Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) is bringing in a new 7-seater crossover to the Philippines soon: the Geely Okavango.
The SUV’s name was derived from Northwestern Botswana’s vast inland delta, Okavango Delta. In 2014, UNESCO 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. “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,” SGAP President & CEO Mikihisa Takayama said.
The Okavango is powered by the same powertrain as the Azkarra: a 1.5L turbocharged engine and a 48V Electric Motor Synergy (EMS) system matched to a 7-speed wet-type dual clutch transmission. This hybrid setup boasts a total combine power of 190hp and 300Nm.
Inside, it features a a total of 19-seat configurations, 42 storage nooks, and compartments including a double-layer console. Other features include three-zone air conditioning with independent AC controls, a 360-degree panoramic camera with guidance system and dynamic auxiliary lines, and three driving modes (Eco, Normal, and Sport).
Safety-wise, the Okavango is equipped with six SRS airbags, overspeed warning, electronic stability control, hill start assist, central locking with speed-sensing auto lock, and hill descent control.
SGAP is now offering pre-sales of the Geely Okavango. Those who will reserve early can save as much as P90,000 and will get a 3-year periodic maintenance package, which includes oil, parts and labor.
To know more, contact your nearest Geely dealership.