The Geely Coolray has once again topped the 5-seater subcompact crossover segment from January to March this year with 744 units sold.
In March 2021 alone, Geely Philippines logged its highest sales for the Coolray sales with 533, surpassing its monthly sales record of 520 units set last December 2020.
“The numbers speak for themselves. We are happy that we continue to maintain and even surpass our own highest record. This is reflective of our collective effort to rise above pandemic challenges,” said Mikihisa Takayama, president and CEO Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the official local distributor of Geely vehicles.
Geely has also maintained its inclusion in the industry’s Top 10 ranking (see related story above) as it kept its No. 9 position with a total of 1,313 units sold during the first quarter of the year.
This marks a whopping 345 percent increase from the 295 units sold in the same period of 2020. Of the 1,313 units sold in Q1, 57 percent of Geely’s sales came from its best-selling model, the Coolray. On the other hand, 40 percent came from Okavango with 521 units.
Geely has also recorded its highest monthly sales this March as it registered 533 units sold.
As Geely targeted to sell around 9,500 units this year, this objective has suddenly become a challenge given the continuing rise of COVID-19 cases that resulted in the reenforcement of stricter quarantine measures especially in the National Capital Region were majority of sales are expected to come.
SGAP Sales and Marketing General Manager, Froilan Dytianquin said that while this current situation is affecting the overall business environment, particularly consumer confidence, “We are still hoping the situation gets better in the coming months. We are still hopeful that we will realize this business volume target.”
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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.