With the advent of the Chinese novelty, there was hope that someone would “win” the Korean bestseller.
A compact SUV from the Middle Kingdom was presented at the beginning of 2019, but the Geely Coolray reached the Russian market in March of this year. The main emphasis in the “Chinese” is placed on its stylish appearance, “rich” functionality and reliable technical characteristics, which “charged Chinese” conquers the audience. Let’s figure out what the Chinese model can offer, unlike competitors.
By design, Geely Coolray is designed more for a youth audience. The crossover got a sporty look thanks to unusual bumpers with carbon elements, a spoiler on the fifth door, four tailpipes of the exhaust system and a strict pattern of LED optics. This design resembles the luxury models of Audi and BMW.
A 1.5-liter turbo engine with 150 hp is installed under the hood of the crossover. and 250 Nm of torque. The power unit was developed jointly by the Geely brand with a subsidiary of Volvo. As a transmission, a robotic gearbox with two clutches is presented. It is worth noting that the “Kulrey” in the top configuration is like a “Creta”, and rides in comfort like a carriage.
But the main advantage of Geely Coolray was the functionality. In terms of interior design, the direct competitors of the “Chinese” are far behind. The interior is upholstered in soft plastic and leather inserts. The crossover received a digital dashboard, a 10-inch touch screen multimedia system, all-round visibility, climate control, driving modes, etc.
In the price range from 1.1 million to 1.5 million rubles, the buyer receives a full-fledged car, which is comfortable to drive both in the city and on the highway.