Geely officially unveiled the Icon crossover

Geely officially unveiled the Icon crossover

November 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Geely has finally released the first official photos of its new subcompact Icon SUV.

As photos published earlier this year showed, the Geely Icon is largely inspired by the 2018 concept car of the same name. Introduced by the Chinese media at a design seminar in Nanjing, the B-segment SUV “shows off the Geely’s enhanced Expanding Cosmos.” DNA design, ”while exploring the boundaries of the language of brand design. This is certainly an interesting design in which the Geely Icon retains its characteristic blocky silhouette.

The front part with divided headlights and an expanding grille is carried almost unchanged, while the profile has retractable door handles and rear-view mirrors with integrated turn signals. At the rear, the infinity loop motif continues to be present in the signature of the LED rear lights. Inside the Geely Icon dashboard, two large screens dominate: the dashboard and the central infotainment display. Dual interactive screens allow users to interact with the vehicle and connect to the rest of the world through the GKUI Geely Smart Ecosystem. Overall, the dashboard resembles the Citroën C4 Cactus.

Icon is the second Geely SUV based on the BMA modular architecture, following the more traditional Bin Yue style. The platform is also used by the Bin Rui sedan. The Chinese automaker does not disclose details about the transmission, but they say that Icon is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

The dimensions were also not confirmed, but most reports claim that the Icon has a length of 4350 mm, a width of 1810 mm and a height of 1615 mm with a wheelbase of 2640 mm. If they are accurate, that means the Icon is a little bigger than a cousin of the Bin Yue platform.

Geely says that Icon was designed from the very beginning as a global model, the goal of which is to open “a new era of intellectual mobility for a new generation of users, a generation that requires high-tech, inspiring cars.”