Geely has launched the new Jiaji L MPV in China. This facelift is a stretched version of the current Jiaji that debuted in December 2018.
The Jiaji L measures 4,826/1,909/1,695mm with a 2,805mm wheelbase. To put into perspective, these dimensions makes the new Jiaji L, larger than the Toyota Fortuner. Being 120mm longer than the existing model, the Jiaji L just like the existing model adapts either 2+2+2 six-seat, or 2+3+2 seven-seat layouts.
In terms of design, the front grille is integrated with the headlights on both sides while a chrome strip runs across the lower fascia. Towards the sides there is a sharp crease devoid of any gimmickry that runs from the front door all the way to the rear lights. There is an additional quarter glass at the A-pillar as well as a larger one behind the C-pillar, the former enhances visibility for the driver while the latter gives a much better outside view to the last row passengers. The rear comes with a horizontally stacked taillight unit, vertically arranged reflectors, and chrome-plated exhaust trims.
Exterior of 2022 Geely Jiaji L
Depending on the variant, the interior comes available in various color combinations. In terms of equipment the new Jiaji L gets a three-spoke flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel, a 10.25-inch instrument panel, and a floating 12.3-inch central control screen installed with the Galaxy OS infotainment system. In terms of safety, the new Geely Jiaji L comes 6 airbags and 14 level-2 driving assistance functions.
Under the hood, the 2022 Jiaji L is powered by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 181hp, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The fuel consumption is rated at 6.9L/100km or 14.5 km per liter (WLTC). Price ranges between 119,800 yuan (PKR 38.07 lac) for the base version and goes as high as 142,800 yuan (PKR 45.38 lac) for the top-spec variant.
Geely Jiaji is believed to become a replacement of the aging Proton Exora that has been around since 2009. The new model however will just be a rebadged version of Jiaji but with minor cosmetic differences.
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