Launched in September 2019, the Geely Coolray was introduced with three variants: the Comfort Turbo, the Premium Turbo, and the Sport Turbo. These came out in three different price points with differentiating features. At launch, the Coolray was priced starting at Php 978,000 for the entry-level Comfort Tubo variant, up to Php 1,198,000 for the top-of-the-line Sport Turbo variant.
All variants of the Geely Coolray come with projector-type headlamps. The Comfort and Premium variants sport halogen bulbs while the Sport variant carries full LED headlights. The car’s exterior styling leans towards the sporty, athletic look that appeals to a younger market. A two-tone design is also available for the Premium and Sport variants.
Wheels and tires differ among variants. The Coolray Comfort Turbo rides on 215/60/R17 wheels and tires, while the Coolray Premium Turbo and Coolray Sport Turbo variants are on 225/55/R18. All wheels are decked in dual-color turbine styling.
The Coolray’s interior is sleek and modern with clean details. Car seats are clad in black leather with red stitching. The dashboard is primarily black with red accents to match the rest of the interiors. Paddle shifters behind the steering wheel can be used to shift gears manually and its shifter is designed with an easy grip handle for added convenience. A special feature that comes with the Sport Turbo variant is a 7-inch LCD instrument panel.
Technology & Safety Features
The Geely Coolray top-of-the-line Sport variant features a 360-degree panoramic camera and a 10.25-inch infotainment system hooked up with a GKUI smart Ecosystem. Meanwhile, all variants come with the G-Pilot technology originally developed by Geely as their own brand of autonomous driving technology. The system was primarily created for automated parking, decked with sensors and cameras around the vehicle to give the driver a full view when signal lights activate. This additional technology further adds to the safety experience of the Coolray.
Platform & Chassis
The 5-door SUV compact crossover is powered by a 1.5L Turbocharged Inline-3 gasoline engine with a power output of 177 hp and 255 Nm of torque. A 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission is connected to the turbo gasoline engine.
The Coolray rides on Geely Auto’s high-end technology platform which is the B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA). It is the top-performing platform used on the brand’s mid-level range product line. The model is also on McPherson independent suspension in front and a torsion beam rear suspension. Additionally, the Coolray sports an electronic parking brake with an auto brake hold complementing the disc brakes.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Geely Coolray’s turbocharged gasoline engine produces a notable power output rating. The engine across all variants is a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline with a power output of 177 hp and 255 Nm of torque. The drive comes in three modes: eco, comfort, and sport. The comfort mode provides the needed boost at 1,000 RPM while the sport mode shifts at a higher RPM and holds longer, which makes it best for accelerated drives. In tighter streets, the light steering feel and the 360-degree camera come in handy to ease the difficulty of maneuvering.