Geely has unveiled the 2018 Emgrand GL sedan in China. The Emgrand GL is well thought-out as one of the most gorgeous Chinese sedans plus the most successful Geely sedan ever.
The 2018 model gets revised front and rear bumper design and a some changes in boot lid with added chrome strip. No modifications have been made to the interior of the vehicle, the speedometer still has conventional dials with a miniature TFT info panel in between. below the AC vents there is an 8 inch wide touch-screen with touch sensitive buttons on every side.
The 2018 Emgrand GL now comes equipped with a new engine under the hood. Geely has discarded the old 1.3-liter turbo engine with 129 hp & 185 Nm of torque, supporting new 1.4-liter turbo with 133 hp and 215 Nm of torque. Transmission options stay the same with moreover a six-speed manual or a six-speed DCT gearbox.
The Emgrand GL has a price tag of 78,800 yuan (PKR 12.53 lac) to up to 113,800 yuan (PKR 18.1 lac) for the flagship variant.
Geely’s acquirement of Volvo in 2010 has assisted them a swift gain in Volvo’s decades of R&D expertise. Volvo’s Ex Vice President of Design, Peter Horbury is presently leading Geely’s design department as Senior Vice-President & his influence is apparent as Geely has been fabricating some stunning vehicles lately. besides Volvo, Geely also owns London Taxi company, has lately acquired Malaysian Proton and British sports car marque Lotus plus the sub-brand Lynk & Co.
In the first 11 months of 2017, the Geely’s has distributed 1.09 million vehicles in China by now, achieving 99% of its sales target for 2017. Four models counting the Boyue SUV, Emgrand GS, Emgrand GL and Vision crossovers sustained to drive Geely’s sales growth. These four models accomplished record sales whereas their combined deliveries totaled 76,229 vehicles, accounting for 54% of the company’s sales.
Geely was supposedly in process of making a comeback in Pakistan however their website shows a ‘coming soon’ message since ages, an official announcement though is yet to be made. As there is a day & night disparity among the Geely vehicles that were accessible in Pakistan a decade ago against the ones being produced these days, we can look forward to seeing better Geely vehicles to be commenced in our country whenever they make a comeback.