The new Geely Boyue X has been launched on the Chinese car market. The Geely Boyue X is a new sporty variant of the Geely Boyue compact crossover SUV which has been around since 2016. The X adopts a new design language is called “Vision Starburst”.
There are three Boyue’s now, which is a very typical example of how Chinese car makers maximize the number of cars in their lineups. The base ‘Boyue’ is priced from 89.800 yo 108.800 yuan, and is powered by a 1.8 turbo with 163 or 184 hp.
Then there is the Boyue Pro, a slightly more upmarket version. It costs 116.800 to 146.800 yuan and is powered by either a 177 hp 1.5 turbo or the 184 hp 1.8 turbo.
And now we have the third Boyue; the Boyue X. Price starts at 112.800 yuan and ends at 142.800 yuan ($17.500 – 22.100). Engine is, again, the 184 hp 1.8 turbo. Price range overlaps with both the Boyue and the Boyue Pro.
Design is nicely aggressive with new bumpers front and rear, side skirts, a faux diffuser, a large rear spoiler, and racy black alloys with red brake calipers.
The interior features a 12.3 inch digital instrument panel and a 12.3 inch central touch screen. However, the screen doesn’t do that much as many functions of the vehicle are controlled by by old fashioned buttons. This is where you see the age of the Boyue; it is simply getting old, no matter how many wuzzy names and red detailing you add to it.
The infotainment system runs on Geely’s Galaxy OS operating system. The Boyue X is equipped with a BOSE audio system with 12 speakers, which is very neat for the segment.
A very nice seat design in blue and white faux leather. The middle seat seems a tad short.
Grille design somewhat wild and somewhat Lexus.
The motor is only partially covered. Most Chinese car makers cover the engine completely. Output is 184hp and 300 Nm, gearbox is a 7-speed DCT, sending horses to the front wheels. Top speed is 200 km/h and fuel consumption is 7.7 liters per 100 kilometer.
The Geely Boyue X is a sporty addition to an aging range. It’ll probably be around for a couple of years until the all-new Boyue arrives around 2024.