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Volkswagen Philippines, in partnership with Greencars Mindanao Corporation, inaugurated recently the Volkswagen Cagayan de Oro dealership along Pueblo Business Park at the corner of Mastersons Avenue and Paseo de Oro in Upper Carmen.

Volkswagen Philippines president Felipe Estrella

Volkswagen CDO, Volkswagen Philippines’ ninth since it first officially started operations in 2013, is the pioneering dealership established in Mindanao, and targets the mobile markets of not just Cagayan de Oro, the country’s 10th most populous city and Region 10’s economic hub, but also of the rest of northern Mindanao, including Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte.

Taking note of the region as having the largest economy in Mindanao, Volkswagen Philippines’ president Felipe Estrella said during the program, “Establishing our ninth Volkswagen dealer in the country, at the center of the logistics and business hub of northern Mindanao, was a very easy decision to make. In collaboration with GMC, we are now exactly where we want to be in the region. The residents and enterprises of northern Mindanao will now have more access to the German technology, build quality, and driving experience of Volkswagen automobiles and the accompanying Volkswagen aftersales services and support.”

Greencars Mindanao Corporation Chairman of the Board Antonio De La Fuente revealed in his opening remarks that the occasion marked Volkswagen’s return to Cagayan de Oro after a 40-year absence. “It is with pride that we reintroduce Volkswagen to the community. We are happily re-opening the first Volkswagen dealership in Mindanao. Thank you Volkswagen Philippines for your support in making this wonderful comeback happen,” he said. Volkswagen Philippines operates under AC Industrials of Ayala Corporation.

Ceremonial ribbon cutting with guest of honor, Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno (second from left). Also in photo, from left, are Greencars Mindanao Corporation chairman of the board Antonio Dela Fuente, Volkswagen PH president Felipe Estrella, and GMC president Felix Pungtod.

Greencars Mindanao Corporation, incorporated in 2005, has been engaged in the sale of new and used vehicles, parts, tires, batteries and accessories, preventive maintenance service and body and paint works, and maintains an extensive industry network in Cagayan de Oro City, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga City. In May 2019, GMC was appointed as the official Volkswagen dealer for northern Mindanao.

The Volkswagen CDO dealership operates under GMC’s Cartactics Specialists Inc (CSI). “Volkswagen CDO has professionally trained personnel to assist you with the latest tools and diagnostic equipment for your car servicing requirements,” De La Fuente further said.

Estrella added, “The new Volkswagen CDO offers a greater opportunity for our customers to discover or create their own wonderful motoring lifestyle stories in their very own Santana, Santana GTS, Lavida, and Lamando, and each of these stories will then add to the heritage and affinity of the Volkswagen brand with us Filipinos. Each of these models I mentioned carry the renowned Volkswagen DNA of German automotive technology—the same quality we Filipinos have associated with Volkswagen for generations. With Volkswagen CDO back in full swing, our entire product lineup and dealership services are so much more accessible.”

With nine dealerships strategically located nationwide, Volkswagen Philippines (www.volkswagen.com.ph) now offers the public the nationwide access to its products and services.

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