Geely Galaxy L7 scores five stars in C-NCAP crash test

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The Geely Galaxy L7 PHEV crossover has scored a total rating of five stars in the C-NCAP safety and crash test. It has also become one of the safest vehicles in this evaluation program. This SUV was launched in May this year to rival the BYD Song.

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C-NCAP is a car safety and crash performance assessment program founded in China in 2006. Nowadays, it stands close to the Euro-NCAP assessment program. In the C-NCAP tests, the vehicle safety is evaluated from 0 to 100%. Then, percentages are converted into stars. The C-NCAP includes tests for vehicle occupants (adults and children), pedestrians, and safety assistance functions.

Briefly on Geely Galaxy L7

The L7 is the first vehicle in Geely’s NEV (new energy vehicle) series called Galaxy. Formally, it is a part of the Geely brand. But it has its distinguishing logo and a wide range of models. The Galaxy series will comprise seven electric and plug-in hybrid models in 2025.

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The Galaxy L7 is the first car in this series. It is a PHEV SUV with minimalistic styling. It stands on the E-CMA platform derived from CMA architecture (underpins Volvo XC40 and various Geely and Lynk & Co cars). The L7 measures 4700/1905/1685 mm and has a wheelbase of 2785 mm.

Under the hood, it has a 1.5-liter turbocharged ICE for 146 hp. It is paired with a 3-speed DHT transmission and e-motor. The total power output of the L7 reaches 390 hp and 535 Nm. It has two battery options for 43 and 90 km of electric WLTP range. Its mixed range is 1310-1370 km, depending on the battery. Its price range in China is 138,700 – 185,700 yuan (19,550 – 26,165 USD).

Geely Galaxy L7 crash test results

The C-NCAP evaluated the safety of the Galaxy L7’s fourth trim level, called 115km Max. It has a bigger battery pack and an ADAS technologies package. This crossover was bought anonymously for 163,700 yuan (23,020 USD) at a random dealer with the agency’s money on October 17.

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The overall score rate of the Geely Galaxy L7 is 90%, which is 9.1% higher than the average performance of other vehicles. The L7 scored highest in the vehicle occupant protection segment, with 92.71% (9.57% higher than average). It scored 21.68/24 and 21.29/24 points in the full-width collision and the collision with a mobile deformable barrier, respectively. During the collisions, only the legs and chest of the occupants faced minor damage. This crossover got 16/16 points for the side pole collision.

In the pedestrian safety segment, the Galaxy L7 got 80%. It is 8.19% higher than average. As for the active safety functions, the Galaxy L7 scored 89.58%. Its AEB system got 37/38 pints, showing an impressive result. But the L7 has no blind spot monitoring system.

All in all, the Geely Galaxy L is in the top 20% of models in the current evaluation version. Its safety performance is higher than the Xpeng G9, Changan Deepal S7, Nissan Ariya, Volkswagen ID.6X, Smart #1, etc. So, it is one of the safest vehicles in China. But its sales number isn’t that impressive. Geely sells around 10,000 units monthly. For clarity, the BYD Song Plus sells about 30,000 units each month.

Source: CATARC

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