The Chinese have declassified the Geely Preface serial sedan, which in the brand’s model range will be located one step below the flagship four-door Geely Borui (in some markets, Emgrand GT). The presented car was the first model of the company to try on the new corporate identity of Technology Geely 4.0.
It is reported that a team of specialists led by Peter Horbury worked on the appearance of Geely Preface. The designers tried to keep most of the traditional Gili components (for example, the pentagonal radiator grille), but from some angles (especially from the side) the four-door turned out to be very similar to the cars of the Volvo subsidiary brand.
At the same time, the “Chinese” salon has nothing in common with the models of the Swedish brand and represents another variation of its own style. The car has a minimalistic front panel with 12.3-inch screens of virtual dashboard and multimedia system located on it.
The center console is two-story here – with a spacious compartment for small items on the lower level. As for the equipment, the saloon has a Bose audio system, air fragrance, dual-zone climate control, contoured interior lighting, panoramic roof, electric front doors and electric parking brake.
It is reported that the new Geely Preface 2021 body is built on the basis of the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) modular platform. This “cart” is well known from the Geely FY11 and Volvo XC40 crossovers. Plus, most of the models of the subsidiary brand Lynk & Co. are based on it.
This chassis is characterized by the presence of MacPherson struts at the front and multi-link at the rear. In terms of dimensions, the Chinese sedan reaches a length of 4,785 mm, the distance between the axles is 2,800, the width of the sedan is 1,869, and its height is 1,469 millimeters.
The line of power units of the front-wheel drive Geely Preface so far consists of a 2.0-liter “turbo four” of the Drive-E family. This motor produces 190 hp. (300 Nm), working in tandem with a seven-speed robot with two clutches. At the same time, the Chinese announced several more powerful hybrid modifications for the sedan, which will turn out to be noticeably more dynamic than the presented starting version.
The public premiere of the new Geely Preface will take place on September 26, two thousand and twentieth, and a little later sales on the domestic market in China will start. There is no information about the cost of the car yet, nothing has been reported about the prospects for the appearance of this four-door outside the Celestial Empire.