»toyota opens new dealership in manila
Toyota Motor Phils. (TMP) announced it recently inaugurated its newest dealership, which is in Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Manila. As TMP’s 28th dealership, the company said Toyota Abad Santos (TAS) will follow the same high standards as the other Toyota dealerships in the country, with a modern and spacious showroom, an extensive inventory of parts and accessories, and an advanced service center for maintenance and repairs.
TMP said its new dealership will service customers in western Manila.
“The contribution of this dealership is part of our plans toward achieving 100,000-unit sales by the time TMP marks its 30th year in the Philippines,” said TMP Executive Vice President Yuji Goto. “TAS, with its initial sales target of more than 150 units a month, will be considered as one of our highest sales-producing dealers in the network and will surely contribute to realizing our target.”
According to TMP, the Abad Santos dealership’s 5,791-square-meter facility features an eight-vehicle display showroom, information counter, parts and accessories counter, customer lounges, and vehicle registration insurance and customer relations offices. TAS is also the only dealer in the network that offers three special negotiation rooms intended for sales and customer relations purposes. Its service bay includes four quick service stalls, eight general job bays and 10 body and paint stalls.
For more information, visit the TAS showroom at 2210 Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Manila, or call 230-1111. You may also log on to www.toyotaabadsantos.com.
»mazda offers personalized customization for 2, 3 models
Mazda Phils. announced it recently launched a personalized customization program for the Mazda2 and Mazda3 models, which the company calls Make It Your Own (MIYO) Mazda. Through the program, customers can personalize their cars with unique decals, genuine accessories and financing options suited to their budgets.
Mazda Phils. offers MIYO until April 30. In the package, six exclusive decals designed by WeWillDoodle and made from 3M Scotchcal film are available in more than 130 variations and come with a three-year warranty. MIYO also includes genuine Mazda accessories like acrylic visors, scuff plates, trunk trays and integrated connectivity and entertainment package featuring a GPS system.
“Mazda customers are unique individuals; youthful, fun and full of life,” said Mazda Phils. Marketing and Sales Director Glen Dasig. “With our MIYO Mazda campaign, they can now extend that need for self-expression to their Mazda vehicle by choosing to either skin it, bling it or own it.”
That’s because Mazda said it is offering easy payment schemes through East West Bank where customers who choose to personalize their Mazda deals can select from low all-in down-payment options, low monthly payments and a no-interest payment scheme over 24 months.
“Launching MIYO Mazda is a way for us to thank our loyal customers for their continued support, enabling Mazda to become one of the fastest growing automotive brands in the Philippines. With first quarter sales up 53 percent—largely attributed to the Mazda2 and Mazda3 nameplates—we look forward to maintaining our momentum in the second quarter with the campaign,” added Dasig.
For more information, visit Mazda dealerships in Alabang, Greenhills, Makati, Quezon Avenue, Batangas, Pampanga and Cebu.
»cats motors hosts chrysler regional conference
Distributors and dealer principals from nine countries in Asia-Pacific recently gathered for the first annual Chrysler Regional Dealer Conference held in the Philippines, according to CATS Motors Inc., which hosted the four-day event.
CATS Motors is the Philippine distributor of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge.
The company said that more than 40 participants, including its management team, welcomed special guests from Chrysler Asia-Pacific led by Chief Executive Officer John Kett and Managing Director Brian Bradley. Management workshops and brand immersion activities were conducted by representatives from Chrysler LLC of the US.
Heading CATS Motors’ team were President Felix Ang and Chairman Gregorio Yu.
“We are pleased to host the first Regional Dealer Conference,” said CATS Motors Vice President for Sales and Planning Robert Shaw. “We also hosted a regional product training program for the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee that was recently launched. This regional program aims to cascade the global push of the Chrysler Group towards a more responsive team, outstanding new products and stronger working relationships with the respective partners in the region.”
»volvo polestar braces for scandinavian series
Volvo Polestar Racing, which last year won the driver’s and constructor’s title in the Scandinavian Cup, said it is aiming to retain both titles this year in the series renamed Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC).
“We have won four out of five possible titles the last two seasons so we are precisely 80 percent satisfied,” said Volvo Polestar Racing Team Manager Christian Dahl. “We have designed a completely new chassis and we have two multiple champions behind the wheel. There will be no excuses this year.”
The team’s new driver this season is James Thompson, a two-time champion in the British Touring Car Championship (2002 and 2004) and in the European Touring Car Championship (2009 and 2010). Thompson is partnered with Tommy Rustad, 2009 STCC champion with Volvo.