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Beetle makes Manila comeback

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Beetle 1.4 TSI. Photo by M 93/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA-3.0 (DE)

Ayala Auto Holdings Corp. has brought back to the Philippines the iconic “Beetle” to add to the growing line-up of Volkswagen vehicles being made available in the country.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Divided we… can’t borrow

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The family rift at the Ortigas clan’s flagship property firm OCLP Holdings is causing much more than delays to potential takeovers by perennial rival suitors Ayala Land Inc. of the Zobels and the SM Group of taipan Henry Sy, both of which remain acquisition-hungry.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Volkswagen says new SUV coming to US in 2016

THE VOLKSWAGEN plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. AP

Volkswagen’s new seven-passenger SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in 2016.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Biz Buzz

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So Europe’s largest carmaker, Volkswagen AG, is back in the Philippines … but only with diesel-powered models.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

VW group back in PH

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Volkswagen Group, the largest automotive manufacturer in Europe, has reopened its doors in the Philippines, as the company targets to further expand and cement its presence in Asia Pacific.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Icons find their way to these islands

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WITH THE appointment of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Manila, the company is represented in 21 cities across the Asia Pacific region outside of China.

A car brand straight from British royalty, a comebacking German icon, and a host of new models from the “divas” of the motoring world are swarming to this country, like bees finding a fresh bed of flowers, adding to the list of growing luxury auto brands vying for the attention of Filipino auto connoisseurs and enthusiasts with sophisticated tastes.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

This is it Volks!

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THE XL1 production car is a culmination of VW’s goal to produce a ‘one-liter car.’

You would probably be satisfied with your subcompact car’s mileage if it regularly returned 10 km/liter. If you are driving a hybrid, then mileage in the range of 25 km/liter would not be out of the ordinary. What if tomorrow, you could buy a car that gets 111 km/liter? Volkswagen is betting that some of us would be very excited by that prospect, as it is putting into production its XL1 ultra-high mileage car.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Volkswagen earnings up 40 percent in 2012

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German automaker Volkswagen AG says its net profit increased 41 percent for 2012 to €21.7 billion ($28.7 billion) on a 21 percent rise in revenues.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Volkswagen reports record sales for 2012

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German automaker Volkswagen AG says its 2012 group sales hit a record high as growing demand around the world more than offset sluggish sales in Europe.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Motoring | Read More »

Our dream Volkswagen lineup

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As soon as Volkswagen made its official announcement about its return to the Philippines with new distributor Ayala Automotive Holdings, visions of the Golf GTi began dancing in our dream garage. Including that vaunted model, here’s a list of VW models that we wish would be introduced soon into the Philippine market.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Volkswagen, Ayala ink car dealership partnership

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European car giant Volkswagen AG has engaged the diversified Ayala group into a new car distribution partnership, seeking to harness an increasing consumer affluence in the country as part of its ambition towards global leadership.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

VW eyes Malaysia to beef up SE Asia presence—report

Volkswagen is in talks with its Malaysian partner DRB-Hicom to expand cooperation and beef up the German car maker’s presence in Southeast Asia, DowJones Newswires reported on Thursday.

Posted: February 3rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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