The budget entry car market in South Africa is contentious with brands like Chery, Geely and Mahindra competing for the industry’s’ lower rung. These Asian consortiums may seem meagre - but have automakers Ford, VW, G.M, etcetera wide-eyed at the economic and financial power these companies possess. Geely, who own Volvo, in August/2015, bought Miller Motorsports Park Circuit, (for $20-Million) in Utah. This track is host to a round of the Pirelli World Challenge and home to the Ford Performance Racing School. Which adds a new light to how we see the Chinese automaker.
Perhaps giving a bit more peace of mind when looking for a second hand Geely LC or used Emgrand - low cost, maintenance-easy, and fuel-efficient inner-city run-arounds. What seems unappealing now may very well become the car of tomorrow, as automakers develop, learn, and evolve their designs. One example is Tata: Their R&D of Jaguar-Land Rover has reconstituted their engineering to accomplish more than former owners Ford and BMC have.
Used car dealers in Gauteng and across South Africa, advertise on the Surf4cars used vehicle section hoping to catch a buyers attention – so create a shortlist of cars that catch your eye and book a test drive – and be prepared because the Geely will grow on you.