Even in Malaysia, Geely Coolray’s counterpart is selling like hotcakes

Updated Dec 03, 2020 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

The Coolray is on a roll and shows no signs of slowing down.

The Geely Coolray has been making strides in terms of establishing itself in the Philippine subcompact crossover segment. Since its launch in the local market in September 2019, the Coolray has been performing well in terms of unit sales. One could even argue that it has disrupted the subcompact crossover game in the Philippines.  

2020 Geely Coolray front quarter shot

The Geely Coolray is having a good run in the Philippine market

To prove that point, the Geely Coolray is the top-selling subcompact crossover in the country in October 2020 with 205 units sold. Aside from its sales performance in October 2020, the Coolray has posted notable sales throughout this year. In June 2020, it has posted 154 units sold, which is more than the combined sales of four car companies combines. Then, a month after, the Coolray smashed its own sales numbers as it posted 263 unit sales in July 2020. 

Indeed, it’s evident that the Geely Coolray is making a statement of its own in the Philippine automotive market. However, the said subcompact crossover has also been stealing the hearts of car buyers in another market in the ASEAN region. Dubbed as Proton X50, a rebadged Geely Coolray, is selling like hotcakes in the Malaysian market. 

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PROTON X50 Product Video

Proton reported a total unit sales of 11,411 in November 2020. From the said total sales, the X50 posted 1,756 units placing itself as the fourth top-selling vehicle in Proton’s model lineup. But the interesting bit here is that the X50 was just recently launched in Malaysia on October 27, 2020.

During the remaining days of October, Proton said that the X50 still managed to post 447 unit sales. As such, the overall sales of the X50 from October to November 2020 tallies at 2,203 units sold.  

2021 Proton X50 front quarter shot

The 2021 Proton X50

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Of note, the Proton X50 got a five-star safety rating from the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The X50’s advanced driver assistance system is one of the factors why it bagged a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating.

It includes features such as lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning, which are not available in the Philippine spec Geely Coolray.  

Overall, the sales figures show that the Geely Coolray is doing good in the Philippine market as well as in Malaysia. However, aside from the positive sales performance of the said subcompact crossover, the Coolray helped a lot in rubbing out the stigma towards Chinese cars.   

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Geely Coolray

The Geely Coolray is a subcompact crossover that recently entered the Philippine automotive 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.

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Martin Aguilar

Martin Aguilar


Martin is the Content Editor of Philkotse. His love for cars first started when he got a remote-controlled toy as a birthday present. Then, Martin’s interest in cars was further developed through his family’s humble collection of Japanese cars.

Martin started his writing career as an editorial assistant and writer for various magazines under ABS-CBN Publishing. Before joining Philkotse, Martin was a writer for Autoindustriya then shifted gears in 2017 to become the editor for AutoDeal.

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