Geely welcomes the new year with another crossover. It doesn't have a name yet, but the Chinese automaker was kind enough to give the world a sneak peek of the future model.
For now, it's covered in camouflage but it looks like a rather long crossover. Internally known as the KX11, it rides on the CMA architecture co-developed with Volvo. With that, the future Geely could be in many ways, a Volvo. The CMA platform underpins models such as the Volvo XC40, Polestar 2, Geely Preface, and all Lynk & Co. vehicles.
Reports from China say that the KX11 is the largest crossover in the line-up. That suggests it could be longer than the Okavango MPV-crossover, which already measures in at 4,835 mm from bumper to bumper. Think of it then as a likely rival for the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Ford Explorer, and Mazda CX-9. Should the reports be accurate, the KX11 could come with three-row seating.
As for the design, the KX11 isn't wearing its production headlights and taillights just yet. Still, we're expecting the signature 'Expanding Cosmos' grille at the front, along with squared-off corners. The window line is straight although the rear part might come with a kink just like the Azkarra and Coolray. Also seen in the teaser photo is a panoramic sunroof that stretches from front to rear.
Now, the engines, and there are two possible choices. There's the tried and tested turbocharged 1.5-liter, three-cylinder used in the Coolray, Azkarra, and Okavango. The other engine might be the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo that's under the hood of the Preface sedan.
When will it debut? Geely says they will reveal the car by the fourth quarter of 2021. As for the name, we'll know more once they publish more details about the KX11.