Space crossover Geely Icon will become a global model

Space crossover Geely Icon will become a global model

September 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Chinese company Geely is preparing to launch the Icon crossover, which will be positioned between the Coolray (SX11) and Atlas models. A representative of the brand confirmed to Motor that the model will become global and will appear outside of China – perhaps it will even reach Russia. However, there are no concrete plans yet.

The first official photo appeared on the Web, where you can see the exterior design of the new item. As expected, the conveyor version is practically no different from the concept presented a year earlier. The changes are minimal: the cameras on the sides gave way to traditional exterior mirrors, roof rails appeared, and daytime running lights are not made in the form of an hourglass, but have three sections. In general, the Icon design traces the “cosmic” theme, which is played out on teaser images.

Geely Icon is based on the BMA platform, which the Chinese have developed together with Volvo. In length, it reaches 4350 millimeters, that is, 20 millimeters longer than the co-platform Coolray and 169 millimeters shorter than Atlas. It is already known that the 177-horsepower “turbo-engine” of 1.5 liters, which is installed on the Volvo XC40, will enter the engine range. The engine is combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch robotic gearbox with front-wheel drive.

Mentioned Atlas is already sold on the Russian market, and a more compact Coolray is on the way – it will appear at dealers in 2020. As for Icon, the company does not exclude that the crossover may appear in Russia, but there are no concrete plans for its release yet.

As for China, there Geely Icon will go on sale before the end of 2019 and, as expected, will cost less than Atlas.