Crossover tussle: MG ZS T vs. Geely Coolray Sport Limited

Crossover tussle: MG ZS T vs. Geely Coolray Sport Limited

As much as we have a penchant for dumplings and mooncakes, we also have an appreciation for Chinese-owned and branded vehicles. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the highlights of the MG ZS T?

    The MG ZS T wears a new look, and more importantly, a turbocharged 1.3-liter engine.
  • What are the unique features of the Geely Coolray Sport Limited?

    The Geely Coolray Sport Limited is recognizable with its black roof and wheels, cooled front seats, and automatic tailgate.
  • On the one hand, the British/Chinese MG reported that it reached a milestone, having sold more than 10,000 units in the country. Meanwhile, Geely registered total sales of 2,246 units locally in H1 2021. Worldwide, Geely even shifted nearly 400,000 units of the Coolray

    Even in the face of such impressive stats, both MG and Geely are not resting on their success. To continue their subcompact crossovers, the ZS and Coolray, sell strong like the dumplings at your mall food court, both carmakers spiced up their offerings. 

    The ZS T and Coolray Sport Limited are the latest additions to the MG and Geely menus. 

    As the range-topper of the ZS line, the ZS "Trophy" calls its turbocharged three-cylinder 1.3-liter engine, which produces 160hp and 230Nm of torque, among its attractions. The ZS "Turbocharged" mill is paired to a new six-speed automatic transmission with manual sport mode.

    MG-ZS-T-

    MG-ZS-T

    The ZS T also wears its nameplate's facelift, with a new Obsidian Matrix grille, full-LED projector headlights, 17-inch two-tone “Tomahawk” wheels wrapped in wide, low-profile tires, and red brake calipers. The exterior also saw mixing of gloss black exterior door panel accents and a widened front air dam. 

    Meanwhile, the Coolray Sport Limited sports three crucial variant-exclusive features. One of the most recognizable additions are the 18-inch black turbine-inspired wheels, which complement the black roof fitted with panoramic sunroof, and carbon fiber trims around the car. 

    Geely Coolray Sport Limited photo by Kap Maceda Aguila

    Geely Coolray Sport Limited photo by Kap Maceda Aguila

    Also a variant-exclusive topping is the new Coolray Sport Limited's powered tailgate with a height memory feature. By pressing the trunk release button at the rear trunk door or at the key fob, the trunk door will automatically open. The tailgate will automatically close as well. Via the memory feature, the tailgate will only open at a pre-selected angle. 

    The Coolray Sport Limited is, well, limited to 1,000 examples in the country.

    Do you find the ZS T and Coolray Sport tasty? Check out their ingredients in their respective spec sheets below. 

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Geely Coolray Sport Limited

     MG ZS T 

    Length (mm)

    4,330

    4,323

    Width (mm)

    1,795

    1,809

    Height (mm)

    1,609

    1,653

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2,600

    2,585

    Fuel tank capacity (liters)

    45

    48

    Ground clearance (mm)

    196

    200

    Engine

    1.5L 3-Cylinder 16V 

    1.3L 3-cylinder 16V

    Transmission type

    7-speed automatic with Manual Mode

     

     

    6-speed automatic with Manual Mode

     

     

    Displacement 

    1.5

    1.3

    Maximum torque (Nm)

    255

    230

    Maximum output (hp)

    177

    163

    Suspension

     

    (Front) McPherson Independent




    (Rear) Torsion Beam

     

    (Front) McPherson Independent 



    (Rear) Torsion Beam

    Brake system

    (Front) Ventilated Disc with Red Caliper


    (Rear) Solid Disc with Red Caliper

    (Front) Ventilated Disc with Red Caliper


    (Rear) Solid Disc with Red Caliper

    Steering System

    Electronic Power Steering

    Electronic Power Steering

    Steering Column

    Adjustable

    Adjustable

    Wheels

    18-inch Alloy with Gloss Black Finish

    17-inch Alloy with Two-Tone Tomahawk Design

    Tires

    215/55R18

    215/55R17

    Headlamps

    LED

    LED 

    Daytime running lamps  

    LED

    LED

    Seat material

    Sport-Type Leather Feel

    Leather 

    Seats and Seat Features

    6-Way Power Driver Seat and 4-Way Manual Passenger Seat

    60:40 Fold Rear Seats

     

    6-Way Power Driver Seat and 4-Way Manual Passenger Seat

    60:40 Fold Rear Seats

     

     

    Seatbelts

    With Driver Seatbelt Reminder and 3-Point Seatbelt for Rear Middle Seat

    With Driver Seatbelt Reminder and 3-Point Seatbelt for Rear Middle Seat

    Power Windows

    One-touch Up/Down Function  (Driver Window Only)

    One-touch Up/Down Function  (Driver Window Only)

    Air-Conditioner

    Automatic

    Automatic

    Keyless Entry

    With 

    With

    Push Button/Start Stop

    With

    With

    Touchscreen

    10.25-inch with QD Link

    10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, Multimedia Play

    Speakers

    With (6)

    With (6)

    Bluetooth connectivity

    With

    With

    Audio

    Radio (AM/FM Receiver)

    Radio (AM/FM Receiver)

    Airbags

     

    Driver and Passenger, Side

     

    Driver and Front Passenger, Curtain (6)

    Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

    With

    With

    Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

    With

    With

    Brake Assist (BA)

    With

    With

    Electronic Stability

    With 

    With 

    Electric Parking Brake

    With

    With

    Child Locks 

    With

    With

    Reversing Camera

    360-Degree View

     360-Degree View

    Available colors

    Gray, White

    Flame Red, St. Moritz Blue, Obsidian Black, Knife Silver, York White

    PRICE

    P1,218,000

    P1,158,888

     

    Photos from MG Philippines and Kap Maceda Aguila

     

     

    MG ZS vs Geely Coolray Comparison

    MG ZS
    • ₱818,888 - ₱1.159 Million
    Geely Coolray
    • ₱978,000 - ₱1.198 Million
    ZS vs Coolray

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