Geely is poised to make a comeback in the Philippine market soon, and will be under new management as well. With a slew of stylish crossovers, sleek sedans, as well as an MPV that could take on the Toyota Innova, the Chinese auto brand has an arsenal of automobiles that could soon populate our roads.
But there is one particular SUV that caught our attention recently: the Bo Yue Pro. While the name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, Geely claims this model is their 'most intelligent SUV to date'. Equipped with a proprietary chipset, the Bo Yue Pro is more high-tech than the standard Bo Yue.
Thanks to its 'super-brain', the SUV can either be a mobile entertainment system, a control hub for smart devices for home or office use, or a huge smartphone on wheels thanks to its 5G connectivity and plethora of in-car apps.
Besides having a supercomputer inside of it, the Bo Yue Pro is also quite dashing. From its bold 'cosmos' front grill and sporty-looking front bumper and headlights, to its many creases and sharp lines, the Bo Yue Pro is far from subtle. There's also the signature 'Leaping Cat' design profile which further accentuates the SUV's sporty character. To top it all off, the SUV even gets a large sunroof which extends all the way to the second row seats, as well as some cool alloy wheels.
Inside, Geely's new SUV has a plethora of digital displays which reflect its intelligent nature. Instead of traditional gauges, the instrument panel is all-digital while the touchscreen infotainment system features a tablet-inspired design. Not everything is digital however as Geely still installed several buttons for the in-car features that are placed on the center console and center stack. Leather upholstery, along with metal accents and piano black trim pieces further spruce up the cabin's appearance.
As for what's under the hood, the Bo Yue Pro can come with either a 1.8-liter or 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The former produces 183 PS along with 300 Nm of torque while the latter puts out 176 PS with 225 Nm of torque. The bigger engine is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox while the latter is mated to a more conventional six-speed automatic transmission.
Should Geely bring the Bo Yue Pro here in the country, we won't be surprised if most will take advantage of its super-brain while browsing the net or interacting on their social media accounts. Let's hope it will be priced just right if it does arrive here in the Philippines.