Geely Bo Rui GE revealed with Volvo plug-in hybrid engine

Geely Bo Rui GE revealed with Volvo plug-in hybrid engine

Chinese brand’s new flagship uses same electrified 1.5-litre powertrain as XC40 T5

Geely has revealed a new flagship version of its Bo Rui saloon called the GE, which uses a 1.5-litre plug-in hybrid powertrain co-developed by Volvo.

The system mixes a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine with an electric motor. It’s the same system as that in the just-launched XC40 T5 Twin Engine.

In the Geely model, it sends drive through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (also developed by Volvo) and is said to be good for 176.5mpg combined.

The Bo Rui is also available with a mild hybrid powertrain that mixes the same three-pot engine with an integrated battery starter generator. This variant is claimed to capable of 48.7mpg.

Geely’s new hybrid model features a dominating front grille said to be inspired by the universe. The interior has a dashboard with a widescreen touchscreen integrated into its front face.

The company has used the Beijing motor show to emphasise its electric ambitions. Alongside the launch of the Bo Rui GE and XC40 T5, it announced that its Lynk&Co brand would sell only electrified models in Europe.

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Source: Autocar Online

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