In China, a new Geely sedan has been declassified, which will replace the Emgrand GL model. Having lost the letter G in the name, he became related technically with the crossover
The BMA platform, developed jointly by engineers from Geely and Volvo, is at the heart of an entire family of models, but the Emgrand L will be the largest carrier. At the same time, its wheelbase, 2700 mm, is identical to the base of its predecessor, which is formally based on a different platform, and the concept of the chassis is the same: in front there is a McPherson suspension, in the back there is a conventional torsion beam. But the rigidity of the structure has increased significantly, the kinematics and settings have been revised, which should result in exquisite driving manners: as we already know, Geely Coolray has completely «adult» habits, without discounts on the origin.
The basic powertrain remains the same: a 1.4-liter turbo engine with 141 hp. can be combined with either a manual transmission or a variator. Perhaps later, a modification with a 1.5-liter Volvo unit from the same «Coolrey» will appear: in China it produces 177 hp, in our country it is derated to 150. In addition, the transition to a new platform means the emergence of modern electronic systems, such as adaptive cruise control with auto brake function, lane keep assist, adaptive head light, etc.
The dimensions of the sedan (4735x1815x1478 mm) have practically not changed, but the design has undergone significant metamorphoses. On the old frame, new exterior panels have been mounted, giving the car a more aggressive look. The manufacturer calls its new corporate identity Energy Storm, saying it will expand to other Geely models in the future. The style’s father is probably the new chief designer of the Chinese brand, Stefan Sielaff, who joined Geely from Bentley at the beginning of the year, replacing Peter Horbury.
Alas, there are no images of the interior yet, but its architecture will most likely resemble the five-door Emgrand S, presented this spring. In fact, this is familiar to us
Photos are taken from open sources.