VW PH  becomes the official mobility partner of Ateneo Blue Eagles

Updated May 02, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Ateneo’s UAAP 3x3 basketball team will use the T-Cross and Lamando throughout the new season. 

The Ateneo Blue Eagles 3x3 basketball team of Ateneo de Manila University has chosen Volkswagen as its official mobility partner. 

Ateneo Blue Eagles team and VW PH COO Josh Altarejos poses with the T-Cross

Ateneo Blue Eagles team and VW PH COO Josh Altarejos poses with the T-Cross

Moving forward, the men's and women’s divisions of the Ateneo Blue Eagles will be using the T-Cross subcompact crossover and the Lamando executive sedan to go to games held under the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86 3x3 Basketball Tournament. 

“Volkswagen Philippines proudly supports the Ateneo Men’s and Women’s 3x3 Basketball Teams in UAAP Season 86,” said Volkswagen PH Chief Operating Officer (COO) Josh Altarejos. 

“The Ateneo Basketball team’s pursuit of excellence is a trait Volkswagen’s German-engineered lineup equally projects. With the Ateneo Blue Eagles’ championship pedigree, we are confident that they will positively impact the sport this year, in the same way the Volkswagen brand creates fun and memorable experiences for its owners everywhere,” added Altarejos. 

The team will be using the T-Cross and the Lamando at the season 86 of the UAAP 3x3 Basketball Tournament

The team will be using the T-Cross and the Lamando at the season 86 of the UAAP 3x3 Basketball Tournament

Ateneo Athletic Direct Emmanuel Fernandez also thanks Volkswagen PH for its support. He mentioned that driving to and from UAAP games comfortably and reliably will provide the Ateneo Blue Eagles with added confidence to fuel them for this new UAAP 3x3 Basketball season. 

Of note, the Volkswagen T-Cross is a stylish-looking subcompact crossover with ample space for up to five occupants. Inside, it provides a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, rear air-conditioning vents, and USB-C ports for its rear cabin. 

Under the hood of the T-Cross is a 1.5-liter engine MPI BlueMotion gasoline engine that can generate up to 111 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. 

At present, the T-Cross 180 MPI AT SE is priced at Php 1,340,000. 

The Lamando meanwhile, sports a spacious interior with leather seats and a Climatronic dual-zone air-conditioning system. It also boasts features like adaptive cruise control, and a panoramic sunroof, among other amenities. 

Volkswagen Lamando

Volkswagen Lamando

Propelling the Lamando is a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine paired with a seven-speed direct-shift gearbox. This powertrain can generate up to 147 hp and 250 Nm at maximum. 

The Lamdano currently has a price ranging from Php 1,619,000 to Php 1,753,000. 

All Volkswagen PH models come with a three-year or 100,000 km vehicle warranty. It is also packaged with a once-a-year periodic maintenance service package and a free one-year 24/7 emergency roadside package.

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Know more about Volkswagen T-Cross 2024

Volkswagen T-Cross

The Volkswagen T-Cross is a, five-seater, subcompact crossover. Locally, it has two different variants. There’s the T-Cross S 180 MPI AT priced at Php 1,098,000, and the T-Cross SE 180 MPI AT, which can be had for Php 1,250,000. 

Size-wise, the T-Cross is 4,218mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,599mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,651mm, and a ground clearance of 185mm. 

Under the hood of the Volkswagen T-Cross is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can make 111 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to its front wheels. 

Locally, the Volkswagen T-Cross competes against the likes of the Toyota Raize, Kia Seltos, MG ZS, Geely Coolray, Honda HR-V, among others. 

₱ 1,098,000 - ₱ 1,340,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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