Geely Okavango outselling Azkarra shows Filipinos’ love for 7-seaters

Updated Feb 23, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It was introduced in November 2020 only.

Sojitz G Auto Philippines, the official distributor of Geely vehicles in the country, undoubtedly had a good run in the local market last year with the Coolray, Azkarra, and the addition of the 7-seater Okavango. Despite arriving in November 2020 only, the Okavango managed to outsell the Geely Azkarra.

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Geely Philippines managed to sell 197 units of the Geely Okavango last year, seven of which are the base Comfort variant and the rest are the top-spec Urban variant. Perhaps the biggest selling point of the Okavango is its 7-seating configuration that can be availed of at affordable pricing.

Geely Okavango front view

The 7-seater Geely Okavango midsize SUV

The Geely Okavango is a 7-seater midsize crossover SUV that comes with a stylish exterior design and sufficient interior space for the family. It is the only 7-seater entry of Geely in the country that attracted Filipino car buyers with big families to get purchase one.

Both the Comfort and Urban variants of the Okavango is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a 48-volt electric motor, producing a combined power output of 190 hp and 300 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 7-speed wet-type dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

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Interior layout of the Geely Okavango

Ideal for Filipino car buyers thanks to its ample interior space

Meanwhile, Geely Philippines managed to sell 174 units of the Azkarra with 19 Premium variants, and 155 Luxury trims. And as for the Geely’s best-selling unit, the Geely Coolray, the subcompact crossover managed to sell 1,787 units with the top-spec Sport as the top-selling variant with 1,467 units of it sold.

Geely Okavango rear view

Great design finish from front to back

Overall, Geely managed to sell 2,158 units in the local market last year. One can expect that the Chinese car brand will continue to further expand its business network in the country considering its good performance in sales and its consistent inauguration of new dealerships nationwide.

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Geely Okavango

Geely Philippines has been making a statement in the local crossover segment through its Coolray and Azkarra models. Now, Geely PH has expanded its model lineup as it officially enters the tightly contested local seven-seater SUV segment.   Geely’s challenger in the midsize SUV segment is dubbed as Okavango. It is a seven-seater SUV that is set to maintain Geely PH’s positive sales momentum. The name Okavango was derived from North-western Botswana’s vast inland delta, Okavango Delta. In 2014, UNESCO has recognized the Okavango Delta as its 1,000th World Heritage Site. It was also declared as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. The 2021 Geely Okavango is offered in two variants, Comfort and Urban, which are both equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine featuring a 48-volt electric motor. The Okavango has a starting price of Php 1,208,000 for the Comfort variant while the top-spec Urban trim is priced at Php 1,328,000. Geely PH is offering the 2021 Okavango with the following exterior colors: Storm Grey, Porcelain White, Luna Silver, and Marble Black.

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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