After its introduction in the Chinese market, the Geely Binyue Pro, also known as the Geely Coolray, surprisingly, is getting a new engine choice. And instead of another inline-3, this time it’s a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline inline-4.
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According to media sources in China, the Binyue Pro/Coolray was given a 1.4-liter inline-4 mill in order for Geely to meet stringent CN and Euro-6 emission standards. With the said engine, they could also push the model’s limits in terms of fuel economy.
When released, the 1.4-liter mill will be sitting between the 1.0-liter and the 1.5-liter inline-3 engines. Currently, only the latter is available in the Philippine-spec Coolray.
The 1.4-liter Inline-4 Specs
With regards to 2020 Geely Coolaray power, the Euro-6 compliant engine has two tunes. The first one makes 130 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 215 Nm of torque at 2,000 to 4,000 rpm.
The second one makes 138 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 235 Nm of torque at 1,600 to 4,000 rpm. With these figures, the Binyue Pro can reach speeds of up to 185 km/h.
We're hoping that the Philippine market will get the inline-4 version of the Coolray
In contrast to the automatic-only variants here in the Philippines and many regions in Southeast Asia, this 1.4-liter turbo Binyue Pro/Coolray can either come with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.
Other 2020 Coolray Features
Apart from the new engine, the all-new Binyue Pro, at least for the Chinese version, also has the 10-inch floating touchscreen, the plush two-tone upholstery, the N95 rated cabin air filtration system, and the advanced driver-assist systems.
There are some new stuff inside the 2020 Coolray but the interior design remains just about the same
How about the Philippines?
Currently, all variants of the Geely Coolray only have the 1.5-liter three-cylinder available for the Philippine market. The local-spec Coolray’s three-banger is powerful, efficient and all that jazz, but you know us Pinoys, we’re really used to inline-4 engines.
We can even venture out to say that four-bangers are the most popular engine configuration in the country right now, as such, some will have apprehensions when it comes to an inline-3.
The cherry on top, however, is the new six-speed manual. Sure, the wet-type automatic dual-clutch aboard the current Coolray is fine, but a manual might be loads of fun too.
So yes, an inline-4 Coolray with a five speed manual would be fantastic
As such, we’re really hoping that the 1.4 liter inline-4 turbo and the six-speed manual Coolray will get a release here in the Philippines to further strengthen its lineup.
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Know more about Geely Coolray 2021
The Coolray is a subcompact crossover that marked the return of Chinese automotive juggernaut Geely to the Philippine market. This model comes in three variants which are the Comfort Turbo, the Premium Turbo, and the Sport Turbo. Physically, all variants are the same size at 4,300 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, and 1,609 mm tall. 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. It also features LED daytime running lights and headlights for the top-of-the-line Sport variant. The Coolray’s cabin is decked in black and accented with red design details on the dashboard and the seats. It also comes with 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment that sits at the center of the car. For additional safety and convenience, the Geely Coolray has a park assist feature and a 360-degree camera view.
Cesar G.B. Miguel