Thursday, December 6, 2018

5 Things to Expect When Owning a Volkswagen Santana [ADVERTORIAL]


The Volkswagen Santana has been grabbing headlines of late thanks to its extremely affordable price of just P 686,000. But more than just being affordable, the Santana offers 5 benefits that help it stand out of the sub-compact sedan crowd.


#1. German quality vehicle 

The Volkswagen Santana brings in timeless appeal, robust engineering, and refined simplicity that are the hallmarks of German quality. Outside, it’s proud of its chiseled angles that make it truly eye-catching while inside, the interior comes with well thought of ergonomics and functional controls. It also guarantees driver and passenger comfort with its supportive seats.


#2. Enjoyable driving 

The heart of any car is the drivetrain and for the Santana, there’s a choice between a 1.4-liter MPI engine mated to a 5-speed manual or a 1.5-liter MPI with BlueMotion Technology mated to a 6-speed automatic. Not only does this guarantee peppy performance whatever the road, its 55-liter fuel tank promises longer and more fun road trips ahead.


#3. Top-Notch safety

Today’s car buyer is extremely concerned with safety and the Santana certainly delivers on this front. First up, the body itself is laser-welded and made of high-tensile steel making it a robust, solid vehicle. On top of this rigid safety cage, it also comes with dual SRS airbags and even anti-lock brakes with EBD standard across the range.

The automatic transmission variants build on this with standard Electronic Stability Program or ESP. ESP controls both engine and braking to help keep the Santana pointed in the right direction when tackling slippery conditions. Also, for the SE models, side airbags and Rear Park Distance Control come standard.


#4. Affordable, hassle-free maintenance

It’s already well-documented that the Santana needs only to be brought in once a year or every 10,000 for its Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) affording you more time to enjoy life. More than that, the Cost of Ownership for 5 years is up to 39 percent lower than its competitors putting more money in the bank! Oh, and it comes with a 3-year / 100,000-kilometer bumper-to-bumper warranty too.


#5. Unparalleled value (starting at PHP 686,000)

This great pricing already comes with all sorts of convenience features such as all power amenities on the MPI MT. Moving up to the 180 MPI AT S and SE and it gets you cruise control, sunroof, and even a Blaupunkt Radio option with smartphone mirror link! There’s no doubting that “value” is indeed the Santana’s middle name.

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