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Chinese automakers have been stepping up the fight to compete in markets and segments that all well established we're familiar with do by now. Geely is one of them and will be using our XC40's CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform to launch their own crossover called the FY11 . Personally i'm not a fan it, design needs a lot of work to 1) be more original and 2) actually look half decent. In fact I should probably retitle the end of this thread to 'ugly sibling'. Glad see this happen since Geely acquired Volvo and are stepping up development under the Geely marque using Volvo research and development.


 

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Personally, I don't think it is bad looking. From the angle of those pictures, it resembles more of a BMW X6 or MB GLE coupe, to me. But I agree that it is not a very original design.
 

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Personally, I don't think it is bad looking. From the angle of those pictures, it resembles more of a BMW X6 or MB GLE coupe, to me. But I agree that it is not a very original design.
Lower it some more with some sportier wheels with a BMW badge on the back and it can pass off as a BMW, that to me signals they have work to do ;)
 

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I think it looks decent too, assuming it will be a much cheaper alternative to newer SUV's from German brands. Availability is a concern though, because I don't think its going to be offered globally. I've seen no confirmation for Europe.
 

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I think it looks decent too, assuming it will be a much cheaper alternative to newer SUV's from German brands. Availability is a concern though, because I don't think its going to be offered globally. I've seen no confirmation for Europe.
Sure they can win on price but that's only good for short-term buyers. Once you've gotten well past the break in period, concerns around reliability start to grow.
 

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The adoption rates for these Chinese alternatives will be very low in NA/Europe to start. Initial build quality looks decent, but people will be wary of an unestablished brand. Riding on the same platform as the XC40 is a smart way to invoke confidence.
 

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The adoption rates for these Chinese alternatives will be very low in NA/Europe to start. Initial build quality looks decent, but people will be wary of an unestablished brand. Riding on the same platform as the XC40 is a smart way to invoke confidence.
Finding a niche to stand out in sometimes leads to a success and Geely might have found it. Before it was Kia/Hyundai now its GAC and Geely.
 
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