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.