Geely finds favour with Omani taxi drivers
Muscat, March 27, 2013
The EC7 from Geely Emgrand range of vehicles manufactured by China-based Geely has become the new favourite of the cab drivers in Oman, according to a report.
Having a 1.8L DOHC, four-cylinder, four-speed automatic (CVVT) and CVT transmission, the Geely Emgrand EC7 is equipped with a host of comfort features such as an audio system, AM/FM radio with CD player and MP 3 facility, power windows, 6-way power driver seat adjuster, leather seats, sun roof with jam protection, rear sensors, remote keyless entry and fully automatic air-conditioner.
The Geely Emgrand range is available exclusively with Towell Auto Centre (TAC), and the EC7 sedan has established its credentials as a quality car that is environment friendly, energy efficient and reasonably priced for the taxi segment.
Because of its strengths, it has found favor with the taxi drivers in the country, who have liked its comfort, space, appearance, production techniques, equipment and cost performance apart from the TAC Service network facilities and parts availability.
Paul Valiyaveetil, business head; Passenger & LCV, TAC, said: “The EC7 follows European standards and emulates European quality. Its body has been designed in accordance with the highest European collision standards, can effectively absorb crash energy and disperse it over a wide area, thus greatly reducing cab deformation and better protecting drivers and passengers.”
“Such high levels of active and passive safety features are a boon to the taxi drivers in Oman. In fact, Geely Emgrand EC7 has made history by becoming China’s first proprietary model that participated in the European safety collision test and achieved great success. Safety first is Geely’s core philosophy and EC7 completely emulates it.”
Other advanced safety features include two airbags, ABS + EBD, front and rear fog lights, 3-point pre-tightening safety belts, alloy wheels and a steering locking anti-theft device. Its large boot space and cost-effectiveness also adds to EC7 model’s attractiveness. – TradeArabia News Service