In April 2019, Geely unveiled the Preface Concept, a trendy sports activities sedan primarily based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) collectively developed with Volvo.
The Geely Preface has now reached the manufacturing stage and is showcased by the Chinese automaker within the first official images. For now, we solely get to see the outside nevertheless it received’t be lengthy till Geely will uncover the cabin too for the reason that mannequin will launch within the fourth quarter of 2020.
The Preface is the model’s second mannequin to be underpinned by the Geely-Volvo collectively developed CMA platform, following the Xing Yue crossover coupe (beforehand referred to as the FY11).
Compared to the idea automotive, the Geely Preface manufacturing mannequin is clearly toned down. It not options suicide doorways and rearview cameras, whereas the lights and bumpers have been barely modified. Mind you, the sporty and chic proportions keep largely the identical and considerably remind of Volvo’s present sedans. The manufacturing automotive additionally retains Geely’s ‘cosmos grille’, which contains a stronger and wider form than its first model launched in 2015.
“We have strived to retain many of the aspects of the Preface Concept sedan that we showed in 2019, and with added feedback from Geely Auto users and our global fans we have retained many aspects, and also introduced several improvements to the production Preface,” says Guy Burgoyne, Geely Design Shanghai Vice President. “This is a vehicle that reflects our continued growth and our commitment to users.”
Geely will announce the powertrain lineup for the Preface sedan, in addition to different particulars, in the end. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine appears to be like like a secure guess, together with electrified variants.
As with the Xing Yue launched in mid-2019 and shortly heading for international markets, the Preface will first launch in China and later in different nations around the globe. The Geely Preface will likely be made on the Hangzhou Bay plant in China.