Since last year, the Geely Coolray has been impressing Filipino car buyers with the numbers it is posting in terms of sales. Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the official distributor of Geely in the country, announced that the model managed to keep its place at the top of its respective category in the first quarter of this year.
The Geely Coolray is the Chinese car brand’s entry to the local subcompact crossover segment. It comes with a distinctive exterior styling with touches of sportiness thanks to the optional quad exhaust setup, rear spoiler, and aggressive body shape. Modern styling is incorporated in the interior that looks relatively upscaled for its price range.
Geely Coolray subcompact crossover
From January to March 2021, SGAP managed to sell 744 units of the Geely Coolray, translating to 57 percent of the car brand’s overall sales in Q1 2021. The 7-seater Geely Okavango, on the other hand, registered 521 units sold, 40 percent of SGAP’s sales in the same period.
“The number speak for themselves. We are happy that we continue to maintain and even surpass our own highest record. This is reflective of our collective effort to rise above pandemic challenges,” said SGAP President and CEO Mikihisa Takayama.
The subcompact crossover continues to expand Geely's business in the country
The sales target of the Chinese car brand for this year in the local market is 9,500 units. But with the growing number of COVID-19 cases and the implementation of stricter quarantine restrictions, SGAP acknowledges that it will be difficult to reach its year-end goal.
However, the car brand is still optimistic regardless of the current situation especially in the National Capital Region (NCR) where the cases are rampant. SGAP Sales and Marketing General Manager Froilan Dytianquin shared, “we are still hoping that the situation gets better in the coming months for us to realize this business volume target.”
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Know more about Geely Coolray 2021
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.