Purple Ants: The Best Chocolatier at CATS Motors Mercedes-Benz

Their journey started with a single pod of Philippine Cacao, amazed by its characteristics and health benefits, that’s when they ventured into chocolate making. They believe chocolates must be freshly made, handcrafted, and unwrap, produced in small batches, to bring out its distinctive different flavours and exceptional quality, unique aroma, texture and taste that are mouthwatering, ready to serve and relish.

Each unique recipe is concocted by the master chocolatier, crafted with passion and care. They aim to introduce new recipes every month for customers to take pleasure with a delicious surprise of freshly made craft chocolates, which they would love to enjoy again and again.

In every box, customers help local cacao farmers and create employment opportunities for out-of-school youth that undergo training in craft chocolate-making hired in the production line, and the Purple Ants Chocolatier stores.




By Gastroplate Foods and Beverage

Mercedes-Benz Greenhills
1008 EDSA Greenhills,
San Juan, Metro Manila
Contact person: Ms. Katrina Agustin
Email: katre.agustin@gmail.com
Mobile: 0917 807 5499

Felix Ang Celebrates Birthday and CATS’ 30th Anniversary in Godfather-Themed Party

October 28, 2019, marks the milestone for the CATS Group of Company when they celebrated the 60th birthday of their founder, Mr. Felix Ang and the 30th anniversary of the company. The Godfather-themed fête was attended by over 800 guests held at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City.

In the opening remarks of Auto Nation Group’s Chairman, Mr. Greg T. Yu, he said: “In the three decades that have passed, we have witnessed it all: success and failures, highs and lows, celebrations and crisis… everything. Yet one thing we never did was to give up. We persevered and found solutions to problems and overcame challenges.”

CATS Group Founder and Auto Nation Group President Felix Ang PHOTO BY COURTESY OF AUTO NATION GROUP.

Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Frankie Ang paid tribute to the company and his father: “Just as I went through my own stages of infancy, childhood, puberty, and adulthood, CATS also had its own share of learning, experimenting, mastering, and pioneering. And as I reach the age when my father founded CATS and as I look back at my father’s achievements the past 30 years, I only hope that my next 30 years would be as amazing as his.”

As the party continued, the program was focused on the man of the hour, Felix Ang. While the guests were having their dinner, they were also entertained by some musical acts from the award-winning international performing artists Emmanuelle Adda, George Yang performed the Godfather theme song and Gia Ang’s special number of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Close friends, business partners, and family members showed their appreciation for Felix through anecdotes, performances and speeches.

“I seized every opportunity as it came, even up to the point of sacrificing a formal education. Experience taught me the hard way, but I thought to myself, if I don’t make it, there is no turning back; I just had to keep moving,” Felix said. “CATS is the greatest legacy of my life, having gone this far. It is such an amazing journey and I consider myself very blessed.”

Afterwards, guests danced to the performances of Gary Valenciano, Tony Boy Cojuangco and The Glass Onion, and Kate Castillo.

Silver Stars on Silver Screens

Mercedes-Benz is a luxury brand that filmmakers love to use as props that can easily recognize the socioeconomic status of a character. The presence of the silver star now goes beyond the mindset of the viewers of displaying one’s wealth but emphasizing the aspects of the brand’s reputation that they may not be aware of.

Below are some of the most memorable movies of all time featuring Mercedes-Benz vehicles:


1. A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

source: YouTube / 20th Century Studios UK

Vehicles: Mercedes-Benz Unimog, G-Class, and Sprinter

In this scene, Bruce Willis tries to hunt down his son. He steals a G55 in the streets of Moscow and then drives through almost anything that gets in his way. Some Porsches were crunched on a car carrier when Willis used it as the bridge from the overpass to the expressway. There’s also a bunch of Unimog and Sprinter in action too.


2. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

source: YouTube / Captain Darrow

Vehicle: 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Nicolas Cage escapes an international network in the streets of London while being chased by a Range Rover and a black cab.

3. Ronin (1998)

source: YouTube / Movieclips

Vehicle: 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9

From Frankenheimer’s personal collection, Jean Reno is driving a 450 SEL 6.9 in the narrow French country roads chasing the Citroens gang while Robert De Niro fires a rocket launcher from the German muscle machine’s massive sunroof.

4. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

source: YouTube / Movieclips

Vehicle: 1997 Mercedes-Benz M-Classes

Driving through a dinosaur world was what Mercedes-Benz executives dreamed of. In the movie, Mercedes-Benz has a different series for the M-Class model, namely Santana, Fontana and Montana.

The Most Exciting Compact SUV: The New GLA

The New Mercedes-Benz GLA
The Philippine digital premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA happens today via Facebook Live. The new GLA is the eighth model to join the line-up and rounds off the current Modular Front Architecture (MFA) from Mercedes-Benz. At the same time, it represents the entry-level into Mercedes-Benz successful family of SUV models.


The new GLA combines the best from the two high-volume segments, the compact cars and the SUVs. It embodies the perfect synergy between pure beauty and robust off-road elements. It carries Mercedes-Benz’ signature SUV design and trailblazing technologies as a true demonstration of modern luxury.

source: YouTube / Mercedes-Benz Philippines Official


Sporty from every perspective

The sharpened SUV character and expressive design underscore the new GLA’s claim to setting the standard in its class. More than a commanding view of the road ahead, the new second-generation GLA offers a rewarding view of what’s next.

As a compact SUV, it fits in nearly any open space and yet has room for your entire life. The character has been significantly reinforced compared with the previous model. The height of the new GLA, at 1611 millimetres (1616 with roof rails), exceeds that of its predecessor by more than ten centimetres.

The GLA 200 AMG Line boasts an attractive sporty appearance both inside and out. In particular, the AMG Body Styling comes with a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome, 19inch 5 twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, black roof liner and polished aluminium roof rails. The side and rear views are characterized by the muscular shoulders of the vehicle. In addition, the new generation multifunction sports steering wheel in Nappa leather stands for the exquisite look and feel of the new GLA.


Fit more in. Fit in more.

Within a more nimble length, the new GLA gives you more space to ride, more room to shop, stow and be spontaneous. The seating position for both the driver and the front passenger is higher and more upright than in the predecessor model, and thus more typical of an SUV.

The new GLA offers a more spacious interior with seats that are incredibly comfortable. The rear seat backrest is 40:20:40 split, with each section folding down individually. This allows better space management for cargo loading and gives passengers a more configurable seating position for greater overall comfort.

Comfortable loading is also seen with a low boot sill. Its luggage compartment height can be adjusted in 2 stages, thanks to a continuous luggage compartment floor console, it enables even better use of the available space.


MBUX: a new era of connectivity

Enjoying the solitude and sharing it with everyone at the same time is possible with modern connectivity services. It is equipped with Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). The MBUX multimedia system comes with a 7-inch instrument and media display and has its own intelligent voice assistant, which is activated with the code word “Hey Mercedes”.

Smartphones can be connected as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto are standard, and the system supports the major applications and selected apps including navigation.

Another highlight is the comprehensive touch operation concept–the combination of a touchscreen, touchpad on the centre console and touch control buttons in the steering wheel. In addition to the intuitive operating experience, less driver distraction is another advantage.


Impressive performance

The GLA is always ready for what’s around the corner. From a tight corner of the city to a tight corner of a back road, the new GLA is agile and easy to manoeuvre. Turbo power and a solid stance make it quick on its feet and confident in your hands.

The GLA 200 AMG Line only has one engine option, although it has enough power for daily commuting or longer excursions. The turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine produces 163 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. It comes paired with a 7G dual-clutch automatic transmission with cruise control and standard with front-wheel drive. With DYNAMIC SELECT, one console control calls up a range of performance profiles such as ”ECO”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, and Individual.

It also has the ECO Start/Stop system that automatically shuts off the engine when you’re at stoplights or idling. This system helps save on fuel and reduces emissions. Once you lift your foot off the brake, the engine starts back up immediately. However, if you don’t want to use this feature, you can easily disable it.


GLA Safety: feel at ease

The new GLA makes a further step in terms of safety courtesy of its driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support. Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive combines safety and convenience innovations. With these intelligent systems, Mercedes-Benz is not only setting standards in automotive engineering but is also taking another important step forward on the road to accident-free driving. This, therefore, allows the driver to experience a new dimension of safety, convenience and stress relief.

The GLA is able to react when the driver doesn’t. Active Brake Assist is charged in many situations with applying autonomous braking to avoid a collision or to reduce its severity. The ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity can warn the driver on detecting the typical signs of inattentiveness or drowsiness.

Moreover, the GLA 200 AMG Line is loaded with a Light and Sight Package that provides added interior value appeal and optimum visibility in the vehicle. It comprises functional comfort- and safety-enhancing lighting. Parking is made easy with Parking Package consists of Active Parking Assist with reversing camera, providing support when parking and manoeuvring. Tire Pressure Loss Warning System monitors the inflation pressure of all four tires while driving.

The new GLA represents an exciting moment for Mercedes-Benz most popular compact SUV. Sporty, modern, agile, and practical, and has remained a firm favourite for those who love sleek styling of an SUV but prefer a compact vehicle.

The new GLA is now available at an introductory price of Php 3,290,000.00. Visit our showroom at Mercedes-Benz Edsa Greenhills or Bonifacio Global City to check the unit or contact us through any of the following:


Mercedes-Benz Greenhills
1008 EDSA Greenhills,
San Juan, Metro Manila
Trunkline: 8784 5001
Facebook Page: Mercedes-Benz Greenhills

Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global City
5th Ave., corner 24th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Trunkline: 8815 7777
Facebook Page: Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global City

Mercedes-Benz 3-Year Extended Warranty

“For greater peace of mind, get the comprehensive protection you deserve.”


With the Mercedes-Benz 3-Year Extended Warranty, you will enjoy the following:


Measurable Value.

· Provides a level of coverage beyond the manufacturer’s warranty
· Helps retain market value and vehicle integrity by using Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts
· Transferable to another owner when sold in a private sale helping to enhance vehicle value

Greater Convenience.

· No deductibles, prior approvals or cumbersome paperwork
· Honored at any CATS Mercedes-Benz Dealership

Unmatched Service.

· Expertly trained Mercedes-Benz technicians
· The latest, specially-designed Mercedes-Benz diagnostic equipment
· Use of genuine Mercedes-Benz parts

For more info, send us an email at: pamela.caballero@cats.com.ph

CATS Motors participated in the FIRST-EVER MIAS Wired

For car enthusiasts, the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is one major event they would not dare to miss. Due to the pandemic, the said event scheduled last April 2020 was cancelled. But thanks to technology, Worldbex Services International, the MIAS organizer was able to digitalize and introduce it as MIAS WIRED. It was launched last December 16 to 20, 2020 wherein the guests can view their favourite brands through virtual showrooms. CATS Motors Inc. brands namely Mercedes-Benz, Dodge, Jeep, Ram were featured in the said event.

Did you miss out on MIAS this year? Don’t worry because you can still experience our virtual showrooms by clicking the images:





Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram:

CDJR Digital Showroom

For more inquiries, you may reach our sales team through the following:


Mercedes-Benz Greenhills
1008 EDSA Greenhills,
San Juan, Metro Manila
Trunkline: 8784 5001
Facebook Page: Mercedes-Benz Greenhills

Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global City
5th Ave., corner 24th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Trunkline: 8815 7777
Facebook Page: Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global City


Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Greenhills

1008 EDSA Greenhills,
San Juan, Metro Manila

Trunkline: (02) 8784 5002

Facebook Page: Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Greenhills

The ALL-NEW Jeep® Compass: Upgrade Your Drive

The 2020 Jeep® Compass combines refined, sweeping curves with a strikingly athletic build, sleek bright side roof rails, full sunroof for true open-air freedom, and 17-inch fine silver aluminium wheels to ensure you leave a lasting impression.



Performance and efficiency are amplified with the help of the MultiAir® on the 1.4L Turbo engine with Engine Start-Stop. A Best-In-Class highway with 162 horsepower and 250Nm torque provides the engine with the power and capability you’ve been looking for.


A high-strength steel body structure maximizes crash protection and optimizes vehicle dynamics and weight.


The 2020 Jeep® Compass has your back. Thanks to the intuitive technology included in the Safety and Security Group. The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System uses four sensors to alert you if your vehicle gets too close to an obstacle behind it. Keep an eye out at all times with the ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera. It displays a rearview video image with dynamic gridlines when you shift into reverse to bring rear objects to your attention and to estimate proximity.


The Uconnect® is a 7-inch touchscreen which allows you to pair with your smartphone and access your mobile apps through the system.

​Check out the new Jeep® Compass at CATS Motors Greenhills. For more details, you may reach our sales team through any of the following channels:


Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
1008 EDSA Greenhills,
San Juan, Metro Manila
Trunkline: 8784 5002
Facebook Page: Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Greenhills

5 Undeniable Reasons to Love the V-Class

V-Class: Comfort and luxury on a large scale

1) Style for Refined Tastes


2019 / V-Class Facelift / Mikkel / Hero / CMYKPractical vehicles can also be attractive. The V-Class is a real eye-catcher, exudes an elegance that excites.

The V-Class has a large, centrally positioned Mercedes star in the radiator trim with twin louvres in a high-sheen silver finish shows itself to be just as much a member of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car family as before.

It also impresses with a unique level of luxury with generous space and a high quality of materials. The interior looks as good as it feels with modern design, luxurious black leather, and meticulous workmanship. The ambient lighting in the cockpit welcomes the driver and front passenger with pleasant, indirect light.

2) Flexible Seating Configuration

2019 / V-Class Facelift / Mikkel / Car / Protagonist 08 / RGB

The seating can be configured to fit up to 7 people without sacrificing luxury with various combinations of individual seats as well as 3-passenger bench seats. Two comfortable individual seats and a 3-passenger bench seat are installed as standard in the rear. Practical details, such as the seat rail system, enables benches and seats to be moved in the longitudinal direction, or face-to-face positioning to allow individual comfort preferences to be accommodated.

Climb aboard and enjoy every mile in the V-Class. It ensures that family journeys, weekend out-of-town travels and business trips are even more relaxing. Budding adventurers experience every moment even more intensely and reach their destination as comfortably and stylishly as never before.


3) Powerful and Efficient

2019 / V-Class Facelift / Ruby / Car / Protagonist 05 / RGB

The V-Class is available with a four-cylinder diesel engine, 120kw and 163 HP. The engine is distinguished by high-torque, economic consumption and low noise.  Thanks to its high-performance engine and low emission drive, the V-Class effortlessly lives up to the demands of tomorrow. With agile road-handling and cutting-edge efficiency, it is paving the way for the future with emission-reducing measures such as an oxidizing catalytic converter and a particulate filter.




4) A Safety Star

2019 / V-Class Facelift / Lea & Vincent / Car Details 06 / RGB

The V-Class is equipped with several driver assistance and safety systems to support the driver through various driving situations and gets you to your destination more relaxed. The Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive safety concept comprises modern systems such as ATTENTION ASSIST that increases road safety by helping to prevent micro sleeping on long journeys and at night. The system visually and audibly warns drivers if it identifies typical signs of fatigue or erratic driving behaviour and suggests taking a break. Steering wheel handling is analyzed to generate an individual driving style profile.

The V-Class has LED Intelligent Light System with brake lamps and indicators. In addition, the V-Class equipment lines feature airbags and thorax-pelvis side bags along with window bags for the driver and front passenger and ensure optimum protection in the event of an accident. This way the driver and the passengers can enjoy every mile in the V-Class in safety.

5. Value for Money

2019 / V-Class Facelift / Mikkel / Car Beauties 02 / CMYK

With multiple configurations, loads of safety and technological features and fuel efficiency, the V-Class is absolutely the practical and versatile family vehicle available in the market today. As flexible as you will likely be able to find whatever meets your unique needs.







The V-Class is available at CATS Motors Dealerships. Hurry to EDSA Greenhills or Bonifacio Global City to view the V-Class.

Mercedes-Benz Greenhills
1008 EDSA Greenhills,
San Juan, Metro Manila
Trunkline: 8784 5001
Facebook Page: Mercedes-Benz Greenhills

Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global City
5th Ave., corner 24th Street,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Trunkline: 8815 7777
Facebook Page: Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global City