A few weeks ago, we wrote about how interest in car ownership has increased globally due to the threat of acquiring COVID-19 while commuting. It seems this has also been the case for Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP).
In the Philippines, public transport capacity has been reduced in order to practice social distancing. This has convinced a number of commuters to seek personal modes of transport. Of course, not everyone is able to shell out money for a brand-new car, which is why the Japanese automaker says that it has experienced an increase of inquiries towards its Toyota Certified Used Car (TCUV).
The main difference between a typical used car versus a Toyota Certified Used Car is the fact that TCUVs undergo a rigorous 211-point inspection and certification procedure before being classified as “certified used vehicles.” Cars offered by TCUV dealers also come with an additional limited warranty and are also qualified for flexible financing terms with Toyota Financial Services.
“Recently, most of those who inquire from our TCUV dealers are commuters who regularly use public and mass transport to get to work or to carry out essential trips for their family’s needs,” said TMP’s Assistant Vice President for Value Chain Section, Gener Castillo. “This could mean there is increased demand for personal mobility among those who see having a car as a need, but would like a more affordable option and an easier way to get financing approval without compromising quality, efficiency, and safety.”
“With TCUV, customers enjoy easy-to-own cars with the consistent Toyota experience as they are assured that the used cars passed Toyota’s strict and high-quality standards,” added Castillo.
As of this time, only select Toyota dealers offer TCUV units. For Luzon and Metro Manila, these are Toyota Alabang, Toyota Balintawak, Toyota Batangas, Toyota Bicutan, Toyota Calamba, Toyota Dagupan, Toyota Global City, Toyota Manila Bay, Toyota Pasig, Toyota Pasong Tamo, Toyota Plaridel, Toyota Quezon Avenue, and Toyota San Pablo.
For Visayas and Mindanao, authorized TCUV retail outlets are Toyota Cagayan de Oro, Toyota Iloilo, Toyota Lapu-Lapu, Toyota Cebu City, Toyota Mandaue North and South, Toyota Tacloban, and Toyota Talisay.
Aside from offering certified used cars, TCUV dealers also source vehicles from current Toyota customers who wish to upgrade by trading in or selling their vehicle at fair value. A team of highly-skilled and accredited assessors thoroughly check the vehicle under transparent operation to guarantee that the Toyota owner gets the fair value of their vehicle.
TCUV sourcing outlets are all the above-mentioned dealers plus Toyota Abad Santos, Toyota Angeles, Toyota Butuan, Toyota Calbayog, Toyota Cubao, Toyota Dasmarinas, Toyota Makati, Toyota Marikina, Toyota Marilao, Toyota North Edsa, Toyota Otis, Toyota San Fernando, and Toyota Shaw.