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
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
Not bad at all
So Maxus Philippines officially made its local launch on June 5, 2019, and it brought in two new models to build its brand presence here in the Philippines: the V80 passenger van and the G10 MPV.The latter boasts a nine-passenger
It’s hard to say who’s having the worst day at this point
We all have bad days at work. But this is a really bad day at work. In a Chinese Touring Car Championship race at the weekend, the safety car driver managed to wipe out the two leading racers after bizarrely sweeping out
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
Good riddance
The Chinese courts might have taken their sweet time, but they've finally decided: 'Landwind' is copying Land Rover, and it's about time the practice comes to a halt.According to the decision issued by the Beijing Chaoyang District Court, Jiangling
This or the HR-V?
Certain parts of China leave much to be desired when it comes to, well, what your lungs take in.Air pollution is a serious problem over at the People's Republic, so much so that there's an entire website dedicated to
Well, are they?
There's a growing trend within the Philippine automotive industry that you might have noticed: Major brands injecting new life into their local lineups using more affordable Chinese-made cars.Volkswagen Philippines spearheaded the movement when it replaced its entire Philippine stable
Not a good look
Chinese-made cars have come a long way. For proof, you needn't look further than right here in the Philippines, where the vehicles manufactured in the People's Republic have entrenched themselves in the lineups of major industry players like Hyundai,
A strategic move for the Germans
The times are a-changin'.Remember the Volkswagen Jetta? It's been a while since Volkswagen Philippines discontinued its local availability when the company revamped its lineup in 2018, but you still see a fair number of these cars plying Manila's
If only we could remember their names
One of my favorite assignments for Top Gear is compiling buyer's guides. It gives me an excuse to visit out-of-the-way dealerships for obscure Chinese brands for prices you can't find online. In these places I ogle dozens
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
What do you think of the vehicle?
Quick question: If you could associate a car brand with the most beautiful woman in the universe, what would it be? Top-of-mind choices? Probably Rolls-Royce, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz. Maybe Porsche or Lexus, too.The point is, you're
Does the badge matter?
Once upon a time, British ships plied the oceans, British aircraft plied the skies, British computers plied the, er, bulletin boards, and British sports cars tore up backroads from Manchester to Manila. But with the decades-long collapse of the British Industrial
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