Geely has unveiled its first MPV model called as Geely Jiaji on the 6th of December. The Jiaji MPV is expected to hit the Chinese market in the first quarter of 2019.
The Geely JiaJi measures 4,706 mm in length, 1,909 mm in width and 1,664 mm in height, while having a wheelbase of 2,805 mm. Depending on the variant, the Jiaji is offered as a 6- or 7-seater, in three row seating configurations (2+2+2, 2+2+3 or 2+3+2) to meet different consumers’ needs.
Designed by Geely’s Shanghai design studio, the Jiaji adopts the brand’s latest design language as seen on the Borui GE and Binrui. Exterior design cues include an ‘expanding cosmos’ grille and meteor head lamps as well as a sculpted waistline and floating roof.
As for the interior, Geely says the front-end of the interior is very much driver-focused, with highlights including a full-vision dashboard, a luxurious center control panel and a 12.3-inch floating infotainment display panel.
The JiaJi MPV also gets plenty of user-friendly features including a motion-activated ceiling light in the roof control console, which eliminates the need to search around for the light switch in the dark, as well as an intelligent cup-holder in the center console area to either heat-up or cool-down drinks, whatever desired.
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There are three powertrain options on offer, the first is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine assisted by a 48-volt BSG mild hybrid system producing a combined output of 188hp and peak torque of 300Nm, paired to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
The second option is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with plug-in hybrid power system that pumps out 255hp and peak torque of 385Nm, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The third is a 1.8-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine that churns out a maximum power of 181hp and peak torque of 300 Nm, paired to a 6-speed automated manual transmission.
Although the Geely Jiaji will be launched in early 2019, it will make its way in Asian region by 2020, as the next generation Proton Exora. Geely has already licensed 3 of its models including the VF11 JiaJi, to the Malaysian automaker it owns now. The first Geely model is the Boyue SUV, which has formed the basis of Proton X70, and is due to be launched in Malaysia towards the end of this year. It will be followed by the SX11 SUV (the Binyue) in 2019 and then the JiaJi MPV in 2020.
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