Geely Philippines doesn’t really offer a lot of models to choose from at the moment. In fact, the only vehicles in their current model lineup are the hot-selling Coolray and the upcoming Azkara, both of which are crossovers. Soon, however, interested customers may have a lot more options to choose from as the automaker looks to be expanding its lineup. We took a peek at the Geely Philippines website, and we noticed three mystery models that are labeled “Coming Soon”.
The three upcoming Geely vehicles in question include what appears to be a crossover, an MPV, and a sedan based on their silhouettes. Interestingly, this would mark the first time the automaker would be offering a sedan in the country. As the cars are still blacked out, it is quite hard to make out the exact models of the three upcoming Geely vehicles.
The first mystery model looks like a long, seven-seater MPV. Specifically, the silhouette does largely resemble the Jia Ji three-row MPV introduced by Geely last year. Like other Geely models, it features a sleek design and adopts the brand’s 'racing through space and time' design language. In China, it is offered with three seating arrangements: 2+2+2, 2+2+3, and 2+3+2.
Three powertrain options are available for the Jia Ji. The first is a 1.5-liter turbo that is helped along by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system which produces a combined output of 190 Ps and 300 Nm torque. The other is a plug-in hybrid version of the 1.5-liter turbo that produces 258 PS and 385 Nm torque. Both engines use a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. For those who want a conventional motor, a 1.8-liter turbocharged mill that produces 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque is available. It is paired with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.
As for the upcoming sedan, it appears to have a sleek fastback shape that closely resembles the Geely Binrui. Interestingly, it also uses the same BMA platform which underpins the Coolray. With its more "athletic" design, it will certainly grab the attention of those who are looking for a sedan with more aesthetic appeal.
In China, the Binrui is offered with a host of powertrain options. These include a 1.4-liter turbocharged unit that produces 133 PS and 215 Nm of torque and a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder which packs 136 PS and 205 Nm torque. Both engines are available with either a six-speed dual-clutch or a CVT. It is also priced around Php 560,000 to Php 788,000 depending on the variant.
The last mystery crossover model appears to be a large crossover. The silhouette seems noticeably bigger and longer than the others in the lineup. Though we’re not certain just yet, its outline does look similar to the Geely Haoyue launched earlier this year. In review, the Haoyue is the largest SUV offered by the automaker to date measuring in at 4,835 mm long, 1,900 mm wide, and 1,780 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,185 mm. This makes it similarly sized to the Land Cruiser Prado. Considering how well the Coolray has been selling, a larger SUV may be what Geely needs to capture a bigger market share in the country. As mentioned before, it is possible the Haoyue will take on a new name before it makes its debut in the Philippines.
Do note that these models have yet to be officially confirmed by the automaker. We have tried reaching out to Geely Philippines regarding the three mystery models. However, the only thing we were told is that they are not confirmed at the moment due to the COVID-19 situation in the country (and the rest of the world). That said, it might be a while before we see these new Geely models arrive in the Philippines. Still, it is good to know that the automaker is planning to expand its model lineup in the country, giving customers more to choose from.