Through the years, this event has established a reputation as the biggest test drive festival in the country. More than a dozen car brands participate in the event every year and offer various vehicle models for test drive to fair visitors.
It’s a one-stop test drive venue where you can test drive as many vehicle models as your time will allow you to. Be prepared for lines for some popular models because they are not known as bestsellers for nothing.
At the AFTDF this weekend will be various models of the following car manufacturers: Chevrolet, Changan, Ford, GAC, Honda, Isuzu, Kia, Maxus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Sunshine Television has been organizing this twice-a-year test drive event since 2005.
It aims not only to give a venue for local manufacturers and distributors to display their products, but more importantly, for the general motoring and car buying public to review a variety of new car models.
That’s because buying a car and selecting a particular model suited to one’s individual purpose, preference, and budget, is actually a tiring, time-consuming process. One needs multiple visits to various dealerships at different locations, test driving and comparing varying models, and working out the best financing options. Usually these can’t be done in a day, or even two.
But the car buyer can just go to a single venue, see and test drive a wide range of competing brands and models, and be assured he gets the best financing deals the manufacturers and distributors can offer. Then the best place to go to would be our festival.
Practically everything one has to do to buy a model of choice can conveniently be done at the venue. No more hopping from one dealer showroom to another because all the exhibiting brands will only be a few steps from one another.
The AFTDF is part of STV’s annual trilogy of automobile industry service and merit programs. The other two events are the Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards (AFPCA) and Auto Focus Media’s Choice Awards (AFMCA).
The Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival is presented by Phoenix Petroleum.
It’s open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout its four-day run at the MOA Concert Grounds along Seaside Avenue.
Test drive participants can get the chance to win prizes from select exhibitors. Admission to the public is free.