2019 Geely coupe SUV previewed: Potential future Proton model

By CARSIFU | 7 January 2019

HANGZHOU:: Geely Auto recently previewed its first coupe SUV (sport utility vehicle) in a media release.

It is Geely’s most assertively styled vehicle to date, with sporty looks and a wide, confident stance.

On the new coupe SUV, Geely’s signature expanding universe grill is wide and slim, and the daytime running lights give the coupe SUV a predator cat appearance.

The silhouette of the coupe SUV slopes upwards dramatically into a long tailing roofline that falls down sharply into the rear quarters, echoing the fastback designs of high performance sports cars. Design elements that were first showcased on the Bo Rui GE, such as the Chinese fan inspired rear lights are present on the Geely coupe SUV.

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A new generation of day light running lights has been introduced on the new coupe SUV; the ‘digital arrow’ which brings a new digital twist to an ancient weapon.

Design for the coupe SUV was carried out in Geely Design Shanghai, one of Geely’s five global design studios managed by veteran car industry designer Peter Horbury, which have over 600 designers in total.

The Geely coupe SUV, internally codenamed the FY11, is the first Geely product based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).

The CMA architecture was jointly developed by Volvo and Geely at the China-Euro Vehicle Technology Center in Gothenburg, where the two brands carry out joint research and development.

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Also, after the successful recent launch of the Proton X70, which is essentially based on the popular Geely Boyue SUV, there's no discounting that this new Geely coupe SUV might also be used as a Proton model in the near future.

The Geely Group has a 49.9 per cent stake in Malaysian automaker Proton Holdings Bhd.

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