Volkswagen doubles Philippine sales figures and adds variety to their lineup
Volkswagen Philippines is showing impressive numbers for the first half of 2017, effectively doubling their sales figures with 566 cumulative Volkswagen units out on the road, compared to 243 units sold in the same time frame of 2016. That’s around a 133% increase in volume, with much of the contribution due to solid sales performance from the Jetta.
Among the world’s most successful sedans, with 14 million units sold across six generations, the Jetta in the Philippines is expected to create a bigger sales impact come second half of 2017. Volkswagen Philippines has just announced that the newest versions of the Jetta, the Business Edition+ and Business Edition, are now available in all its eight dealerships nationwide. All variants of the Jetta are powered by a 2.0-liter Turbo-charged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engine mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission system that generates 150 bhp at 3,500-4,200 rpm and 340Nm of torque at 1,750-3,000 rpm.
Both trim levels are equipped with Bi-Xenon headlights, adaptive front lighting, LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a sunroof. The interior features a Fender 8-speaker sound system, dual zone air-conditioning, rain sensing wipers, 6-way power driver seat plus lumbar adjust, leather seats, keyless-go with push start and a 5.8-inch touchscreen multimedia interface. Additional safety highlights for the Business Edition+ include adaptive cruise control, blind spot alert, and front assist with forward collision warning.
Along with the new Jetta, the new Golf GTS (Grand Touring Sport) is also available at dealerships nationwide. With over 30 million units sold worldwide over seven generations, the current Golf GTS wagon body style carries the DNA of the original Golf, but offers 350 liters more cargo space if rear seats are folded (220 liters if not folded), than its hatchback version. The Golf GTS has two variants, the Business Edition+ and Business Edition. Both are powered by the same 2.0 TDI diesel engine and transmission system on the Jetta, which punches out the same power and torque figures.
Prices are as follows:
Business Edition – P1.25 million
Business Edition+ – P1.3 million
Business Edition – P1.35 million
Business Edition – P1.4 million