Kia PH brings the Korean wave to Laguna with new San Pablo branch  

Updated Aug 04, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

More customers south of Metro Manila will be flashing finger hearts.  

Many Filipinos currently harbor a fixation on Korean culture, and Kia Philippines joins the trend in bringing the best of what South Korea can offer, particularly when it comes to cars. The company is riding the hallyu (Korean wave) to reach more Filipino customers by opening its latest dealership in San Pablo City, Laguna. 

Kia San Pablo

Kia fans in San Pablo and nearby areas now have one more thing to look forward to in the city

At the helm of the new Kia San Pablo is MG Gateway Mantrade Corporation. Run by dealer principals Markane and Michael Goho, it’s one of Kia’s premiere dealership partners in the Philippines. Located along Km. 85 Maharlika Highway in Barangay San Ignacio, the latest Kia outlet features a spacious showroom where customers can check out up to eight vehicles in the metal. A total of three service bays are on hand to offer aftersales services such as periodic maintenance and repairs.

The dealership’s employees also benefit from a healthy work environment, with attendants and other personnel ready to engage customers and assist all clients who are interested in driving home a Kia.

Kia San Pablo staff

The dealership's staff members are ready to serve all clients

“It is a clear testament that Kia is here to serve more Filipinos and surprise continuously with our stylish and quality products and aftersales initiatives,” according to Kia Philippines President Manny Aligada. “The highest level of dependability that our customers experience with our vehicles is the same level they will experience with our services.”

Kia San Pablo is now offering test drives of the Soluto sedan to Laguna residents. Every Kia vehicle purchased are automatically enrolled in the carmaker’s ‘Promise to Care’ program, which includes a five-year/160,000-kilometer warranty on passenger cars and a three-year/110,000-kilometer warranty on the K2500 light commercial vehicle (LCV).

Kia Soluto

Potential buyers can now schedule a test drive of the Soluto subcompact sedan

The dealership also offers 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance to all customers free of charge for the first five years of ownership. This includes emergency towing, minor on-site repairs, information service, and personal as well as medical assistance. Interested clients can visit Kia San Pablo during the outlet’s business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Sunday.

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Know more about Kia Soluto 2021

Kia Soluto

The Soluto by South Korea's oldest carmaker Kia is a five-seater, subcompact sedan with a front-engine, front-whee-drive layout. For the Philippine market, its sole engine option is a 1.4-liter mill capable of making up to 94 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. There are four available variants locally, and all of the uses the said engine. Available to the Soluto is a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic transmission. 

The Soluto is made via a joint venture between Dongfeng, Yueda and Kia. It shares a platform with the Hyundai Reina, and it is currently sold in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, South America, and China.

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.


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