VW Truck & Bus offer Filipino industries a new solution to transport

The Philippines is a country with an enterprising society, coming from having a small middle class and often not enough opportunities to go around. That being said, small and medium enterprises (SME) are among those that continue to support and contribute to the growth of the economy. SMEs often operate on leaner manpower and, as such, are more creative and innovative in finding ways to make things happen efficiently.

One of the daily challenges to an SME’s operations is transport. Whatever line of business a company is involved in, transport of either goods or people will always be a major consideration. Not only must there be a solid and efficient team, but the vehicles and equipment must also be reliable. With the introduction of VW Truck & Bus, MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corp. (MACC) aims to provide Filipino businesses with sustainable transport and mobility solutions with a range of light to heavy trucks and buses to suit every industry requirement.

Bearing the German Volkswagen badge, VW Truck & Bus has been in the business for 40 years, providing the technology and reliability that is expected of its nameplate. To enter a country known for its preference toward Japanese and Asian brands when it came to on-road transport meant having the confidence to say that it is prepared to offer something different. The first move, clearly, was to partner with a company — MAN Automotive — that has had a 32-year reputation in providing excellent business solutions in both product and aftersales support. But more than that, here are the reasons why a VW truck or bus should be on the list of your company’s next vehicle upgrade.

Road-tested to be tough

VW Truck & Bus vehicles are solutions that are built with German precision engineering and design, powered by Cummins and MAN engines with Common Rail fuel management system.  The vehicles have been tested on-road in the challenging conditions of Brazil — a country with relatively similar climate and infrastructure as the Philippines. With this in mind, the brand invests heavily on R&D, constantly evolving with global demand. Its products are currently integrated with the concept of Modular Consortium, which enables VW to produce vehicles that can easily be tailored to varied applications and requirements.

The partnership with MACC also opens VW Truck & Bus to MAN Automotive’s market presence and strength in providing excellent aftersales service, with each VW vehicle having a one year bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranty under its belt.

Designed for mobility

The VW Truck & Bus line includes Category 3, 4, and 5 trucks, with various models in weight classes ranging from 9-tons to 31-tons, in executions of 4×2, 4×4, 6×4, 8×2, and 8×4. With this range, MACC aims to serve larger market applications, such as closed vans, wing vans, and refrigerated vans, expanding out to industries of logistics, petroleum, and construction.

Apart from range, VW Truck & Bus vehicles offer specific advantages. This includes being able to accommodate a higher payload with higher gross vehicle weight (GVW), a longer wheelbase, higher fuel efficiency from higher torque and horsepower at a lower rpm, and a larger fuel tank, designed for longer travel at fewer top-ups. It is also Euro 5 compliant with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission technology.

Designed for the human

VW Truck & Bus takes into account the human aspect of every transport vehicle, ensuring that the driver and passengers will be able to travel in utmost convenience and safety. Every vehicle features ergonomic seats and seating arrangements for comfort, power windows, and power door locks. Safety features include an anti-lock braking system (ABS, automatic traction control (ATC), automatic brake adjust, locking hydraulic pump for cab tilting, and aid start.

Aesthetically, potential customers can look forward to a modern-designed, premium cab with elements like a sunvisor, full-body-color bumpers, grilles, and fenders.

To learn more about VW Truck & Bus solutions, visit www.vwtrucks.ph.

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