Volkswagen Philippines recently organized a media appreciation night at Volkswagen BGC showroom to recognize the media’s role in the company’s accomplishments in 2015. Top officials of Volkswagen Philippines, led by President and Chief Executive Officer John Philip Orbeta and Chief Operating Adviser Klaus Schadewald, thanked the journalists across all media platforms for helping make 2015 a banner year for Volkswagen Philippines.
“I express my deepest appreciation to all of you for helping us achieve extensive market awareness for our entire product line-up. I also want to express my gratitude for helping Volkswagen hurdle the challenges along the way, through your balanced, objective and fair reports of the various automotive issues,” Orbeta said in his welcome remarks.
Volkswagen Philippines also used the occasion to announce the initial salvo of product upgrades and introductions to the Volkswagen line-up, starting with the availability of the new Jetta sedan, now in diesel and petrol automatic variants.
The Jetta fits the requirements of upwardly mobile professionals and young executives who require both power and comfort in their daily drives. The top grade Comfortline variant features a 2.0 Turbo Common Rail Direct Injection 4-cylinder diesel engine, mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission, producing a maximum output of 103 kW (140 Ps) at 4,200 rpm, and maximum torque of 236 lb-ft (320Nm) at 1,750 rpm. On the other hand, the new petrol Trendline variant has a 1.4 TSI engine which is mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission with 118 kW (160 Ps) at 5,800 rpm of power and maximum torque of 177 lb-ft (240Nm) at 1,500-4,500 rpm.
The new Jetta 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline and 1.4 TSI DSG Trendline are priced at P1,498,000 and P1,378,000, respectively. The new Polo Sedan 1.5 TDI MT Trendline and 1.6 MPI AT Trendline are priced at P860,000 and P840,000, respectively.
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