A glimpse of Geely’s new 7-seater crossover

Published November 13, 2020, 1:49 PM

by Inigo Roces

Geely Okavango SUV

Geely Philippines will be expanding their lineup with yet another SUV. Hinted by its distributor, Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) as being “Wonderfully Distinct,” the new 7-seater crossover will soon make its mark in this competitive segment of the Philippine automotive industry on November 19, 2020.

The new SUV, called Okavango, is named after North-western Botswana’s vast inland delta, the Okavango Delta. In 2014, UNESCO recognized the Okavango Delta as its 1,000th World Heritage Site. It was also declared as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa.

In the same way the delta brings together large bodies of water, the Geely Okavango will bring together the best features of an SUV and an MPV into a single seven-seater crossover.

“The Okavango is definitely a game changer for both the SUV and MPV segments – exquisite and well thought off in terms of design, space, and technology,” said SGAP President & CEO Mikihisa Takayama. “We are definitely giving our customers a luxurious, uncompromising, and ‘Wonderfully Distinct’ ride.”

The Okavanga features a muscular aesthetic design, with an exterior with aerodynamic streamlining. These help create its modern, wide, and comfortable interior built for a first-class and uncompromised experience.

Among its features is vast interior space with a total of 19 possible seat configurations. It has 42 storage nooks and compartments, including a double-layer console.

It has a three-zone air conditioning system giving passengers independent AC controls for the driver, front passenger, and rear passenger seats. It comes with a 360-degree panoramic camera with a best-in-class guidance system and dynamic auxiliary lines. It also has three driving modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport, tor further customize the driving experience.

Propelling it is a 1.5-liter turbo engine jointly developed by Geely and Volvo, matched to a seven-speed wet-type dual clutch transmission. It also has Dual Variable-Valve Timing (DVVT) for the perfect balance of power optimization and fuel efficiency. Thanks to the 48V-EMS, the Okavango boasts of a maximum power of 190 Hp and a maximum torque of 300 Nm.

The Okavango is equipped with six SRS airbags, overspeed warning, electronic stability control, hill start assist, central locking with speed-sensing auto lock, and hill descent control.

SGAP is already conducting pre-sales of the Geely Okavango. As an incentive for those who reserve early, significant savings of as much as P90,000 will be provided.  On top of this pre-order savings, SGAP will also pour in a worry-free ownership with a three-year periodic maintenance package which includes oil, parts and labor only to those who will reserve and purchase during the pre-selling period.  

Contact your nearest Geely dealerships to ask about how to pre-order the Geely Okavango.