AC Motors Centrale: Your one-stop-shop for Volkswagen, Kia, Honda, Isuzu

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Ever since the pandemic hit, ease and convenience became greater priorities for automotive brands and their dealerships. Ayala Corporation has just upped the game and opened AC Motors Centrale, a sprawling 3,000 square meter dealership that houses four auto brands and two motorcycle brands all under one roof.

AC Motors Centrale – 4 auto brands, and 2 motorcycle brands under one roof

The new all-in-one dealership wants to become a one-stop-shop right in the heart of the Bonifacio Global City business district. AC Motors Centrale showcases brands under Ayala Corporation, and they’re already setting themselves apart from the rest. The AC Motors Fleet program, Ayala Rewards Circle, and the Ayala Enterprise Circle for small and medium business enterprises and large corporations are some of the benefits and member privileges that customers can get from Centrale.

Volkswagen Showroom

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Automobile Central Enterprise Inc. (Volkswagen Philippines) President Felipe Estrella spearheaded the brand showcase as he laid out plans to further strengthen Volkswagen’s SUV lineup, as shown by the positive market reception of the T-Cross, and to offer special cashback offers and financing schemes on Volkswagen’s German-designed and engineered vehicles to make them even more accessible to many Filipinos.

Palanca, who is also the COO of Ayala-owned Volkswagen dealers, announced the kickoff of a limited-time promo, a special auction program on the Santana compact sedan, in connection with the inauguration.

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Kia Showroom

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Kia Philippines Motor Corporation President Emmanuel “Manny” Aligada revealed that Kia Philippines would soon be “unboxing” a new model to embody Kia’s advances in technology and innovation. And after over six months since the new Kia Movement was launched locally, half of the dealer network would carry the new identity, continuing the ‘Movement That Inspires’ ambition by the end of 2022.

Iconic Dealership Inc. (IDI) Chief Operating Officer Bob Anthony Palanca, for his part, expressed IDI’s commitment to be a leading dealership in the Kia network by way of targeted customer engagement and footprint expansion.

Honda Showroom

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Photo: AC Motors

Honda Cars Philippines President Masahiko Nakamura expressed that the reinvigorated venue showcasing Honda’s world-class vehicles, featuring the elements of its new visual identity and bringing to life Honda’s branding design philosophy, will move visitors to anticipate the joy of experiencing Honda.

Honda Cars Makati Inc. (HCMI) Chief Operating Officer Steve Gingco announced the digital innovations designed to improve the efficiency of dealership operations and enhance the customer experience. Gingco also explained that HCMI is the first Honda dealership to employ a video messaging app that enables customers to be updated on the status of their vehicles while being repaired or undergoing preventive maintenance services.

In addition, HCMI will pioneer a project wherein a tree would be planted for every Honda car sold. Eventually, this will be implemented in other AC Motors’ automobile brands.

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Isuzu Showroom

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Photo: AC Motors

Isuzu Philippines Corporation President Noboru Murakami delivered his congratulatory and support message to the Ayala group as their dependable partner, including the 12 Isuzu branches in the National Capital Region, Luzon, and Visayas.

Isuzu BGC Gallery Branch Head Eric Wambangco explained the leading truckmaker’s latest business solution, the Isuzu Truck Rental Program, which highlights the numerous business and practical advantages of renting Isuzu’s reliable and cost-efficient trucks. This includes the elimination of collateral or mortgage fees and maintenance worries, mitigation of asset risks, and flexible end-of-term options for up to seven years.

He added that special “aTRUCKtive” deals for the N-Series are also available with the Isuzu Truck Fest program, along with the following options: Free body conversion, insurance, shipping, or parts coupons, cash discounts, or a low downpayment on leasing.

KTM and Husqvarna Showroom

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Photo: AC Motors

AC Motors Centrale also houses one of Europe’s top motorcycle brands. Known for its go-anywhere prowess and pure street performance, KTM’s flagship store can be found, featuring the latest models and a complete aftersales and service experience.

Husqvarna also shares the floor, with models featuring progressive and refined designs with chassis shared with KTM. KTM BGC is the number one dealer for the Orange brand in the country, with the distributor, Adventure Cycle Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) being the leading exporter and manufacturer of both KTM and Husqvarna in the region.

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AC Motors Centrale is located at 932 28th Street corner 9th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), and they are open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily to serve their customers. Appointments for any of the brands carried by the dealership can be done by calling (02) 8558-5888, or by logging on to acmotors.com.ph.

Coming up with ways to consolidate resources in the interest of ease and convenience is always good for customers. Those who find themselves walking into AC Motors Centrale are definitely in for a treat as far as those are concerned. To bring brands closer to consumers, AC Motors Centrale highlights not only each brand’s strengths and product rosters, but will also be a showcase for AC Motors’ new ventures.

There are also different payment schemes that customers can take advantage of only at AC Motors Centrale. From normal cash and installment sales, vehicle trade-ins, as well as a used car program, are some of the efforts that AC Motors has in store for those who shop at Centrale. How’s that for convenience?

If only the concept of AC Motors Centrale would catch on, perhaps we will see more dealerships of this kind put up in the future. For now, AC Motors Centrale can be proud of being the “first of its kind” dealership. Now, the question is where the next branch will pop up next.

Mikko Juangco
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