Geely Preface: almost Volvo

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Geely Preface: almost Volvo

The Chinese company is preparing for the premiere of “chetyrehdverki” built on “truck” CMA. The model has preserved the style of the harbinger, the engine for her yet claimed one.

In the spring of last year, Geely introduced in Shanghai conceptual Preface sedan, and now announced serial embodiment. The model left the name of the harbinger (translated as “Preface”), in China, will announce later the local name. The company has distributed only a few teasers of new products, however, the appearance of the commodity “chetyrehdverki” it is not a secret: in June, the plates on the car made in the database of the Ministry of industry of China, at the same time become familiar with the basic features.

Recall that the Preface is the first sedan directly Geely brand, which is based on the platform of the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture), developed by the Chinese along with the Volvo (a Swedish company is owned by Geely). On the same “truck” built models of the brand Lynk & Co (a joint project of Geely and Volvo), kupeobrazny crossover Geely Xingyue (“Zegna”, aka FY11) and SUV Volvo XC40.

The style of the eponymous concept saved, but before the launch of a series model is modified. Thus, a conventional exterior mirror, head optics became easier. And, of course, Preface the trademark has not got “suicide” rear doors. Interior Geely has not yet been shown, but the Network has already posted spy photos: the interior turned out in the same concise, like the show car, with towering above the front panel is a large touchscreen multimedia system.

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According to documents, the Chinese Ministry of industry, length of commodity Geely Preface equal to 4785 mm, width 1869 mm, height – 1469 mm wheelbase – 2800 mm. That is, the dimensions of the sedan are not far removed from the last global Volvo S60 (built on a purely volvovsky platform SPA, 4761/1850/1431 mm, distance between axes – 2872 mm). Well, in the range of most Geely new Emgrand squeezed between GL (length 4725 mm, wheelbase – 2700 mm) and the flagship Borui (4986 and 2870 mm, also known under the name Emgrand GT).

The engine in the database of the certification authority, China still discovered only one is petrol 190-strong “turboservice” 2.0 development Volvo (factory index JLH-4G20TD). This motor is equipped with other models of Geely group. On boxes there is no information. For example, cross-hatch Lynk & Co 02 this engine is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission or seven-speed robotized transmission with two clutches. It is quite possible that Preface will get and even a hybrid version, a fully electric version is also not be excluded.

The Chinese market the new sedan will be released this year. Most likely, the model will be sent for export, but the timing is still unknown.