DISCRIMINATING car enthusiasts from Cebu and the rest of the Visayas need not go far in search of luxury cars. A short drive to a state-of-the-art showroom in Nivel Hills, Cebu City will do the trick.
Unveiled recently, the world-class showroom Global Star Motors Corp. (GSMC) that houses luxury car brands Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram also serves as a convenient after-sales facility that caters to these prestigious brands.
The move of Auto Nation Group (ANG), the exclusive distributor of classic American and German marques, to appoint GSMC in bringing these luxury brands to the sophisticated market in the Visayas, starting with its flagship hub in Cebu, makes ownership highly convenient.
As the showroom offers a broader range to choose from, buyers don’t need to go to the capital — shipping costs and all — just to bring in their dream cars home. Better yet, the after-sales facility with its highly sophisticated modern equipment adheres to the highest standards (a top technology expert from Manila will constantly visit Cebu to supervise all maintenance and repair services).
“We’re deeply honored for this opportunity to partner with Auto Nation Group and open our first dealership here in Cebu, GSMC President Edward Onglatco said during the inauguration. “We believe Cebu deserves the best, which is why we pulled out all the stops to bring these iconic brands to our fellow Cebuanos who have long been waiting for this day.”
The partnership with GSMC is Auto Nation Group’s first foray into the country’s other major regions in its thrust to expand its market. “We’re partnering with the best group that can cater to the Cebuano’s discriminating taste and sophisticated sense of style, which are reflected in the form and function of these reputable brands,” ANG President Felix R. Ang said.
The GSMC team is led by retired Ambassador Francisco Benedicto as the Board’s Chairman, along with fellow incorporators Kenneth O. Huan as Senior Vice President, Barbara Gothong-Tan as Treasurer, and Atty. Augusto Go as Chairman Emeritus and the visionary behind the company.
With a formidable team behind him, the GSMC president is bullish in achieving the company’s goals as well as fulfilling its vision. “We want to be our customers’ partner on the road, delivering unmatched, excellent after-sales service that reflects the ideals of the brands we carry,” Onglatco said.
For the Chairman Emeritus of Global Star Motors, the opening of the dealership represents the fulfillment of hopes and dreams from his youth: a Cebu with better opportunities and one that is at par with what the rest of the world has to offer.
“Today, in all my 80 years, I am blessed to witness that all our hopes and dreams are finally coming into fruition,” Atty. Go said during the event. “This event is a concrete example of how Cebu has not only become a world-class tourist destination but also an up-and-coming location of choice for the best, global automobile brands.” (NSV/With PR)