- Geely’s biggest SUV to date, the Okavango officially released in digital launch ceremony
- 7-seat Okavango marks Geely’s Auto official entry into the D-segment SUV market
- New D-segment SUV challenging competitors with a suite of Geely’s latest technologies in a highly competitive package
2020 June 23, Hangzhou. Geely Auto officially launched its first seven-seat D-segment SUV, Okavango in an entirely online launch ceremony today. The 7-seat SUV marks Geely Auto’s entry into a highly competitive market segment that is currently dominated by foreign joint-venture brands in the Chinese market. Geely aims to challenge the competition by offering consumers a full suite of the brands latest intelligent vehicle technologies and highly efficient powertrain systems in a highly competitive package.
Speaking at the launch event, President and CEO of Geely Auto Group, Mr. An Conghui said “Geely is committed to meeting the different demands of people from all corners of life. Geely was founded on the premise of making good cars that are affordable for all, which today has transformed into ‘Making refined cars for everyone’. The Okavango’s unique offering in its segment will go on to lead the market and become another excellent product representative of the Geely Auto brand.”
Maximum Space, Maximum Value
Geely Auto has always strived to push the boundaries in design, functionality, and value. The Okavango was designed under Geely’s unique ‘Expansive Aesthetic’ concept with ubiquitously tensile lines resulting in a broad muscular body. Designers integrated form with technology to create a modern, refined design that strikes unique a balance of space and functionality.
The Geely Okavango comes in both 5 and 7-seat configurations with rear seats capable of folding completely flat to maximise space utilization. Fully folded, the rear interior space can reach 2.2 square meters – equivalent to a king-sized bed – whilst the trunk space can be expanded to 2050 L, capable of accommodating all kinds of medium to large objects.
The 7-seat configurations offer extensive legroom, allowing users as tall as 1.9m to sit comfortably without any adjustments. Seats in all rows are adjustable including back-row seats which are equipped with eight-way adjustable backrests. Users can also opt for a seven ‘VIP’ seat configuration that includes 7 independently-adjustable seats.
The ‘Healthiest’ SUV:
The Okavango was developed following Geely’s ‘healthy car’ concept, with all materials undergoing stringent environmental testing with requirements over 20 times higher than Chinese national standards. The result is a large cockpit without a harmful ‘new car smell’. The Okavango also comes equipped with Geely’s officially certified CN95 grade high-efficiency air purification system capable of filtering out 99% of PM2.5 particles and 98% of droplets bigger than 0.74µm which may contain viruses and other harmful elements. In combination with Okavango’s three-zone air conditioner and AQS system, cabin air can be quickly purified and refreshed in under three minutes.
Powering the Okavango is Geely’s latest 1.5TD engine paired with a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission which together meet Euro 5 emission standards. When it comes to intelligent driving, Okavango is equipped with L2 assisted driving technologies. 24 sensors assist 17 intelligent drive features in the large SUV allowing it to automatically follow, stop, as well as turn at speeds up to 190km/h. Sensors also enable the SUV to achieve one-button automatic parking with 360° panoramic imaging.
Inside the Okavango, users can interact and monitor information in the vehicle through the multiple high-definition displays including a 12.3-inch central infotainment panel, 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel, and advanced WHUD heads-up navigation display.
Okavango is Geely’s latest offering to follow the brand’s user-centric approach to the market and helps expand the brand’s product portfolio to encompass the 7-seat SUV segment. It offers consumers a new choice with a smart, spacious, high-quality, and technologically-advanced SUV. The model’s safe and comfortable drive experience, as well as its generous value proposition, will set a new benchmark for D-segment SUVs in the world.