Geely Binrui Overview
When the Geely Binrui made its first appearance back in 2018, the Chinese made C-segment 4-door sedan’s positioning made it the most likely candidate to provide the basis for the model set to replace the Proton Prevé. Proton-Geely has officially stated that at least 2 new sedan are in the pipeline slated for the Malaysian market. While that may have not come to fruition 3 years on, it is just a matter of time that one of Geely’s sedan made it to this side of our shore.
Sporting a Volvo-esque exterior and a sleek 4-door fastback design, the Geely Binrui’s silhouette is reminiscent of Geely’s flagship, the Geely Borui, albeit in a much more modest package. Despite having a C-segment footprint, the Geely Binrui is the first car to be built on Geely’s B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA) platform that also underpins the Geely Binyue (Proton X50) and the Lynk & Co 06.
The 2020 facelifted model sees the initial 3-cylinder engine option dropped in favour of a 1.4-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder unit, paired exclusively to a CVT automatic transmission (previously available in 6-speed manual and DCT), and driving the front wheels. It is set to go up against rivals in the likes of Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Jetta and the hugely popular Nissan Sylphy in China.