Plot Twist: The MG ZS is the best-selling small SUV in the Philippines, not the Geely Binyue

Eric · Aug 05, 2020 04:58 PM

Two weeks ago, we reported that the Geely Binyue, which is sold in the Philippines as the Geely Coolray, is the best-selling small SUV there, but MG has since clarified that the MG ZS is apparently the best-selling model.

Sorry Coolray, but it seems like you're not the best-selling small SUV

According to a report by, MG said that they sold 208 units of the ZS in June, putting itself comfortably ahead of the Geely Binyue/Coolray, which only managed to shift 154 units. Trailing behind the Coolray in third place is the Suzuki Jimny (112 units).

How did this happen?

Well, the reason is simple – MG Philippines isn’t part of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of Philippines or the Association Vehicle Importers and Distributors and therefore MG Philippines doesn't share its sales data.

Think of both associations as the Philippines equivalent of our Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), as they compile sales data from members every month.

Closer to home, the larger C-segment MG HS has been caught undisguised in Malaysia, hinting that the iconic British-but-Chinese-owned marque could be reintroduced in Malaysia soon.