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August 11, 2015, Metro Manila Philippines

*The number one automotive
brand in the country rewrites history by registering *10,678 units in a single month last July*. Coming from its last sales record in May with 10,511 units, Toyota proves once again that it can go even further by
beating its own monthly sales performance just after 2 months. This is the first time any local car manufacturer has achieved such sales volume. Toyota’s sales grew with the continuous high demand for all its models. More specifically, its best-selling vehicle in the country, the *Vios, *the Filipino favourite, *Innova* and its mini hatchback, *Wigo *registered their respective record sales performance to date.

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Volkswagen's own take on the midsize luxury sedan, the 2015 Passat, exudes style, handling, and performance like no other.

Very soon, Volkswagen Philippines will offer Filipino executives and businessmen the actual opportunity of owning and driving the highly touted 2015 Passat, the 2015 European Car of the Year.

All-New Ford EcoSport

•Overall July sales of 1,705 units was led by continued strength in demand for Ranger and EcoSport

•EcoSport delivers record month since being launched in the Philippines; sales jump 59 percent year over year to 833 units

•All-new Ford Everest and New Ranger set to start retail in September

•Ford celebrates the re-opening of Ford EDSA this month – the first Ford dealership that opened in the country twenty years ago

EcoSport Blue

•The limited-edition Ford EcoSport with Urban Pack is featured on the Trend model available in both manual and automatic transmission

•Only 500 units of the limited edition will be available priced at Php 845,000 for the manual transmission and Php 895,000 for the automatic transmission

•The Ford EcoSport is the perfect vehicle for city driving and out-of-town exploring, with its high driving position with 200 mm ground clearance, superior 550mm water-wading capability and an array of smart features such as the Ford SYNC® connectivity system.

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IN BRIEF: The second half of the longest season in GRC Lites history kicks off on a brand new course at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. Five drivers have taken victories in the first six rounds of the season, meaning nearly half the field could walk out of this weekend’s event with the championship lead.

TUNE IN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, August 19, 4:30PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group will be offering live streaming of the Global Rallycross Washington DC race through the NBC Sports Live Extra app via desktop, mobile and tablet.

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MANILA, August 14, 2015 – The stage is set for another year of bringing Kia’s popular line of vehicles closer to the public!

The much-anticipated Kia On Tour program is a year-long, nationwide event that has proven to be an effective way for the public to enjoy Kia’s different driving experience first-hand.

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Nelson Piquet Jr. earned the first victory of his Red Bull Global Rallycross career in Saturday’s Red Bull GRC Washington DC presented by Volkswagen. After finishing runner-up to Patrik Sandell in last year’s inaugural race in DC, Piquet turned the tables by holding off Sandell from start to finish in this season’s final.

“Thanks to my team—they’ve been making the car quicker and quicker every race, and we’ve just been getting more and more competitive,” Piquet said after Saturday’s main event. “Patrik kept it clean the whole race, and I think that was a bit of a thank you from last year, when we were battling together, he finished first and I finished second. All of our sponsors have been supporting us for such a long time, and they deserved a win. Hopefully this is just the first one!”

“It’s a great event to be here in DC this weekend,” said Clark Campbell, motorsports general manager, Volkswagen of America. “We thought this track was really a racy track, and the cars looked cool out there bouncing around the rough sections. We think coming back to the same location two years in a row has been really helpful for the series, and we hope to continue to grow some momentum in the markets we come back to.”

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IN BRIEF: Alex Keyes rebounded from a disappointing home race weekend in Detroit to win his second GRC Lites race of the season in Washington DC. As he did at MCAS New River during his first win, he held off a hard-charging Oliver Eriksson of Olsbergs MSE for the victory; Keyes’ Dreyer & Reinbold Racing teammate Miles Maroney placed third to grab the Supercar points lead.

 

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