BAIC Philippines opens flagship showroom after building nationwide network of sellers and servicers

Now almost three years in the country, BAIC Philippines finally opens their flagship showroom after first focusing on fundamentals and having already established a network of dealerships and service centers nationwide. And, after the market’s positive response to their bargain priced utility vehicles, they now also launch a new line of light trucks, among which … Continue reading BAIC Philippines opens flagship showroom after building nationwide network of sellers and servicers

New BAIC mini-truck could become big family mainstay

BAIC Philippines launched their Freedom mini-truck during the inauguration of their flagship showroom in Makati City just last Friday. Offered cargo flatbed configurations, the BAIC Freedom is available in single- and double-cab variants, and priced at P458k and P488k, respectively … and rather surprisingly. That mini-truck tag and those prices that put it squarely against … Continue reading New BAIC mini-truck could become big family mainstay

Quick note: ruggedly real, the Bayanihan H5

BAIC Philippines' new ute brandishes payload numbers that are both impressive and--with rugged live-leaf suspension at front and in back--refreshingly realistic. That 16-seat capacity on the passenger rear body is at the same time conservative (there's just enough elbow room to go to 18) and fairly backed by a metric ton of max loading. The … Continue reading Quick note: ruggedly real, the Bayanihan H5

Quick note: what’s he doing, the man in red

A top editor once told me, "don't worry if there's other stuff, even people, in your shot ... these could bring warmth."  Well, on this 2015 shakedown drive to Sagada with the then new BAIC M20 MPV, the other stuff were not incidental, not just tolerated but caught deliberately, fortunately, in the composition.  A picture, … Continue reading Quick note: what’s he doing, the man in red