Better safe than sorry
The coronavirus has claimed another victim in the global auto industry. This time, it isn't a car manufacturer's operations in the People's Republic, but China's largest car show.Yes, the Beijing Motor Show (also known as Auto China)
Including a seven-seater SUV
If you mentioned the car brand MG in 2018, people might have looked at you funny and wondered what you're talking about, such was its scarcity. But by the end of 2019, the brand was a common sight on Metro Manila
Another Chinese entry
It looks like there's no stopping the surge of new Chinese-made entries in the Philippine car market. This time, entering the fray is the GAC GS3, a subcompact crossover featuring modern styling and a relatively cozy interior vibe.Outside, the
Have you heard of these guys?
Human Horizons wants big things for its new car. The Chinese start-up says it wants to "change human mobility" with the HiPhi 1-the first of a "new breed" of machine that "realizes the true meaning of smart vehicles." Hmmm.The
A change of scenery for the Chinese carmaker
The Philippines has seen an increasing number of Chinese vehicles plying local roads in the last decade, courtesy of the arrival of more Chinese manufacturers in the local market. One such carmaker is Geely Auto.Upon recently acquiring the local distributorship of
Built by Geely, it's called the Geometry A
What is that?'That' is a new electric car. A sentence you'll likely be hearing many times over from here on in, as China-and indeed The World-increases its grip on the increasingly diversified (or homogenous? You choose) playground of
Are Chinese-made cars finally improving?
We can't believe we're saying this, but it might be about time to start taking Chinese car manufacturers a little more seriously. Maybe it'll do the industry some good to ease up on the made-in-China jokes a
Our market is still attracting new players
Automotive sales may be down year on year, but given the number of new carmakers coming in, you'd think otherwise. Then again, there are probably good opportunities to build a new brand waiting for the inevitable rebound after the current
Is this China car any good?
With the re-branding of JAC, there's a lot of new metal on the showroom floor to explore, and a lot to take in. Here, we're starting with their second smallest crossover, the S2. While not the most technically impressive
A newcomer enters the fray
Yesterday, we reported that Chinese manufacturer JAC has entered the passenger vehicle market with a lineup of sedans, passenger vans, and SUVs. During the official launch, the carmaker highlighted the S7, a 2.0-liter SUV priced at P1,390,000. And
We have the prices
There's a new passenger vehicle brand in town, and it sports a Chinese badge. JAC, which is more often associated with trucks and other commercial vehicles, has now entered the consumer market. Triesenburg Auto Corporation (TAC), an affiliate of the Lica
Want to try out heavy machinery?
Do you happen to be looking for heavy machinery? If yes, you might want to drop by the "Foton Moto Fair" in Quezon City later this week. Foton Philippines will be offering special deals and discounts at the event, so it should
Brand's 19th showroom in PH
It looks like Foton is on a mission to expand its presence in the country. The Chinese carmaker's official distributor in the country, United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI), has now added Foton Quezon Avenue to its roster of dealerships.The
Powered by same Thunder diesel engine
This is not exactly the best time to be announcing the arrival of a new Chinese vehicle in our market--not after what many perceive to have been a rigged FIBA Asia championship game between the Philippines and China last night--but
How much is it?
Compared to other Chinese car manufacturers, Haima Automobile Philippines is playing the long game in its entry into the Philippine market. Concentrating its marketing and sales efforts up north in Pampanga and Baguio, it's slowly building up a small but loyal
2 new models could be launched this year
If you were among the thousands of visitors who ogled cars and booth girls at the Philippine International Motor Show last year, then you most likely already know the car brand BAIC. This Chinese carmaker, officially distributed by Bayan Automotive Industries Corp.
Slowly but surely branching out
Has the BYD car brand tickled your fancy? You will soon get the chance to check out its vehicle lineup at a dealership near you.According to Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corporation (Star Corp.) general manager Jose Paolo Soriano, the company
All crossed up
There was a bit of a furor last year over a secondhand-car seller trying to pass off the Haima 2 as a Mazda 2, followed by notices of disavowment from both manufacturers. The confusion is easy to understand, as Haima once
It\'s not the Yuchengcos
As we reported a few days ago, there\'s a new Chinese carmaker in the market in the form of BYD. Solar Transport and Automotive Resources, the authorized distributor of BYD vehicles in the Philippines, held a press conference last night to
On same day as Volkswagen\'s big comeback
Nearly three years ago, in November 2010, we reported that Chinese car brand BYD would be entering the Philippine market via a distributor called Sino Motors Corporation, which was supposedly backed by the Yuchengco Group of Companies. We\'re not sure what
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