Geely Coolray

Geely Coolray Car News in the Philippines

  • Owners' sentiments: Is the Geely Coolray still worth it in 2023?

    The Geely Coolray initially debuted in 2019 and shook the Philippine car industry thanks to its affordable pricing, powerful engine, and extensive features. It quickly became a hot topic as many rushed to buy the crossover and experience a new generation of Chinese vehicles. While some buyers hesitated to try the crossover, glowing reviews from owners and media outlets converted some of them to try it out. This raises the question, with so many new entries into the subcompact crossover segment,

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Jun 1, 2023

  • EXCLUSIVE: The story behind the 15-second Geely Coolray drag racer

    At Clark International Speedway, Car #150 and Car #214 line up behind the starting tree of the National Drag Racing Championship Series (NDRC). Car #214 is much like many other drag cars in the Philippines – a ‘90s Honda Civic ESi with a ram-air intake. Its silver trumpet sticks out of the right headlight like a monocle. Car #150 is rather different – it has a bulky, gray hatchback body and a turbocharged inline-3 engine. The lights descend the tree. Yellow, yellow, yellow, green! The Civic take

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    May 31, 2023

  • Do you really need a turbocharged daily driver?

    Back when I was a kid, having a turbocharger meant you had a car with plenty of grunt. These were the days of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5, the GC8 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R and even the 993 Porsche 911 Turbo – all high-performance machines that used forced induction to make their magic happen. Nowadays, turbos are popping up even in subcompact sedans like the Honda Civic supposedly in the name of better efficiency and higher fuel economy. But owning a turbocharged

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    May 30, 2023

  • Why the hate? 4 reasons some Filipinos look down on Chinese cars

    A decade ago, if you told us that Chinese car brands would be among the top 10 sellers in the Philippines, we’d tell you to get lost. But the latest data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. has proven just that – Geely and Foton were 9th and 10th, respectively, in terms of units sold locally in 2022. This is all the more notable given that Geely only started operations locally in September 2019, while Foton had been notorious for producing cheap but questionable-

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    May 26, 2023

  • A look into the Jaecoo 7 - A future Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester rival

    Jaecoo is an upcoming automotive brand to enter the Philippine market in 2023. It will launch with its sister brand Omoda to bring a new generation of Chinese vehicles into the market. Both Jaecoo and Omoda are sub-brands of Chery, albeit with different market positioning and design languages. Also Read: Omoda to bring sister brand Jaecoo with it, to launch late 2023 Jaecoo is set to bring in the Jaecoo 7, a 5-seater crossover that brings the performance of an SUV while boasting the technology a

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    May 12, 2023

  • Geely Philippines opens first dealer in La Union

    Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation, the official distributor of Geely in the Philippines, further expands its dealership network by opening its 36th facility. The automaker has opened a new dealership in Rosario, La Union, officially marking the brand's presence in the province. It is also the company's first new dealer in 2023. The new facility will also reinforce Geely’s presence in the Ilocos region in addition to Geely Dagupan. Geely La Union sits on a 1,327-square-meter outlet that can f

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Mar 30, 2023

  • SPEC SHOWDOWN: 2023 Jetour Dashing vs. 2023 Geely Coolray Sport SE

    Whatever your opinion may be of the Geely Coolray, you can’t deny that it made huge waves when it showed up on our roads in 2019. It not only put Geely on the map as a Chinese car brand with actual street cred, but it turned the then-rather-boring subcompact crossover segment into a market where everyone had to be. Jetour, a subsidiary of the Chery Holding Group, is aiming to do the same thing with the Dashing crossover, which wades into battle with heaps of style and tech never before seen in c

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Mar 28, 2023

  • FULL REVIEW: Geely Okavango Urban Plus -- The 7-seat SUV reimagined and refined

    Disclaimer: Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation, the official importer and distributor of Geely in the Philippines, very kindly lent us a 2022 Geely Okavango Urban Plus for one week. It came with a full tank of gas and RFID cards with load. AutoFun Philippines paid for additional fuel, toll fees and a car wash. Being a race organizer and a race instructor is exhausting. Case in point, when the Philippine Autocross Championship Series (PACS) held its Danny Santiago’s “Track All You Want” event

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Mar 22, 2023

  • Geely’s new 1.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine registers 44.26% thermal efficiency

    Geely has officially started producing its new 1.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid gasoline engine that boasts 44.26% thermal efficiency. Thermal efficiency is the energy an engine can extract from its fuel source. A regular internal combustion engine (ICE) has about 20% to 30% thermal efficiency, though some automakers such as Hyundai, Toyota, and GAC motors have registered higher figures well into the 40% range. For comparison, a current Formula 1 power unit registers 52% efficiency while a battery el

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Feb 25, 2023

  • FULL REVIEW: Geely Coolray Sport SE -- Is it still worth the hype?

    Disclaimer: Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation, the official importer and distributor of Geely in the Philippines, kindly lent me a 2022 Geely Coolray Sport SE for one week. AutoFun Philippines paid for all the fuel, toll fees, and a car wash. As I write this, I made the most startling realization – it has been more than 11 years since I graduated from high school. This is particularly apparent because, earlier in the day, I had a delicious lunch with my batchmate, who is currently an intern

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    Feb 16, 2023

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