Global design, motorsports events canceled, more relief efforts from car makers

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    Maxus offers worry-free ownership, emergency roadside assistance

    DURING these extraordinary days, every trip is essential to your family’s well-being and health. These are the days when you need your vehicle to perform at its best.

    On board a Maxus vehicle, not only will you get the optimal power, performance, adaptability, and versatility of British-bred light commercial vehicle, you will also get maximum peace of mind through Maxus Philippines’ aftersales support.

    For every Maxus G10 multi-purpose vehicle, Maxus V80 passenger, cargo or utility van, and Maxus T60 pickup purchased, Maxus Philippines has automatically guaranteed a total package of aftersales services. These are the following:

    • A 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, a pick-up and delivery service for customers, and on-site servicing for corporate fleet accounts. However, in consideration of the various community quarantine requirements in different local governments, servicing response time may vary from area to area, depending on the coordination among the LGU, vehicle owner, and the particular Maxus Philippines service provider;
    • For the Maxus G10 MPV, the periodic maintenance service (PMS) interval schedule covers the first 5,000 kms or 6 months and every succeeding 10,000 kms or every 12 months, whichever comes first. This is more convenient and more cost-efficient compared to the industry-standard 5,000-km PMS interval;
    • For the Maxus V80 and T60 variants, the PMS interval schedule is set for the first 5,000 kms or 6 months, and every succeeding 15,000 kms or every 12 months*;
    • All PMS schedules for the G10, V80, and T60 that fall within the duration of the extended enhanced community quarantine shall be extended for another 30 days after the official lifting of the quarantine period;
    • For all G10 MPV and V80 variants purchased since Maxus Philippines began operations in June 2019, the general warranty remains at 3 years or 100,000 kms*;
    • For all 4×2 and 4×4 variants of the Maxus T60 pickup, the general warranty for the Maxus T60 is 5 years or 100,000 kms*.

    For all aftersales concerns and queries on the Maxus G10, V80, or T60, please e-mail [email protected], visit facebook.com/MaxusPhilippines or login at maxus.com.ph. The 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, hotline is (02) 8459-4792. — AC Industrials Press Office

    Lexus cancels design event

    TOKYO, Japan ―Following the official cancellation of this year’s Milan Design Week last April 14, Lexus has also canceled its 2020 LEXUS DESIGN EVENT, “SENSES ELECTRIFIED.” Lexus is committed to making a better world through design and will continue to explore opportunities to collaborate with the creative community.

    The 2020 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD Grand Prix winner announcement, which had been scheduled for the same time, will be held separately at a date to be announced once details are confirmed.

    First launched in 2013, the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD is an international design competition that targets up-and-coming creators from around the world.

    The award seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help to shape a better future. It provides a unique opportunity for each finalist to work with a globally recognized designer as a mentor to create prototypes of their designs, and then exhibit them at one of the design calendar’s most important events. — Lexus Media Service

    BMW Motorrad Race Trophy: No overall ranking for the 2020 season

    MUNICH, Germany–The global corona situation is having an impact on the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

    This year, organizers announced that there will be no overall ranking for the 2020 season –specific to the BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s customer racing competition. In the past the Philippines have successfully fielded teams to the Motorrad.

    The removal of the ranking is due to the postponement and cancellation of numerous races in the individual race series that are classified for the Race Trophy.

    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 Oceania, day 4- The (No ...The Race Trophy has been a key pillar in BMW Motorrad’s motorsport activities since 2014.

    Every privateer BMW rider who competes in a race series classified for the Race Trophy is eligible to take part. A complex rating system sees them awarded points for the Race Trophy overall ranking based on their results in their respective championships. The rider who has picked up the most points by the end of the season wins the Race Trophy.

    If the pandemic did not shut down the whole world, there would have been 25 race classes in 21 international and national championships that would have been classified. However, in most of these series, races have already been postponed or canceled, and further changes to the schedule are to be expected.

    “The collaboration with our privateer BMW riders and teams in the international and national championships is extremely important to us. The Race Trophy brings the entire BMW Motorrad Motorsport family from around the world together, and this community is really important to us,” BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Marc Bongers said in a statement.

    “With the Race Trophy, we honor the successes that our privateer racers celebrate around the world. However, the coronavirus crisis is currently having a huge impact on racing globally. In many series in which the BMW privateer riders are involved, races have already been postponed or canceled,” Bongers said, replying to an email sent by Malaya Business Insight.

    At this time it is impossible to predict when the racing season will be able to start in the countries affected, how many races will actually be able to be held, and what the calendars will end up looking like. A fair distribution of points, and thereby equal opportunities, wouldn’t be possible for the overall ranking in this situation.

    “Which is why we have decided that there will not be an overall ranking this season. We believe that the international BMW Race Trophy family will understand why we have taken this step, and still remain connected with our many privateer riders around the world as a community,” Bongers continued his email reply.

    The technical support for the international racing customers provided by BMW Motorrad Motorsport engineers will still be made available this season, where this can be planned. — Raymond G.B. Tribdino

    Jaguar creates 3D printed masks, provides vehicles in UK

    British Red Cross Volunteers from Bristol use Land Rover Defenders to deliver support packages for those in need

    Jaguar Land Rover continues its efforts to support the fight against coronavirus by creating 3D printed face shields for frontline workers in the U.K.

    Last week it completed the second stage of its mobility support program providing an additional 150 vehicles globally, taking the number supplied to frontline services to 308 in total as of April 18. More vehicles are expected to be more as the days progress.

    “This week we started delivery of 3D-printed visors, developed with the NHS for their frontline staff. We have also supplied an additional 150 vehicles globally to our humanitarian partners, of which 105 have been supplied to the British Red Cross, taking the total number of vehicles deployed to just over 300. In our 65-year partnership with the Red Cross we have never experienced a crisis on this scale. It’s reassuring to see how our combined efforts are really making a difference, helping the most vulnerable during this global pandemic,” Finbar McFall, Jaguar Land Rover Customer Experience Director said in a statement to the press.

    Of the vehicles deployed 90 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are supporting the Red Cross Societies and other frontline services in Australia, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Germany and The Netherlands.

    164 vehicles have been supplied to the British Red Cross, including an additional 105 which will help provide practical support such as medicine and food deliveries, patient transport to those needing to get to and from hospital

    Employees at the Jaguar plant in Solihull gave £17,000 to help local charities cope with coronavirus. Donations will support the NSPCC’s Childline and Age UK, helping thousands of vulnerable children and elderly people across the UK.

    “We are extremely grateful to Jaguar Land Rover for their kind donation of visors to aid our frontline staff in the fight against COVID-19. The innovation from their designers and engineers is helping the NHS to keep our staff safe and protected, while they provide care to our patients,” Glen Burley, South Warwichshire NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive said.

    “During this unprecedented time, our priority is supporting the most vulnerable people. Through our local teams, we are reaching those who are self-isolating to make sure they do not face this crisis alone. We’re using these vehicles to provide practical support, for example delivering regular food and medical supplies and providing patient transport to help people get to and from urgent hospital appointments,” Simon Lewis, Head of Crisis Response of the British Red Cross said as he thanks the executives of Jaguar-Land Rover. — Deriq T. Bernard with reports from Jaguar-Land Rover press office

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