Geely Preparing a New B-Segment SUV

Geely is readying a new B-Segment crossover SUV called the SX11, that is expected to make its debut towards the end of this year.

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The undisguised images show us a surprisingly sporty exterior, with angular design elements, an aggressive front bumper, the signature concentric grille, wheel arch bulges, a blacked-out rear pillar design that leads to a floating roof aesthetic, a tailgate spoiler, dual exhaust tips, and a full-width chrome trim piece uniting the taillights.

Measuring 4330/1800/1609mm with a wheelbase of 2600 mm, the SX11 is slightly longer, wider and taller than the Honda HR-V (Vezel), nearly matching the latter’s wheelbase, which sits at 2610 mm. The Geely SX11 is also believed to feature three different wheel sizes (16,17 and 18-inches), adaptive cruise control, a panoramic camera, panoramic sunroof and more.

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As for the engines, there will be an entry-level three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged unit producing 134 hp, and a bigger 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, good for 174 hp. Furthermore a PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) version called as the SX11P will also be made available as a production-ready was seen in the factory premises recently.

Geely SX11P

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Geely is working at a rapid pace in producing world class automobiles and the SX11 is yet another addition to that list. With owning Volvo and Lotus, Geely now has access to sophisticated automobile technology. And with ex-Volvo design chief Peter Horbury heading its design department, there is no wonder we get to see some exceptional looking Geely vehicles lately.

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