Geely has started to build a crossover on the platform of the Volvo

Geely начала строить кроссоверы на платформе Volvo

Debuted the latest Geely Xingyue is the first crossover of the brand, built on a “truck” Volvo’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture platform). The same architecture was the basis for the premium compact CX40.

In mid-January, the company Geely has released the first teaser photo with the new cross-coupe: at that time the model took place under the index FY11, and its name was kept under lock and key. In the pictures you could see the silhouette of the new optics and grille.

Xingyue top-end configuration equipped with two-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 238 HP with a maximum torque of 350 Nm, working together with an eight-speed “automatic” Aisin Japanese and all-wheel drive system. This engine helps the car accelerate to the first hundred in 6.8 seconds.

In addition, the car will go and the less productive Assembly – 177-horsepower 1.5 litre, and with a hybrid powertrain at 180 HP. In both cases, a pair of motor acts semileptonic robotic gearbox with two clutches.

The car has a length of 4600 mm with a wheelbase of 2700 mm (dline Volvo XC40 – 4425 mm with distance between axes in mm 2702). “SUV” boasts 20-inch black wheels and a large touch screen multimedia complex. The car will go on sale in the native market before the end of the year. There is a possibility that the model will launch in other countries, but this is anecdotal.

It is worth Recalling that, as already wrote portal “Avtosklad”, this year the Russian fans of the brand in any case sucat don’t have to. They are waiting for three new products from Geely: Emgrand GS hatchback, the compact crossover SX11 and the sedan Geely GE.

Geely начала строить кроссоверы на платформе Volvo