The Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive (AFPCTD), the country’s biggest test drive activity, attracted an impressive turn-out of visitors and logged a huge number of test drives. Held last November 12-15, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, the public was given the chance to see the latest models available in the country along with the opportunity to test drive the newest cars.
The pre-Christmas test drive program gave prospective car buyers and enthusiasts the opportunity to see or test drive the widest range of competing makes and models in one venue.
Participating at the AFPTD were such renowned brands as: Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Lexus, Jeep, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
Butch Gamboa, Chairman/CEO of Sunshine Television Production & Marketing Services Inc. (STV), the AFPTD organizer, pointed out the prevailing sentiment expressed by many visitors: “Most of what a prospect might consider buying or test driving: sedans, SUV’s, pick-ups, vans and multi-purpose vehicles, even sports cars, were there at venue. And much more, they were able to avail of the best deals or offers provided even before the traditional peak the automobile industry experiences during the Christmas season. ”
The grand pre-Christmas event is actually the second of STV’s annual test programs, the first being the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival held last May at the same venue. “These competitive test drive activities, held during the prime car buying periods of the year, provides a level of convenience that is utmost and unparalleled, both for prospects and enthusiasts as well as the automobile industry. During the AFPTD’s 4-day run, the exhibitors registered more than 2,500 actual test drives within the on-site test tracks or around the SM MOA area. This is unprecedented. It bodes well for manufacturers and distributors willing to have their models put to outright comparative testing by their prospects. And at the end of it all, the greatest benefit redounds to where it should belong: The satisfied and happy car buyer.” adds Gamboa.