Geely releases images of new sports coupe SUV

By THOMAS HUONG | 18 January 2019

HANGZHOU, China: Geely Auto has released photos of its upcoming Sports Coupe SUV, codenamed the FY11, and billed as its most driver orientated vehicle to date.

It is the first Geely Auto model to be based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that was jointly developed with Volvo Cars in Sweden.

The FY11, which will be offered in front wheel and all wheel drive variants, has a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that offers 235hp and maximum torque of 350Nm.

The car comes with both front wheel and all wheel drive configurations.

The FY11 takes full advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the jointly developed CMA architecture as its front and rear suspension systems have been lowered for better handling and aesthetic appeal.


From its side profile, the FY11 sports a fastback style.

The curved roofline combined together with its wide profile and muscular shoulders give the FY11 an image of a larger cat as it is pouncing, continuing Geely’s unique identity of having its designs centred on the family of cats.

Geely’s signature expanding cosmos grille is also present here but with a dynamic twist, along with a horizontal chrome strip that stretches the full width and then connects with the slim arrow headlamps, further emphasizing the strength of the vehicle.

When combined with the lower blade-like features, the front conveys a confident expression.


Compact Modular Architecture (CMA)

Meanwhile, Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) was jointly developed by Volvo Cars and Geely Auto at the joint research and development centre, China Euro Vehicle Technology Center in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Over 2,000 engineers worked for six years to make the CMA architecture which can be used by brands under the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group umbrella.

The Modular nature of the architecture means that it can be used to create vehicles that fit each brands requirements as luxury, premium or mass market and also allows for each brand to create vehicles based on their market segmentation, i.e. MPV, Sedan, SUV or crossover.

The flexibility of CMA also allows for multiple powertrain options, including pure gasoline, plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid and pure electric solutions.

Volvo Cars has used CMA to develop the Volvo XC40.

Also, CMA will underpin all upcoming cars in Volvo’s 40 Series, including fully electrified vehicles.

Geely Auto Group’s premium brand, Lynk & Co, has used the CMA architecture on all three of its current models; 01, 02 and 03.