Just like you, I’ve no idea what “Jia Ji” means. Thankfully, its just the name that we might not understand. Geely’s “first global MPV” has a lot riding on it.
The MPV was designed at Geely’s Shanghai design studio, one of five global design studios which apparently employ over 600 people. The Jia Ji adopts the brand’s new “racing through space and time” design language shown across Geely’s latest products, including the Bo Rui GE.
The design highlights include meteor head lamps, expanding cosmos grille, wide lower grille, streamlined coupe-style body, sculpted waistline, and floating roof.
The interior layout looks stunning as well, thanks to the ambient lighting, 12.3-inch floating infotainment system and piano black buttons below it. The roof console has motion activated lights which helps avoid searching for the button at night.
Similar to Bo Rui GE, the central console is double deck, and houses extra storage space underneath the main console. Also notice a cup-holder which can heat or cool the drink.
The MPV will be available in 2+2+2, 2+2+3, or 2+3+2 seating configurations.
The Jia Ji will be available as mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The former combines a 48V system with 1.5-litre petrol engine, developing 140 kW (188 bhp) and 300 Nm of torque. The plug-in hybrid variant too has the same 1.5 engine, combined with an electric motor powered by a 11.3 kWh lithium-ion battery, producing a system output of 190 kW (255 bhp) and 385 Nm of torque.
Both variants are paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. There’ll also be a conventionally powered version which comes with a 1.8-litre engine with 135 kW (181 bhp) and 300 Nm of torque on offer, paired to a 6-speed automatic.