Published on January 3rd, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Geely’s Coupe SUV to Challenge the CX3, HR-V & C-HR
Meet a new compact SUV contender. Geely Auto has just previewed its first Coupe SUV as part of the brand’s efforts in widening its leading product portfolio.
The forthcoming Geely Coupe SUV showcases its sporting credentials with a wide and confident stance. Geely’s signature expanding universe grill is wide yet slim, further enhancing that assertive stance and the powerful daylight running lights give the Coupe SUV a strong predator cat appearance. Strong powerful shoulders that rise up around the grill coupled with the sculpted lower air intakes help the Coupe SUV hugs the ground and further emphasise that feeling of strength.
The silhouette of the Coupe SUV slopes upwards dramatically into a long tailing roofline that falls down sharply into the rear quarters, echoing the fastback designs of high performance sports cars.
Design elements that were first showcased on the Bo Rui GE, such as the Chinese fan inspired rear lights are present on the Geely Coupe SUV. A new generation of day light running lights has been introduced on the new Coupe SUV; the ‘digital arrow’ which brings a new digital twist to an ancient weapon.
Design for the Coupe SUV was carried out in Geely Design Shanghai, one of Geely’s 5 global design studios managed by veteran car industry designer Peter Horbury, which have over 600 designers in total.
The Geely Coupe SUV, internally codenamed the FY11, is the first Geely product based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). The CMA architecture was jointly developed by Volvo and Geely at the China-Euro Vehicle Technology Center in Gothenburg, where the two brands carry out joint R&D.