Geely proudly debuts the Xingyue L at the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Show. Dubbed as the KX11, the Chinese automaker’s flagship crossover carries several technological advancements. Plus, it also sits under Geely’s CMA architecture, which is the core of the ‘Geely Auto 4.0 Era’.
On the outside, the KX11 has a strong presence complemented by its bold exterior dimensions. Some design cues appear to be reminiscent of the Geely Preface, especially the grille. It’s an absolute stunner be it on any angle it faces. Essential exterior features include a pair of matrix LED headlights, full-width tail lights, and its turbine-style alloy wheels. It also gets a fair amount of chrome and cladding.
The KX11 is referred to by the brand as the ‘SUV Liberator’, given its extensive range of technology that should make the overall Geely driving experience more engaging than ever. For starters, it is equipped with the strongest vehicle specification level Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip which supports 5G high-speed network and one core driving multiple screens executed through a giant IMAX 1 meter screen across the center console.
Its dashboard comprises a 25.6-inch AR-HUD head-up display and a 12.3-inch intelligent instrument screen, therefore providing the cockpit with the largest screen-to-body ratio. Other essential features of the crossover include a 360-degree camera, autonomous parking feature, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, and obstacle avoidance.
Notably, the KX11 perfectly inherits the five global genes of the CMA architecture, namely safety, health, intelligence, performance and energy. The following vehicles that will be reinforced with this platform are then qualified to enter ‘5G’ era. Through this, the brand shall be able to maintain the leading technology in the next 10 to 15 years.
In terms of powertrain, the flagship crossover is motivated by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Drive-E turbocharged engine that’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This combo is able to put out a healthy 235 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Power is sent on all four wheels.
In China, the model carries the Xing Yue L nameplate, perhaps, in international markets, this crossover will come with a different name. Now, the only thing that’s tapping our curiosity is its Philippine debut, perhaps soon? We shall wait for any confirmed statements from the brand first before we come up with such assumptions.