Kia Seltos vs. Gilly Colray

Kia Seltos vs.  Gilly Colray

The country’s crossover segment has become one of the most competitive segments in the local auto industry.

Main sockets

  • What is the price range of the Kia Seltos?

    The price of the Kia Seltos ranges from 1.208 million pounds to 1.56 million pounds.

  • To what extent will Geely Coolray be a setback for its customers?

    The price of the Geely Coolray ranges from P1.083 million to P1.299 million.

  • It’s no surprise that Filipinos have come to love crossovers for their spacious interiors and comfortable, sedan-like ride without spending a lot of money. In addition, many car manufacturers continue to roll out a large number of nameplates looking to compete in this segment.

    Two of them are the Kia Seltos and Geely Coolray. Interested in knowing which of these best suits your budget, style, and driving needs? Join us as they face each other in this clash of crossovers.

    Additional weight

    For our story around the bar, we present the Kia Seltos, which has an overall length of 4,370 mm, an overall width of 1,800 mm, and an overall height of 1,615 mm. The wheelbase is 2630mm and the minimum ground clearance is 170mm.

    As for the Geely Coolray, it is 4,330 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, and 1,609 mm high. The wheelbase is 2600 mm long, and the ground clearance is 180 mm.

    At a glance, the Kia Seltos is slightly longer and taller than the Geely Coolray. The former also has a slightly longer wheelbase but clears less ground than the latter.

    the outside

    On the outside, the range-topping Kia Seltos gets LED headlamps with automatic dimming control, LED daytime running lights (DRL), LED position lamps, LED front fog lamps, a high-mount LED stop lamp and a pair of LED tail lamps.

    At the front, it features a wide, dramatic black radiator grille with silver trim, a silver skid plate, and the updated Kia badge. Its profile is highlighted by body-colour side mirrors, satin-finished belt moldings, body-colour door handles and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 215/55 R17 tyres. The rear features a roof-mounted spoiler, a silver skid plate, and silver trim resembling dual tailpipes.

    Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Geely Coolray features LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and an integrated third brake light.

    Packed with sporty equipment, the Geely Coolray features a front fascia with a borderless Chronos grille and an With tires size 215/55 R18. The rear of the crossover gets dual tailpipes with an upgraded rear diffuser, a dual spoiler, and a power tailgate with corner memory feature.

    Overall, both crossovers reach the extreme ends of the design spectrum, with the Kia Seltos coming across as a sleek and stylish ride while the Geely Coolray offers its potential owners a sporty-looking vehicle.

    However, we will call this round a draw.

    Interior

    Inside, the high-quality Kia Seltos welcomes its occupants with leather and cloth-trimmed seats, a three-spoke leather steering wheel, a gear knob wrapped in the same leatherette, and a center armrest that uses the same material.

    Behind the multifunction steering wheel is a dashboard with a 3.5-inch LCD display complemented by an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features.

    The Kia Seltos also has a single-zone automatic air conditioning unit and an illuminated start button.

    Not to be outdone, the Geely Coolray features ventilated leather sports seats, a leather steering wheel, and a leather center armrest.

    It impresses with its 7-inch all-digital LED instrument panel and 10.25-inch floating infotainment system with smartphone link.

    Notable interior amenities include single-zone automatic air conditioning and a panoramic sunroof.

    With its more modern interior with dual digital displays, we’re giving this round to the Geely Coolray Sport. While the stylish cabin of the Kia Seltos looks really comfortable, the updated features of the former allow it to have a slight edge over the latter.

    engine

    Powering the Kia Seltos is a 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a continuously variable transmission, which Kia fondly calls IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission).

    On paper, the said setup produces up to 146 PS with 179 Nm of torque.

    The Geely Coolray, on the other hand, has a 1.5-litre engine mated to a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission capable of producing 177bhp with a pulling power of 255Nm.

    Based on the numbers above, the winner of this round is Geely Colray.

    safety

    In terms of safety, the South Korean car comes with a variety of standard features. Among them are a set of seat belts and airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control, hill-hold brake control, hill-start assist, immobilizer and ISOFIX tethers.

    It also includes advanced driver assistance features such as cruise control, a rear camera and parking sensors.

    In comparison, the Geely Coolray also features a similar suite of safety technologies such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction and stability control, hill start assist and hill descent control.

    Advanced driving nannies come in the form of a 360-degree camera, automated parking assist system, tire pressure monitoring system, cruise control, and blind spot detection.

    With more advanced features, we give this round once again to Geely Coolray.

    Variants and pricing

    Kia Seltos

    Seltos EX – £1.208 million
    Seltos SX – £1.56m

    Gilly Colray

    Coolray Comfort – P1.083 million
    Coolray Premium – P1.218 million
    Coolray Sport – £1.299 million

    Judgment

    The winner of this battle is Gilly Colray. The crossover undoubtedly has a more aggressive style coupled with relatively new features that make it an attractive package for many Filipino car buyers. It also has a more powerful engine that ensures a more lively driving experience for its owners.

    However, the issue of after-sales support may have caused some car buyers to shy away from the brand. This is where the Ayala-led brand may shine over its competitors thanks to its promise of generous warranty coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and nationwide network of service centers.

    Pictures of Kia and Geely

    Read also:

    Kia Seltos 2024 unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show

    Geely PH presents the updated Coolray SE at the MIAS show

    Kia Seltos is among the top 10 user experiences in the United States

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