First-time Car Owner Gets a Hyundai Kona from Shell Spin for Great Journeys Promo

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Shell-Kona turnover
An unexpected gift from Shell and Hyundai.  At the formal turnover of the Hyundai Kona to its lucky winner were, (L-R) Hyundai Lipa Sales Manager, Michael Jordan Aquino, winner Julius Drey Latag, Shell Retailer for JP Laurel Highway Tambo, Gerry Concepcion, and Marketing Manager for Shell Retail Philippines, Arvin Obmerga. 

Shell-Kona turnover
Julius Drey Latag (2nd from L) received his dream Hyundai from (L-R) Marketing Manager for Shell Retail Philippines, Arvin Obmerga, and Shell Retailer for JP Laurel Highway Tambo, Gerry Concepcion. 

Julius Drey Latag
Here’s one proud Kona owner. Julius is bound for better journeys. 

Julius Drey Latag, 22, is bound for better journeys.

This computer technology student is also bound to turn heads at school as a first-time owner of the globally acclaimed Hyundai Kona which he won from the Shell 105 Raffle Promo last December.

He didn’t think much gassing up for the family at the Shell JP Laurel Highway in Lipa City Batangas as he’d normally do. Coming across a poster promoting the raffle, he decided to try his luck. When the winners were announced, he couldn’t believe that he won, wary that he is of online scamming. Much less did he dream of driving home something that he’d only see at Hyundai showrooms and in auto reviews.
“This is really my first car,” he beams, “something that’s to my name.” For a young guy who used to happily move around on a bike, this makes for one awesome surprise.

“I am a bit nervous,” he admits. “It’s new. It’s a real beauty and I don’t want to have scratches on it!”

For good reason. The Kona is the Tucson’s funkier and more adventurous younger brother. Much has been said about its head-turning style but what completes its winning figure among international awards bodies is its outstanding power, comfort, and safety features ideal for conquering long road trips: 2.0-liter Atkinson gasoline engine with 6-speed AT transmission Euro 4 emission rating gives maximum power of 149ps/6,200rpm and a maximum torque of 18.3kg- m/4,500rpm; a body is proudly made with 51.8% AHSS body that boost its safety ratings in various crash tests in Europe and North America; modern, comfy interiors that promise ample head and leg room.

Julius is all set to take his dad and siblings on a road trip to Tagaytay. With his fave tunes blasting away to relieve the boredom of traffic and long rides, Julius and his Kona are prepared to give the Latag family safe, smooth, and better journeys ahead.


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