Volkswagen Santana available at P535K for uniformed men, women  

Updated Dec 08, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Giving back to those who keep us safe. 

Volkswagen Philippines intends to recognize the heroism and service of our nation’s uniformed men and women through the “Saludo sa Serbisyo” (Salute to Service) program. The car brand is offering hefty cash discounts for qualified government personnel.   

A picture of the Volkswagen Santana

The Volkswagen Santana

Qualified government personnel includes the active and retired members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and the Philippine National Police (PNP). 

Among the Volkswagen vehicles that come with a cash discount is the Santana subcompact sedan. Volkswagen PH is slashing Php 151,000 off the Santana MPI MT variant’s retail price. This means that the uniformed personnel can drive home Volkswagen’s sedan at a discounted price of Php 535,000. 

The Santana is Volkswagen PH’s challenger in the subcompact sedan market. It goes up against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Honda City, Kia Soluto, among others.

Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen T-Cross

For the automatic versions, it uses a 1.5-liter engine capable of producing up to 108 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. The manual version meanwhile, gets a 1.4-liter engine that can put out 89 horsepower and 132 Nm. There are two body types in the Philippines, the four-door sedan MPI variants, and the five-door GTS wagon. 

The said discounts are available until December 31, 2022. Here are the details for the discounts for the participating Volkswagen models: 

Model Variant 

Standard Price 


Discounted Price 

Santana MPI MT 

Php 686,000 

Php 151,000 

Php 535,000 

Santana 180 MPI AT S 

Php 805,000 

Php 85,000 

Php 720,000 

Santana 180 MPI AT SE 

Php 948,000 

Php 85,000 

Php 863,000 

Santana GTS 180 MT AT SE 

Php 1,029,000 

Php 49,000 

Php 980,000 

Lavida 230 TSI DSG SE 

Php 1,251,000 

Php 348,000 

Php 903,000 

Lamando 280 TSI DSG SE 

Php 1,619,000 

Php 140,000 

Php 1,479,000 

Lamando 280 TSI DSG SEL 

Php 1,753,000 

Php 140,000 

Php 1,613,000 

T-Cross 180 MPI AT SE w/ AID 

Php 1,340,000 

Php 57,000 

Php 1,283,000 

Do note that Volkswagen models also come with freebies that will aid in a stress-free car ownership experience. These include a 100,000-kilometer or three-year (whichever comes first) warranty coverage program, as well as a free one-year 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance program. 

Volkswagen Lavida

Volkswagen Lavida

Uniformed personnel who are looking to get a new ride may visit or contact any of the car brand’s dealerships in the country. The central facility is located at AC Motors Centrale at the Bonifacio Global City, but they also have branches in Pampanga, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Cagayan de Oro City. One may also visit Volkswagen Philippines’ official Facebook page or its official website.  

For more car news and the latest automotive industry updates, keep it here on Philkotse.  

Know more about Volkswagen Santana 2023

Volkswagen Santana

The Volkswagen Santana is a subcompact sedan that had a refresh last February 2021. It is available in two variants, with a price that ranges from Php 805,000 to Php 948,000. Powering the vehicle is a 1.5-liter MPI gasoline engine capable of generating 109 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. As standard, the engine can only be connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission after Volkswagen Philippines dropped the manual transmission in 2021.

Dimensions-wise, the Santana spans 4,475 mm in length, 1,706 mm in width, and 1,469 mm in height, with a wheelbase rated at 2,603 mm. Locally, this German subcompact sedan is competing against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, and Nissan Almera.

₱ 686,000 - ₱ 948,000

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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