Cuba Car Rental | Introduction of new cut price Geely Panda

Car Rental Cuba Geely Panda

In time for the summer 2014 Cuba Car Rental season, the Geely Panda enters the fray as Cuba’s cheapest Cuba car rental offer. Powered by a frugal 900 cc gas engine, the car offers 5 seats and is available in the economy segment of Cuban car rental categories. The version of the Geely Panda offered in Cuba offers updated air-conditioning which in Geely speak is called the “tropical pack” along with upgraded cooling system and bigger brakes. The car available on Cuban roads is therefore heavily modified for the car rental market in Cuba.

Available from $31 USD per day, it provides an excellent and above all CHEAP way of getting around and much less expensive than other economic cars in Cuba.

The Geely Panda is a Chinese developed and manufactured compact which was awarded a 5-star rating in crash tests and is subsequently the safest Chinese hatchback as of 2014. The Geely Panda was able to achieve the above results despite a development process that relied more on computer simulations than actual crash tests.

The Geely Panda will soon be manufactured at the new Geely plant in Cuba and as such will be a locally produced vehicle which should see Car rental rates on Geely models plummet in the future.

Havanautos loaned us a Geely Panda for 3 hours in June 2014 prior to its official Car Rental launch. With just three hours we were able to head out to Havana’s Playa del Este eastern beaches and drive through the picturesque coastal town of Guanabo at low speeds before returning on the highway back to Havana. The Geely Panda faired very well in this short road test, the space inside belies its minute size and it’s easily big enough for short trips with 3 adults. The ride was exemplary and the car feels well made.

For now though, the Geely Panda is Cuba’s cheap car rental offer and arrives just in time for the summer car rental season in Cuba. To Rent the Geely Panda in Cuba, use the official link to Havanautos Cuba above.