Geely has circulated images of the updated Binyue crossover, known in several other countries as Coolray. The brand specifies that it will be some kind of stylish version, and promises that the novelty will be available at local dealers before the end of this summer. The “refreshed” Binyue has slightly changed from the outside – for example, it got an X-shaped gray element in the front, a new spoiler and a different design of the front bumper. The cabin has a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, replacing the previous 10.25-inch screen.
Other differences from the standard Geely Binyue include a mesh grille pattern instead of the classic concentric circles, a gray bonnet stripe, 18-inch discs and red brake calipers. The interior is finished in black and yellow, with yellow accents on the steering wheel, center armrest and seats. Alcantara and eco-leather with yellow stitching are used for the upholstery.
No technical changes are expected. In the Chinese market, the Binyue / Coolray is available with a 1.5-liter petrol turbo triple that develops 177 horsepower and is combined with a seven-speed robot with two clutches. Also, the Chinese have access to a less powerful version, equipped with a 1.4-liter “turbo four” for 141 horsepower, a moderate-hybrid version with a 48-volt attachment and a full-fledged hybrid with the ability to recharge from an outlet.
In the Binyue range, there is already a sports version with a Pro attachment, the differences of which boil down to red brake calipers, black discs and small body kit parts. For such a crossover, they ask for a minimum of 99.8 thousand yuan (just over $ 15,300 at the current exchange rate). We can assume that the new version will cost about the same.