Published on June 29th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Geely Haoyue Launched in China, Tons of Tech for the Price
The Chinese market have just received a new treat from Geely Auto in the form of the Haoyue. Yes, we’ve covered this vehicle before when it got its virtual launch at the end of April, but now it has been officially revealed with more press photos and solid packaging details.
From what we can gather, it will cost between RM60,000-RM85,000 before duties, taxes and insurance. For context, the Geely Boyue fell within that pricing bracket back in 2018 before it was made available here as the Proton X70. Should Proton decide to bring that in in some form, Malaysians could have a D-segment sized 7-seater for a lot less than RM150,000!
Here are some facts about the Haoyue from the latest press release:
- It’s available either as a 5-seater or 7-seater
- With the 2nd and 3rd row of seats folded, luggage space is 2.2m long and has a volume of 2360L
- All seats are adjustable, including 8-way backrest adjustment at the 3rd row of seats in the 7-seat VIP seating configuration
- The manufacturing standard is so high that the Haoyue lacks the harmful ‘new car smell’ from the factory
- The CN95 grade high-efficiency air purification system found on other Geely models is fitted here
- It gets the same G Power 1.8-litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engine and 7-speed transmission found in the Proton X70
- Level 2 assisted driving tech is featured here with 24 sensors aiding in active cruise control up to 150km/h
- Automatic parking and 360-degree panoramic imaging is available too
- High-resolution 12.3″ infotainment and a 12.3″ instrument cluster displays are available
It’s honestly one of the biggest, best packaged and best equipped vehicles we’ve seen and at this price it’s even more unbelievable. Check out the press release for more.
Geely Auto officially launched its first seven-seat D-segment SUV, Hao Yue in an entirely online launch ceremony today. The 7-seat SUV marks Geely Auto’s entry into a highly competitive market segment that is currently dominated by foreign joint-venture brands in the Chinese market. Geely aims to challenge the competition by offering consumers a full suite of the brands latest intelligent vehicle technologies and highly efficient powertrain systems in a highly competitive package.
Maximum Space, Maximum Value
Geely Auto has always strived to push the boundaries in design, functionality, and value. The Haoyue was designed under Geely’s unique ‘Expansive Aesthetic’ concept with ubiquitously tensile lines resulting in a broad muscular body. Designers integrated form with technology to create a modern, refined design that strikes unique a balance of space and functionality.
The Geely Haoyue comes in both 5 and 7-seat configurations with rear seats capable of folding completely flat to maximise space utilization. Fully folded, the rear interior space can reach 2.2 square meters – equivalent to a king-sized bed – whilst the trunk space can be expanded to 2360L, capable of accommodating all kinds of medium to large objects.
Both 5 and 7-seat configurations offer extensive legroom, allowing users as tall as 1.9m to sit comfortably without any adjustments. Seats in all rows are adjustable including back-row seats which are equipped with eight-way adjustable backrests. Users can also opt for a seven ‘VIP’ seat configuration that includes 7 independently-adjustable seats.
The ‘Healthiest’ SUV:
The Haoyue was developed following Geely’s ‘healthy car’ concept, with all materials undergoing stringent environmental testing with requirements over 20 times higher than Chinese national standards. The result is a large cockpit without a harmful ‘new car smell’. The Haoyue also comes equipped with Geely’s officially certified CN95 grade high-efficiency air purification system capable of filtering out 99% of PM2.5 particles and 98% of droplets bigger than 0.74µm which may contain viruses and other harmful elements. In combination with Haoyue’s three-zone air conditioner and AQS system, cabin air can be quickly purified and refreshed in under three minutes.
Powering the Haoyue is Geely’s latest 1.8TD engine paired with a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission which together meet China’s most stringent national 6B emission standards. When it comes to intelligent driving, Hao Yue is equipped with L2 assisted driving technologies. 24 sensors assist 17 intelligent drive features in the large SUV allowing it to automatically follow, stop, as well as turn at speeds up to 150km/h. Sensors also enable the SUV to achieve one-button automatic parking with 360° panoramic imaging.
Inside the Hao Yue, users can experience the latest GKUI Geely Smart Ecosystem utilizing Geely’s independently developed high-performance quad-core dedicated vehicle microprocessor, E01. GKUI allows users to interact with the vehicle through an AI-powered voice assistant. The ecosystem is also able to be integrated with a host of IoT applications such as JD.com’s smart home which allows users to monitor and control home appliances on the road. Users can also interact and monitor information in the vehicle through the multiple high-definition displays including a 12.3-inch central infotainment panel, 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel, and advanced WHUD heads-up navigation display.
Haoyue is Geely’s latest offering to follow the brand’s user-centric approach to the market and helps expand the brand’s product portfolio to encompass the 7-seat SUV segment. It offers consumers a new choice with a smart, spacious, high-quality, and technologically-advanced SUV. The model’s safe and comfortable drive experience, as well as its generous value proposition, will set a new benchmark for D-segment SUVs in the world.