Geely Automobile announced the launch of ICON today, it is an all new compact SUV, sharing the same BMA platform and power combination with Geely Binyue, Geely ICON is available in 4 models with prices ranging from 88,000 to 15,000 yuan (~US$12,571- US$21,428).
Boasting of an avant-garde look, the Geely ICON’s overall appearance is rugged yet stylish. From the outside, a straight bodyline emerges a concave waistline thrusting upwards and moving towards the side. Concealed door handles feature intelligent sensors that automatically open the door when the driver is just 1.5 meters away. From the front, headlights are positioned in a split layout; LED daytime running lights feature a vertical configuration low beam light on the lower part and strip-formation on the upper; and the front bar integrates a Chinese’s figure “回” shape element into the air intake.
From the sides, 19-inch wheels in the double five-spoke style complements the sporty styling. Looking from the rear, the “回” design applied to the front bumper is carried over to the rear bumper; and the tail light is positioned horizontally with an internal light source also rendered in a “回” shape to aid visibility.
The avant-garde styling is continued in interior. Thick armrests and a prominent door and co-driver position design add to the rugged feel while the center console is wrapped with soft materials. Three interior color schemes are available: white brown, black red, and black orange. The new SUV is not lacking in the tech department either – featuring a 10.25-inch full-color LCD instrument, a 10.25-inc high-definition central control screen, as well as built-in LVDS transmission technology.
The latter enables the driver to gain comprehensive control with dual-screen interactive, three-finger flying screen function; central control three-finger swipe screen; support instrument navigation, among many features. The new SUV also boasts of the new GKUI 19 intelligent ecosystem for voice control, intelligent multimedia, and other useful functions.
Inside the hood, Geely ICON is powered by a 1.5T turbocharged engine which is also powered by Geely Binyue and Volvo XC40 and optional 48V light-hybrid system that enable it to accelerate from 0-100kmh in just 7.9 seconds.
The 1.5T engine has a rating of 130kW (177PS) maximum power, 255N m / 1500-400rpm in peak torque while the optional 48V light-hybrid system provides an additional 10kW of power and 45N m of torque. Transmission is 7-speed dual clutch.
Fuel consumption is 5.7L / 100km. The new SUV physical specifications are as follows: 4350mm long, 1810mm wide and 1615mm high with a 2640mm wheelbase.