Geely has introduced a brand new Farzion FX carNovember 5, 2020
The Chinese automaker is introducing a new experimental car type, the Farzion FX.
Geely’s commercial vehicle division, Farzion, has started selling FX in China, a curious mix of SUV and pickup. Based on the Geely Boyue SUV, the Farzion FX has an extra length in the rear of the car, providing a small cargo tray instead of the traditional trunk.
Priced at 126,900 yuan, the crossover pickup is designed primarily for five passengers and their luggage, and the rear compartment is equipped with a lockable lid with pseudo-wooden luggage trim. It is unlikely that the Chinese will install the awning in a small tray and put their tools there, given that the length of the platform is only 1,125 mm, width – 1,230 mm, and load capacity – 540 kg.
The Geely Farzion FX measures 4,905 mm in length and 1,831 mm in width, similar to the dimensions of the Toyota LandCruiser Prado, but not as large as, for example, the Ford Ranger with a double cab, which is 5,446 mm long and 1,977 mm wide.
The idea of a comfortable and refined pickup suitable for family vacations is supported by the world’s leading brands: in the near future Hyundai will release its own version in the United States in the form of a compact pickup Santa Cruz. At the same time, the Geely Farzion FX monocoque supports and independent rear suspension, inherited from the donor SUV, will not allow the truck to carry the load of one ton that many buyers expect. The same with the Hyundai Santa Cruz.
The towing capacity of the new pickup will be much below average, given that the Farzion FX is powered by a small 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 186 horsepower.
The cabin of the SUV is equipped with a modern dashboard with a built-in touch screen for the infotainment system and neatly organized controls under it. There is also a partially digital instrument panel, a multi-function steering wheel with a flat bottom and a mode switch.
Geely is a large automotive company with global resources and production capabilities, with a sufficient variety of products to continue testing non-standard products. The Chinese auto giant owns Volvo, Lotus, Proton and several other brands. While the pickup-hybrid SUV may not be the “holy grail” that Chinese brands seek to conquer, this “clumsy” design demonstrates Geely’s willingness to push the boundaries of new car concepts and designs.
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