Published on June 21st, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Geely Jia Ji MPV, the Proton Exora for 2020 gets top eco award
Geely’s new MPV which will arrive in a year as the Proton Exora replacement is also China’s first ever hybrid MPV on the market, allowing urban families to enjoy the benefits of new energy vehicles.
Geely’s Jia Ji was just named as the most eco-friendly MPV in China with the highest score at the 2019 C-ECAP (China Eco-Car Assessment Program) announcement yesterday.
C-ECAP are based on in-vehicle air quality, in-vehicle noise, hazardous substance, fuel consumption and emission.
To meet the needs of different consumer markets, the new MPV is offered with several powertrain options including 1.5TD PHEV, 1.5TD MHEV and 1.8TD traditional fuel engine with automatic transmission.
The top performance version of the MPV is the new energy PHEV version, which comes equipped with Geely’s Auto’s 1.5TD engine specially developed for hybrid models. The 1.5TD engine is paired with a highly efficient 7DCTH transmission developed in Geely Auto’s China Euro Vehicle Technology Centre (CEVT). Combined with a hybrid electric system, the PHEV version offers a maximum power of 190kW and maximum torque of 385 Nm. Combined city and highway fuel consumption is a low 1.6L per 100km with a fast charging time of just 90 minutes and pure electric range of 56km. As the first plug-in MPV in China, the PHEV is set to become the preferred choice for urban families.
The Jia Ji MPV is also offered with a mild hybrid option, this MHEV version comes equipped with Geely’s 1.5TD engine and independently developed 48V BSG mild-hybrid system matched to a highly efficient 7DCT transmission. Geely’s 7DCT has achieved the highest transmission efficiency rate in the industry with a transmission efficiency of 97%. The MHEV version offers a maximum power of 140kW and maximum torque of 300 N·m. Combined city and highway fuel consumption is only 5.9L per 100km.
In order to meet the diversified needs of consumers in all markets, the new MPV also comes with traditional ICE power options, 1.8TD with automatic transmission and 1.5TD with manual transmission. Consumers may be familiar with Geely’s 1.8TD, which won the 2016 “China Heart” top ten engine award and is equipped in several Geely models. The award-winning engine is matched with a 6AT offering a maximum power of 135kW and maximum torque of 300 Nm.