Geely Philippines’ best selling model, the Coolray, continues its strong performance as Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) announced that it sold 186 units of the sub-compact SUV in May. This enabled the Coolray to retain its market leadership in the country’s sub-compact 4×2 SUV segment with a 33 percent market share, month-to-date, based on the combined sales reports of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. and the Truck Manufacturers Association.
“We are pleased to see the good reception the Coolray and Okavango has been receiving in the market. This proves that we are offering our customers what they really need at this time,” said SGAP president and CEO, Yosuke Nishi who informed that its recently launched Okavango also became one of the top three bestselling models in the mid-size SUV segment after it sold 151 units in May.
It should be remembered that from January to March this year, the Coolray topped the 5-seater subcompact crossover segment after it sold 744 units. This was made possible after the Coolray logged its highest sales in March after logging 533 units sold, surpassing its highest monthly sales record of 520 units set last December 2020.
This strong first five months performance also enabled Geely to maintain its number nine ranking in total industry sales (including all segments) with year-to-date sales of 1,987 units. Geely also ranked 8th among passenger vehicle segment sales that include passenger cars, SUVs, and MPVs.
SGAP Sales and Marketing General Manager, Froilan Dytianquin said that consumers’ trust on the brand remains high despite the current health situation that is still affecting the overall business environment, particularly consumer confidence. “And we are hopeful that the situation will get even better in the coming months.”
Globally, Geely Automobile Holding Limited Group logged a total exports sales volume of 10,384 units in May 2021, which is twice higher than the May 2020 record. The group also recorded a 26 percent increase in total sales volume during the first five months of 2021 with 530,074 units.
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.