Friday, October 16, 2020

Geely PH is Bringing in Its 7-Seater SUV as the 2021 Okavango

Well, we didn’t have to wait very long. After its global debut as the Geely Haoyue, Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) is confirming its arrival to the Philippine market with a brand-new name: the 2021 Geely Okavango.

It sounds like a mouthful, but the name Okavango was derived from the Northwestern Botswana’s vast inland delta, Okavango Delta. In 2014, UNESCO has recognized the Okavango Delta as its 1,000th World Heritage Site. It was also declared as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa.

For Geely, the Okavango is the coming together of the best features of an SUV and an MPV into a single 7-seater crossover. SGAP President & CEO Mikihisa Takayama said, “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.”

“We are definitely giving our customers a luxurious, uncompromising, and ‘Wonderfully Distinct’ ride”, Takayama added. For the Philippine market, the 2021 Geely Okavango is confirmed to have the following features:
  • Versatile Space – Its vast interior space has a total of 19-seat configurations, 42 storage nooks, and compartments including a double-layer console. All adults can seat comfortably in all three rows.
  • High Technology – It has a three-zone air conditioning that will give passengers independent AC controls in the driver, front passenger, and rear passenger seats, 360-degree panoramic camera with a best-in-class guidance system and dynamic auxiliary lines. It also has 3 driving modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport.
  • Power – It is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine matched to a 7-speed wet-type dual clutch transmission. And thanks to the 48V-EMS (also found in the Azkarra), the Okavango boasts of a maximum power of 190 horsepower and a maximum torque of 300 Nm. 
  • Safety – The Okavango is equipped with 6 SRS airbags, overspeed warning, electronic stability control, hill start assist, central locking with speed-sensing auto lock, and hill descent control.
  • Design – From its muscular aesthetic design, the aerodynamic streamlining on the exterior, up to the modern, wide, and comfortable interior, surely, the Okavango was built for a first-class and uncompromised experience. 

SGAP will start pre-sales of the 2021 Geely Okavango from October 17. And as an incentive for those who will reserve early, significant savings of as much as P 90,000 will be provided. On top of this pre-order savings, SGAP will also pour in a worry-free ownership with a 3-year periodic maintenance package which includes oil, parts and labor only to those who will reserve and purchase during the pre-selling period.


  1. Okavango has at least 2 motor offered a 1.8L and 1.5L So is the 190hp, 300nm from a 1.8L or 1.5L? Also is the 1.5L a 3 cyl or 4cyl?

    1. It's the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder shared with the Azkarra.

  2. Is it really 4wd? one youtuber says so.. ty

    1. Again, if it's the same as the Azkarra, then yes it'll have AWD.

  3. Sa mga critic ng china cars, i hears francisco motors has resurrected their jeepney production, and they are accpetin pre orders, help local brand improve quality by criticing it day ang night like you do with china brands.


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