Earlier this year, Geely gave a sneak peek of their flagship crossover. Initially dubbed as the KX11, the crossover is a plusher version of the standard Xingyue crossover-coupe. Like most Geely crossovers, it also sits on Geely's Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. That means it also has something in common with the Volvo XC40.
Fast forward two months later, and Geely has officially revealed it in the metal. Now bearing the name Xingyue L, it serves as the most luxurious and high-tech crossover SUV from the company.
The Xingyue L features a sharp-looking exterior. The front fascia dons the brand's signature front grille, along with a pair of matrix LED headlights. Full-width taillights at the back give the Xingyue L a sophisticated look, along with a chrome-plated trim on the tailgate. Topping it all off are turbine-style alloy wheels, black body cladding, tailgate spoiler, and additional chrome trim on the bumpers and side sills.
The Xingyue L measures 4770mm long, 1895mm wide, 1689mm tall, and has a 2845mm wheelbase. That makes the Xingyue L slightly smaller than the seven-seater Okavango (4835mmx1900mmx1785mm). However, the flagship crossover's wheelbase is 30mm longer than the Okavango that translates to more interior and cargo space. However, Geely does not have plans for a three-row version of the Xingyue L, at least for now.
Open the doors, and the Xingyue L greets its occupant with not one, not two, but three massive displays. The triple-screen layout is unique only to the Xingyue L, with each one having a resolution of 1920x720. It consists of the instrument display, touchscreen infotainment, and a display for the front passenger.
The system provides wireless connectivity to the internet, media functions such as music and video, and over-the-air updates (OTA). Other features like a 360-degree camera, autonomous parking function, automatic climate control, heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, and obstacle avoidance are available on the Geely Xingyue L.
Under the hood, the Xingyue L has a 2.0-liter Drive-E turbocharged inline-four co-developed with Volvo. It puts out 238 PS along with 350 Nm of torque. That engine powers all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Could the Geely Xingyue L make its way to the Philippines? With Geely already selling the Coolray, Azkarra, and the Okavango locally, the company could bring the flagship SUV soon. The only question now is, what will be its name here, and what engine will we find under the hood.