Geely has released official photos of its upcoming B-segment crossover- the SX11, which will go on sale in China in the fourth quarter of this year.
Up front, there is Geely’s signature concentric grille design and sweptback headlights as seen earlier in the leaked images, however there is a new chrome grille border that also goes around the headlights. Beneath these sit a trio of aggressive air intakes.
Along the sides, there is a prominent front fender bulge that bleeds into the scalloped flanks, while blacked-out D-pillars and a C-pillar kink, similar in design to the larger Boyue, give a “floating roof” appearance. The rear possesses trapezoidal tail lights with sweeping light guides, broad chrome trim that joins the lamp units together, a large slotted spoiler and twin integrated exhaust exits.
The interior ditches Geely’s usual gently-curving dashboard design for something that’s a little more angular. The horizontal dashboard features rectangular air vents and a freestanding widescreen display, while a passenger grab handle sweeps around the climate controls. There’s also a digital instrument display like on the Boyue, plus a flat-bottomed steering wheel and a stubby electronic gear lever.
The Geely SX11 measures 4,330 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,609 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm and will ride on Geely’s new B-segment Modular Architecture (BMA). In comparison,the SX11 is slightly longer, wider and taller than the Honda HR-V (Vezel), nearly matching the latter’s wheelbase, which sits at 2610 mm.
As for the engines, there will be an entry-level three-cylinder 1.0-liter turbocharged unit producing 134 hp, and a bigger 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, good for 174 hp. Furthermore a PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) version called as the SX11P will also be made available as a production-ready was seen in the factory premises.