Geely’s First Coupe SUV Looks Suspiciously Familiar, Doesn’t It?

Chinese automaker Geely has decided to expand its lineup with a coupe SUV, its first model of the kind.

Codenamed FY11, the new crossover has been previewed earlier this month in three official photos and now we get a better look at it courtesy of pictures leaked on China’s Autohome.

As you can see, the FY11 draws a lot of inspiration from existing coupe SUVs, most of all from BMW’s X4. The front bumper looks very similar to the Bavarian model’s, as does the side profile with its sloping roofline. As for the headlights and taillights, they feature a more Audi-like design. The crossover also adopts Geely’s signature “expanding universe” grille, as well as muscular shoulder lines.

The BMW influences carry over in the cabin as well and are especially visible in the shape of the dashboard and center console. The rotary controller of the infotainment system is clearly iDrive-inspired but the gearshift lever reminds of recent Audis. The FY11 crossover also features a massive center screen and an all-digital instrument panel.

Geely says the new coupe SUV will have true sporting credentials and will be its “most driver-focused car to date.” The model will be the brand’s first one based on the global Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) also used by the Volvo XC40 and Lynk & Co’s model family.

Under the hood, the sportiest variant of the FY11 will feature a Volvo-sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an output of 235 hp (238 PS) coupled to an AWD system. Geely’s first coupe SUV is expected to debut in China in the first quarter of this year.

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  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    well at least it has a better interior then beemer.

    • Smith

      Everything has a better interior than BMW. Even the London Taxi has a Volvo interior, no brand separation here just more cookie cutter Volvo, Link & Co., Polestar, Geely and soon to be Lotus SUV. At least the Geely version will have all the same premium stuff for a lot less than the Volvo. What a brand demolishing exercise.

      • Marty

        Just because they share a few buttons doesn’t mean they look the same.
        Do you really think that the London Taxi interior looks like a Volvo interior?

        • Galaxium

          Share a few buttons is an understatement. The entire headunit and handle were lifted from Volvo. The London Taxi just tacks them into the interior, whereas Volvo integrates it into the dashboard.

  • Jay

    The Geely AccordX6TSPace… i know theres trends but this legit looks like a photoshop of BMW, Honda, Caddilac and Jaguar parts.

  • charlotteharry57

    We all know it’s only a matter of time until these things and their family members make it to the States. What won’t happen, I predict, is initial Korean-like pricing. They’ll probably be near premium priced right out of the gate. Which won’t help us here…at all with many dropping small cars. Indians maybe?

    • lagunas3ca

      Wrong and wrong.

  • Finkployd

    the interior screams stelvio

    • Aırwʌve

      The interior screams “i’m one more generic trashboard designed on Mazda 6 scheme like any other car marker nowadays”. Suprisingly, Chinese aren’t copying anyone on this point – they’re just another ones who follow this uncreative path.

  • no25

    well don’t all these crossover “coupes” look the same nowadays?

  • Oh and just FYII, China has landed yaw..

    • Marty

      FYII? Land yaw? What does that mean?

  • Luc Helterbrand

    yes, it does look familiar and MUCH better without those oversize flaring nostrils BMW keeps enlarging on their vehicles. They look vulgar and ridiculous. Thank you China for a better looking version.

  • sidewaysspin

    That’s really ridiculous, Toyota and now Geely.

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  • erly5

    Disappointing copycat effort from Geely. Detracts from the promising Lynk & Co range.

  • Momogg

    Looks better than X4,X6… LOL

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    What a piece of sh1t

  • KF
  • Marty

    Strange, I thought Peter Horbury was the design boss of Geely. He usually knows his job.
    On the other hand, Mercedes also blatantly copied BMW in this segment.

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