The Chinese giant Geely is about to add a new SUV to its range, a hefty bouncy castle to which Geely attaches model name Haoyue. Before the car is presented in its entirety, Geely’s PR machine pumps another set of images into the digital world.
Geely has a model range in China consisting of 18 cars, a motley collection of unknown sedans, hatchbacks, crossovers and SUVs. There is only a car that can call itself an MPV: the Jijai. Geely will soon expand its line-up with this Hoayue, an SUV with design elements from that Jijai.
The Hoayue will be a three-row SUV that can accommodate seven occupants. The car measures 4.84 meters in length, is 1.78 meters high and has a wheelbase of 2.82 meters. This makes the Hoayue only a few centimeters shorter than cars like the BMW X5. The Hoayue has a fairly square snout with a pressure-looking grille, a specimen with several semicircular lines and horizontal blades. The wheel arches were turned on by making them look much more square than they are and at the rear we see relatively subdued lighting, units connected by a chrome strip. LED lighting on both front and back is standard. In the interior we see a large glass panoramic roof, a unit of which roughly half also seems to be able to open. Geely speaks, among other things, of the presence of four-zone climate control and mood lighting.
The engine list will probably include a 1.8 four-cylinder and a 1.5 three-cylinder also known from Volvo. The 1.8 delivers about 180 hp and 300 Nm while the 1.5 in this case sends 175 hp and 250 Nm to the front wheels. A disclosure will not be long in coming.