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March 16, 2024

BAIC To Make Philippine Comeback With UAAGI

There’s no stopping United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. or UAAGI. After adding Lynk & Co to its roster of brands which already includes Chery and Foton, they are bringing back BAIC to the Philippines.

Founded in 1958, BAIC, which stands for Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd., is one of the top five automobile manufacturing groups in China. BAIC vehicles are sold in over 50 countries with a cumulative 34 million units sold since it began operations.

Setting BAIC apart from the number of new automotive brands in the Philippines is its true 4x4 SUV models with genuine off-road capabilities and strong yet fuel-efficient diesel engines. These attributes will surely appeal to executives and entrepreneurs who live active lifestyles and who want and need large, spacious, high-riding diesel-powered SUVs for out-of-town trips. Millennials and Gen Zs will gravitate towards BAIC’s lineup of stylish and equally capable crossovers.

The lineup of BAIC models that will mark its introduction to the Philippine market will be composed of an all-SUV-and-crossover range. These are the B40, B60, and B80 which are all body-on-frame true SUVs, and the X55 and X7 monocoque-bodied crossovers.

Additionally, BAIC is poised to bring in even more SUV models later this year.

Each BAIC model comes with a comprehensive warranty lasting five years or 150,000 kilometers  (whichever comes first), providing reliable coverage and support throughout the customers’ ownership experience.

“The time is ripe for us to bring in what would be our fourth automotive brand and we are convinced that BAIC vehicles offer the right mix of design, features, technology, and pricing in its product line to make a strong impact on the Philippine market,” said UAAGI Chairman Rommel Sytin.

“We are very excited to offer BAIC’s state-of-the-art portfolio of world-class SUVs and crossovers. We can’t wait for Filipinos to experience the traits, characteristics, and capabilities of these exceptional SUVs firsthand,” remarked Froilan Dytianquin, Group Managing Director.

All BAIC models are made in the company’s world-class state-of-the-art fully robotized plants in Shunyi, Beijing.

BAIC models have modern styling, comfort, convenience and safety features, while the higher-end models boast upscale features like huge touchscreen displays, automatic power tailgates, automatic LED headlamps, cruise control, Smart Key Entry System, power-adjustable seats, LCD instrument panel, panoramic sunroof, leather seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, among many others.

For safety and performance, higher BAIC models feature multiple airbags as well as a full suite of advanced electronic driver-assist systems and sophisticated four-wheel drive systems.

BAIC Philippines grand public launch happens at the Manila International Auto Show from April 4 to 7.


  1. It seems the next battlefield for SUVs marques will be the multi-terrain or mid to full size models. Those incoming nameplates are an indicator of this.

  2. Good SUV lineup
    BAIC will mainly focus on SUVs


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