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Monday, April 4, 2022

Refreshed 2022 Geely Coolray Arriving At Manila International Auto Show


If a more powerful Coolray isn’t enough to pique your interest, then you’re in luck. Fresh off the boat, Geely Philippines will be previewing the refreshed 2022 Coolray at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).

Not to be mistaken for the 2023 Coolray, the 2022 Coolray gets a new honeycomb grille design that replaces the current “expanding cosmos” one. Along with the grille, the front bumper’s been changed to add a grayed-out portion that gives it more visual heft befitting an SUV. The headlight shape remains the same, but Geely has incorporated a new “welcome sequence” when the vehicle’s unlocked.

Inside, the refreshed Coolray is expected to get a massive 12.3-inch touchscreen which replaces the current 10.25-inch one. Sadly, Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto aren’t on the menu. Geely Philippines hasn’t confirmed the specs, but in China, it’s available with ambient interior lighting that can be made to match the driving mode or the rhythm of the music played. It also has a re-shaped gear selector.


Geely Philippines has confirmed that the refreshed Geely remains the same mechanically. With that, it continues to have a 177-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder mated to a 7-speed wet-type dual clutch.

Interestingly, the Philippines is the first market to receive the refreshed Coolray outside of China, a sign that the Chinese automaker has placed importance on the country.

Since the 2022 Coolray’s MIAS appearance is officially a preview, they will not be releasing spec, trim, or pricing details at the show. Its official market launch will be done a few months after MIAS. Still, expect its pricing though to stay close to the current model’s P 978,000 to P 1,218,000 suggested retail price.


The Manila International Auto Show runs from April 7 to 10, 2022 at the World Trade Center.

8 comments:

  1. favorite car ng ating resident chinese car fanboys dito. they would resort to any means to defend this crap

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    1. Hahaha alangan mamam i-depend namin yung plasticky and underspecs ng mga Japs Fanboy car brand

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    2. Hi Anonymous @5:49pm, president of Anti-China car club, aka former Geely Ph sales agent na nasisante bec of INCOMPETENCE. Lol.

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  2. Geely being so stubborn not putting Android Auto and Apple Carplay on their cars at that price point. (It's just plug and play. No need for a crappy and cumbersome third party screen mirroring app.)


    Seriously SGAP, it's just firmware that you have to pay a little bit of a license, c'mon!

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  3. Maybe geely has a mindset of china vs US dats y they wont put carplay n android auto. Is it d great firewall??? Or jaz too much pride...stubborn indeed

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    1. I don't think that's the case since even their state-owned and/or controlled car companies (like those in SAIC, GAC and Chery) put at least Apple Carplay or Android Auto with their cars destined for overseas. The trade war cannot be used as a reason, unless if those firmwares for smartphone platforms require different chipsets (which, given the chip shortage and also the trade war) but still, for unknown reasons they're adamant on their own (hassle to set up) third party alternatives.

      It's so much convenient to be honest to just plug your phone, and you can play Spotify in car mode, easy.

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  4. CHANGAN CS35 plus is now the champion of Subcompact Crossover. At only 999t fully Loaded tech and features its better than the Geely CoolRay.

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    1. They said it's introductory offer. It is overpriced at SRP.

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