AC Motors opens onestop shop for brands




The Manila Times

Fast Times

AYALA’s automotive department AC Motors opened its one-stop mobility shop AC Motors Centrale in Taguig, which houses its distributorship car brands, namely: Volkswagen, Kia, Honda, and Isuzu, as well as two-wheeled marques such as KTM and Husqvarna. Located in the heart of Bonifacio Global City, along 28th street corner 9th Avenue, the 3,000-square meter space signifies Ayala’s readiness to shift the company and the people to the future of mobility with various brands in its automotive portfolio. Each brand has its own showroom to highlight the cars, as well as other facilities. “AC Industrials’ automobile and motorcycle distribution and retail businesses have been an integral part of the Ayala group for the last 30 years, enabling AC Motors to provide mobility solutions for the Filipino people. AC Motors Centrale displays the combined strengths and synergies of our automobile and motorcycle portfolio and will play a pivotal role as we enter the next stage of mobility, electrification. This venue will become a part of our sustainable electric vehicle ecosystem, allowing our customers to comfortably enjoy the EV models which we will soon be introducing,” AC Industrials CEO Art Tan said. Aside from the dealership launch, AC Motors has also launched AC Motors Trade+, which is an auction-based service for new buyers and existing owners that streamlines the entire process of selling used cars, offering just a five-day turnaround time from inspection, to auction, and payment, and also allows for trade ins of vehicles inside or outside those sold from AC Motors. The company said the dealer network is digitized as well, citing 45 percent of sales from their online portals. “What sets AC Motors Centrale apart, aside from being able to house all our brands under a single roof, and giving customers the ability to choose the vehicle that best suits their needs from a wide range of models, is that we take this experience to the next level by offering AC Motors’ new used car program, AC Motors Trade+, which opens up a whole new world of enterprise and ownership opportunities for our customers,” AC Motors President Toti Zara said.