Monday, August 10, 2020

Geely's Coupe SUV is Headed to Global Markets


Buried in a line talking about the jointly-developed Geely Volvo CMA platform’s sales milestone is a hint as to what could be another Geely vehicle headed to the Philippines. In case you missed it, here’s the paragraph again, but this time, we’ve highlighted it for full effect:

“Geely Auto now plans to utilize the highly successful Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), on a new range of vehicles in coming months. Following Geely Auto’s successful adoption of CMA for its flagship Xingyue Coupe SUV which begins overseas sales later in the year…
Yes, you read that right. Another new possible Geely model to head the Philippines’s way is the Chinese brand’s coupe SUV flagship, the Xingyue. The name (星越) literally translates to “Star,” though that might get a global re-name similar to what happened with the Coolray and Azkarra. Whatever its eventual global market name, it’s Geely’s first product underpinned by the CMA—the very same platform used by the Volvo XC40.


Thanks to the modularity of the CMA platform, the Xingyue has short front and rear overhangs contributing to its streamlined fastback style body. The “expanding universe” grille is complemented by an all-black Geely badge designating it as a driver-oriented vehicle.

Backing that claim up is the Xingyue’s all independent suspension, a BorgWarner-developed all-wheel drive system, and 20-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. As for engine choices, it comes with four. The first two are shared with the Coolray and Azkarra, namely a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder with 177 horsepower and 255 Nm of torque, and a mild-hybrid version of the same engine with 190 horsepower and 300 Nm. The Xingyue though also has a more performance-oriented Volvo-sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 238 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, and even a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that boosts outputs to 258 horsepower and 415 Nm of torque, while offering an all-electric cruising range of 56 kilometers.



Inside, the Xingyue comes with a Face-ID system which automatically adjust the vehicle settings such as seat position, mirrors, entertainment system, and the like based on facial recognition, the GKUI infotainment system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen panel, and even a 9-inch full-color heads-up display.

Geely says this SUV also reaches Level 2 autonomous driving with its full-speed adaptive cruise control, traffic jam stop-and-go assistance, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection, and even an automated park assist system.


If Geely Philippine were to launch the Xingyue, it will likely hit the P 1.7-million range. While that’s already crossing the territory of higher-end Japanese crossovers, it must be worth noting that its platform mate, the XC40 is still priced considerably more at P 3.595 million.

Would you consider this coupe SUV from Geely?

3 comments:

  1. Still have to wait and see the reliability of Geely

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  2. My bro just dumped all his other cars and embraced the Coolray and the Azkarra. They're fantastic!
    This Xingyue, I WANT IT NOW!

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  3. I sold my Honda City for Coolray Sport. It's worth it.

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