Geometry A 2019 prototype review
Geely’s new electric-only brand makes its debut with an affordable, long-range saloon for China
This is the first model from Geely’s brand new electric vehicle (EV)-only brand, and a car that the Chinese giant says has been benchmarked against the Tesla Model 3.The Geometry A was officially unveiled at the recent Shanghai motor show, and we’ve already had a brief spin on a test track at Geely’s research and development centre in the Hangzhou Bay area.Two statistics stand out, not least for their apparent contradiction with each other. The first is a range of up to 311 miles (500km) for the model fitted with the larger (61.9kWh) battery pack. The second is pricing in China that ranges from 210,000 RMB (£24,000 at current exchange rates) for the lesser (51.9kWh) version with a 255-mile range up to 250,000 RMB (£28,600) for the plushest long-range model. Factor in the current Chinese market EV subsidies and those fall to RMB 150,000 (£17,200) and RMB 190,000 (£21,700) respectively.But the A is far from being the sort of cheap and cheerless appliance those prices might suggest, having a very generous standard specification and an impressively upmarket finish. It sits on an electrified version of Geely’s existing saloon platform – future EVs will use an architecture shared with Volvo – and uses a 161bhp motor to turn its front wheels. Geely claims a 0-62mph time of 8.8sec.
Source: Autocar Online