The Chinese car giant Geely shows first teaser photos of a new middle-class crossover. The FY11 is based on the CMA platform, looks pleasing and also comes as a plug-in hybrid. First patent images reveal even more details.
Geely continues to diversify its product range. Now grants the parent company of Volvo and Lotus a first look at a future SUV coupe, which carries the internal name FY11. The first official photos with teaser character show a crossover whose silhouette with high shoulder line and fastback strongly reminds of a BMW X4 . However, the Geely with 4.60 meters in length, 1.88 meters wide and a wheelbase of 2.70 meters is slightly smaller than the Munich model. For this he rises slightly higher with 1.64 meters.
The pleasing design was created in Shanghai
Patent photos published by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) reveal some more details. At the front are the typical Geely-style tapered radiator grille with thin chrome trim and brand logo, as well as angular headlamps, which are horizontally split by a narrow daytime running light.
In the rear lights merge several light strips to a harmonious graphics; between them a clip with the brand name serves as a connecting element. Metal moldings and applications around the side windows, on the roof edge, on the exterior mirrors and over the sills conjure up a little premium look to the body. All in all, the 600-strong team at Geely’s design center in Shanghai made a pleasing crossover on the wheels. The staff were led by Geely’s design chief Peter Horbury , who has designed numerous successful models for Volvo and the Ford Group in the past .
Volvo’s CMA platform as a technical basis
The Geely FY11 is based on the Volvo and Geely jointly developed in Gothenburg compact modular architecture ( CMA ), on which also builds the XC40. The platform provides the technical framework conditions that read: The pure combustion variants will receive four-cylinder engines with two liters of displacement – primarily gasoline-powered, but also diesel would be possible. It is clear that – as with the XC40 – there will be a PHEV version. In the plug-in hybrid FY11, the electric motor and the battery are grouped around a 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine. The system performance should be around 180 hp, the maximum torque at 255 Newton meters are.
Many detailed questions are still open, but should be answered by Geely at a later date. This includes the final name. Although the patent photos suggest that the production car FY11 will be called – the corresponding lettering is finally found on the right tailgate. But according to the official MIIT website, there are still some Chinese-sounding names in the race.
Under the brand name Geely , the SUV coupe will probably come only for the time being in China on the market. In other Asian markets, the car will soon be available as a proton; The Malaysian carmaker Geely had shopped in 2017. The model will probably not come to Europe; In this country, the Chinese group wants to establish primarily with its brand Lynk & Co and otherwise leave Volvo the field.