Porsche launches The Macan Challenge contest to celebrate the arrival of the new Porsche Macan

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BANGKOK, 2 April 2014 — AAS Auto Service Co., Ltd., the official importer of Porsche vehicles in Thailand, together with Porsche Asia Pacific announced that it is inviting all adult residents to participate in a series of intensive challenges for the new Macan. The Macan Challenge will be held in Taiwan from 9-12 May 2014 while in-country pre-challenges and qualifiers will take place from 31 March  to 6 April 2014.

Participants stand to win an all expenses paid trip to Germany and visits to the Porsche factories and Porsche Museum, where they will have a complete Porsche experience. In addition, all participants who qualify for the Macan Challenge will stand a chance to be the first few in Asia to drive the fifth Porsche model – Macan.

The Macan Challenge is open to everyone above the age of 18 and residing in Thailand. The Thailand team will be captained by Dr. Navin Yavapolkul (Khun Navin Tar), a much loved celebrity and personality in the field of singing and acting. The team of four will compete against teams from Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan for a chance to win the Macan Challenge.

“The Macan Challenge is an invitation to everyone who lives an intensified life and can resonate with the sporty DNA of the Macan. We believe that this is an unparalleled opportunity for people to experience the Porsche Macan. We believe that this contest will not only provide a worthy challenge, but will also enable them to hone their skills whilst having fun in the process,” said Winthorn Bunnag, managing director of AAS Auto Service Co., Ltd.

Interested candidates can register for The Macan Challenge through the website, http://www.macanchallenge.com, or by visiting the Porsche stand at The 35th Bangkok International Motor Show 2014, Challenger Hall Muang Thong Thani on 31 March to 6 April 2014. Registrants will be invited to participate in exclusive Real RacingTM 3 playoffs – EA Mobile has customised the Real Racing 3 game exclusively for Porsche and The Macan Challenge, to be played on both iOS and Android mobile devices. During the playoffs, pre-challengers and participants will be competing on the basis of time and their skills in the game. Top three finalists will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges, including Navin Tar, captain for Thailand Team for Macan Challenge, based on their skills in the Real Racing 3 pre-challenger game and physical fitness levels. Participants’ creativity while responding to questions during the registration process will also be taken into account in the selection process.

The Macan Challenge contest is being organised by AAS Auto Service Co., Ltd. and Porsche Asia Pacific in partnership with Raimon Land Public Company Limited and TISCO Financial Group Public Company Limited

For more information about The Macan Challenge, please visit http://www.macanchallenge.com

About the Porsche Macan
Porsche is expanding its range to include a whole new class of vehicle. Porsche’s fifth model line, Macan, is the first Porsche model to break into the compact SUV segment and is poised to set new standards in the field of driving dynamics and enjoyment on both paved streets uneven terrain. The Macan combines the typical handling characteristics that Porsche has represented right from the outset: maximum acceleration and braking values, vast engine power, extreme agility and optimum steering precision. What’s more, all of these features are teamed with a high level of comfort and everyday suitability.

About AAS Auto Service Co. Ltd.
AAS Auto Service Co. Ltd. is the sole authorised importer and service centre of Porsche in Thailand. Porsche vehicles officially imported and distributed by AAS have passed through and fulfilled necessary homologation tests for Thailand. They are fine-tuned with specific adjustments in their engine management system to best suit Thailand’s regulations, fuel quality and driving conditions. 

Among the many benefits of purchasing a Porsche from AAS is the Porsche Approved Warranty every Porsche vehicle comes with. The warranty will be extended up to 9 years provided that all criteria are met, Porsche customers buying cars from AAS can truly enjoy a peace of mind, knowing that AAS is able to provide customers with top quality maintenance and service of their Porsche cars. All Porsche technicians from AAS are also specially trained and certified according to the global Porsche standards. In addition, AAS will also continuously update and remind customers for any upcoming maintenance and workshop campaigns. The team at AAS has the know-how, experience and special equipment to best take care of Porsche cars in Thailand.

About Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Porsche Asia Pacific Pte Ltd commenced operations on October 1st, 2001 and was founded to give Porsche closer ties with Asia Pacific markets that are becoming increasingly important and to support our importers and dealers. Porsche Asia Pacific supports the operation of 13 countries: Brunei, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, with Cambodia and Mongolia joining this year.

About the Raimon Land Public Company Limited
From 2004 to 2010, Raimon Land has completed eight properties worth a total sales value of over THB 12 billion: four in central Bangkok (under three brand names: The Lofts, The Lakes and The Legend), two in Pattaya (Northshore and Northpoint) and two in Phuket (Kata Gardens and The Heights Phuket). 

Going forward, Raimon Land intends to maintain the rapid pace of growth set in recent years. The company will continue to proactively identify new opportunities and negotiate land acquisitions for future developments specialising in a wide array of offerings for virtually every walk of life including mid-to-high-end condominiums, niche town house and villa projects as well as a newly launched brand called UNIXX that will bring Raimon Land quality to the entry level segment in Bangkok and resort areas. Raimon Land, Thailand’s leading high-end property developer.

About the TISCO Financial Group Public Company Limited
TISCO was established in 1969 as the first investment bank in Thailand. The name “TISCO” derived from the full company name at first founded, “Thai Investment and Securities Company Limited”. TISCO has developed several financial services to serve the increasing needs of the Thai growing economy and has become one of the leading financial institutions of the country. 

In 2005, TISCO was the first finance company to upgrade its status to a commercial bank under the Bank of Thailand’s Financial Master Plan. TISCO Bank Public Company Limited engages in banking business with service areas including retail and SME lending, corporate lending, retail deposit, private banking, bancassurance, cash management and custodian services.

[Source : AAS Auto Service]


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