Planning to expand your fleet of commercial vehicles? There’s a new brand to choose from – Volkswagen. While the brand might be often associated with their passenger vehicles, the company does offer commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses too. And now, they’re officially available in the Philippine market.
The launch of Volkswagen Truck and Bus was made in partnership with MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corp. (MACC), the distributor of MAN Trucks and Buses in the Philippines. MACC’s new offering of VW commercial vehicles ranges from closed vans to dump trucks and even people haulers.
MACC says the new lineup of Volkwagen commercial vehicles will help them expand their category 3, 4, and 5 trucks. The company will be offering various models available in various conditions and in different weight classes to suit customer needs. Specifically, these trucks will range from 9 tons to 31 tons and will be available in 4x2, 4x4, 6x4, 8x2, and 8x4 configurations.
Unlike surplus trucks, these new VW commercials vehicles also come with a modern interior, making them more comfortable for long hauls. In addition, it will also give them comfortable amenities such as powered door locks along with powered windows and side mirrors.
Several of the Volkswagen trucks available include the Constellation, Delivery, and the Volksbus 9.160. According to MACC, these vehicles are powered by MAN and Cummins engines with an “efficient common rail fuel system”. These engines are also Euro 5 compliant and equipped with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emission technology. Depending on the configuration, the trucks will be available in six-, nine-, and 16-speed transmissions.
With Volkswagen Truck and Bus now under MACC’s wing, the company hopes to serve a larger market in the commercial vehicle segment. For those interested, there’s no price list for the new lineup of models, similar to most truck manufacturers. Customers, however, can visit the MAN Truck and Bus Center along EDSA to inquire.