From All Sides: The Geely Emgrand GL Sedan For China
Published on July 27, 2016 by Joey Wang
This is the all new Geely Emgrand GL, one of the best looking Chinese sedans so far. It will be launched on the market in September, price will range between 90.000 and 120.000 yuan. The Emgrand GL is the sedan version of the recently launched Geely Emgrand GS hatchback.
A sleek and sporty profile and the wheels, for once, are not too small, although wider tires would fill up the arches even better.
Engines are the same as in the Emgrand GS: a 1.3 turbo with 130hp and 185nm and a 1.8 with 133hp and 170nm.The output of the engines is very close, one might wonder why Geely even bothered with the 1.8; it is not a new engine and heavy on tax.
The 1.3 turbo is mated to a six-speed DCT, the 1.8 to the same six-speed DCT or to a six-speed manual.
Size: 4725/1802/1478, and wheelbase is 2700.
The dash is the same as in the GS and happily so because it looks good in both cars. Sporty steering wheel, fine materials, and brown over black seats.
The touch screen is 8 inch wide. Touch sensitive buttons on each side of the screen. Not easy to find the right one when driving! But it looks cool.
The centerpiece of the interior is the floating center-tunnel top, with a big black hole on each side. Shiny black gear lever contrasts nicely with alu-plastic panels
It doesn’t look very spacious here, but two adults should fit in.
Great looker from the rear. Spoiler subtlety integrated in the boot lid. Not so sure about the shape of the exhaust pipe tips. Round might have been better on this car.
The typical Geely grille with the former Emgrand badge that is now the Geely badge.
The engine is neatly covered but the essentials can be reached easily. Very well done!
The new Geely Emgrand GL for China.