The first images of the production-spec Geely SX12 have been shared online by a number of Chinese publications.
Geely previewed the SX12 SUV roughly 12 months ago in the form of the Concept Icon. Impressively, much of the exterior styling of the concept car has been carried over to the road-going model.
In general, the SX12 has a boxy shape. The front features very thin headlights, large secondary lights, and a minuscule grille. Geely has designed the sides of the SX12 to look rugged and has done so with black wheel arches, black side skirts, and with indentations just above the wheel arches that are filled by a set of black and silver wheels.
The similarities between the SX12 and the Concept Icon are also obvious at the rear. The taillights are virtually the same albeit with slightly more simple graphics, and there are also three rectangular-shaped silver accents in the black rear bumper just like the concept.
While the exterior sticks true to the concept, the interior doesn’t. The Concept Icon’s cabin was bathed in grey cloth and even included a fabric digital display in place of a regular gauge cluster, while the production model has a simpler digital display as well as a secondary display for infotainment functions. Geely has also removed the futuristic gear selector of the concept and its two-spoke steering wheel.
Limited technical details about the model are known, but it will reportedly be sold with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 177 horses. Like the GE11 electric sedan, the SX12 will probably launch at next month’s Shanghai Auto Show.