Company Geely have “disclosed” the name of their new compact SUV – now it is known as “Icon”. Mark also shared new teasers of the model, whose appearance on the home market have been waiting for this year.
In the spring of last year, Geely has brought to the motor show in Beijing concept of Icon, which surprised atypical for Chinese brand design. In March 2019, the “high places” Ministry of industry showed a photo of a car of commodity index SX12. Now the brand has announced the name of the serial frame (all the same Icon) and has published fresh images. Serial Geely Icon is reminiscent of last year’s prototype: the split-level optics, slightly modified bumpers, almost the same tail lights and a spectacular “floating” roof.
For serial auto manufacturer retained, and “x” on the sides in the spirit of Lada Vesta and Xray. For the crossover Icon in the top-end performance will be available for pull-out door handles.
According to preliminary data, the new SUV is based on the platform of the BMA at which creation laboured the engineers Geely and Volvo. Length serial Geely Icon reaches 4 350 mm with a wheelbase of 2 640 mm. Under the hood novelties hiding the only available “turbotron” and a half liter capacity of 177 horsepower. It’s design is also not without the help of Volvo. As the transmission would probably be a seven-step “robot” with double clutch.
But all-wheel drive the new product, in all likelihood, not get it, because such cars are of little interest to Chinese motorists. On the domestic market Geely Icon will be released before the end of 2019. Export of automobiles will supply only a year or two.
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