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Geely’s budget beater


GEELY has dropped the price of its well-specced 1,5 MK sedan, bringing it into the sub-R100 000 bracket. This brings the price of the more practical sedan in line with that of the hatchback

The same motor, producing 69 kW and 129 Nm of torque, also does duty in the sedan. It will also retain the same level of specification. Included as standard are ABS brakes, central locking, power steering, air conditioning, audio system, electric windows, alloy wheels and park distance control.

Geely’s managing director Henri Meistre says, “It is an informal, light-hearted challenge from us to other manufacturers to offer the same great value-for-money vehicles we do in terms of specification, size and price.”

The new MK hatchback is due to be released later this year, meaning China’s largest private vehicle manufacturer will not be importing any more of its current MK series models this year. The remaining stock of MKs will therefore be sold at this special price and are said to be very limited.

Details on the MK’s replacement will be released at a later date, but what has been confirmed is that the new model will be a “global” car designed by Italy’s Giugiaro. The new MK promises higher quality and better equipment levels that should see it compete in the upper market segment.

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