 Front and 285/30 ZR 20 Rear
Ford Continues Momentum, Introduces New Variants of EcoSport and Everest at Manila International Auto Show
- Ford holds largest stand at the 2016 Manila International Auto Show and features its line-up of best-selling cars, SUVs, and trucks, including new 2016 variants of the EcoSport and all-new Everest
- The limited EcoSport Black Edition comes with stylized trims and accessories to give it a sportier and rugged stance
- The new Everest Titanium 2.2L 4×2 AT variant equipped with Premium Package adds to Ford’s SUV options that suit a wide variety of Filipino lifestyles
MANILA, Philippines, 7 April 2016 – Ford Philippines takes center stage at the 2016 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) with the introduction of new variants of the EcoSport and all-new Everest, bringing even more power of choice to Filipino customers.
Ford officially launched the EcoSport Black Edition and the Everest Titanium 2.2L 4×2 AT with Premium Package at MIAS, which are both now available at all Ford dealerships nationwide.
“We expect these latest additions to our showroom will contribute to our momentum, while reflecting our ongoing plan to continue bringing world-class global Ford vehicles to the Philippines,” said Lance Mosley, managing director, Ford Philippines.
EcoSport Black Edition
The special EcoSport Black Edition takes on a sportier look for the 1.5L Titanium, stylized with trims and accessories all coated with a black finish, giving the EcoSport a bolder look on the road.
The EcoSport Black Edition comes with…
- Black 16 inch alloy wheels
- Black Lower Grille Surround and Upper Grille Bezel
- Black Out Dual Halogen Headlamps with Signature Light
- Front Fog Lamps with Black Bezel, and
- Side Turn Signal Lamps on black-painted Exterior Mirrors
Completing the look are roof cross bars, a rear spoiler, sports pedals, and illuminated scuff plates. It also features Keyless Swing Gate, Push-Start Button, Rear Parking Sensors, and SYNC 2 among others for added convenience to the driver.
The EcoSport Black Edition will be offered at the stunning price of PHP 998,000 Pesos and is now available for bookings at your nearest Ford dealership.
Everest Titanium 2.2L 4×2 AT with Premium Package
The new Everest Titanium 2.2L 4×2 AT with Premium Package adds to Ford’s SUV lineup that suits a wide variety of Filipino lifestyles. Previously offered only on the Titanium 3.2L 4×4 variant, the Everest Premium Package comes with the following additional safety, smart, and convenience features:
- HID Projector and Auto-Leveling Headlamps
- Power Panoramic Moon Roof
- LED Daytime Running Lamps
- Headlamp Washer
- 230V Inverter
- Power Liftgate
- 3rd Row Powerfold Seats
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Heads Up Display Warning (Collision Mitigation)
- Lane Keeping System
- Lane Departure Warning
- Active Park Assist
- 8-Way Power Adjustable Passenger Seat
The Everest Titanium 2.2L 4×2 AT with Premium Package is priced at PHP 1,799,000. Ford dealerships nationwide are now accepting bookings.
The Ford stand showcases a lineup of Ford’s most popular cars, trucks and SUVs which includes the EcoSport, new Ranger, and all-new Everest, as well as the iconic Mustang, and the premium North American-built Explorer and Expedition Platinum SUVs.
Ford’s stand also features displays that highlight the company’s ongoing commitment to deliver quality, fuel-efficient, safe and smart technology with every vehicle they offer.
Ford is holding a test-drive area at MIAS where customers can experience the EcoSport, Ranger and Everest. Sales consultants are available to attend to customer queries and bookings.
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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.
- Chevrolet Brand Ambassadors, Zoren and Maverick Legaspi lead the Chevy flash mob at the Sail reveal event
- Chevrolet Philippines showcases a heritage-themed auto show display on its 460 square meter Chevrolet Hub area
- Chevrolet announces great promo offers for the new Colorado 4×2 automatic, the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Chevrolet Trax
The year 2016 is seeing a stronger love for the bowtie brand as Chevrolet Philippines revealed its upcoming contender in the country’s largest automotive segment at the Manila International Auto Show 2016 last April 7 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
In the midst of live beat box music and entertaining dance tunes, Chevrolet Philippines – The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet vehicles and parts in the Philippines, unveiled the new Chevrolet Sail subcompact sedan. The preview of the vehicle marked the automaker’s anticipated entry in the local car-B segment.
“The Chevrolet Sail represents the strengths and benefits of GM’s global expertise and proven engineering processes, and we are very excited to introduce it to the Filipinos.” says Atty. Albert Arcilla, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet Philippines. “With the Chevrolet Sail entering the Philippine market, we aim to fulfill every Filipino’s dream of having their first car and their first Chevrolet.”
In an interesting and surprising reveal event at MIAS, which was graced by General Motors International Operations’ General Director, Mr. Tadashi Wakamatsu, the New Sail was officially welcomed to Chevrolet Philippines’ ever-growing product portfolio by more than a hundred flash mob dancers – including TCCCI executives and Chevrolet brand ambassadors, Zoren and Maverick Legaspi – moving to the tune of “Let’s Do The Chevy Sail.”
As Chevrolet Philippines sets a new standard for car previews, the company also aims to set a new standard for the subcompact sedans in the country with the unveiling of the new Chevrolet Sail.
Powered by either a 1.3-liter engine with 5-speed manual transmission or a 1.5-liter engine with 4-speed automatic transmission, the Chevrolet Sail is a third generation entry-level family sedan and is a strong contender in the subcompact sedan segment. Outside, it has a sculpted yet slender exterior and has the brand’s signature dual-port grille design, giving the vehicle a striking and sporty appearance.
The Chevrolet Sail was named by J.D. Power as the Best Premium Compact Car in Initial Quality and Most Appealing Premium Compact Car in China, one of Chevrolet’s major markets, making it one of the best-selling subcompact sedans in the Chinese market. The Sail is also available in countries in Asia and soon in South America, further strengthening the presence of the Chevrolet brand across the globe.
Designed, developed and manufactured leveraging GM’s global processes, the New Chevrolet Sail meets the highest level of quality. It complies with G0 global vehicle durability test standards for road conditions around the world. About 48,000 km of architecture tests, 2.8 million km of simulated road tests, 350,000 km of powertrain tests and 640,000 km of emission tests were carried out.
The Chevrolet Sail is expected to arrive Philippine shores on June 2016.
The Golden Bowtie
Chevrolet’s signature bowtie also took center stage at the Chevrolet Hub. A towering Chevy goldenrod bowtie, that symbolizes Chevrolet’s 105 years of delivering quality products and services in more than 140 countries, lit up the Chevrolet Hub display area to show the brand’s strong presence in the Philippines.
Chevrolet’s magnificent history was displayed on the Heritage Wall, which showcased the bowtie’s evolution – from the original 1913 Chevy bowtie to the current logo that appears on every Chevrolet vehicle on the road today. Along with the logo evolution, some of the brand’s distinctive vintage vehicles like the Corvette, Suburban and Camaro also adorned the Heritage Wall.
The Chevy Strong Model Line-up at the Chevrolet Hub
The Chevrolet Hub featured a heritage-themed Chevy Lounge that offered a special Chevy blend coffee by Yardstick Coffee, free Wi-Fi connectivity and charging stations for Chevy clients and the media. The Chevrolet Hub also featured an interactive area with the Love this Chevy Graffiti Wall and a Chevrolet Social Media Area where Chevrolet freebies are up for grabs. The display was designed to connect with the attendees and to show how the brand continues to Find New Roads.
Apart from the special amenities and display of the new Chevrolet Sail, Chevrolet Philippines also showcased its current flagship models on the 460 square meter Chevrolet Hub.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer remains to be the most powerful in the competitive midsize SUV segment. It offers a 2nd generation Duramax turbocharged engine that underscores its outstanding ride and handling and improved fuel efficiency. The 2.8-liter Trailblazer produces 200hp of power at 3,600 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, making it the best in its class. Its classic yet tough and rugged look gives the 7-seater Trailblazer a commanding appeal on the road. Inside, it offers multiple seating configurations for cargo flexibility, making the Trailblazer the perfect vehicle for family adventures.
The Chevrolet Trax city-smart crossover SUV caters to millennials looking for a stylish and powerful ride. The Chevy Trax has a sleek and sporty trim and is loaded with street-smart features and technologies, including the Chevrolet MyLink 7-inch color touchscreen infotainment system with Siri Eyes Free. It is powered by a first-in-its-class 1.4-liter Turbocharged engine, providing superb performance when exploring the city or driving out of town. The Chevrolet Trax is available in two variants – LS and the top-of-the-line LT.
The rock-solid Chevrolet Colorado goes head to head with its competitors with its off-road truck capability, powerful and versatile truck features and dependable performance. The pickup truck has a powerful Duramax turbo-diesel engine that delivers 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque – a best-in-its-class power and torque output.
On display is the newest variant of the Colorado – a 2.8-liter 4×2 with automatic transmission that will be available in Chevrolet dealership stores nationwide this April at Php 1,278,888.00. With the newly added 4×2 Automatic Colorado, the bowtie brand now offers a stronger variant line-up to the growing pickup truck segment.
Aside from the car displays, Chevrolet also offered test drives for Chevy clients to give them first-hand driving experience with the Trailblazer 4×4 LTZ, Trax LS and LT, and Colorado 4×2 A/T.
Special Promo Offers
Chevrolet Philippines has announced the Chevrolet Easy Ownership Promos, which offers special cash discounts and all-in low down payments for the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Chevrolet Trax and Chevrolet Colorado.
The promo offers P100,000.00 cash discount for the Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ MY15 4×4 A/T and a P98,000.00 all-in low down payment for the Chevrolet Trailblazer L MY15 and MY16 4×2 A/T. All-in low down payment includes free 3-year LTO registration, free Chattel Mortgage, and free 1 year comprehensive insurance.
A P98,000.00 and P128,000.00 all-in low down payment promo awaits Chevrolet Trax LS and LT customers, respectively. Both special down payment schemes include free 3-year LTO registration, free Chattel Mortgage, and free 1 year comprehensive insurance.
The new Colorado 4×2 automatic is also offered at P138,000.00 all-in low down payment or P60,000 cash discount.
To know more about Chevrolet Philippines, its products and latest offers, log on to www.chevrolet.com.ph or like the Chevrolet Philippines Facebook page.
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Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive & active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
Chevrolet Philippines – The Covenant Car Company Incorporated is the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the Philippines. Chevrolet Philippines is located at the 5th Floor, ALCO Building, 391 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, 1209 Makati City. Chevrolet has twenty three (23) dealer partners in the Philippines – Chevrolet Alabang, Chevrolet Commonwealth, Chevrolet Greenhills-EDSA, Chevrolet Makati, Chevrolet North-EDSA, Chevrolet Otis-Manila, Chevrolet Pasig, Chevrolet Quezon Avenue, Chevrolet Shaw, Chevrolet Bacolod, Chevrolet Baliuag, Chevrolet Batangas, Chevrolet Carmona, Chevrolet Cagayan de Oro, Chevrolet Cebu, Chevrolet Dagupan, Chevrolet Davao, Chevrolet Iloilo, Chevrolet Isabela, Chevrolet Pampanga, Chevrolet Sta. Rosa, Chevrolet Tacloban, and Chevrolet Tarlac. For more information, you may visit www.chevrolet.com.ph
Easily the biggest and most anticipated automotive trade show in the country, auto enthusiasts and industry players are bound for a crazy good time as the annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) returns on April 7 to 10 at the combined venues of the World Trade Center and the Philippine Trade Training Center. Taking over 30,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space and then some, this year’s MIAS aims to deliver its most unforgettable installment yet with tons of exciting surprises on top of showcasing the widest range of the latest product and service innovations as well as the newest model offerings from major automotive brands.
Presented by Worldbex Services International, the country’s leading events and exhibitions organizer, MIAS 2016 is expected to transcend its previous installments as it brings something totally new to the table. Revolving around the theme of Smart Mobility, this year’s MIAS will highlight the smart technologies that are at the core of today’s automobiles. What was once merely the stuff of science fantasy is now the reality of this modern age. From cars that can maneuver itself into parking spaces to vehicles with interactive cruise control, attendees can look forward to a line up of booths that will house actual smart automobiles and wherein exhibitors will be more than willing to demonstrate how fun and safe these models are.
Extending over four indoor arenas, there are likewise two customized tent areas as well as outdoor exhibition areas where the Guinness World Record holder and precision driver, Russ Swift, will be doing the world’s fastest parking stunts much to the thrill of speed freaks. At the Main Hall, new model offerings, which range from entry-level hatchbacks to luxury SUVs from major brands, will be put on the display. Moreover, tough and agile SUVs will show off its capabilities on two custom-made off-road tracks on the MIAS front lawn area. While those who are interested to test out the models themselves may conduct on- and off-road test-drives throughout the exhibit grounds.
Over at the aftermarket tents, attendees who are looking to jazz up their rides are invited to survey the wide display of accessories, equipment, and all else auto-related including wheels and tires to audio units and car care kits. Further down the road, at The Philippine Trade Training Center to be exact, attendees can revel in the spectacles of meticulously restored classics to outrageously customized sports cars as MIAS presents this year’s Custom and Classic Car Competition.
MIAS 2016 – Schedule of Activities
This summer, get ready to go on the best ride of your life as the annual Manila International Auto Show returns to deliver a world class automotive exposition. For more information, go to www.worldbex.com.