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As Geely and Tencent reached an agreement, will future Proton models support WeChat?

Geely, the parent company of Proton, has recently announced an agreement with WeChat’s Tencent. The automotive and tech giants will work together in the digitalization field, intelligent cockpits, autonomous drive, and low carbon development. Both parties will work together in developing the next-generation intelligent vehicle cockpits by integrating both Geely and Tencent ecosystems. As Tencent is more than just WeChat, we can imagine that a unified Geely and WeChat user interface could do wond

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Jan 19, 2021

Proton V70 (Geely Jiaji) might be dropped in favour of Proton X90 (Geely Haoyue)

The 7-seater C-segment Geely Jiaji is billed as a more upscale model to replace the ageing Proton Exora (on the market since 2009). Our recent posts on the yet to be confirmed Proton V70 (Geely Jiaji) have spurred a lot of conversations. In fact, interest in the Geely Jiaji have taken a life of its own, as netizens have took it upon themselves to unofficially name the car on behalf of Proton, making ‘Proton V70’ a trending keyword on Google searches. While Proton have trademarked the V70 name, t


Dec 15, 2020

Malaysia's Proton X50 will ride and handle better than China's Geely Binyue

If you’ve been following us since last year, you would know we’ve test driven the Proton X50’s donor car the B-segment Geely Binyue in China, driving it on a variety of local roads. We love the interior and its straight-line performance, but not its handling and ride comfort. In fact, we pointed out that the Binyue’s ride and handling are the two most disappointing aspects of the car. The ride was terrible as the dampers were unnecessarily stiff and the engine’s 177 PS output is not matched by a


Sep 30, 2020

Daimler confirms engine partnership with Geely, to include Proton and Volvo Cars

Daimler AG and Geely Holding Group made a joint announcement late yesterday confirming earlier reports that both companies are collaborating to develop hybrid powertrain for next generation hybrid vehicles. The resulting powertrains could be used by Mercedes-Benz and all Geely Holding Group’s portfolio of brands, including Volvo Cars. “The cooperation is expected to see the companies work together on hybrid powertrain solutions to enhance their global competitiveness and create true economies of


Nov 21, 2020

Geely sells 10 millionth car - from cloning Daihatsus to buying Volvo and Proton in just 23 years

Geely may be relatively new to Malaysians since they acquired 49.9% of Proton just three years ago in May 2017. Not many know they've been making cars in China for much longer than that, after being founded by Li Shufu in 1997. 23 years is relatively young in the automotive world - Proton have been around for 35 years - but that hasn't stopped Geely from selling its 10 millionth vehicle recently. Geely's first car was the HQ (Hao Qing). Touted as a cheap, local alternative to relatively-dearer s


Nov 27, 2020

Check out the Geely Binyue/Proton “X50” in Philippines, the Geely Coolray

Geely is looking to re-enter the Philippines market with the introduction of the popular Binyue SUV, which is now sold there as the Coolray. The Binyue has been immensely popular in the Chinese domestic market. Geely has already sold a record 100,000 units in just 8 months since its introduction. Now Geely is hoping to see a repeat of the Binyue’s popularity to revive the brand in the Philippines market. Known as the Geely Coolray in the Philippines, the car will bring over all the technology th


Sep 26, 2019

Proton-designed Geely-based models by 2026

During a recent interview session with Proton chief designer Azlan Othman and Geely Design Shanghai vice president Guy Burgoyne, we learnt that Proton will progress from merely rebadging Geely models, but will instead feature Proton-designed upper bodies. This will mark a massive departure from the current Proton-badged Geely models, namely the Proton X50 and Proton X70, seeing that both models have minimal differences from their Chinese donor cars. Recall that the Proton X50 and Proton X70 look


Mar 10, 2021

Proton to use Geely 1.4L turbo in Proton X50, Iriz & Persona?

The Geely Vision S1 crossover was spotted in Protons private compound earlier. We have detailed why the Vision S1 crossover will not be launched to the Malaysian market, instead, it is more likely that Proton is having the car to conduct feasibility studies. Feasibility study for what exactly remains a question mark, but the recent launch of the Geely Binyue Pro seems to have shed some light to the situation. What is the 1.4L turbo? The Binyue pro in China now gains a new 1.4-litre turbocharged

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Apr 17, 2020

Review: Geely Jiaji (Proton V70), the MPV that Proton desperately needs

This is the Geely Jiaji, which made its debut back in March 2019. It is safe to say that the Geely Jiaji is set to be Proton's next multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). Depends on who you ask, the Geely Jiaji may or may not replace the Proton Exora. We are more inclined to believe in the latter, as the Geely Jiaji is a more premium product that's unlikely to fit within the current Proton Exora's price range. But before we get started on this review, we must stress the fact that the China market Geely Ji


Dec 31, 2019

Video: Geely Binyue (Proton X50) 1.5L Turbo SUV Review, Needs Proton Ride & Handling!

Malaysians are eagerly waiting for Proton's next compact SUV which is expected to arrive after the locally assembled Proton X70 which is speculated to be called the Proton X50. Although Proton has never confirmed (nor deny) whether their next SUV will be called the Proton X50, we know that it will be based on the Geely Binyue – courtesy of Proton's foreign strategic partner. We've tested the Geely Binyue in China, not to lay a death sentence on the Proton X50, but to get a first taste of what pr

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Dec 26, 2019

Geely Jiaji MPV, Binrui Sedan and Haoyue SUV launching in Philippines, what about Malaysia?

Geely will be launching the Geely Jiaji, Geely Binrui, and Geely Haoyue in the Philippines according to a teaser their official website. The silhouettes shown on Geely Philippines' website are easy guesses as told from the distinct body style – an MPV (Jiaji), sedan (Binrui), and large SUV (Haoyue). These cars would allow Geely to cover different body segments in the Philippines and appeal to a wider customer group. Geely entered the Philippines market in late 2019 with the market debut of the G

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May 13, 2020

Proton V70: rebadged Geely Jiaji to be a more upmarket 2021 Proton Exora?

This handsome multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that you see here is the Geely Jiaji, a model that could potentially be a replacement to the ageing Proton Exora - not in terms of product positioning, but rather a spiritual replacement. What is the Geely Jiaji? Introduced in March 2019, the Geely Jiaji is a brand-new MPV. We sampled one during our visit to Guangzhou some time last year and found it to be a rather compelling upgrade to the ageing Proton Exora. Is the Proton V70 name confirmed? Proton tr


Dec 8, 2020

Proton to launch third Geely-based model in 2021, Proton V70 to replace Proton Exora?

Proton’s management have told its investment bank partners that the company will be launching a new Geely-based model in 2021, according the latest investor’s newsletter by RHB Research. The research house didn’t mention any specifics on which Geely model that Proton’s management was referring to. However back in 2018, Geely Automobile Holdings, the parent company of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which owns half of Proton, signed an agreement to license three Geely models to Proton for CNY 1,344


Dec 7, 2020

Geely mengacah SUV KX11, lebih ‘atas’ dari Proton X90?

Geely kini cukup giat membangunkan kereta jenis SUV. Beberapa bulan yang lepas, syarikat ini telah perkenalkan beberapa SUV yang terbaru. Antaranya ialah Xingyue, Binyue Pro, Icon, dan Haoyue. Sepertinya syarikat ini tidak kenal istilah penat. Apa yang anda lihat ini ialah Geely KX11. Model ini dikhabarkan untuk berada lebih atas dari Geely Haoyue. Baru-baru ini, kami telah melakar Geely Haoyue sebagai Proton X90 dimana ianya lebih bernas untuk diperkenalkan di Malaysia berbanding Geely Jiaji/Pr


Dec 29, 2020

Geely teases new KX11 SUV, could slot above Proton X90?

Geely is on a roll with introducing SUVs recently. Over the past couple of months, the company introduced a slew of SUVs, ranging from the Xingyue, Binyue Pro, Icon, and Haoyue. And the Zhejiang-based company isn’t slowing down one bit. Seen here is the upcoming Geely KX11, a model that is said to be positioned above the already-XXXL-sized Geely Haoyue. We recently rendered the Haoyue as a Proton X90, which sources say is a more viable model for Proton than the Geely Jiaji/Proton V70. If the lar


Dec 28, 2020

Geely Preface teased! Next Proton Perdana to look like a Volvo?

Geely has released teaser images of the soon-to-arrive Geely Preface on their Chinese social media platform. It looks like the previously leaked photos of a mysterious Geely sedan is indeed the Geely Preface and what could be the next Proton Preve or Perdana. From what we can see of the Preface from the teaser photos, the new sedan will bear a very similar silhouette to its Swedish cousins, the Volvo S60 and Volvo S90. The rear-end will feature 2 exhaust pipes while a chrome insert that connects


Jul 8, 2020

Geely capai 10 juta unit kereta sejak pelancaran Proton X70!

Geely Emgrand X7 Geely Auto ditubuhkan pada tahun 1997 oleh Li Shufu (kini Pengerusi) yang percaya dengan potensi pasaran automotif China ketika pengguna beralih dari basikal ke motosikal sehinggalah kenderaan bermotor. Kereta Geely Auto pertama dihasilkan pada tahun 1997 diberi nama Hao Qing. Hao Qing melakar sejarah sebagai kenderaan domestik buatan China pertama dan menawarkan alternatif kepada kereta kecil popular lain dari Jepun yang berharga lebih dari RMB 100,000 (RM 61,948.73). Pada keti


Nov 27, 2020

Bakal Proton Preve / Proton Perdana? Geely Preface kini dalam fasa pengeluaran

Tular beberapa keping gambar mengenai Geely Preface yang sudah pun berada dalam fasa pengeluaran. Model terbaru Geely ini mungkin sebuah petanda untuk kemaskini model Proton Preve atau Proton Perdana baru akan tiba. Geely dilihat mengekalkan versi konsep Geely Preface yang dipamerkan pada tahun 2019 kepada versi pengeluaran. Antara rekaan konsep yang dikekalkan adalah gril hadapan dengan jeriji menegak, rekaan bumper depan yang agresif dan rekaan bumper belakang yang kemas. Namun begitu, beberap


Jun 19, 2020

Volvo Cars and Geely to create standalone engine development company

Volvo Cars and Geely announced that they have plans to create a standalone business focused on developing the next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. The new arrangement is to allow Volvo Cars to focus on developing electric drivetrains. Volvo has high hopes that by 2025, 50% of the brand’s sales volume will be fully electric. This latest development comes in line with Volvo Cars’ ambitions to include a hybrid and full-electric powertrain for all their models. For Geely, the p


Oct 8, 2019

Is the Geely Binrui (Proton S50) a worthy successor to the Proton Preve?

A couple of years ago, Proton registered several trademarks, including one curiously-named S50, fueling speculations that a Proton Preve replacement model based on the Geely Binrui could happen. The S designation would be logical for Proton to rename their next-generation sedans, as Proton did utilize the S16 name for the Saga BLM in Australia. Although the C-segment sedan market is shrinking, many government fleets still require a C-segment sedan – the police force have resorted to the Honda Ci


Mar 23, 2020

Geely Preface unveiled! Will the next Proton Perdana please stand up?

Geely has finally announced the global unveiling of the Geely Preface after posting a teaser last month. The upcoming flagship sedan will be based on Geely’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. The Preface is based on the Preface Concept that was first shown at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The overall design remains unchanged from the concept, apart from the suicide doors and side cameras which are replaced with conventional doors and side mirrors respectively. As we have mentioned in o

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Aug 17, 2020

This is why the Geely Okavango should never become a Proton Okavango

In case you missed it, Geely recently launched the Geely Hao Yue 7-seater SUV in the Philippines. As like all Geely models, the Hao Yue was given a “global” name, so it is known as the Geely Okavango in the Philippines. This has raised a few eyebrows in the Malaysian Tamil-speaking community as Gokul from Bigwheel explained that the term “Okavango” has a different (and very vulgar) meaning in Tamil. The name “Okavango” actually came from the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa. Geely Philippines


Nov 6, 2020

No Volvo Cars and Geely Auto merger, but more technical collaborations to come

Last year, Volvo Cars and Geely Auto (not to be confused with Geely Holdings, which owns Volvo Cars Group) announced plans for a full merger but according to its latest press release, that plan has been scrapped. Rather, both carmakers will strengthen their partnership in powertrains, electric vehicle (EV) architecture, and autonomous drive technologies, among others. Ever since Volvo was taken over by Geely Holdings in 2010, the Swedish brand has collaborated with the Chinese carmaker on numero

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Feb 25, 2021

Geely Xing Yue 2021 – produk SUV Proton seterusnya?

Berikutan liputan Guangzhou Auto Show 2020, kali ini kami bawakan anda gambaran yang lebih dekat mengenai Geely Xing Yue 2021! Dengan penampilan yang unik dan menarik, inilah kereta yang betul-betul buatkan rakyat Malaysia teruja. Ditambah pula dengan penghasilan oleh syarikat Geely, bolehkah ia menjadi model Proton yang seterusnya? Untuk maklumat anda, Proton telah bersetuju untuk berkongsi 3 model daripada Geely. Setakat ini, perjanjian tersebut telah melibatkan model Boyue (Proton X70) dan Bi


Nov 26, 2020

Geely-based Proton models most likely to launch in 2021 – Proton S50, V70, X90, or Perdana

Proton has previously said that it is committed to launching at least one new model every year and based on past history, they are not referring to just minor updates/facelift models, but all-new models. So what’s coming for 2021? The Proton S50, V70, X90 don't exist yet but that hasn't stop netizens from giving these trademarked names a life of its own. Before that let’s do a quick recap. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group formalized its 49.9 percent stake in Proton in June 2017. Less than a year lat


Feb 6, 2021

How to convert your Proton X70 back into a Geely!

By now, the Proton X70 probably needs no introduction – it's based on China's Geely Boyue and apart from the grille and rear tailgate garnish, there's very little difference between original Chinese donor car and the local Proton-badged equivalaent. But, if you feel the need to differentiate your Proton X70 from the rest, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. We’ve gathered a list of parts that allow you to convert your Proton X70 back into the Geely Boyue. Front grille – Goodbye infinite weav


Mar 5, 2020

Review: Geely Binyue (Proton X50), possibly Proton's next big hit

(Proton X50 | Gallery) We've driven the upcoming Proton X50. Well, sort of. This here is the Geely Binyue, the basis for Proton's upcoming B-segment SUV, most likely will be called the Proton X50. But before we get started, it is worth mentioning that the China market Geely Binyue is not an accurate representaiton of the upcoming Proton X50, as Proton will have its own input on the SUV when it arrives in Malaysia. The Geely Binyue made its debut back in August 2018, positioned below the Boyue (P


Dec 20, 2019

Geely SS11 uncovered, next-gen Proton Persona to use BMA platform?

Recently, reports from China emerged mentioning that Geely is currently developing an entirely new B-segment sedan. Codenamed SS11, the new B-segment sedan is said to go on sale as soon as May 2021 and will compete against segment rivals such as the Toyota Vios and Honda City. The SS11 codename, according to the reports, is a hint that the new sedan could be developed on Geely’s B-segment BMA platform, much like the SX11 (Geely Binyue or Proton X50). While most of Geely’s new models are either b


Dec 22, 2020

Geely Preface Concept: Could this be the next Proton Perdana?

It is not secret that the current-generation Proton Perdana is a little long in the tooth – it was introduced back in 2016, and the model hasn’t received any significant updates throughout its model lifecycle. One possible candidate to replace the Perdana is the Geely Preface Concept, which was showcased at the 2019 Auto Shanghai. Built on the CMA platform that was co-developed with Volvo, the Geely Preface Concept is set to replace the Geely Borui as the company’s flagship sedan when it goes on


Mar 16, 2020

Spied: Geely Vision S1 crossover in Malaysia, Proton to test 1.4L turbo & CVT?

Since Proton and Geely signed their partnership agreement in 2017, Malaysia has become one of the testing grounds for the Geely Auto group. Previously we’ve seen Lynk & Co models running around on Malaysian roads. Our friends over at Funtasticko broke the story that a Geely Vision S1 was spotted in the compound of an undisclosed Proton facility. You can spot an X70/Boyue in light camouflage in the back background. It’s almost certain that it’s the Vision S1 as told by the C-pillars, the side win

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Apr 2, 2020