Last week, Geely released official images and details related to the new Geely Boyue Pro, which is essentially a major facelift of the Boyue SUV that made its debut in 2016. Geely Boyue also happens to be the donor model of Proton X70 SUV. Now the new 2019 Geely Boyue Pro has officially made its debut in China.
As far as the appearance is concerned the front-end gets inspiration from the Geely Xingyue Coupe SUV that was launched earlier this year, with smaller headlamps that are no longer connected to the signature expanding cosmos grille. The front apron gets more angular, with a wing that separates the corner fog lamp sections from the wide lower intake.
Along the side, the sporty profile is accentuated by relatively large-sized wheel and powerful character lines that create an image of constant motion even when still. The Boyue Pro also features a classic floating roof design which tapers down to meet the tailgate-mounted spoiler.
Towards the back, the tail lamp clusters have been tweaked with updated light graphics. The Boyue Pro gets Geely lettering on the chrome trim linking the clusters, instead of its logo. The lower section has also been simplified with a subtle diffuser.
Inside, the Boyue Pro gets a redesigned dashboard with a layout that’s more asymmetrical to the driver’s side. The instrument binnacle has been reshaped while the digital instrument cluster has received new visuals.
Under the hood, the 1.8 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is updated to meet new emission standards. In addition there will be a smaller 1.5 liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which is also deployed in the Binyue crossover and Xingyue coupe SUV. Transmission choices are 7-speed dual-clutch automatic and 6-speed manual.
Although Geely Boyue Pro is an updated version of the regular Boyue, however according to Geely, the Boyue Pro won’t replace the current Boyue, but will instead be sold alongside as a more upscale offering.
Geely unveils GKUI 19 together with E01 and E02- China’s First Independently Developed Custom Vehicle System-on-Chip
Geely invested subsidiary, ECARX, officially announced the company’s new E-Series chipset at the launch of the GKUI19 and the global showcase of the Geely Bo Yue PRO, the first vehicle to use both GKUI19 and the E-Series chipset.
ECARX together with the global fabless semiconductor company, MediaTek, has developed the E-series, a system-on-chip (SoC) made specifically for intelligent connected vehicles to further enhance the users experience when using GKUI equipped vehicles.
The first independently developed chip from ECARX is the E01 SoC which utilises a high-speed 64-bit quad core Central Processing Unit (CPU) combined with dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) supporting HD 1080p dual screen display and a 4G modem which provide seamless capable connectivity and content delivery within equipped vehicles.
ECARX is planning for a more powerful E02 SoC, a next generation SoC with 8-cores and an independent neural processing unit NPU, to be launched in the first quarter of 2020.
Since its release in 2018, the GKUI Geely Smart Ecosystem has gathered more than 1 million active users and equipped on more than 22 Geely models. It is the fastest intelligent connectivity in-vehicle system in the industry.
With the addition of the new dedicated E-series chips, the updated GKUI19 adds greater AI capabilities to the system. In the latest platform, the GKUI cloud has been upgraded to an AI cloud, GKUI mobile phone inspired desktop has been upgraded to a smart desktop which utilizes AI to intuitively configure itself depending on the user’s needs, GKUI One-ID has been upgraded to all-round ID with support for different application ecosystems from GKUI’s eco-partners, and GKUI ecosystem has been upgraded with a developer platform allowing greater integration across the internet. GKUI is now able to connect seamlessly with Xiaomi smart devices, Baidu smart devices, JD.com smart devices and other smart devices allowing users to control their home or office appliances from their car.
In addition, GKUI19 helps meet users mobility needs through their first ridesharing partner, CaoCao Mobility. In the future, GKUI19-equipped vehicles can seamlessly offer ridesharing service with their car through the CaoCao Mobility platform.
Geely is committed to building a smart future mobility ecology and is becoming a global leader in intelligent connected vehicles. As a technology company strategically invested in by Geely, ECARX has been focused on creating a new smart Internet of Vehicle ecology. Based on the concept of bringing the internet into the car, ECARX aims to offer the best intelligent cockpit experience to owners. With an advanced and open eco-platform, ECARX breaks the barriers throughout the internet and achieves cross-border integration and strategic cooperation with Internet giants such as Baidu and Tencent.
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