Articles about Chinese Cars

We're definitely at a turning point
The gossip gears of the motoring industry are always churning, but for the past two weeks, they've been spinning faster. The lubricant for the rumor mill were two viral cases of disgruntled Geely customers.The first case, an owner of the
The same company in charge of Mercedes-Benz in the local market
Chinese car brand Changan has a new distributor in the Philippines: From August 2023, Inchcape Philippines will operate the distributorship across all Changan dealerships and sales outlets in the country.Inchcape Philippines is a joint venture between British company Inchcape and CATS
Thanks to advanced safety features
One of the main questions new car brands face these days is the matter of safety. This is especially true for Chinese brands because there are so many just this past year.To highlight the safety of its products, GWM Philippinest recently
This electric sedan has 663hp and a bit of a Nissan GT-R vibe going on
It's the somewhat bolder, brasher, more extrovert sibling of the gullwing-doored HiPhi X. The pair are the launch cars for the automotive offshoot of Chinese mobility startup Human Horizons; the X plays the role of a conventional luxe SUV, while
She’s the ideal buyer
The all-new Ford Territory was launched to much fanfare at the 2023 Manila International Auto Show last April 13. It succeeds a popular crossover that became one of Ford's best-selling models.Weeks after the launch you can already see
Brands like Jetour have made quite a big splash
My father, a man born during the Quezon administration, always espoused three things: Be upfront about who you are and what you have to offer, lost time is lost forever, and there's nothing quite like an American car.Never mind that
The Chinese brand was officially launched today
After a media introduction last month, Great Wall Motor has officially launched in our market. At the Shangri-La The Fort hotel, the Chinese carmaker revealed its introductory lineup and their prices. The lineup consists of two crossovers, the Haval H6 and
The Chinese gold rush continues
If your memory is struggling to keep up with the current influx of Chinese car brands, prepare to be challenged even more as a new contender enters the fray. Omoda, a member of the Chery Group, is officially coming to the Philippine
The Chinese carmaker has big plans in store
Great Wall Motor is a brand with a short but storied history locally, having entered in the 2000s and undergoing several changes in distributorship before quietly fading away a few years ago. How many changes depends on who you ask and whether
The initial lineup starts with two models
When you think about luxury cars, it's easy to default to the Germans. Of course, there's the Japanese, the British, and the Americans too, but the German brands remain top of mind. But one automaker wants to shake up the
Another mall showroom
In case you missed it, Geely had a very impressive 2022 in the Philippines sales-wise. Yes, it helps that the Chinese car brand's offerings are pretty enticing-but a big part of the company's local success is owed to
The crossover definitely has a following now
If you're still doubting Geely's presence in the local auto market, perhaps this news will change your mind.The Chinese car manufacturer sold a total of 9,302 units in 2022-good enough to place Geely Philippines 8th in the
Good luck, sir!
GAC Motor Philippines has found its new head.Astara Philippines, the Chinese car brand's official local distributor, has named automotive industry veteran Redentor "Jun" Cajayon as GAC's local brand head.Under Cajayon's helm, GAC Motor Philippines has its sights
Will this make it to PH?
Remember when Chinese cars looked, uh, less than desirable on the design front? Yeah, no one wants to go back to that, and it appears the country's manufacturers feel the same way.Most imports from the People's Republic now sport
What’s your budget?
First thing first: We're not using 'cheap' as a derogatory term here. We're referring to these cars' price tags. Got it?With that out of the way, you're in the right place if you're shopping for a brand-
Reservations are now open
MG Philippines is energizing its local lineup with the introduction of the GT. Once the vehicle arrives in January, it will no doubt be the brand's sportiest offering to date. And with a starting price well under P1 million, the competition
Would you consider these options?
Changan isn't done trying to cement its presence in the local market just yet. Less than one month after bringing in the CS55 Plus, the Chinese car brand is introducing two more models with considerably heftier price tags.The first is
Does this have what it takes to take on the segment's big boys?
A year and a half ago, I enthusiastically wrote about my experience driving the pre-facelift Changan CS35 Plus. I reviewed the car and wrote about how ballsy it was for a new company that launched during the first few months of
Chinese designs have come a long way
Remember when Chinese car designs left a lot to be desired? These days, this is no longer the case-and the 2023 Changan CS55 Plus is proof.If you're a fan of the vehicle's look, you'll be glad to
Should the Alphard watch out?
Geely's upmarket Chinese brand Zeekr has announced its second model after the 001 shooting brake-coupe-SUV thing, and this latest one is even more striking.Internet, meet the 009-an all-electric luxury minivan that's based on the same
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