If you’re still going out during the pandemic, you’ve probably noticed that there are quite a few Geely Coolrays plying Metro Manila’s streets these days. This isn’t by coincidence, as the subcompact crossover is one of the hottest sellers around.
Just look at the numbers. In the first quarter of 2021, a total of 744 Geely Coolray units were sold by its local distributor, Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP). That isn’t just a good figure given the current economic climate—it actually makes the vehicle the best-selling subcompact crossover for 2021 so far.
Yes, it’s safe to say Geely is doing a fine job erasing old stereotypes thanks to the Coolray. The vehicle’s steady sales are helping the brand maintain its number nine sales position among all local car manufacturers.
The Coolray accounted for 57% of Geely’s first-quarter sales, followed by the Okavango with 40% (521 units). SGAP’s 1,313 total units sold this quarter is a 345% increase from the 295 units sold over the same period in 2020. March 2021 was, in particular, a high point for SGAP, as the company managed to move 533 units—the company’s highest monthly sales total yet.
“The numbers 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,” SGAP president and CEO Mikihisa Takayama said in a statement.
SGAP hopes to sell around 9,500 Geely units in 2021. It’s a tall task given the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, but given the Coolray’s strong performance, we wouldn’t be surprised to see that target met. Have you considered checking this car out?