Last month, Geely gave us a sneak peek of their upcoming crossover. Dubbed KX11, that model is poised to be the brand's largest crossover yet and rides on the CMA platform co-developed with Volvo. At the time, the automaker only released a few shadowy images of the vehicle's front end and side profile. Despite that, it was enough to give us an idea of what it will look like. The launch date? Later this year, possibly in Q4.
Thanks to these leaked photos, though, we won't have to wait until its launch to see the crossover in full. First spotted by Paultan, China's Auto Market Online has posted photos of the upcoming KX11, giving us a better picture of Geely's largest SUV yet.
From the photos, the KX11 looks more upscale compared to other Geely crossovers on the market. The front end has a bold look with a large air vent integrated into the lower half of the bumper. The automaker fitted an equally imposing grille with vertical slats replacing the traditional “expanding cosmos” design. Flanking the grille are a pair of slim LED headlights with two rows of DRLs.
Moving to the side, the KX11 features a character line that runs from the headlight to the taillights. There are also elements of Volvo design due to the squared-off wheel arches. Thanks to the leak, we also have photos of its rear end. Interestingly, it bears some similarity to the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q8 with the slim, full-width LED taillight. To match the front-end, the rear bumper features a large diffuser. No faux exhaust tips here.
Leaks usually show the vehicle without revealing details such as powertrain and size. Interestingly, the publication also revealed some specifications of the upcoming KX11. According to the report, the KX11 will supposedly measure 4,770 mm long, 1,895 mm wide, 1,689 mm tall, and a wheelbase of 2,845 mm for the 5-seat variant. As such, expect the 7-seat model to be longer. Meanwhile, powering the large crossover will reportedly be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing either 215 HP or 235 HP paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
There's no word yet whether the Geely KX11 will be sold outside of China. But considering Geely Philippines is planning to launch three new models soon, it could be one of the models in consideration.
But first things first, Geely has to launch the model before it makes it anywhere in the world.