Saturday, December 26, 2009

Great Wall Cars are Here and are EURO 4 and EURO 3 Compliant

Great Wall Cars are now here in the Philippines and I was able to visit their showroom along EDSA, Project 7, Quezon City. I felt excited for their company because after finding out about the models they launched, I can say that the features and style of each one can create a great following in the Philippines.

The Peri is available for P495,000 (Watch it on the race track here)

The Wingle is available in 4x2 and 4x4 at P798,000 and P980,000, respectively

The vehicles that Great Wall Cars Philippines introduced are very far from the other China-made cars that landed on Philippine soil. In fact, the gasoline engines of their cars are already EURO 4 compliant and their diesel-run vehicles, EURO 3. Only one major Japanese car brand has reached that standard and it is considered as one of the high-end brands. This alone distinguishes Great Wall Cars Philippines from the other car brands available in the country, not just the China-made ones.

The Hover is also available in 4x2 and 4x4 for P998,000 and P1,150,000, respectively

The sporty Florid is available for P625,000

If looks could kill, then seeing the models this company made available here in our country will need to be made carefully. Models like the Peri and Florid which both has a 1.3-liter in-line 4-cyliner, 4 stroke DOHC 16 V engine, the Cowry, a van that has a 2.0-liter 4G63 MIVEC, SOHC engine and the Hover which is a CUV with a 2.8-liter CRDI turbo charge diesel engine all have spoilers as part of the standard package, making each model look sporty. All vehicles, including the Wingle which is a pick up truck with a 2.8-liter CRDI turbo charge diesel engine and my favorite, the Cool Bear which has a 1.5-liter DOHC, 16V with VVT, gasoline engine, has safety features like ABS and EBD, dual front air bags. Other models have an engine electronic anti-theft system.

The Cool Bear has 15" 8 spoke alum-alloy magwheels and available for P695,000

The best part about all these features is that they are all available at relatively low prices. Next year, Great Wall Cars Philippines will open their service centers, and all vehicle parts readily available in the country. I have even personally heard their General Manager, Mr. Jed Chan, say that they have plans to start assemby of their cars here in the country. Visit Great Wall Cars Philippines' showroom at North Edsa, 1021 EDSA, Project 7, Quezon City and see the Hover, Peri, Cool Bear, Florid, Wingle and Cowry.