The Okavango from Geely is a strange animal, and that’s not even mentioning the unusual name. Its massive size relative to the Chinese carmaker’s other local releases so far makes it straddle two different segments (MPV slash crossover), which can be a little confusing to the casual observer.
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What’s crystal clear, however, is how the Okavango sends the message that Geely is upping its game. After all, it’s the third model to carry the 1.5L 3-cylinder turbo (among other features) first seen on the Coolray, and the second to feature 48-volt mild hybrid technology that premiered on the Azkarra.
But rather than simply inheriting the virtues of its siblings, the Geely Okavango brings something it can truly call its own: three-row seating. While most models in its class offer a 60/40 split-fold bench behind the front seats with just token space for a third occupant, the Okavango’s true 33/33/33 individual accommodations befitting its 1900mm width puts them all to shame.
Curious as to which of the Okavango’s three trim levels is right for you? We break down the details here.
Geely Okavango Comfort
Even the starter Okavango variant is decently loaded with kit. Exterior lighting comprises LEDs on the headlamps, daytime running lights, and foglamps.
Aluminum alloy wheels at 17 inches mark the corners, while the cabin has room for either seven occupants or an astounding 2,050 liters of cargo. Safety equipment is more than adequate, with dual airbags and rear camera accompanying electronic stability control, hill-start assist, and remote engine start.
The Okavango's size is certainly imposing
With a retail price of Php 1,208,000, the Okavango Comfort can be yours for 36 monthly installments of Php 33,785, with a downpayment of 20 percent or Php 241,600. A bigger deposit of 40 percent or Php 483,200 combined with a longer 48-month payment term means you only need to set aside Php 17,472.
Geely Okavango Urban
The midrange trim come standard with automatic headlamp control, roof rails, power-folding side mirrors, and an electronic liftgate. Drivers face a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster Occupants get to settle down on leather upholstery while enjoying the sounds of the 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen coming from an 8-speaker array. Blind spots are a thing of the past with the 360-degree view camera, while adding four more airbags.
Up to seven passengers will appreciate the Okavango's generous interior space
The Urban has a sticker price of Php 1,328,000. For a downpayment of 30 percent or Php 398,400, a 36-month payment term entails regular payments of Php 32,499. Stretching it to 48 months lowers the number to Php 26,155, while a 50 percent downpayment or Php 664,000 and a 60-month contract will cost only Php 18,682 monthly.
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Geely Okavango Urban Plus
As the flagship Okavango trim, the Urban Plus packs the most toys, starting with ADB Matrix LED headlamps and 18-inch two-tone aluminum alloy wheels. Front seats feature power adjustment, while a rain-sensing panoramic sunroof with anti-pinch practically spans the length of the ceiling. The instrument panel beyond the D-shaped steering wheel gets upgraded to a 12.3-inch full digital display.
The folded seats combined with the sunroof give an airy feeling
The asking price for the Urban Plus amounts to Php 1,478,000, payable in 36 installments of Php 41,337 a month with a 20 percent downpayment or Php 295,600. Increasing the initial fee to 30 percent or Php 443,400 and stretching the contract to a 60-month term means paying only Php 24,940.
As always, keep in mind that these are estimated figures, exclusive of other relevant costs such as fuel, maintenance, insurance, and registration. You can get more accurate computations when you visit your nearest Geely dealer.
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Know more about Geely Okavango 2023
The Geely Okavango 2023 is the first seven-seater from Geely Philippines for the Philippine market, which also makes it the biggest model in the lineup so far. Its quirky name was taken from the Okavango Delta, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and the 1,000th World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. Despite its unibody platform, Geely’s third model for Filipino customers is actually longer and wider than mainstream contenders in the truck-based midsize SUV category, measuring 4,835mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,785mm high. Ground clearance, however, is at a rather low 194mm.
The Geely Okavango’s price Philippines ranges from Php 1,503,000 for the base Comfort variant to Php 1,765,000 for the range-topping Urban Plus. Rivals in its segment include the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Nissan Terra, Isuzu D-Max, and Ford Ranger.
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