BYD celebrates 4th anniversary in the PH; launches all-new S1 and electric forklift

Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (STAR Corp.), distributor of BYD cars in the country, marked another milestone in its operations when it celebrated its fourth anniversary with customers, employees, journalists and friends at the BYD Shaw Showroom in Mandaluyong City.

Led by STAR Corp. managing director Mark Andrew Tieng, the event featured a “Driving to the Future” slogan where Tieng gave a glimpse of BYD’s future in the country by announcing company’s plans in bringing more electric cars in the local market.

The highlight of the evening was their unveiling of the All-New S1 and lithium ion electric forklift. The latest sub-compact crossover is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Tieng also announced that the S1 has a 5-year warranty and free maintenance service. While the new electric counter balanced forklift is set to be a game-changer in the Light Commercial Vehicle segment, as its phosphate battery will provide a longer and safer drive and at the same time promote green mobility in the country.

BYD also launched the new Free 5-year PMS Oil Change Program to all customers who purchased a BYD S1 or a BYD S7 from July 29, 2017 onwards.