Geely is preparing another crossover for the premiereJuly 25, 2018
A photograph of the disguised cross was published by the Chinese edition of Bitauto. According to the portal, under the camouflage model Geely is hidden, which is still known under the code mark SX12. Also, the Chinese claim that the “SUV” is built on a new platform BMA (B-segment Modular Architecture), the details of which Geely shared a few days ago. Judging by the photos, the appearance of the crossover will be based on the concept Geely Icon, debuted in April this year at the Beijing Motor Show.
Recall Geely earlier said that the platform BMA developed by the company’s own forces, but, most likely, without the intervention of Volvo still could not do it (Geely owns the Swedish brand). It is assumed that the BMA platform is unified with a platform CMA (Compact Modular Architecture), which was created by the Chinese together with the Swedes. In particular, in Geely BMA hybrids the battery will also be located in the central tunnel, however the rear suspension is only semi-dependent.
The first model on the new platform, which will go on sale, will be another crossover – it is known under the in-house index SX11. This SUV will reach the Chinese dealers before the end of this year. Cross SX12 should enter the market in 2019-m.
Later, the platform BMA will form the basis of other new SUV brand, as well as sedans, hatchbacks and compact vans. For cars on the architecture of BMA there are petrol turbo three 1.0 and 1.5 (the one and a half liter engine is developed again together with Volvo), turbo four 1.4. It is not yet known whether the crossover will have four-wheel drive on this platform.
Models on the platform BMA plan to sell outside of China, but specific markets and deadlines have not yet been announced.