A meeting of Geelys: Azkarra vs. Okavango

A meeting of Geelys: Azkarra vs. Okavango

To clinch the highest spots in the sales charts, it's likely that Geely made sure its band of products come in crossover form. Alongside the Azkarra and Okavango, the Geely trio is fronted by the Coolray subcompact crossover. 

The Coolray is no doubt the most popular of the group, as it led the brand’s sales performance with a total of 1,312 units sold in H1 2021, and remaining the best-seller in its class. The introduction of the Sport Limited trim could boost the Coolray's appeal. 

But the Azkarra and Okavango are far from being the forgotten members of the range. The Azkarra compact SUV and the Okavango, which the carmaker describes as a cross between an SUV and MPV, both possess their own specialties. 

Underneath the Azkarra's butch appearance is a real-time all-wheel drive (AWD) system, that when paired to gadgets such as hill start assist and hill hold control, deal with slippery and rough terrain. With the SUV's AWD, its five occupants are bound to travel on roads less traveled. 

geely-azkarra

Geely OkavangoIn the Okavango, form follows function as its longer body brings with it a third row of seats, bringing the vehicle's total capacity to seven. When the Okavango is needed to carry cargo instead of a crowd, the third- and second-row pews fold flat to create a flat load area, a manufacturer-claimed 2,050 liters of space. 

As usual for a Geely, the Azkarra and Okavango are equipped with tech toys such as a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree exterior camera, touchscreen infotainment, and electric tailgate. 

Geely Azkarra cockpit

Geely Okavango SUV seating

Under the two Geely vehicles' hoods are powertrains that are equally as advanced. The entry-level Azkarra is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, which punches above its weight with a turbo. The Okavango range is fitted with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, which is mated to a 48-volt Electric Motor Synergy to create a mild hybrid system. 

The goal of the EMS and the hybrid system is to save fuel. To achieve that, the gasoline engine charges the EMS at cruising speeds, or when the vehicles' brakes are applied. When the EMS is fully charged, it can provide an additional power to the engine. During idle, the engine shuts off, another fuel-saving feature. 

Aside from mild hybrid tech and price point, entry-level Azkarra and top-spec Okavango are similar—and different—in many ways. The spec sheets of these models will show just that. 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Geely Azkarra Premium

Geely Okavango Urban Plus

Vehicle type

Crossover

Crossover MPV

Length (mm)

4,544

4,835

Width (mm)

1,831

1,900

Height (mm)

1,713

1,785

Displacement (cc)

1,477

1,499 

Engine type

1.5TD Turbocharged 3-cylinder DOHC

1.5-liter turbocharged DVVT Direct-Injection engine

Transmission type

6-Speed Automatic 

7-speed wet-type dual-clutch transmission

Electric Motor Synergy System (EMS)

Without

With

Maximum power output (hp)

177

190

Maximum torque (Nm)

255

300

Fuel Type

Gasoline

Gasoline

Drive Type

2WD

2WD

Suspension

(Front) MacPherson Strut and Coil Suspension


(Rear) Multi-link

(Front) MacPherson Strut




(Rear) Torsion Beam

Headlamps

Full LED

ABD Matrix LED

Daytime running lights (DRLs)

LED

LED

Wipers

With (Rear Window)

Intelligent rain-sensing

Wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels (continental design)

Seating capacity (number of persons)

5

7

Seats

 

(Driver) 6-Way Power


(Passenger Seat) 4-Way Manual Adjust


(Rear Seats)- 60:40 Folding with Two Position Recline

(Driver) 6-Way Power


(Passenger Seat) 4-Way Power


(Third-row seats) With 50:50 split

Seating material

PVC

PVC Leather

Steering type

Electric Power Steering with 3 modes

Power steering

Central Console 

With

With

CN95 cabin filter 

Without

With

Air conditioning system

Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control

With (Three-Zone)

Heater

With

With

Drive Mode Selector

With

With

Burglar Alarm

With

With

Infotainment system

12.3-inch, 720p, Phone Interaction

10.25-inch with QD Link 

Speakers

With (8)

With

Electronic Parking Brake

With

With

Smart Electric Tailgate with Angle Memory

Without

With

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Without

With

360-degree camera

With

With

SRS Airbags

With

With (6)

Traction Control System

With

With

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

With

With

Auto Brake Hold

With

With

Hill Hold Control

With

With

Hill Start Assist

With

With

Hill Descent Control

With

With

Available Colors

White, Blue, Silver, Red, Black

Storm Grey, Porcelain White, Luna Silver, Marble Black

PRICE

P1,438,000

P1,478,000

 

Photos from Sojitz G Auto Philippines

 

 

 

 

Geely Azkarra vs Geely Okavango Comparison

Geely Azkarra
  • ₱1.438 - ₱1.598 Million
Geely Okavango
  • ₱1.208 - ₱1.478 Million
Azkarra vs Okavango

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