The atypical Geely crossover on the Volvo platform got a nameSeptember 11, 2019
Geely has named its new compact SUV – now it is known as “Icon”. The brand also shared new teasers of the model, whose appearance on the home market is expected this year.
In the spring of last year, Geely brought the Icon concept to a Beijing auto show, which surprised me with an atypical design for the Chinese brand. In March 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Industry showed a photo of a commercial vehicle with the SX12 index. Now, the brand announced the name of the serial cross (the same Icon) and published fresh images. Serial Geely Icon in many ways resembles last year’s prototype: two-level optics, slightly modified bumpers, almost the same taillights and a spectacular “soaring” roof.
ccording to preliminary data, the new SUV is based on the BMA platform, which Geely and Volvo engineers worked on. The length of the serial Geely Icon reaches a mark of 4,350 mm with a wheelbase of 2,640 mm. Under the hood of the novelty is the only affordable “turbo engine” for one and a half liters with a capacity of 177 horsepower. During its development, Volvo could not do without help. A seven-speed “robot” with double clutch is likely to act as a transmission.
But the new drive, in all likelihood, will not get the all-wheel drive, since this kind of car is of little interest to Chinese motorists. Geely Icon will enter the home market before the end of 2019. Cars will only be exported in a year or two.
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