Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) has announced that all Geely vehicles that will roll out on all of its dealers, namely the Coolray and soon the all new Azkarra are already equipped with high efficiency filtration system featuring CN95 air cabin filters.
The CN95 cabin filters have high filtration efficiency for airborne microbial and inert particles. It blocks at least 95 percent of very small particles.
This means that the Coolray and Azkarra are able to effectively filter out dust, harmful gases, particulate matter (PM) 2.5 particles, droplets with diameters larger than .74 microns which are often attached to corona viruses.
Geely said that it invested around $53 million on this new development. Beyond the automotive industry’s development direction built around electrification, connectivity, intelligence, and shared mobility, Geely said that it has committed itself in developing automobiles that help protect the health of drivers and passengers. This will become one of Geely Auto key long-term development objectives.
In China, Geely was the first Chinese auto manufacturer to have this type of air purification system in its vehicles as certified by German T Ü V Rheinland Group. This move sets a new precedent in the development of safety technologies that goes beyond developing leading crash test results and moves into new dimensions of passenger safety, which includes driver health and well-being.
SGAP president & CEO Mikihisa Takayama said that the introduction of Geely vehicles with higher efficiency cabin filtration system is just very relevant amid the pandemic.
“We want to give our valued customers a better quality of life by producing healthier products. This could give more security to our consumers as we slowly drive our way and adjust to the ‘new normal’ after the Enhanced Community Quarantine,” Takayama said.
“Current Coolray owners also don’t have to worry, as we are going to upgrade their cars with this CN95 filters free of charge. They just have to call our dealer for an appointment after the ECQ is lifted,” Takayama added.