2022 Geely Emgrand joins PH sedan market with P798K starting price 

Updated Mar 23, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It offers a lot considering its starting price.

Geely Philippines has finally entered the local subcompact sedan market. Its entry to the tightly contested segment is the Geely Emgrand, which like its competitors, is a five-seater, four-door, front-engine, front-wheel-drive model. 

 2022 Geely Emgrand Philkotse Quick Look

So what is the Geely Emgrand offering to prospective sedan buyers? To answer that, let’s take a closer look at Geely’s sedan.

Exterior 

When it comes to size, the 2022 Geely Emgrand is 4,638mm long, 1,822mm wide, and 1,460mm in height. Its wheelbase then stretches to 2,650mm, and it offers a ground clearance of 122mm. That said, it is far larger than the Toyota Vios and the Nissan Almera. Its length even puts it on par with the Toyota Corolla Altis. It is even wider than the said model. 

A picture of the rear of the Geely Emgrand.

The Emgrand from the side

Style-wise, the Emgrand assumes a quiet but elegant exterior design. It does have some angularity to its lower front bumper, but the grille, the side, and the rear can be described as graceful. 

For exterior features, the Emgrand’s Comfort and Premium trims come standard with automatic LED headlamps and LED daytime running lamps. The top-spec premium then gets the addition of power-folding side mirrors. 

A picture of the rear of the Geely Emgrand

A view of the Emgrand's rear end

The Emgrand then rides on a set of 17-inch wheels, wrapped with 205/50R17 tires. Last but not the least, the top-spec Premium also features a sunroof. This makes the Emgrand one of the most affordable sedans in the local market with such a feature. The Emgrand's trunk can also open automatically when you stand beside the vehicle for about three seconds; provided that the key fob is inside your pocket.  

The 2022 Geely Emgrand is available in the following colors: Red, Proud Teal, Dark Blue, Gold, Gray, and White. Geely PH added that it plans to sell 3,000 Emgrand units this year. 

Interior 

Inside, the Emgrand can comfortably seat up to five occupants. Everyone inside is then kept cool by an electric air-conditioning system with what Geely calls Intelligent Interactive System. The said AC system also comes with rear vents. 

A picture of the Geely Emgrand's interior highlighting the dashboard and steering wheel

The Emgrand's cockpit

As for its seats, the top-spec Premium trim gets leatherette and suede. The white-and-blue interior color is also exclusive for the Premium variant as well as the six-way power-adjustable driver's seat. The Comfort trim meanwhile comes with fabric seats.

Furthermore, this Geely model’s rear seats come with a 60:40 split-fold function. Both trims also have cruise control. 

Tech & Safety 

To keep its occupants safe, the 2022 Geely Emgrand comes standard with speed-sensing door locks, tire pressure monitoring, traction control, stability control, and anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution.  

A picture of the interior of the Geely Emgrand

The Emgrand's interior with the sunroof in view

While the Comfort trim has front airbags, the Premium variant also gets front row side airbags and side curtain airbags.  

Other safety features that are standard on Geely’s new sedan include hill-start assist, rear parking sensors, and a reverse camera. 

For entertainment, the Emgrand is kitted out with an eight-inch touchscreen headunit. This system features a wireless smartphone mirroring system. The Premium trim then gets a six-piece speaker set, while the Comfort variant gets four speakers. 

A picture of the Geely Emgrand's touchscreen

A closer look at the Emgrand's touchscreen headunit

Engine & Performance 

Under the hood of the Philippine-spec Geely Emgrand is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). At the most, this powertrain can deliver up to 102 horsepower and 142 Nm to the car’s front wheels. 

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Of note, the Emgrand uses Geely’s B-segment Modular Architecture (BMA). It shares this with the Geely Coolray. Like the said model, the new sedan also uses a MacPherson strut for the front and a torsion beam suspension for the rear. 

A picture of the Geely Emgrand's engine bay.

The Emgrand's 1.5-liter inline-4 DOHC, D-CVVT gasoline engine

Braking is then handled by disc brakes for all four wheels, and it also uses an electronic parking brake with auto brake hold function. 

Price 

Geely Emgrand Variants 

Price 

Emgrand Comfort 1.5 CVT 

Php 798,000 

Emgrand Premium 1.5 CVt 

Php 908,000 

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Know more about Geely Emgrand 2022

Geely Emgrand

The Geely Emgrand is a five-seater subcompact sedan. For those unaware, this model is now in its fourth-generation, and its first-gen model was initially launched way back in 2010.  

Locally, the Emgrand has three variants. The entry-level Emgrand S which is priced at Php 753,000, the mid-spec Emgrand Comfort priced at Php 945,000, and the top-spec Premium which retails at Php 999,000.

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Emgrand uses a 1.5-liter engine capable of making up to 102 horsepower and 142 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a continuously variable transmission. Power is sent to its front wheels.

The Geely Emgrand sedan competes against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Suzuki Ciaz, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Honda City, Mg 5, Nissan Almera, Changan Alsvin, among others. 

₱ 753,000 - ₱ 999,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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