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Geely Will Build Its Models On A New Modular Platform

Chinese car maker Geely has published photos of the first model built on a new BMA modular platform (B-segment Modular Architecture). This is a SUV with SX11 internal index, which will enter the market of China until the end of this year.

BMA became the first independent development of Geely, although it is similar to the Volvo’s CMA. According to the manufacturer, the new architecture will become a leader in scalability, powertrain and safety.

It will form the basis of future models of the brand – from sedans and crossovers to wagons and minivans. Thanks to the Multi-Power system, the BMA platform is compatible with turbo motors of 1.0, 1.4 and 1.5 liters, as well as various hybrid units.

The Geely SX11, which may be named the  Xingyue, will be equipped with a 1.5-liter engine with 180 hp and 255 Nm of torque. The gearbox is five-speed automatics. A 1.0- liter motor coupled with CVT is also possible.

The SX11 is 4,330 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,609 mm high. The wheelbase is 2,600 mm By its dimensions the new Geely SUV is 95 mm shorter, 63 mm narrower and 43 mm lower than the Volvo XC40. The wheelbase of the Swedish all-terrain vehicle is larger by 102 mm.

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