Geely is on track to opening more dealerships as it continues to strengthen its presence in the country. The Chinese automaker recently announced the opening of another branch in the southern Philippines, the latest in its distribution network.
Geely Philippines has inaugurated its seventh Philippine branch in General Santos City
The latest outlet is in General Santos, a highly urbanized city in Soccskargen, and is open from Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Geely General Santos is the third Geely branch in Mindanao, after Geely Cagayan de Oro and Geely Zamboanga, and the seventh overall in the country which includes branches in North EDSA and Quezon Avenue in Metro Manila, Lipa in Batangas, and Imus, Cavite.
This particular dealership is owned and operated by one of Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) partner dealers, Angcore Motor Group. The company is no stranger to the automotive industry, having formed the Southern Mindanao Automotive Association (SMAA). It’s also backed by over 40 years of experience in the local automotive market, through a diversified business group that traces its beginnings in 1976.
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GenSan customers now have access to Geely's model range, from the Coolray to the Okavango (pictured)
“Our partnership with Angcore Motor Group is another step forward in Geely Philippines’ bid to expand its dealer network throughout the country. I would like to welcome the Angcore Motor Group to Geely’s growing family,” enthused SGAP President & CEO Mikihisa Takayama.
“As Geely started to get noticed and make headlines last year with its sales performance and good market reception, I believe this year would be better for the brand. We are pleased to be part of Geely’s expansion in the country,” said Angcore Motor Group President Tobi Ang.
Geely Philippines plans to open 21 dealership outlets nationwide this year, all located in strategic locations in the country. The company’s original expansion plan of 30 branches by 2021 has been slowed down considerably by the pandemic, but it is still on track to release a new model every six months. The next Geely model, reportedly a sedan, will join the local lineup in April 2021.
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Know more about Geely Coolray 2021
The Geely Coolray is a subcompact crossover that recently entered the Philippine automotive market. This model comes in three variants which are the Comfort Turbo, the Premium Turbo, and the Sport Turbo. Physically, all variants are the same size at 4,300 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, and 1,609 mm tall. The engine across all variants is a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline with a power output of 177 hp and 255 Nm of torque. It also features LED daytime running lights and headlights for the top-of-the-line Sport variant. The Coolray’s cabin is decked in black and accented with red design details on the dashboard and the seats. It also comes with 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment that sits at the center of the car. For additional safety and convenience, the Geely Coolray has a park assist feature and a 360-degree camera view.
Joseph Paolo Estabillo