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Chevrolet Philippines Offers Hot Deals this Summer


Beat the heat with a cool new ride as Chevrolet Philippines, The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), offers exciting deals with its Summer Power Offers Promo.

The promo offers cash savings on select Chevrolet models: 2017 Trailblazer 4×2 LT AT – P90,000; 2017 Colorado 4×2 LT AT – P50,000; 2016 Trax LT AT – P75,000; Sail 1.5L LT AT – P80,000; Sail 1.5L LTZ AT – P60,000 cash savings.

Chevrolet vehicles come with the Chevrolet Complete Care Program to give you a worry-free drive. The Trax and Sail come with a five-year warranty program, which offers coverage of five years or 100,000 kms, whichever comes first. The Chevrolet Trailblazer and Colorado come with a special five-year warranty coverage: three-year bumper to bumper warranty plus a two-year warranty on the Power Train or 100,000 kilometer, whichever comes first.

Chevrolet vehicles also come with automatic enrollment to the 24/7 Chevrolet Emergency Roadside Support for three years, access to 24/7 Customer Care Hotline, guaranteed one-hour express service for select services, and non-stop service for the always on-the-go Chevy owner.

Avail of the Chevrolet Summer Power Offers Promo until June 30, 2017. Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 5019. Series of 2017.

Test drive a Chevrolet now by visiting any authorized Chevrolet dealership store nationwide.


Chevron and Grab Philippines partnership offers Grab drivers fuel discounts and cash rebate


Marketer of the Caltex fuels and lubricants, Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI) inks partnership with all-in-one transportation solution Grab Philippines to provide fuel discounts to its growing pool of drivers. This is among Chevron’s numerous efforts to make quality and reliable service more accessible to businesses and motorists across the Philippines.

As part of the partnership, more than 10,000 SavePlus cards will be distributed to Grab drivers in leading operating cities. The Save Plus cards will entitle Grab drivers to price discounts: P2 off per liter on gasoline and P1 off per liter on diesel.

Additionally, Grab drivers purchasing gasoline will have an additional rebate. The accumulated rebate will be redeemed in the form of weekly Top Up Load, virtual money that allows GrabCar drivers to pick up more passengers. This initiative encourages Grab app usage while enhancing the overall Grab driving experience.

Grab started in 2012 as MyTeksi, a taxi-booking app founded by Harvard Business School graduates Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling in Malaysia. Today, Grab’s operations span six Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines where they have rapidly expanded since launching in 2013.

The Caltex brand was recently reformulated with the new Clean & Glide technology, which offers a smoother motoring experience through optimized engine protection, fuel economy and maximized power with continued use. Caltex fuels, including Platinum and Silver with Techron, are Euro 4 compliant and deliver lesser emissions.


Tata Motors breaks ground in Isabela


Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, Inc. (PTAJ), the distributor of Tata Motors, expands its network outside Metro Manila. Last April 26, PTAJ, together with Auto 10 Trade and Services, broke ground in the second largest province in the Philippines, marking their territory in Isabela province. Tata Motors Isabela shall be operated by Auto 10 Trade and Services. The groundbreaking ceremony was headed by Cordon, Isabela Mayor, Lynn Zuniega; PTAJ President Cresencio “Jon” Fernandez, Jr.; General Manager of Auto 10 Trade and Services, Neil Carlo Uy Federizo; Vehicle Sales Manager, Rochelle Raquepo; Technical and Engineering Division Head, Engr. Ramil Mendoza; Sales and Marketing Division Head, Rico Macalintal; and Vehicle Sales Consultants, Jun Deri and Johny Asuncion.

Set to open on the third quarter, this new dealership, located at NCF Prime Compound, National Highway, Purok 2, Brgy. Taringsing, Cordon, Isabela shall offer the full service, spare parts, along with new vehicle sales.

PTAJ conducted a presentation to the local truckers and banks right after the ceremony, tackling Tata’s background in automotive, all the vehicle models, the current network, and future plans.


Toyota begins construction of new Vehicle Logistics Center


Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) recently broke ground for the establishment of its new Vehicle Logistics Center (VLC) inside the 82-hectare Toyota Special Economic Zone in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

TMP is investing P465-M to build this new facility, which aims to better serve Toyota customers by improving its vehicle stock management and pre-delivery operations while demand for new vehicles is expected to grow. The new VLC is one of TMP’s efforts in implementing its commitments under the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program.

With the completion of this project in November this year, TMP will improve its processes, such as pre-delivery inspection, accessories installation, and car carrier operations, consolidated in one seamless facility.

In photo during the groundbreaking ceremony are (from left) Taisei Corporation marketing and business development general manager, Makoto Terasaki; TMP first vice president for general administration, Jose Maria Aligada; TMP executive vice president for manufacturing, Tomohiro Iwamoto; TMP executive vice president for marketing and vehicle logistics, Kei Mizuguchi; TMP senior vice president for purchasing and vehicle logistics, Leodivigis Gilbuena; TMP first vice president for vehicle logistics, Aimee Lopez; and SPCastro, Inc. vice president, Roger Antonio.


Wheeltek offers Petron Value Card to motorcycle buyers


Wheeltek Motor Sales Corporation, a nationwide motorcycle dealer, has signed up with market leader, Petron Corporation, to offer the Petron Value Card (PVC) to new motorcycle buyers. With over 200 stores nationwide selling about 6,000 new Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and TVS motorcycles, Wheeltek will be giving its customers additional benefits and privileges through the co-branded Wheeltek-PVC.

Wheeltek-PVC cardholders will earn bonus points on top of the regular points earnings of the PVC. Purchases between P50 – P99 earn three bonus points; for P100 – 149, six bonus points; and for P149 – P300, eight bonus points. This is in addition to the regular reward of one value point for every P250 fuel spend, and 5 value points for every P100 worth of engine oil purchase.

Other ways to earn more points are through the Frequent Visit promo where the PVC cardholder gets additional points on every fifth visit to a Petron station, and the Birthday Promo that awards bonus points when the Grab driver gases up within five days of his birthday.

Peso points earned on the Wheeltek-PVC can be redeemed for Petron products at over 2,000 Petron stations nationwide. These can also be converted to cellphone load, air miles, groceries, movies, and other options.


Phoenix partners with Uber for driver discounts

7 welcomes a new partnership with Uber, one of the fastest growing services in the Philippines that connect drivers and passengers.

With a common thrust of making every journey memorable and reliable, Phoenix offers the Uber Partner Discount to all active Uber drivers. This special treat entitles Uber drivers discounts of P2 per liter on Phoenix gasoline and P1 per liter on Phoenix  diesel, plus a 20 percent discount on all Phoenix lubricant products.

Drivers enjoy the cost efficiency of Phoenix Premium 98, a high-performance gasoline fuel that improves acceleration, reduces engine friction, and rapidly cleans up deposits left by other gasoline.

Phoenix has also enhanced its line of lubricants. Phoenix Zoelo is a premium quality heavy-duty diesel engine oil designed for the extreme protection of turbo-charged engines and commercial mixed fleet. It helps prolong engine life and reliability even under extreme temperatures and heavy load.

The Uber Partner Discount Promo runs from March 13 to May 31 in participating Phoenix stations in Cebu City  and Metro Manila.

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