PEUGEOT Philippines will be showcasing its rich motorsports heritage as well as its full vehicle line-up available for test drive at the 2016 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).
“Motorsports is not only our passion, it’s in our DNA,” says Glen Dasig, President of PEUGEOT Philippines. “In the span of more than three decades, we have produced some of the best rally and sports racing cars the industry has ever seen,” he added.
To celebrate PEUGEOT’S motorsports heritage, two custom-built PEUGEOT 208 GTi’s will be on display. The first is inspired by the PEUGEOT 208 T16 Pikes Peak, which made its victorious debut at the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Combining a light body weight with a twin-turbo V6 engine, the PEUGEOT 208 T16 has a total power output of 887hp. “The PEUGEOT 208 T16 proves PEUGEOT’S dedication to motorsports excellence. It has shattered records and is regarded as one of the best rally cars to date,” Dasig said.
Celebrating Philippine Motorsports with The 2016 Targa Manila
The second custom-built PEUGEOT 208 GTi is a participating vehicle in one of the country’s biggest racing events of the year: The 2016 Targa Manila.
Targa Manila will be the first premium car rally powered by PEUGEOT Philippines. There will be 24 teams that will have to compete with each other in a battle of wits, strategy, and performance. “This is PEUGEOT’S first venture into the local motorsports scene,” Dasig said. “Organized together with Tuason Racing, it will be an unforgettable experience for both car fans and spectators alike,” he added.
PEUGEOT’S Full Product Line Up at PIMS 2016
Guests can also see the brand’s current vehicle line up during the event. “PEUGEOT is known globally for vehicles that are stylish, comfortable, and possessing the latest in engine technology,” says Karen Carvajal, Marketing Director for PEUGEOT Philippines. “Some of which are available at the event for viewing and test drive,” she added.
The PEUGEOT 308 hatchback and station wagon will make their appearance at this year’s PIMS. After getting impressive reviews from the country’s automotive journalists, customers can now experience exceptional driving sensation for themselves, as units will be available for test drive.
Aside from the PEUGEOT 308, the PEUGEOT 3008, PEUGEOT 5008, and PEUGEOT EXPERT TEPEE will be on display and available for test drives, bringing a complete PEUGEOT showroom experience to guests and customers alike.
Designed for families who love driving off the beaten track, the sleek PEUGEOT 3008 Crossover takes its inspiration from the SUV, hatchback, and MPV to deliver a practical, comfortable family vehicle with an adventurous spirit.
For those preferring a larger cabin option, the PEUGEOT 5008 presents a new take on the compact MPV with its bold and dynamic design. “It boasts an NCAP 5-star rating; the highest safety accolade any vehicle can receive,” says Carvajal.
Those requiring a bigger seating capacity without sacrificing luggage space will find the perfect family van in the PEUGEOT Expert Tepee. “As one of Europe’s leading van manufacturers, PEUGEOT’s expertise is clearly evident in the PEUGEOT Expert Tepee. It showcases the brand’s strengths and commitment to providing complete mobility options for every need,” Carvajal said. Boasting three rows of modular seats, intelligent storage options, and PEUGEOT’S signature driving sensation, the PEUGEOT Expert Tepee brings comfort and style into long family journeys.
PEUGEOT’S 3-Year Free PMS Offering
“Another offering guests can look forward to is our ongoing 3-Year Free PMS Program,” Carvajal said. The PMS, or Preventive Maintenance Services, apply for every 10,000kms or 12 months, whichever comes first.
“The program shows PEUGEOT’S unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Potential buyers can enjoy a worry-free drive with every purchase of a brand-new PEUGEOT vehicle,” she added.
Pre-Owned Sale at PIMS 2016
As a unique treat to attendees of PIMS 2016, PEUGEOT Philippines will also be offering its full line up of pre-owned vehicles for sale at extremely competitive prices during the event. All units were inspected by PEUGEOT-qualified technicians and servicemen to ensure reliability and performance.
Photos by Neil Pagulayan