The “Coupe SUV” might be a “love it or hate it” niche segment, but there seems to be a lot of takers as every brand wants to have one in its portfolio. The latest brand to join that lineup is Geely.
The company wants to expand its product portfolio and this is their first Coupe SUV. Full reveal is expected sometime soon, but it does remind of the BMW X6, the one which arguably made the body style spread across different brands. The Geely Coupe SUV borrows design elements from the Bo Rui GE, such as the “expanding universe” grille and Chinese fan inspired tail lamps. The DRLs were apparently inspired by an ancient weapon.
Internally codenamed FY11, the Coupe SUV is built on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) which also underpins the Volvo XC40. The CMA was jointly developed by Volvo and Geely at the China-Euro Vehicle Technology Center in Gothenburg, where the two brands carry out joint R&D.
Design for the Coupe SUV was carried out at Geely Design Shanghai, one of Geely’s five global design studios managed by veteran car designer Peter Horbury, which have over 600 designers in total.