Geely distributor sticks to targets

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    Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) is sticking to its target of launching one model of its Geely lineup of vehicles per semester and is aggressively growing its dealerships.

    The company yesterday unveiled Geely Okavango, the third model Geely has launched in the country since its entry to the automotive industry last September 2019.

    Mikihisa Takayama, SGAP president and chief executive officer, in a press conference said there is no change in the target to launch one vehicle model every six months.

    Takayama also said from the current four dealerships — in North EDSA, Quezon avenue, Cagayan de Oro and Imus, Cavite — SGAP will have 14 outlets by March and another 14 by the end of 2021 or a total of 28.

    Froilan Dytianquin, SGAP general manager for sales and marketing, said the company targets to sell 300 to 400 units per month of the 7-seater crossover Okavango.

    The company dubs Okavango as a gamechanger as it taps both the markets for sports utility vehicles and multipurpose vehicles.

    Dytianquin said buyers will have the vast space and flexible seating in one vehicle and at an affordable price.

    The Okavango is priced at P1,208,000 for the Comfort variant and P1,328,000 for the Urban variant.

    Geely vehicles now available locally are Coolray and Azkarra.