BAIC Philippines unveiled their Kalayaan jeepney prototype last month, putting it on display at the Land Transportation Office's 106th anniversary motor show last month and, in so doing, announcing their participation in the country's public utility vehicle modernization initiative. Based on BAIC's Freedom compact truck and meant to be a compact commuter for short routes … Continue reading BAIC joins jeepney modernization push with biggest Class 1 prototype so far
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
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
Meet the BAIC MZ45 Transporter. She seats 11 adults in 4 rows, is powered by a torquey 1.2L Euro 4 petrol engine, and has the high-clearance body-on-frame build that makes her at home on city streets and countryside roads. (The MZ45's platform is rugged and smooth-riding enough to be also configured as a municipal ambulance.) … Continue reading Quick note: BAIC’s new base-model micro-bus
You'll want to stick to roads, of course, but with the truck chassis of the Bayanihan H5, you'll also like it in the dirt. Riding high enough and featuring a traditionally robust suspension system with ample articulation, BAIC's new H5 is no slave to pavement.
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