It’s based on the Maxus D90
The Toyota Fortuner might be shaking in its boots-at least in India, where MG has just launched a competitor called the Gloster, a new release that local media is reporting will take on the popular Japanese midsize SUV.Look familiar? That'
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
*That’s RMB370 million in Chinese currency
No matter what you say about Chinese cars, there's still no denying the fact that vehicles from the People's Republic have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Geely, in particular, has produced some pretty decent vehicles of late,
In case you’re planning to buy a crossover
Over the past year, the Geely Coolray has quietly proven itself to be one of the market's nicest surprises.The Chinese-made Coolray doesn't just look good, it drives relatively well and boasts some impressive features. In fact, its package
Times sure have changed
In 2014, my dad bought our family a China car. Against my warning and at the risk of several years' worth of buyer's remorse, he bought the van after an agent offered it to him for a bargain-bin price of
Yes, that’s six zeros
Another Chinese car manufacturer is entering-or re-entering, rather-the Philippine market.Chery, which first arrived on local shores way back in 2007, is attempting to make a comeback as part of the recent influx of carmakers hailing from the People'
Third time’s the charm
With the market awash in a cornucopia of Chinese crossovers, it can be difficult to stand out. On the face of it, the S3 doesn't particularly stand out in any regard. No turbocharger. No all-wheel drive. No big, headline-grabbing
Take note, Tesla
For several years now, Tesla has maintained its stronghold as one of the biggest electric vehicle manufacturers in the world, if not the biggest one. But just like in any other industry, it's inevitable that competitors eventually catch up.Big-name
A bold first step
GAC's local launch came late last year in the midst of an industry-wide contraction-a 16% drop in sales-caused by a number of factors: high inflation, increased automotive taxes, low consumer confidence, you name it. Not an auspicious start,
A road trip in EV-loving China, to test out one novel solution to range anxiety
To infinity and...
Back in 2011, Autochina Inc., launched Geely in the Philippines with the LC-aka the "Panda"-which boasted a 1.3-liter engine, funky styling, and decent space for the same money as the miniscule Hyundai Eon. But then Mitsubishi launched the
Remember this brand?
Remember Chery? This Chinese brand was all over the place not too long ago (particularly in mini hatchback form), but after passing from one distributor to the next, it seemingly just faded away from the market. Now, a new distributor is reviving
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
Backed by Japanese conglomerate Sojitz
Some of you might remember this Chinese brand. Geely was already in our market a few years ago. I was able to try out the Geely Panda, a small hatchback with a cute design and...that's about it. The brand then
Could we get this here?
Remember the Chevrolet Trailblazer unveiled in China earlier this year? And just to make things clear, we're referring to the compact SUV, not the midsize SUV familiar to the Philippine market. Well, it finally has an engine to go with its
Times have changed
Chinese cars are rubbish? It looks like another nail has been driven into this line of thought's coffin.Cyan Racing (formerly known as Polestar) and Lynk & Co, a Swedish-Chinese car manufacturer owned by Geely, have just broken not one, but
Times have indeed changed
The MG badge has changed somewhat over the years. Anyone over the age of 40 will remember neat little two-seat sports cars that prioritized fun and value over actually working properly.Anyone discovering the brand more recently, though, will be left
The Chinese crossover is coming to local dealerships later this year
Geely was once sold in our market, and by that, we mean less than a decade ago. It first opened up shop in the Philippines under AutoChina in 2011. This year, Sojitz Corporation established Sojitz G Auto Philippines to distribute and service
Another addition to an already stacked segment
The local automotive industry saw the birth of Sojitz G Auto Philippines in July 2019 as Sojitz Corporation acquired the local distributorship of Chinese carmaker Geely Auto.Earlier today, Top Gear PH assistant managing editor Jason Tulio got to have a quick
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
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