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Volkswagen Philippines is set to introduce the latest additions to its product lineup at the 13th Manila International Auto Show on March 30 to April 2, 2017, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

The highlight of their display will be the all-new Tiguan, the brand’s 5-seater compact SUV. The all-new Tiguan is powered by a Euro 6 emission compliant, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbo-charged stratified injection (TSI) engine with BlueMotion Technology, which is mated to a 6-speed direct shift gear (DSG) transmission.

Also making its debut in the MIAS is Volkswagen’s Crafter L 9-seater van that is powered by a Euro 5 emission compliant 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder Bi turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel engine that produces maximum power of 160 HP at 3,500 rpm and maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,800 rpm. The distinctive high roofline of the Crafter L complements the comfort features for passengers, such as individual seats, armrests, sliding windows, and climatic air-conditioning, plus the numerous safety systems such as the Electronic Stabilisation Program, Anti-Lock Braking System, Traction Control System, and Hill Hold Assist.

The 7-seater Caddy MPV, which was introduced at the Philippine International Motor Show in 2016, once more highlights its versatility, safety, and power with its 2.0-liter 4Motion TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission that generates maximum power of 138 HP at 4,200 rpm and maximum torque of 320 Nm between 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. The Caddy offers flexible seating configurations as well as generous cargo space while optimizing safety features such as airbags, an Electronic Stabilisation Program, Hill Hold Control, and Cruise Control.

Other up-specced current nameplates to be displayed are the Touareg Sport Edition, the Passat Business Edition, an accessorized Golf GTI and Touran, as well as Club Editions of the Polo hatchback and sedan, and Beetle.

Child Safety Initiative’s Steps to Safety Program

Two years after its launch during the 11th MIAS, the award-winning CSI has been rolled out to more than 7,000 kids aged 4 to 8 years old and their parents all over Luzon and the Visayas.

The next level of the campaign, the “Steps to Safety” program, will target children from 9 to 12 years old. From the Junior Driving Course, the CSI will engage children using a virtual reality game app for them to more easily learn, and simultaneously apply, the basics of road safety. This CSI program will also be guided and facilitated by instructors from the Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership headed by Secretary General Alberto Suansing and Program Director Marte Perez.

The 13th MIAS promises to be more than just another auto show, which makes it the ideal venue to showcase Volkswagen’s world-class German craftsmanship, engineering, design, and automotive safety technologies because for Volkswagen, it is more than just driving---- It’s More Than Just a Car.

For more information on Volkswagen models, or to request a test drive, log on to www.volkswagen.com.ph, visit their eight dealerships strategically situated in Metro Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, Iloilo, and Bacolod.