We're just a few weeks away before Geely Philippines officially launches the 2021 Okavango. We already got a close-up look at the 7-seater crossover last week and from what we saw, it has a lot of potential especially with its prices. Now, we finally have all the specs and variants available even before Geely’s biggest model officially debuts in the Philippine market.
There are two variants available for the 2021 Okavango: the base-model Comfort and top-spec Urban. Size-wise, Geely’s new 7-seat crossover measures 4,835mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,785mm tall with a 2,815mm wheelbase. Since it isn’t a PPV (pickup platform vehicle), its ground clearance is only limited to 194mm.
No matter what variant you pick, the Okavango is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with a 48-volt EMS mild hybrid system. The combined output is rated at 190 PS and 300 Nm torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission then sends power to the front wheels. Unfortunately, no 4WD is offered as the Okavango is strictly a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Meanwhile, a 52-liter fuel tank ensures the crossover can go the distance.
Depending on the variant you choose, you do get different exterior options. The example we saw last week was the more high-end Urban variant which features the 18-inch wheels, heated auto-fold side mirrors, and roof rails. However, even with the entry-level Comfort variant, LED headlights, DRLs, foglights, and LED taillights already come standard.
Inside, it’s a similar story. The Comfort variant features manual fabric seats and only has a 4-speaker system while the Urban gets power leather seats and an 8-speaker system. Both variants come with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. All interior lights are LED too. Unfortunately, no large panoramic sunroof is available on this model, even with the Urban.
If there’s one reason to pick the Urban over the Comfort, it’s safety. Only the Urban variant comes with side and curtain airbags. But more importantly, it is the only one to come with Geely’s 360-degree monitor.
With a price of PhP 1,208,000 for the Comfort and PhP 1,328,000 for the Urban, the 7-seater Okavango sure has a lot to offer at its price point. We can’t wait to test it out.