Presentation of the new SUV, the Chinese brand will take place at the end of this week. The model will be offered with five or seven – seat salon, she also promised rich equipment.
The appearance of the crossover Geely opened last spring – his photo made in the database of the Ministry of industry of the PRC. However, the brand only recently began to declassify new. So, in January 2020 appeared the first official image, then learned the name for the domestic market – HaoYue (“Hao Yue”). A week ago the Chinese issued a sketch of the cabin. Now published brand new pictures and a short video. In addition, the announced date of presentation: off-road show on March 21.
Recall that If is the largest crossover in the current lineup Geely. The length of the model is 4835 mm, wheelbase is 2815 mm. Thus, the dimensions of “Chinese” is comparable with the previous Toyota Highlander (length – 4890 mm, the distance between the axes – 2790 mm). Well, for comparison, the size of the updated Geely Boyue with the prefix Pro (we’ll get Atlas Pro): length – 4544 mm wheelbase – 2670 mm. For If the stated ground clearance of 190 mm.
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SUV received a matrix headlights and a panoramic roof. In the cabin – virtual “tidy” and a multimedia system with a large touch screen dominating the front panel. The Central air vents made in the form of an hourglass (or infinity sign) – like a compact SUV Geely Icon. By the way, the video shows the seven-seat option HaoYue (chairs located on the scheme 2+3+2), but local media reports that at the cross there is a five-seat modification.
The new crossover is already overexposed in the Chinese Geely website, so there it is single motor familiar in other models of the brand petrol “turboservice” 1.8 TD with a capacity of 184 HP, which is paired with a seven-speed robotized transmission with two clutches. Meanwhile, in an earlier document of the Ministry of industry were still listed and 177-strong “turbotron” 1.5 TD, developed by Geely with Volvo (a Swedish company owned by Chinese). Maybe the market will come HaoYue with the top engine, and cars with a younger motor will go on sale later. It is not excluded and the emergence of hybrid versions. But whether the new crossover all-wheel drive is still unknown.
In China HaoYue is likely to take place between the Boyue Pro and a cross-coupe Xingyue (“Zegna”). The first model out there today is from 98 800 yuan (14 dollars 100), the second will cost at least 135 800 yuan (19 300 USD). The new SUV will probably sell outside of China, but under a different name.