Geely's first battery-electric car seems promising on paper.
Geely currently owns a total of 17 models available for sale in market including 8 SUV models and 9 sedan models. The automaker is going to roll out four all-new models in 2019, namely, the Geely Jiaji, the FY11, the GE11 and SX12. Particularly, the launching of Jiaji will supplement the company's product layout in MPV sector.
In addition, the automaker plans to release nearly 10 refreshed models and NEV versions of such models as the Binyue, the Binrui and the Emgrand GL, aiming to fulfill the sales target of 1.51 million vehicles this year.
As the automaker's first BEV model targeting global market, the GE11 compact sedan will hit the market in the first quarter of the year.
According to the published photos, the GE11 adopts a trendy closed-off grille, which is typically used for all-electric models. Both high beam and dipped headlights are integrated into headlamps. The sleek LED daytime running lights coupled with three paralleled light bars look quite futuristic. Besides, on the hood is a protruding U-shaped line that is able to lower the air resistance by directing air to both sides of the vehicle body, therefore elevate the battery range.
As to the side profile, the GE11 features a fastback design. The smooth waistline stretches from the headlight, door handle to the rear end, visually lengthening the entire body. The new model adopts the “hidden” door handles, which is in tune with the “futuristic” essence of the vehicle.
Moving to the rear end, the GE11 retains the fastback design of coupe with a cleaner look. The ducktail spoiler at the trunk improves the sports sense. In addition, a chrome trim with the “GEELY” lettering in the middle connects taillights on both sides.
The vehicle reportedly measures 4,736mm long, 1,804mm width and 1,503mm tall with a wheelbase length of 2,700mm. Powering the GE11 will be a 130kW electric motor provided by CATL.