Geely introduced rival Swedish Volvo XC40January 2, 2019
A few minutes ago, the press service of the Chinese brand published an image of a new model. This time, this is a coupe-like crossover based on the compact Volvo XC40. The official presentation of the crossover, which received intra-plant index FY11, will be held in the coming months of this year.
In fact, the guys from the Chinese car brand Geely just took the Swedish premium crossover Volvo XC40 as the basis for their new model. How is this possible? – you must ask. Yes, everything is simple, back in 2010, a controlling stake in the Volvo brand was purchased by Geely.
The Chinese novelty boasts a popular coupe-like body, a 177-horsepower engine, and also quite large dimensions.
I note that in general, the car looks very good. So far, the name of the crossover is not – only the internal index FY11 is known. According to the assurances of the guys from Geely, the official presentation of their new model will be held in the first quarter of this year.
The crossover is built on the latest CMA platform, on which the Swedish compact Volvo XC40 is based. The length of the Chinese novelty will be equal to 4,605 mm, width – 1,878 mm, height – 1,643 mm, while the size of the wheelbase will be 2,700 mm.
Under the hood, the new Geely FY11 will have a 1.5-liter engine producing 177 hp. produced by Volvo. A 7-speed robotized gearbox will be offered as a transmission. Initial configuration crossover equip front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive will be available only for an additional fee.
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