MANILA, Philippines - British premium car maker Bentley recently opened its Manila showroom, marking its entry in the Philippine market.
The first Bentley showroom in the country is under car distributor PGA Automobile Inc.
The Bentley showroom is located at the PGA facility along EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) in Greenhills.
Bentley Manila is the British marque’s foray into its 52nd country. It is also its 183rd dealer worldwide.
The car maker’s arrival in the country is seen timely as the Philippines is currently regarded as part of the world’s booming markets given its strong economic growth after posting more than six percent growth in 2012.
In the first quarter, the economy expanded 7.8 percent, the fastest rate posted in the last three years.
The country’s positive economic performance is considered to be favorable for Bentley to maintain its growth momentum.
Bentley considers their entrance into the Philippine market in the same way their customers should perceive the cars they build, as an investment.
“PGA Automobile formally embarks on a new adventure – a partnership with Bentley Motors and we are proud to bring you one of Britain’s oldest motor companies, well known as a manufacturer of exclusive automobiles founded 94 years ago and the world’s most admired luxury brand,” Bentley Manila managing director Amado Del Rosario said.
For his part, British Ambassador Stephen Lillie said he is delighted that another exceptional British brand has arrived on Philippine shores.
“Bentley’s arrival in the Philippine market is a testament to the UK’s (United Kingdom) thriving automotive industry, which as a whole generates around $45 billion each year and exports to over 100 markets,” he said.
Bentley company founder W.O Bentley said the car maker exists “to build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.”
Bentley Manila’s line-up includes the Mulsanne, Continental GT, the Continental GT Speed - the fastest Production Bentley, the Continental GTC and the Flying Spur.