Will the refreshed Geely Coolray look like the updated Binyue Pro?
The Geely Coolray is possibly one of the most stylish crossovers in the market today. Despite being launched nearly two years ago, the Coolray still looks good to this day. In the future, however, we might be saying hello to the facelifted version of Geely's popular crossover.
A couple of days ago, Geely revealed the refreshed 2022 Binyue – giving us a glimpse of what the updated Coolray will look like once it arrives here. While some might say the crossover still looks relatively the same, keen-eyed viewers will quickly notice the sporty makeover both inside and out.
But what did Geely change on the crossover? Did the update make the crossover look better? And will it be able to attract more buyers once it arrives in the country?
Let's start by looking at their faces. You'll immediately notice the new mesh-style grille that replaces the former 'Expanding Cosmos Grille'. Then there's the front bumper which gets a larger lower air intake and a revised lip spoiler. But perhaps the most obvious change to the bumper is the new gray-painted fascia. The LED headlights appear to have been carried over. However, Geely claims it now has a new welcoming sequence whenever the vehicle is unlocked.
Around the back, the changes are far more subtle compared. The only noticeable revisions Geely made to the rear are the redesigned diffuser and the revised LED taillights. Meanwhile, a more aggressive tailgate-mounted spoiler has been fitted, which now gets a carbon fiber-like finish. Other key updates that Geely put on the Coolray/Binyue are new alloy wheel designs and body-colored trimmings on the side skirts/front splitter.
Compared to the pre-facelift model, the crossover now looks a lot sportier. Sure, Geely could have applied more changes to the Coolray/Binyue. But since the crossover still looks good as it is, it seems the automaker decided to give it a minor nip and tuck rather than a major makeover.
The Coolray's interior remains largely the same as the pre-facelift model. However, that doesn't mean Geely didn't change up a few things. For starters, there are now two-tone leather seats that complement the vehicle's exterior paint. If the car is painted yellow, the contrasting color is also finished with a similar hue. Even the steering wheel gets the two-tone treatment, which makes for a sportier finish. If those aren't enough, Geely also installed LED ambient lighting and what looks like restyled brushed aluminum panels on the dashboard and door trim.
Gone is the old gear selector and in its place is a new T-shaped lever. We're not sure why Geely opted to change it, but the new gear selector does match the slightly restyled cabin. The 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment is also gone, and the updated model now comes with a bigger 12.3-inch display. Geely has yet to disclose its features, but we're certain it will still come with the usual Bluetooth, USB, AM/FM radio, and smartphone mirror link. We're keeping our fingers crossed that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available as standard on the 2022 Coolray.
The 2022 Geely Binyue Pro is set to arrive in China next month. With that, the refreshed Coolray will debut in the Philippines sometime in the future. When we asked Sojitz G Auto Philippines, the official distributor of Geely cars in the country, when it will arrive, they said that they have yet to determine it. With that, it looks like we'll have to wait for a while before it officially debuts in the country.
What do you think of Geely Coolray's sportier looks? Does it translate to a better-looking crossover, or could have Geely made the updates a bit more subtle? Chime in your comments below and tell us your opinion about it.