- Newly released photos give a peek at the interior of future flagship
- To be Geely Auto’s most opulent car on release
- Preface to be launched Q4 of this year
2020 August 25th, Hangzhou. Geely Auto (Geely) released pictures detailing the interior of its upcoming flagship vehicle, the Geely Preface.
Following the unveiling of Geely Preface exterior pictures on the 14th August, Geely has further released interior pictures of its flagship vehicle. Geely Auto has opened the doors to its new design to give people a look inside the cabin, including the dash design, central console and door trim.
The pictures show the use of a large 12.3-inch central display that will feature the groups GKUI technology, as well as a high performance speaker system supplied by BOSE. In addition, an in-car air system provides both air filtration function and air fragrance properties, to provide both drivers and passengers with an improved experience in what is sure to be Geely Auto’s most opulent car to date.
Much like other models under the Geely Auto brand, the ‘cockpit’ of the Preface too draws inspiration from the aviation field, including the jet throttle-inspired shifter and large navigation screens. Seats will be upholstered using high-grade leather, with other high-grade materials used for other interior features, giving the cabin a luxury, premium feel.
In the Innovative Geely 4.0 era, the brand will focus heavily on the use of modular architectures that allow for leading levels of connectivity, intelligence, and quality that include safety as a standard. The Geely Preface will showcase the versatility and potential of this modular architecture, becoming the flagship vehicle of Geely Auto’s fleet when it is released later this year. Powertrains for the Geely Preface sedan will be announced in due course.
Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) was jointly developed by Volvo Cars and Geely Auto at the joint R&D center, China Euro Vehicle Technology Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. Over 2000 engineers worked for six years to make the CMA architecture which can be used by brands under the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group umbrella. The Modular nature of the architecture means that it can be used to create vehicles that fit each brand’s requirements as luxury, premium or mass market and also allows for each brand to create vehicles based on their market segmentation, i.e. MPV, Sedan, SUV or crossover. The flexibility of CMA also allows for multiple powertrain options, including pure gasoline, plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid and pure electric solutions.
Volvo Cars has used CMA to develop the Volvo XC40, which has won multiple accolades since its launch, including 2018 European Car of the Year. CMA will underpin all upcoming cars in Volvo’s 40 Series, including fully electrified vehicles. Co-developed together with Geely, CMA provides the company with the necessary economies of scale for this segment.
Geely Auto Group’s premium brand, LYNK & CO, has used the CMA architecture on its 01, 02, 03, and 05 models, all of which were launched between 2017 and 2020 and have achieved 300,000 vehicle sales in under 3 years.
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