Geely SX11’s final name is 'Binyue'
As of today, we have learned pretty much everything there was to know about the new Chinese crossover Geely SX11 – except its actual retail name. Apparently, the company decided to call it “Binyue”, which is Chinese for “a welcome guest”.
The new Geely Binyue is the company’s first car to take advantage of the BMA architecture. It is 4,340 mm (14.24 ft.) long, 1,609 mm (5.28 ft.) wide and 1,800 mm (5.91 ft.) tall with 2,600 mm (8.53 ft.) wheelbase.
The car comes driven by a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine capable of 170+ hp (127 kW). Coupled with a 7-speed preselector gearbox, the not-so-punchy motor accelerates to 100 km/h (60 mph) in about eight seconds. Geely promises to release a hybrid variant of the Binyue later, but provides no further details.
The car will go on sale in late 2018. Prices likely won’t be disclosed until then.