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I stopped by Motores Japoneses yesterday in Plaza Felipe Rodriguez specifically to look at a new line of cars that they are carrying.
Motores Japoneses is the selling arm of Suzuki in Panama. A few months ago they started selling the Great Wall and JAC products from China.
I spent the last few days researching the Great Wall on the Internet. This is a company that is on the move and they are putting money into their products to make them a world product.
While Motores Japoneses sells the vehicles, Felipe Rodiguez does the service in David and provides the showroom.
My focus on this visit was to take a look at the Chinese products, but I did take this photo of a new Suzuki that had just come in. Motores Japoneses carries a large selection of the Suzuki models.
Following are photos of the Great Wall pickup. The pickup has an Isuzu motor.
Here are some photos of the Great Wall Haval H5 SUV.
The Haval H5 uses a Mitsubishi Diesel engine. I was pretty impressed with the interior. It has an all leather and all the bells and whistles. The radio even had bluetooth to connect with your phone.
Here is a photo of the JAC car. The interior was also impressive on this car.
Here is the Great Wall Panama dealer website. http://greatwallpanama.com
Here is the Panama JAC website. http://jacpanama.com
Here is a review of the H5 in 2012. While it doesn’t get an outstanding review, it does get a respectable review.
The Chinese seem to be where the Japanese were 40 years ago and the Koreans were 20 years ago. The Chinese have proven they can build quality products,
I have seen Chinese cars and pickups being driven in David before, but this is the first time I have seen them in an actual dealership.
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