Published on October 18th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Will The Geely Galaxy E8 Be The First Proton EV?
The Geely galaxy E8 is the brand’s first pure EV built on the SEA architecture
Okay, so recently, some real life photos of the Geely Galaxy E8 sedan for China, have been officially exposed. It is the first pure electric car based on the brand’s famous SEA architecture. Since these photos were exposed, we now know a bit more about this car and I have to say, I really wish the brand would sell the car in Malaysia too.
Moreover, the Geely Galaxy E8 has the same origin as the Lotus Eletre all-electric SUV, Volvo EX30, Jikrypton 009 and other luxury pure electric vehicles (EVs). Granted, this Geely model is a sedan and not an SUV like the other examples on this list but given its access to Volvo, it is likely the sedan will still run smoothly.
The Geely Galaxy E8 is a decently sized car measuring 5,010mm in length, 1,920mm in width and 1,465mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,925mm, it is the only B-class pure electric sedan with a length of more than 5 meters. This likely means the car has a spacious interior and a very practical boot with very generous storage space.
Thanks to the low-slung front, streamlined body, external AGS active air intake grille, low-wind-resistance closed aerodynamic rims and other 25 low-wind resistance designs throughout the car, the wind resistance coefficient of Geely Galaxy E8 is only 0.199 Cd, far exceeding BYD Han, Tesla Model 3 and other EVs in the same class.
On top of that, according to previously exposed information, the Geely Galaxy E8 will also launch the first 45-inch 8K unbounded smart screen in the world, and will be the first batch to be equipped with the industry’s top Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 flagship chip, as well as Geely’s new car system, several firsts in one car.
While the interior has not been fully exposed, we can assume based on how the car looks on the outside and the considerable amount of technology and features the brand has put into the Geely Galaxy E8 EV, the interior is likely refined, luxurious and tech packed just like any premium EV interior may look like.
So what do you guys think? Would you like to see Geely sell the car here? Maybe the brand could even sell it here as a rebadged “luxury” Proton? Perhaps it could just rebadge it as a Volvo and make some small changes to help it fit with the rest of the Swedish automaker’s lineup in Malaysia as well.