In the base of the Ministry of Industry of China there were photos of Geely compact. This model is a serial embodiment of MPV Concept, debuted in the spring of last year in Shanghai. On the trunk of the commodity single-volume scanner there is a nameplate VF11. This is probably an intra-factory index, and the novelty will be sold under a different name.
Exterior of the van is made in the corporate style of Geely, for which Peter Horbury, previously worked at Volvo, is responsible. Information about the platform not yet. Most likely, MPV is based on Giley’s own platform. The length of the serial MPV is 4,706 mm, width – 1,909 mm, height – 1,664 mm, wheelbase – 2,805 mm. The model will be offered with a five-, six- or seven-seater saloon. Also for the new Geely are: 17- or 18-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, a camera of a circular view, LED optics, panoramic roof.
The compact is equipped with a petrol 4-cylinder turbo 1.5 (model JLH-3G15TD) with a power of 177 hp. With what boxes the engine is combined – it is still unknown. In addition, Geely VF11 has a hybrid version, which included the same 1.5-liter motor and electric motor. The combined output of the hybrid is not named, but there are data on fuel consumption – only 1.7 l / 100 km. Plus, the battery of the hybrid compact car can be charged from household electricity.
By the way, the engine 1.5 JLH-3G15TD is also in the arsenal of the Geely crossover that has not yet been submitted, which still wears the factory index SX11. Photos of the SUV were posted on the network in February 2018.
In China compact van, most likely, will appear already this year. One of the main competitors of the Geely model will be the BYD Song Max. On the plans of Geely to sell MPV outside the home market information at the moment there.