2021 Geely Xingyue L Flagship SUV Unveiled With Meter-Long Screen
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2021 Geely Xingyue L Flagship SUV Unveiled With Meter-Long Screen

The all-new 2021 Geely Xingyue L shares its platform with the Volvo XC40, and it also has a ginormous meter-long screen.

Geely has been teasing its upcoming flagship SUV for quite a while now, and it was initially called the KX11. This has now been renamed as the Geely Xingyue L, which serves as a more luxurious version of the Xingyue coupe-crossover. As mentioned in our previous story, the Geely Xingyue L rides on the company’s CMA scalable platform, which has been co-developed with Volvo. As a matter of fact, this platform is also what underpins the Volvo XC40.

2021 Geely Xingyue L

2021 Geely Xingyue L

Design-wise, the Geely Xigyue L looks pretty striking, featuring numerous design cues from the Preface sedan. Upfront, we see Geely’s updated “Expanding Cosmos” grille, which now features vertical slats. This is then flanked by a pair of sleek LED headlights with two rows of LED daytime running lights similar to those from the Preface.

At the sides, the Xingyue L features a sharp character line running from the headlamps all the way to the taillights. The proportions also lend the KX11 a dynamic stance, with its short front overhangs and a wheelbase that’s longer than what the Okavango offers.

Like many new modern cars nowadays, the Geely Xingyue L features wrap-around full-width LED taillights, which seems to be a current design trend. It also gets tasteful lashings of chrome along with large 20-inch wheels.

2021 Geely Xingyue L Interior

The interior of the Geely Xingyue L is probably the brand’s most luxurious yet. Numerous leather and stitched surfaces wrap various parts of the interior. In the case of this Emerald Blue unit, the interior feature numerous blue/jade upholstery, along with tasteful bits of copper trims. Drivers are greeted to a digital gauge cluster, while the Xingyue L’s party trick is actually its one meter-wide screen. It’s actually two 1920×720 screens housed in a single glass panel, which means even the front passenger gets to enjoy his/her own screen.

These plethora of screens support over-the-air (OTA) updates, which means new features can be added to the Geely Xingyue L’s infotainment system throughout the vehicle’s lifetime.

Dimensionally, the Geely Xingyue L is slightly shorter than the Okavango, though the longer wheelbase should mean better space for those seated at the second row. However, unlike the Okavango, the Xingyue L is a five-seater SUV. No plans for a three-row version have been announced by the Chinese automaker.

Under the hood of the Geely Xingyue L is a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine that’s also co-developed with Volvo and is available in two states of tune. The lower-powered version produces 215 hp and 325 Nm of torque, with power being sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.

Meamwhile, the higher-powered version of this engine produices 238 hp and 380 Nm of torque, with power being sent to all four wheels via an Aisin-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission. In this configuration, the Geely Xingyue L can sprint from 0-100 kph in just 7.7 seconds.

Like many modern cars nowadays, the Xingyue L features a plethora of advanced driver-assist systems ranging from automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, just to name a few.

In addition, the Geely Xingyue L will feature a 5G-enabled, completely unmanned automated valet system. Within a 200-metre area such as a parking lot, the Xingyue L can drive 100 percent on its own, search for spots and park itself. This can also be applied the other way around. Drivers can summon the Xingyue L, presumably via a smartphone app, to pick up the driver within a 200-meter area. The Xingyue L is able to achieve this feat through the integration of 12 ultrasonic radars, 5 millimetre wave radars, 4 high-def surround view cameras, 1 monocular camera, 1 dashcam, 1 interior camera, and 24 environmental sensors.

The Geely Xingyue L is destined to go on sale in China later this year. Considering Geely’s excellent sales performance in the Philippines, we certainly hope that the largest privately-owned Chinese automaker will offer their flagship SUV in our market soon.

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