Geely has officially announced that the codenamed V01Emgrand Mini Crossover will now be called as the Yuanjing X1. Yuanjing, which translates into Vision, will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April and will be launched in the Chinese car market soon after.
The interior has been revealed for the first time and is quite impressive. The two-color interior & two-color seats are coupled with a carbon textured dashboard. There is a digital speedometer, multi-function flat bottom steering wheel. The instrument panel is digital and the 10 inch LCD touch screen sits in the middle.
At the front the X1 carries the Geely’s signature concentric grille design, with silver embellishments on bumpers and LED daytime running lights. At the rear there is a roof spoiler, rear antenna and silver accents on the bumper. The black wheel arches and roof rails complete the crossover look of the vehicle.
Geely X1 will be equipped with a 1.0L naturally aspirated 68hp engine, the same that was found in Panda. The speculated price is between RMB 45,000 (PKR 6.81 lac) to RM 55,000 (PKR 8.33 lac).
Geely is in process of making a comeback in Pakistan and there website has been up again with a coming soon message, however an official announcement is yet to be made. Since there is a day & night difference between the Geely vehicles that were offered in Pakistan a decade ago versus the ones being produced these days, thanks to the Volvo influence, we expect to see better Geely vehicles to be introduced in Pakistan should they make a comeback.
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