Well, that came a lot sooner than we expected. Earlier this month, we joined Sojitz G Auto Philippines in China to explore its latest venture: reviving the Geely brand in the Philippines. While there, we learned about the first model that would be brought in, the Coolray crossover. Now, we already know how much it will cost.
Sojitz confirms that the top-of-the-line Coolray Sport Line will be priced at P1,198,000, which is slightly lower than the projected P1.2-1.3 million we were told a few weeks ago. Oh, and you can already reserve a unit. Geely is currently holding pre-selling displays at the UP Town Center and Uptown Mall in BGC, where customers can check out the crossover until September. For now, only the Sport Line is available for reservation, with lower-end variants scheduled to follow. As for the official launch? Geely is sticking to its promise of a fourth-quarter debut.
The Coolray is powered by a 1.5-liter turbopetrol three-cylinder engine with 177hp and 255Nm on tap, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The tech goodies on board include a 360-degree-view monitor and an auto park assist feature.
At that price, the Coolray is in the ballpark of the top-spec turbocharged Ford EcoSport. Do you think it will sell well in the Philippines?