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Another affordable, tech-loaded seven-seater has entered the fray
Definitely a car we want to try out
An electric-powered car that's about the size of a couple of balikbayan boxes? And with an equally minuscule 28,800 Chinese yuan (a smidge over P200,000) price tag to boot? The Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV sounds like something
Not a bad price point
It doesn't look like Geely Philippines will be changing its gameplan-undercutting more established rivals by a considerable margin-any time soon. We've learned the pricing of its upcoming seven-seat SUV, the Okavango, ahead of launch and it looks
Bring this here, please
The MG ZS and RX5 were relative surprises when they burst onto the local car scene over the last couple of years. A big part of this, of course, was their competitive pricing, but their looks had a lot to do with
Eight seats should be a thing for more MPVs
Last year, Maxus jumped into the Philippine market with the V80 and the G10. Both targeted buyers looking for an affordable ride with people-hauling capabilities, with the latter being a nine-passenger MPV featuring four captain's chairs and a 1.
Do you live nearby?
Residents of Cagayan de Oro will now find it easier to check out the Geely Coolray and Azkarra crossovers as the Chinese car manufacturer has opened a new dealership in the area.Geely Cagayan de Oro, which is under the management of
It’s not perfect, but it’ll do
At this point, there's very little sense in homing in on a new release's origins. The past two years have seen a handful of worthwhile newcomers hailing from the People's Republic, including the likes of the Geely Coolray and
Its price is its main advantage
Yes, you're reading that right. The JAC S4 is a compact crossover with a price tag well under P1 million, undercutting more established names like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 by a very considerable margin. Granted, this vehicle
A promising new entry
Last year, Geely had one foot inside the Philippine market's door with the launch of the Coolray subcompact crossover. Now, the Chinese car manufacturer may have just solidified its local presence by bringing in the all-new Azkarra.As a compact
Another carmaker opens its doors
At the rate car manufacturers are opening dealerships after the shift to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), it might only be a matter of time until the local auto industry sees at least some semblance of normalcy.The latest car company to
Who’d have thought?
The past year for Paolo Felizarta has been nothing short of a whirlwind.In May 2019, Felizarta stormed the Araneta Coliseum court during Game 5 of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup Finals donning a skin-tight Spider-Man costume, accidentally
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)
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,
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