After months of teasing and a showcase at the 2021 Chengdu Auto Show, Geely has officially launched the Geely Boyue X in China.
The new model supersedes the Geely Boyue Pro as the flagship variant in the Boyue line-up and the model is priced accordingly. Prices start from CNY 112,800 (~RM 73k) and tops out at CNY 142,800 (~RM 92k).
With the introduction of the new Geely Boyue X, it also means that the China-spec Boyue has effectively dropped the turbocharged 1.5-litre three-pot engine – all Boyue models, from the regular to the X are now powered by a turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine that does 184 PS and 300 Nm, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
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While the powertrain is familiar, the rest of the Boyue X is new, including its exterior design. As implied by its name, the Boyue X gets a massive X-themed front-end, featuring an all-black grille paired with Geely’s black emblem. It does, thankfully, get some contrasting orange trim pieces.
Rounding off the exterior are 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/55R19 rubbers, with orange-painted brake calipers hiding behind.
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The bold theme of the Geely Boyue X continues inside – it gets a blue-and-white-themed interior finishing. Upper parts of the dashboard are finished in blue, while the middle part gets a white finishing. It also gets paddle shifters for that added sporty feel. Geely also offers a red-and-black finishing for the Boyue X.
The 2021 Geely Boyue X is the third model in Geely’s line-up to receive the new Geely Milky Way infotainment software, offering Huawei HiCar connectivity – essentially Huawei’s alternative to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Boyue X also offers a 12-speaker Bose sound system.
This redesign exercise is likely the current-generation Boyue’s final one; the next-generation, CMA-based Boyue is tipped to arrive in 2022.
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