Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival makes its comeback

2022 AF PCTDF PROMO

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival (PCTDF) is set to return starting tomorrow.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When and where will the Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival be held?

    The event will be held tomorrow until November 20 at Block 20 of the SM Mall of Asia open grounds.
  • What brands will join the four-day event?

    Changan, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, MG, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Weltmeister will participate in the event.
  • The event —considered as one of the much-awaited programs for the local automotive scene this year — is slated November 17-20 at Block 20 of the SM Mall of Asia open grounds.

    The festival has brought together automotive manufacturers and distributors to provide prospective car buyers and enthusiasts a unique opportunity to see and test drive multiple brands, and seek the best deals and offers, all within walking distance.

    Featured in the pre-Christmas edition event (which is organized by Sunshine Television [STV>) are the latest car models of Changan, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, MG, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Weltmeister.

    Ray Butch Gamboa

    “Especially over recent months, we have seen quite an influx of all-new model introductions from various brands. Also, another welcome development is the entry of more hybrid, even fully electric, cars in the market. These herald the industry's rise from the serious challenges the past 2 years have wrought. Likewise evident is the renewed interest and eagerness among the general car buying public who understandably laid low during the height of the ongoing crisis,” STV's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ray Butch Gamboa shared.

    “What the Auto Focus Test Drive Festivals provide them is a veritable one-stop shop that negates the inconvenience of having to hop from one distributor to another in search of one's model of choice. And the timing is also opportune since the industry considers the run-up to Christmas as a peak buying season,” he added.

    The PCTDF was first held at Bonifacio Global City in 2005 as a series of the multi-weekend series of outdoor display/test drive activities. In 2007, it became a major four-day event then dubbed as the Auto Focus Motorshow and Auto Expo when it was conducted at the World Trade Center.

    STV then decided to forego the confines of a covered venue and avail of the benefits of contiguous display and test drive by reverting back to open air spaces the following year. Since 2008, the grounds around the SM Mall of Asia have proven to be the ideal site for what is presently known as the Auto Focus Test Drive Festival.

    “With the easing of restrictions and the fact that people and businesses have adjusted to life in the “new normal”, we are happy to be back working with our automobile industry partners and welcoming on-site visitors again.” Gamboa said. “To be sure, health and safety protocols at the venue will still be in place. So, if you’re looking to buy a car and avail of the best offers, this is an event you must go to,” the company’s chief executive furthered.

     The Auto Focus PCTDF will be open starting 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. throughout the four-day period at the MOA Concert Grounds. Admission to the public is free and parking is available alongside the venue.

    Further, test drive participants have the chance to win prizes from select exhibitors.

    Photos from Sunshine Television

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