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Ford offers services for out of warranty cars

If you or anyone you know has a Ford that is out of warranty, then you should check this out.

Ford Group Philippines (FGP) is offering service and original parts for out of warranty Ford car owners.

“In addition to providing world-class Ford vehicles, we continuously aim to further enhance and improve our already best-in-class customer service experience,” said David Macasadia, vice president of Ford’s customer service division. “This new campaign will help further strengthen our leading cost-of-ownership equation, and help our customers continue to feel the difference of today’s Ford.”

But that’s not all, they’ll also give free oil filters to those who’ll avail of periodic maintenance service within May.

All of this is only available for the following models bought within 2004 to 2007:

  • Escape
  • Focus
  • Ranger
  • Everest

Article via: Top Gear PH | Image By Bull-Doser (Own work.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ford CBU Exports Goes Up by 7 Percent

Despite all the troubles that the PH auto industry experienced lately, Ford Motor Company Philippines (FMCP), the export arm of Ford Group Philippines, has been able to increase exports this first quarter.

It was reported that, same period last year, FMCP was able to export 1,074 completely built up (CBU) cars. However, this period, there were 1,816 CBUs sent out–showing a 7 percent increase from same time last year.

The Board of Investments managing head, Cristino L. Panlilio is asking for more inputs from Ford Philippines so that he can draft the implementing rules and regulations of the new Motor Vehicle Development Program.

“Ford Philippines is trying to convince its headquarters to give them not just the existing model to continue assembly here but new model like a mini sports utility vehicle or an SUV pick-up model,” Panlilio said.

“They are eyeing to get one new model where the Philippines will become a production hub for exports to ASEAN,” he said.

For the Philippines Auto Industry’s sake, we hope it goes that way.

[Article via: Manila Bulletin | Image via: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)]

PH Auto Industry In Danger?

With aggressive auto programs from other ASEAN countries, the Philippines auto industry is in danger of losing much of its business.

Ford Group Philippines (FGP) decision on whether to stay or not in the country depends solely on the government’s auto industry roadmap. According to FGP President, Randy Krieger, Executive Order 877-A, or the Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Development Program is crucial in their stay here.

For vehicle manufacturers to stay here, we should know what the government wants to do and is doing.

Next year, the Ford Focus manufacturing will be transferred from the PH to Thailand. The Escape and Mazda 3 will continue to be manufactured here.

[Article via: Philippine Daily Inquirer |Image via: Ford]