After the successful opening of Volkswagen BacolodVolkswagen PH is expanding its dealership network this second quarter by adding Volkswagen Iloilo. The dealership, which under Grand Canyon Multi-Holdings Inc, is expected to push the Volkswagen brand more aggressively in Central Philippines, particularly in Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, and Aklan provinces of Panay Island—where the demand for premium European brands has grown exponentially.

The Iloilo-based company Grand Canyon Multi-Holdings Inc is headed by its President Jan Andrew Po. Located at the upper ground level of SM Iloilo along Benigno Aquino Sr. Avenue., the company also distributes multi-brand dealership in Mindanao and Panay.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen PH introduces the all-new Tiguan SUV and its Child Safety Initiative (CSI) at the recently concluded 13th Manila International Auto Show. The all-new 5-seater Tiguan compact SUV is powered by a 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder turbo-charged stratified injection (TSI) engine with BlueMotion Technology that provides maximum output of 150 ps at 5,000 rpm and torque of up to 250 Nm at 3500 rpm, all coming from a compact, fuel-efficient Euro 6 emission-compliant engine mated to a 6-speed direct shift gear (DSG) transmission.

Safety-wise, the all-new Tiguan is equipped with safety features, most notably the airbags, including a knee airbag for the driver, the ISOFIX child seats’ anchorage points, and the Electronic Stabilization Program with the driver steering recommendation.

The “Steps to Safety” program targets children from 9 to 12 years old. From the Junior Driving Course, children will experience using a virtual reality game app for them to more easily learn, and simultaneously apply, the basics of road safety.