Following the news that Geely has presented its first-ever mild hybrid SUV in the Philippines, the 2020 Geely Azkarra, the brand's local arm, Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), has started embarking on its marketing and pre-selling strategies. The prices for its two variants, the Premium and the Luxury are also already confirmed.
Filipino enthusiasts of the Geely Azkarra who can't wait to get their hands on the SUV can start pre-ordering or reserving a unit before delivery begins in April. Doing so entitles them to some really nice incentives as part of SGAP's promotional activities.
Geely's first SUV in the Philippine market, the Coolray subcompact crossover, has earned huge success, supported by the generous pre-selling offerings for the SUV which unquestionably boosted the vehicle's appeal to potential buyers. Because of this, SGAP is applying the same sales strategy for the bigger, hybrid Geely Azkarra. One of these enticing perks is when a customer pays the PHP 10,000 reservation fee, a PHP 100,000 discount will be marked off the vehicle's total SRP. Comprehensive insurance for one year also comes free for customers who will reserve a unit. These offers are valid from March 9, 2020 to April 24, 2020.
The Chinese brand has competitive price ranges for its SUV lineup in the Philippines, and for a hybrid vehicle, the Geely Azkarra can be considered affordable. The Premium 4x2 variant has a price tag of PHP 1,438,000 while the real-time four-wheel drive Luxury variant that boasts 48V Electric Motor Synergy (EMS) can be purchased for just a little over a hundred thousand more: PHP 1,598,000.
Under the hood, the Geely Azkarra sports a mild-hybrid system mated to a 1.5L turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. The Azkarra Premium mill churns a respectable 175hp, while the Azkarra Luxury produces higher max power of up to 190hp and 300Nm of torque, all thanks to the combined power of its electric motor and its forced-induction motor.
If you're interested in buying the car and you want to take a peak at it, you can go to the level 4 cinema lobby of the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City where the units will be displayed until March 31. If you miss this, you have the last chance to do so at the SM Mall of Asia from March 19 to April 1.
- Images from global.geely.com