Published on July 31st, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
2021 Geely Binyue Pro Facelift Reveals Sports Variant In China
The Facelift of the Geely Binyue Pro brings some minor aesthetic improvements as well as a sport variant.
The Proton X50 is still one of the best selling models in Malaysia and its donor car in China, the Geely Binyue Pro has already gotten an update. This new update hasn’t been launched in China yet, but some official renders have been found online and it shows a few interesting things.
We don’t know if the engine or transmission will get any updates, but the looks of the car definitely have been tweaked slightly. The new Geely Binyue Pro features a new hexagonal mesh pattern on its front grille.
While the red accent piece within the grille still remains, it seems Geely are putting some distance between itself and its ‘Expanding Cosmos’ grille. Below the grille is a new piece that technically is part of the bumper segment. It is dark grey and it expands from below the grille to the headlights and into the front air intakes on each side of the bumper. The lower front grille section now features a new design with horizontal bars.
Additionally, a little lower down, you’ll notice that the lower lip section is a little less ‘layered’ in the centre though the old look is still present on the flanks. There also appears to be a new rear diffuser design.
The headlights, though unchanged in design, now feature a new welcome animation in their LED daytime running lights. It’s also worth noting that the black roof seems to have become a standard item on the facelift, though perhaps there still is an entry level variant without the two-tone look.
There’s also new 18″ rim designs.
Inside, there’s a new 12.3″ infotainment screen that replaces the current 10.25″ one.
You’ll also find a new gear selector design. The “Park” button on top is no longer visible and it’s unclear if the new selector still has a button for it or if a gated mechanism will be deployed this time around.
There also appears to be matching and contrasting upholstery inside. The primary upholstery colour matches what’s on the outside while the secondary upholstery colour contrasts depending on the primary one. There’s reportedly new matter faux metal inlays as well.
New Sporty Variant
We’re not sure what Geely are calling it, but there’s a new ‘Sporty’ variant with more aggressive styling. The tailgate spoiler on this variant bears an “S” badge on its side in body colour. The tailgate features a carbon fibre look, but we’re not sure if it’s actually made of the stuff.
The ‘sport’ variant comes with contrast coloured stripes on the grey exterior trim panels (front bumper lip and lower door). There’s also a set of contrasting racing stripes running the length of the car from the hood.
The contrast colour is dependant on the primary body colour. These models also come with red brake calipers and black-painted rims.
Inside, the Sport variant also features contrasting upholstery. The difference seems to be the ‘S’ logo on the seats as well as a fabric/suede strip in the cetre of the seat.
There’s also contrasting leather on the steering wheel and inlays with some colour-matching graphics.
White and metallic blue exterior colour comes with red and white contrasting stripes. The tailgate spoiler is finished in a carbon fibre texture has a body-coloured ‘S’ badge. red brake calipers. black painted 18″ rims.
Theophilus Chin has also done the work to preview what a Proton X50 with these changes might look like. Check out his youtube video here, or his Instagram here.