It has been two months since the government imposed the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) around the country. Following that announcement, several dealerships in the country had to temporarily close their doors, as well as its service centers. Now, with the government looking to reopen the local economy, they have allowed the reopening of auto dealerships placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
By now, some of you might already be looking to have your vehicle serviced, or maybe even buy a car. But which dealerships are open for business?
To help you find which dealerships are open near your area, we recently compiled a list of those that have resumed operations. Take note that some of the dealerships listed here will open at a later date, and might have different operating hours. Also, the manufacturers are encouraging owners to set an appointment if they want their vehicles serviced to avoid overcrowding.
Let's start with Chevrolet and they have already opened some dealerships in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon as early as May 16. Today, May 18, the bow-tie brand has opened several more, including the ones located in Visayas and Mindanao. Operations of Chevrolet Makati's Sales will resume on May 25, while the brand's Otis-Manila, Quezon Avenue, and Cebu-Mandaue operations shall be closed until further notice.
Next is Ford, and they opened several dealerships as early as May 1 in areas placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The American automaker reopened in low-risk areas such as Ormoc, Butuan, Dumaguete, Roxas, Bohol, as well as Cagayan De Oro. All of the dealerships adhere to the 'new normal' conditions and the required minimum health standards to keep both staff and customers safe.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. reopened several key dealerships in Metro Manila, as well as in Luzon as early as May 16.
Several more Honda auto dealerships opened in areas under both MECQ and GCQ today, May 18.
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is also ready to serve customers in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Customers in GCQ areas are encouraged to set an appointment, while those in MECQ areas are strictly by appointment only.
Several Kia dealerships nationwide have just resumed operations. All are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, with some dealerships operating on limited days. More dealers will be re-opening soon.
Maxus Philippines has also resumed operations, opening four out of its five dealerships today. Only the Mandaluyong and Quezon Avenue branches are offering both sales and services since only the sales department of Iloilo and Taguig South dealerships are operating. The Alabang dealership, meanwhile, will be open to customers come May 20.
Like Honda, MG Philippines also had a headstart this past weekend. They were able to open several dealerships in Metro Manila and Luzon last May 16. It was then quickly followed by the reopening of several more today, May 18.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) appeared to have gone all out in the provinces as they have just reopened their locations in Luzon and Visayas. All of the showrooms listed are open although some service centers remain to be closed (i.e. Cebu South and Mandaue). On May 20 and May 25, more Mitsubishi dealerships will open in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.
Included here are the dealerships under Diamond Motor Corporation, with the Valle Verde branch the first to open. Other branches like Quezon Avenue, Fairview, Greenhills EDSA, FUSO, and Marcos Highway will follow at later dates.
Nissan Philippines Inc (NPI) resumed operations on a select number of dealerships last May 16 across Luzon and Visayas. Today, the automaker reopened several more that are located in Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Motor Image Pilipinas, the official distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country, resumed dealership operations last May 16 and have introduced 'new normal' practices that will keep both staff and clients safe.
More locations will reopen on May 20 and all will limit the number of customers that can visit during operating hours. Moreover, aftersales service will be on an appointment-only basis to avoid overcrowding dealerships/service centers.
Owners of Suzuki vehicles will be glad to know that Suzuki Philippines has opened more locations across the country. From Alabang to Bataan, to Palawan to General Santos, Suzuki is assuring its customers that they are ready to serve.
As of today, Toyota Motor Philippines has reopened plenty of dealerships in the country, with the most number located in Luzon. All dealerships that have resumed operations in the country are open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Lexus Manila Inc. has also reopened its doors and is now accepting servicing appointments daily. They are open from Monday – Saturday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Last but not least is Volkswagen Philippines which recently opened eight of its nine locations in the country. Volkswagen Cebu will remain closed to the public until further notice as Cebu City is still placed under ECQ.