Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) has launched a new variant for the Geely Okavango, the Urban Plus as its Coolray tops sales numbers and scoops major awards.
Geely new Okavango variant
Dubbed as “Wonderfully Distinct Even More”, the Okavango Urban Plus was unveiled during a Chinese New Year Media lunch on Wednesday. This is SGAP’s first physical media event since the pandemic broke out early last year.
Just like the Urban variant, the Okavango Urban Plus has a 1.5L Turbo engine, vast interior where adults can seat comfortably in all three rows, 19-seat configurations, 42 storage nooks and compartments, double-layer console, triple-zone airconditioning system equipped with CN95 filter. But what makes the Urban Plus “Wonderfully Distinct Even More” are these additional features:
- 60-inch Panoramic Sunroof
- 3-layer shading materials to fully block the sun rays
- Rainfall sensor with automatic shutdown function
- ADB (Adaptive Drive Beam) Matrix LED Headlamps
- 4 lighting modes
- Self-adjusting high and low beams
- Adaptive Front Lighting System (Steering Linkage)
- Automatic Headlight Leveler
- 3” Digital Instrument Panel
- With music, radio, and other multimedia functions
The Okavango Urban Plus is Geely’s latest offering to the market this year.
“For SGAP, it will all be about moving forward and cautiously beefing up the game this year. We will further reinforce our product line up 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,” SGAP Executive Vice President Yosuke Nishi said as he addressed the media during an exclusive Chinese New Year Media Lunch with only select media friends.
The Okavango Urban Plus is priced at P1,478,000.00.
Coolray tops 5-Seater subcompact SUV market in 2020
At the same close-knit Chinese New Year Media Lunch, Takayam reported that based on the January 2021 report released by CAMPI and AVID, Geely once again emerged as the best-selling among the 5-seater subcompact crossovers in December last year.
This is the 4th month Geely has bagged this top-seller badge in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic.
“We have surprisingly rebounded to deliver our sales targets in most of the months last year. The Coolray became a top-seller among the 5-seater subcompact crossovers for 4 months in 2020. And after selling a total of 2,158 units last year, we landed on CAMPI and AVID’s top 10 spot for passenger vehicles in terms of sales,” Takayama told the select group of motoring media.
Of the 2,158 units sold last year, 24 percent of the total 2020 sales were generated last December. This was SGAP’s highest recorded sales in 2020 with 520 units sold.
The Geely Coolray first landed on the number 1 spot among the 5-seater subcompact crossovers in the country in June 2020 with 154 units sold then maintained its ranking in the month of July with 263 units sold. 3 months after, Geely regained its top-seller title in October last year.
Geely has a lot of reasons to start 2021 with high hopes
Last year, Geely Philippines has received awards and recognitions from the most credible auto news sites in the country:
- C! Magazine
- Best Subcompact Crossover (Coolray)
- Best Compact Crossover (Azkarra)
- Auto Focus
- Best Value for Money Subcompact Crossover
- 2020 Autoindustriya.com Editors’ Pick
- Car Guide
- Top 5 Picks for 2020 (Top 2)
Geely has a lot of reasons to start 2021 with high hopes.
“As we adapt to the drastic changes this pandemic has brought us, Geely Philippines is facing 2021 more aggressively in promoting its core models like the Coolray and Okavango. We are seeing that majority of our sales for this year will be coming from these models,” SGAP Executive Vice President Yosuke Nishi said.
“In terms of network expansion, we are eyeing to open more than 20 more dealerships this year. 8 outlets in the first half of the year and the rest by the second half,” Nishi added.