Geely Xingyue L debuts with German looks and an automated valet


Another SUV that debuted at the 2021 Auto Shanghai last month and we missed reporting is the Geely Xingyue L. The CMA platform-based mid-size crossover is Geely’s first product to go beyond L2 autonomy.

The Xingyue L is indeed a handsome-looking crossover with German-ish looks, so much so that you could cover the badges and convince someone that it is an Audi or a Seat. According to Geely, the crossover has been designed with a concept/idea called “Symphony of Space and Time”, which is an evolved version of the brand’s Expanding Cosmos design philosophy. Geely describes the design as “a symphony of Eastern and Western styling”. Each LED headlight unit comprises 126 individually controllable LEDs, enabling brightness and even lighting effects to be customized.

The cabin features a dual-tone theme with black and bronze highlights. As with any modern SUV these days, the dashboard is dominated by displays; notice a dedicated display for the front passenger. Other features include a 10 speaker Bose audio system and 72-colour ambient lighting.


The Xingyue L also boasts a 5G-enabled Automated Valet System, which enables the vehicle within a 200-metre area such as a parking lot, to drive on its own, search for spots and park itself. The vehicle can also be summoned to pick up the driver. All this is possible thanks to a suite of radars, sensors and cameras, which includes 12 ultrasonic radars, 5-millimetre wave radars, 4 high-def surround-view cameras, 1 monocular camera, 1 dashcam, 1 interior camera, and 24 environmental sensors.

In China, the Xingyue L is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine jointly developed by Volvo and Geely. Buyers will be offered two tunes: 160 kW (218 metric hp) and 325 Nm (240 lb-ft), or 175 kW (238 metric hp) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The higher tune claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 7.7 seconds. The gearbox will either be an in-house developed 7-speed wet dual-clutch automatic or Aisin’s 8-speed automatic. The AWD models will be equipped with BorgWarner’s sixth-generation AWD system.

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