Volkswagen Philippines just dropped a bombshell, unveiling the Santana sedan at a very affordable P 686,000. That itself makes it cheaper than any comparable Japanese or Korean sub-compact sedan. Not content with that, the German automaker is also adjusting the warranty and PMS to reduce the overall ownership cost as well.
Straight from Volkswagen themselves:
The warranty coverage for all these five new models are comprehensive. Aside from the 3 years or 100,000-km general warranty, whichever comes first, Volkswagen Philippines also offers a 3-year warranty for paint and another 3-year warranty for through-corrosion of the main steel body structure.
The periodic maintenance service (PMS) interval schedule for these new models is also structured for its owners’ convenience. The PMS interval is once a year, or every 10,000 kms, whichever comes first. This is more convenient and more cost-efficient compared to the industry-standard 5,000-km PMS interval.Although we have yet to see the math of how much a typical Volkswagen service will cost, from anecdotal stories, it’s not that far off from a mainstream Japanese, Korean, or even American brand. Seems Volkswagen is on a roll here.