Participating at the AFPTD were such renowned brands as: Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Lexus, Jeep, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
Butch Gamboa, Chairman/CEO of Sunshine Television Production & Marketing Services Inc. (STV), the AFPTD organizer, pointed out the prevailing sentiment expressed by many visitors: “Most of what a prospect might consider buying or test driving: sedans, SUV’s, pick-ups, vans and multi-purpose vehicles, even sports cars, were there at venue. And much more, they were able to avail of the best deals or offers provided even before the traditional peak the automobile industry experiences during the Christmas season. ”
The grand pre-Christmas event is actually the second of STV’s annual test programs, the first being the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival held last May at the same venue. Gamboa exclaimed: “These competitive test drive activities, held during the prime car buying periods of the year, provides a level of convenience that is utmost and unparalleled, both for prospects and enthusiasts as well as the automobile industry. It’s like a one-stop shop for new cars! During the AFPTD’s 4-day run, the exhibitors registered more than 2,500 actual test drives within the on-site test tracks or around the SM MOA area. This is unprecedented. It bodes well for manufacturers and distributors willing to have their models put to outright comparative testing by their prospects. And at the end of it all, the greatest benefit redounds to where it should belong – the satisfied and happy car buyer.”