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.

Make the Whole World Your Playground With the New LEGO® Technic™ Jeep® Wrangler

On December 3, 2020, the Jeep® brand and the LEGO Group revealed the newest LEGO® Technic™ model, the one-of-a-kind Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Designed to emulate the iconic look, design and legendary off-road capabilities of the actual vehicle, this first-ever LEGO model of a Jeep SUV – the LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler – is ready to face any epic adventure.


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The new model of this powerful SUV will provide a thrilling building experience for LEGO fans of all ages as they recreate the high-performance 4×4 systems, rugged tires, fold-down rear seats and classic seven-slot grille in LEGO Technic form.

Once the build is complete, builders create endless off-road adventures with the feature-packed, 665-piece model. A button-operated front steering system and powerful axle-articulation suspension means they will love testing out their model on obstacles everywhere. The eye-catching, yellow-and-black color scheme is captivating in action or on display.

The LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler is designed for Jeep and LEGO fans alike, aged 9 and above. It will be available January 1, 2021, from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, priced at $49.99 (49.99€ / £44.99).

”The Jeep Wrangler is an icon in the off-road world,” said Lars Thygesen, Designer, LEGO Technic. “The Rubicon has a lot of the iconic details loved by 4×4 fans the world over, so it was important to me to pack as many of the authentic, powerful features of the real vehicle into the LEGO Technic replica. I hope LEGO fans and vehicle lovers enjoy all aspects, including the suspension, winch and open-air design that we developed alongside the talented Jeep design team.”

“With an 80-year legacy that reaches around the world, our owners, fans and followers have quite literally grown up with us,” said Christian Meunier, Global President of the Jeep Brand. “Our partnership with the LEGO Group gives our enthusiasts another inclusive opportunity to share the passion they have for the Jeep Wrangler, a global automotive icon that represents fun, freedom and unbridled adventure.”

“Ask any Jeep Wrangler owner and they’ll tell you that their vehicle is just a bigger version of this new LEGO set,” said Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design. “The design of the Jeep Wrangler allows them to take it apart, top off, doors off, reconfigure it, add new pieces from our Mopar team, and then put it back together again. This LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler should bring a new level of joy to our Jeep enthusiasts and help inspire future designers to the brand.”


LEGO Group

The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine.

The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well”. Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund. However, its products are now sold in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.LEGO.com.


Jeep Brand

Built on nearly 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Jeep is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.

The new home of Mercedes-Benz in Bonifacio Global City is now open – a Lighthouse Project of Daimler in South East Asia

Mercedes-Benz Philippines officially opens its new state-of-the-art BGC Showroom

On July 1, 2020, Mercedes-Benz Philippines through its partner dealer CATS Motors Inc. officially opened its first state-of-the-art MAR2020 showroom in the country located in Bonifacio Global City, a lighthouse project of Daimler in Southeast Asia. It is not just a new dealership but a new concept for Mercedes-Benz Brand Experience.

The MAR2020 stands for ‘Markenauftritt Retail’ which translates to ‘Brand Appearance Retail’. The new brand experience in Mercedes-Benz has evolved in many ways to bring enhancement of customer experience and customer satisfaction.



New showroom architecture

The MAR2020 brings a new concept and a new visual identity. The 554 square-meters state-of-the-art facility boasts a new contemporary architecture both outdoors and indoors, with an exterior that sports a modern design and a shift to digital.

Authentic luxury can be seen and felt inside the showroom. The ingenious lighting design not only emphasizes the vehicle in its technical and creative brilliance but also provides an atmosphere of excitement, elegance and peace. For this reason, a welcoming warmly lit atmosphere is deliberately provided in areas where customers spend more time in.

The interior environment is more relaxing and engaging, giving the warmth and comfort of a business class lounge. A bar area is made available for a more casual and convenient discussion. In addition, getting access to cars, opening doors, and seeing the vehicles in all its full glory is much more comfortable and enjoyable.

The first Mercedes-Benz MAR2020 showroom in the Philippines showcases a holistic approach to delivering a consistent and customer-centric Sales and Customer Service

Combination of the best Traditional and Modern Culture

Mercedes-Benz redefines the roles between the real and digital world and is bringing together the benefits of both worlds. One main highlight is the integration of digital and analogue forms of communications. The new facility is equipped with modern technology that allows integration at the point of sale, and digital assets like LED screens that communicate relevant content thoughtfully and clearly, conveying information in an entertaining matter. And through the combination of personal contact and digital elements, the point of Sales becomes a point of experience.

Visitors will be able to experience the brand interactively using digital touch tables to configure the car they want. Product presentations and visualizations can also be displayed to LED screens in Star walls.

A team of Product Experts is present to address questions about the technical aspects and provides practical advice on how to make full use of vehicle’s features, from connectivity services up to driving assistance systems. Supported with media platforms, the new Star Showroom provides a venue where customers and interested parties experience Mercedes-Benz virtually and in reality. This reflects the design idiom of genuine modern luxury and makes it more intensively experienceable in retail.


New Reception Situation and Handover Experience

The new brand architecture is experienceable even when entering the showroom. The customer receives comprehensive care and the presence of Star Assistant as a host and the “first face” of the brand ensures a very welcoming atmosphere at the reception.

The experience is centred around the needs of a customer, from viewing the vehicles to experiencing its features, everything has been tailored to be easier and more convenient. Everything can be done digitally to serve the new breed of customers. With technology transforming the way you learn about the car, to the actual buying and payment.


Buying a new car is an exciting process. There is nothing like the unique smell of the luxurious interior of a brand-new Mercedes-Benz, the gloss of pristine paintworks and the exploration of features and innovations. The new Star showroom has a hand-over area that completes a great vehicle handover experience.

The introduction of the new BGC Showroom with MAR2020 standards marks a big change in how Mercedes-Benz approaches retail across the globe. It also demonstrates a big commitment affirming the leading position of Mercedes-Benz among luxury car brands in the Philippines.

It is located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 24th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig with easy access to main roads. The new Mercedes-Benz BGC will serve as a focal point of interest for all Mercedes-Benz customers in the central National Capital Region and neighbouring cities.

Lastly, Mercedes-Benz remains committed to safeguarding the health and welfare of its clients, employees and guests who visit any of its facilities. All offices, showrooms and service centres uphold the highest standards of health protocols and safety measures.