As Cebu’s transportation needs continue to evolve,  Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, recently expanded its current app-based transportation offerings in Cebu with its launch of GrabCar.

GrabCar is a car-booking app that revolutionizes the way commuters move by sending a private vehicle at the tap of a button. Complementing the progressive urban lifestyle of Cebuanos, it allows passengers to book a chauffeured ride for a fee.

During the recent press conference held at the SM Seaside Cebu, Grab Philippines’ Country Head Brian Cu said that as Metro Cebu steadily grows, the transportation needs of the public grow with it as well. Cu shared that nowadays Cebuanos suffer from 2-3 hours of traffic jams because of lack of efficient transportation platforms, among others.

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Grab Philippines’ Country Head Brian Cu gives an overview of the company’s latest trasportation offering in Cebu – GrabCar

“As transportation serves as a catalyst towards sustained development and improvement of people’s quality of life, Grab is committed in making transportation readily available to Cebuanos. GrabCar is a car-booking app that revolutionizes the way you move by sending a private vehicle along your way at the tap of a button,” Cu said.

With the introduction of GrabCar, Cebuano passengers can now choose between two (2) hassle-free riding options around the Metro Cebu, in addition to the current transportation offering GrabTaxi.

Explaining the features of GrabCar, Cu said that once the passenger has placed their pick-up and drop-off locations, the Grab app automatically computes the fares at fixed rate–regardless of route and trip duration. As one of the safety components of GrabCar, Cu also added that once a passenger is matched with a driver, the passengers can see their driver’s name, license plate number, and photo, so they know who’s picking them up ahead of time.

Meanwhile, Country Marketing Head Khriz Lim said that Cebu remains a priority regional market with its growing consumer base and increasing usage of on-demand services.

“Since we launched GrabTaxi in Cebu two years ago, the city has remained one of our biggest markets. With the anticipated robust market opportunity, it’s really about time tobring in GrabCar to offer Cebuanos more services and the experience GrabCar is known for”

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Grab Philippines’ Country Head Brian Cu and SM Seaside City Cebu’s Mall Manager Paolo Diaz at the formal introduction of GrabCar in Cebu



With the recent launch of GrabCar, Cebuano passengers will get to enjoy PHP 100 off on 5 GrabCar rides when they use the promo code CEBU. To avail of the discount, passengers just need to follow these steps:

1. Open the Grab app.

2. Tap the GrabCar icon from the list of services.

3. Input the pickup and drop-off points.

4. Input “CEBU” as promo code.

5. Confirm booking.

And viola! After booking, you can monitor how far the driver is from your location through the app. All you have to do is chill and wait for your chauffeured service to pick you up. What a great convenience to all Cebuano commuters!