Who says that chinese can only copy things? Not only that they can make quite appealing cars, but with the built in technology, prepared for the star wars, they can take it to the next level. Don’t believe it, then continue to read…
One of the entries that Geely is planning for its new Emgrand premium sub-brand is the GE limousine. Like many of Geely’s other new models, the GE has a very prominent grille but otherwise the rest of the design looks well proportioned and attractive. With a 214-inch body sitting on a 124-inch wheelbase, the GE is a big car. Like many other big Chinese cars, this is targeted at executives who prefer to be driven rather than get behind the wheel. The GE can be equipped with either a rear bench contoured for two passengers or a single large seat flanked by extra storage compartments.
Underneath the hood, the GE has the same plug-in hybrid powertrain featured in the GT coupe. That means it gets a 2.4-liter inline-four that churns out 160 horsepower and 165 foot-pounds of torque. The electric drive consists of a pair of 27.5 kilowatt, 132 foot-pound hub-motors for all-wheel-drive capability. The GE is targeted for 2015 introduction.
The Geely Emgrand GT is another example of the automaker’s apparent seriousness about being considered a top-flight player in the industry. This coupe features classic sports car proportions and, aside from the over-done grille, looks quite attractive. The GT emanates from Geely’s new top-level Emgrand sub-brand and scores some impressive specs. It is reportedly a plug-in hybrid with a 2.4-liter inline-four that churns out 160 horsepower and 165 foot-pounds on its own.
That output is supplemented by a pair of 27.5 kilowatt hub-motors that give the GT all-wheel-drive capability. Those motors each add 132 foot-pounds of torque. It’s not clear which axle is being driven by the engine and which gets the motors. The Emgrand GT is targeted for a 2014 introduction.
It’s not often that we need to look up the definition of a word in a press release – but we admit to not knowing what “eclosion” meant. Turns out, it’s “The emergence of an adult insect from its pupal case, or the hatching of an insect larva from an egg. From the French eclosion, from eclore, to open.” So, world, meet China’s latest bug car, Geely IG.
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