Geely Auto will soon be making its return to the Philippines, and they are under new management. Sojitz Corporation has recently acquired distributorship rights for Geely Auto in the Philippines and established Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP). A fully-owned subsidiary of Sojitz, SGAP will be tasked in importing and selling Geely vehicles all over the country.
Where will the first Geely dealership be you ask? Well, they happen to be opening their flagship dealership along the stretch of EDSA Northbound beside SM North EDSA. Specifically, the upcoming dealership will be located at the corner of EDSA Northbound and Corregidor Street in Quezon City. In fact, if you happen to pass by the area, you would have probably already seen the banner of Geely North EDSA surrounding the previous buy and sell car dealership.
At the moment, there is still no word as to when the flagship Geely dealership will be open. Moreso, there are no details yet as to what models will be offered at launch. Currently, the Chinese automaker has a wide lineup of sedans, crossovers, and even an MPV being offered in China and elsewhere around the world.
Sojitz has been involved with the Philippine auto industry since the 1960s. Aside from Geely, they are the distributors of Fuso Trucks and Buses in the country. Furthermore, they previously held a 49% stake at Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) as well.
Meanwhile, Geely Auto is one of China's largest automobile manufacturers. It's parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has acquired Volvo, London Taxi, and the Lotus brands in the past years. More recently, they acquired a stake in Proton as well as Daimler. Geely also established the Lynk & Co brand, as a joint venture with Volvo.