The Geely Binyue is slated to enter the Philippines market as the Coolray in the fourth quarter of this year, according to Wheels.ph. This will go on sale in the Philippines fully imported from China, and will be sold for between 1.2 million to 1.3 million pesos, or between RM96,000 and RM105,000 via Sojitz Auto Philippines, the local distributor for Geely in the country.
The Philippines-market Coolray will be powered by a 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine producing 177 hp and 255 Nm of torque, sent to a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. Driver assistance technologies are expected in the Coolray, including a 360-degree view monitor with four exterior cameras and an automatic parking assist feature.
“Right now, we have seven business partners lined up; these are expected to establish their dealerships by the last quarter (of this year). Fore the meantime, Sojitz will be both distributor and dealer,” said Geely sales and marketing manager in Philippines Froilan Dytianquin to Wheels.ph.
Though the model that many has tentatively called the X50 has already been spotted running road trials in the country, these have been left-hand-drive models, meaning they are still some way off ready for sale in Malaysia; approximately a year, according to Proton’s product launch strategy as shown at the launch of the 2019 Saga facelift.
From this, we also know that the Geely Binrui is a likely C-segment sedan candidate for Proton’s 2021 launch, followed by a likely Perdana replacement based on the Geely Borui. Rounding up the five-year launch plan spearheaded by the X70 is another SUV – an X70 successor, or something else altogether?