Geely Borui GE PHEV Sedan Debuts In China With Volvo Three-Cylinder, 7-Speed DCT

Geely continues the expansion of its product lineup in the Chinese market with the launch of a new car: the Borui GE.

According to Xincheping, it is a plug-in hybrid version of the Borui range and combines a three-cylinder 1.5-liter direct-injected petrol unit with an electric motor and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The internal combustion unit comes from Volvo, where it already powers the XC40 T3. Moreover, it will eventually be adopted by the Swedish company’s upcoming electrified models of the 40 series, and by the certain Lynk vehicles.

No specs have been announced yet, as the new Geely Borui GE will make its official debut on April 9 before going on sale locally in mid-summer. However, the local media talks about a very impressive combined fuel consumption of just 1.5 l/100 km (156.8 US mpg / 188.3 UK mpg).

On the outside, the PHEV carries the design of the modern Geely cars, including the rest of the Borui family, to which it adds a tweaked grille and lighting units.

In the cabin, it gets a massive infotainment system, with a 12.2-inch touchscreen display that provides access to various functions. Other features include wireless charging for smartphones, ambient lighting and various LED decorations. Despite the generous screen added in the middle of the dashboard, Geely chose not to offer a digital instrument cluster, probably to keep costs down.

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  • Craig

    It’s actually quite nice.

    • gbmike25

      I was literally thinking the exact same words when I saw your post! Chinese are gradually on the way…

  • Matt

    It’s like a Facelifted Ford Fusion/Mondeo.

    • محمد علي

      It looks more Sonata than a Fusion/Mondeo in my eyes with a Kia Cadenza rear lights. But yeah, maybe the bodyshape is a Fusion-like..

      • Perry F. Bruns

        To me, it’s a Monata, or a Sondeo.

  • Bash

    Looks good in fact, minus that grille tho.

    • scalextric

      The grille is what the designer Peter Horbury took with him when he was asked to leave Volvo for Geely. It has appeared on Volvo Concept Universe before.

      • Bash

        Just checked it out, you are right, but still, its ugly. And that one is much much better.

    • Agree, it looks weird.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    The grille is the only design element that makes this car unique. I quite like it. The rest of the car is very generic on the outside. Not sure about the LED decorations on the dash, tho. Guess that’s an Asian thing…

  • Autoexperte

    the interior is a copy of the Buick interiors

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    looks nice

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    I see (i think) the real buttons for switching the interior fan on and off. Or is that the seats?
    How easy are the rest of the heater controls? I hope it is not a “dig down” into secondary menus on the screen.
    Way too distracting if it is.

  • The design is unbelievably generic, even with Peter Horbury in charge, but hey Chinese market tend to be conservative.
    Now I wonder about the quality of it.

  • Nordschleife

    Interior reads Cadillac (especially the XT4) to me. Car is rather decent. The grille whole distinctive, I am not impressed but it is a nice come-up from previous efforts.

  • Joe

    Did ya notice how this car quietly introduced the dashboard of the future?

  • Mynameis Taylor

    It looks like a facelift Ford Fusion with a Cadillac interior. Not bad looking. And I don’t even mind the grill

  • Sven Evertsson

    The dash is nice and Volvo makes good engines.

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