Geely has stopped hiding its new global crossoverAugust 3, 2018
While the new crossover Gilly is known under the code mark SX11, however, it is possible that he will go on sale under a different name. At the heart of the crossover lies the new BMA (B-segment Modular Architecture). Geely argues that the platform was developed by the company’s own forces, but some elements certainly still borrowed from the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture), which was created by the Chinese together with Volvo (the Swedish brand belongs to Geely). Recall, the “senior” platform CMA based crossover Volvo XC40 and models of the brand Lynk & Co (a joint project Geely and Volvo).
Design SX11 is made in the corporate style of Geely, which is responsible for Peter Horbury, previously worked in Volvo. The crossover received a “family” radiator grille, LED optics, a panoramic sunroof and an unusual spoiler. The length of the novelty is 4 330 mm, width – 1 800 mm, height – 1 609 mm, wheelbase – 2 600 mm. Thus, the Geely SX11 turned out to be more compact than the Volvo XC40. Dimensions of the “Swede”: 4 425/1 863/1 910 mm, the distance between the axes – 2,702 mm.
According to preliminary data, at the first stage SX11 will be offered with a petrol turbo engine 1.5 power 177 hp (255 Nm), developed again in conjunction with Volvo. By the way, such an engine is also available in the XC40 range, but the engine produces 156 hp from the Swedish-made SUV. (265 Nm). Chinese will be available with a seven-speed robotic transmission with a dual clutch, while the cross Volvo with a motor 1.5T is equipped with 6-speed manual transmission (later the XC40 should have an eight-speed automatic transmission). It is expected that Geely SX11 will score the first 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds (the acceleration time of the XC40 1.5T is 9.4 seconds). It remains to be seen whether the Chinese cross has a four-wheel drive. Later, Giley’s novelty will acquire a hybrid version, but details about the installation are not disclosed.
The first new crossover Geely will, of course, the Chinese – on the home market SX11 will be released before the end of this year. According to local media reports, only the Chinese SUV will not be limited, it will be sold in other countries, but in which countries it is unknown.
As previously reported, in the future the BMA platform will form the basis of other new crossovers Geely, and sedans, hatchbacks and compacts. Moreover, this architecture is likely to use the brands Volvo and Proton (the Malaysian brand Proton also belongs to the Chinese company). In addition to the engine 1.5T for models on the platform BMA, there are also petrol turbo 1.0 and turbo four 1.4.
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