A few months after Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) launched the new Okavango here in our market, Geely’s local distributor is now introducing a new variant of its seven-seater SUV: the new Okavango Urban Plus.
New Features on the Okavango Urban Plus
What’s new with it? Well, it’s got a new 60-inch panoramic sunroof. Said sunroof has a three-layer shading material in case the weather gets too hot, and a rainfall sensor with an automatic shutdown function in case of a sudden downpour. Both features should be pretty nifty.
This new variant also gets new Adaptive Drive Beam LED headlights with self-adjusting high and low beams and an automatic leveler. The lighting system itself is adaptive, too, meaning it’ll move accordingly as you steer the wheel.
Another new addition to this Okavango variant, which now sits at the top of the model range, is the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel that also displays radio, music, and other multimedia information.
Engine details and pricing
No changes have been made under the hood. The Okavango Urban Plus retains the mild-hybrid setup made up of a 1.5-liter turbopetrol three-cylinder engine and the 48V Electric Motor Synergy system; in total, the powertrain generates 190hp and 300Nm of torque. This is still mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that sends power to the front wheels.
As for its pricing, this new top-spec Okavango comes with a P1,478,000 price tag, which is P150,000 higher than the previously range-topping Urban variant’s asking price.
“For SGAP, it will all be about moving forward and cautiously beefing up the game this year,” said SGAP executive vice president Yosuke Nishi. “We will further reinforce our product lineup for this year starting with the introduction of the Okavango Urban Plus variant and a few more updates and another model in the second half of the year.”
Your thoughts on this new Okavango, readers?