The pandemic hasn’t slowed down Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) as it announced the inauguration of two more outlets to cap off 2020. With the completion of Geely Lipa and Geely Zamboanga dealerships, the company expects to further widen its reach after establishing showrooms in North Edsa, Quezon Avenue, and its first provincial outlet located in Cagayan de Oro.
“The opening of these two new dealerships and very soon in other regions, is part of Geely’s aim to widen its reach and cater to more customers outside Metro Manila,” said SGAP president, Mikihisa Takayama.
Geely Lipa in Batangas is operated by Gateway Group of Companies while Geely Zamboanga by Timothy Motors Inc. Both are SGAP’s partner dealers.
Gateway Group of Companies started making its mark in the automotive industry in Visayas and Mindanao. After 15 years in operation, the Gateway Group has also expanded its network to Luzon. “Our aggressive approach in dealership operations will surely be a significant contribution in our businesses’ growth with SGAP,” said Gateway Group of Companies president Markane Goho.
On the other hand, Timothy Motors Inc.’s 11 years of experience in offering the best quality products and ancillary services in the Zamboanga Peninsula is a solid proof that Geely will thrive in the country’s South. Timothy Motors Inc. president Oliver Cheng said, “we are looking forward to more years of partnership with SGAP as Geely starts to make it big across all regions of the country.”
Geely Lipa is now working in full operation since Dec. 12 while Geely Zamboanga opened its doors yesterday, Dec. 19. Both dealerships will be welcoming customers, Mondays through Saturdays from 8am to 6pm.
Geely first burst onto the scene in 2019 with its Coolray, immediately putting competitors on notice with its affordable price tag and packed feature list. Currently, Geely offers the Coolray subcompact crossover in Comfort, Premium, and Sport variants; the Azkarra compact crossover in Premium and Luxury variants; and the seven-seater Okavango crossover in Comfort and Urban variants.
Charles E. Buban is an old timer in the Philippine automotive journalism scene. He first started covering the automotive beat in 2003, writing news and reviews of new models and car tech, among other car-related stuff. When not writing about cars, he could often be seen riding his mountain bike or doing long walks in the hope of catching a couple of legendary Pokemons.