Changan, Chevrolet, Ford, GAC, Honda, Isuzu, Kia, Maxus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen will be among the exhibitors showcasing their lineups and offering test drives when the AUTO FOCUS TEST DRIVE FESTIVAL (AFTDF) opens its pre-Christmas edition at the SM MOA Concert Grounds in Pasay City on November 14 to 17, 2019. Considered as the Philippines’ biggest outdoor test drive event, and following its summer counterpart last May, the AFTDF is once again set to provide a unique one-stop shop opportunity for prospective car buyers and enthusiasts to touch-and-feel and drive and ride a wide range of competing brands and models in a single venue. They can also expect the best sales offers and financing deals to be offered during the period.
STV Chairman and CEO Ray Butch Gamboa explained: “We have been holding events of this type since 2005 not only for the benefit of local manufacturers and distributors, but more importantly, for the general motoring and car buying public. Buying a car and selecting a particular model suited to one’s individual purpose, preference, and budget, is actually a tiring, time-consuming process. On 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. However, if the prospect is able to go to one 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 there. 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 organized by Sunshine Television (STV) as part of its annual trilogy of automobile industry service and merit programs alongside the recently concluded Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards (AFPCA) and Auto Focus Media’s Choice Awards (AFMCA).
Gamboa added: “This year, we’ve noted an influx of all-new model variants and the entry of new industry players. Many of these brands and models will be at the festival, along with those that won Auto Focus People’s and Media’s Choice Awards.”
The AUTO FOCUS PRE-CHRISTMAS MULTI-BRAND TEST DRIVE FESTIVAL is presented by Phoenix Petroleum and will be open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM throughout its 4-day run at the MOA Concert Grounds along Seaside Avenue. Spacious parking is available alongside the venue. Test drive participants can get the chance to win prizes from select exhibitors. Admission to the public is free.