Chinese automaker Geely Auto officially launched its first seven-seat D-segment SUV, Hao Yue in an entirely online launch ceremony today.
The seven-seat SUV marks Geely Auto’s entry into a highly competitive market segment that is currently dominated by foreign joint-venture brands in the Chinese market. Geely says it aims to challenge the competition by offering consumers a full suite of the brands latest intelligent vehicle technologies and highly efficient powertrain systems in a highly competitive package.
The Geely Hao yue comes in both 5- and 7-seat configurations with rear seats capable of folding completely flat to maximise space utilisation. Fully folded, the rear interior space can reach 2.2 square metres -- equivalent to a king-sized bed -- whilst the trunk space can be expanded to 2360 litres, capable of accommodating all kinds of medium to large objects.
Both 5- and 7-seat configurations offer extensive legroom, allowing users as tall as 1.9 m to sit comfortably without any adjustments. Seats in all rows are adjustable including back-row seats which are equipped with eight-way adjustable backrests. Users can also opt for a seven ‘VIP’ seat configuration that includes 7 independently-adjustable seats.
Claimed to be the ‘healthiest’ SUV
The Haoyue was developed following Geely’s ‘healthy car’ concept, with all materials undergoing stringent environmental testing with requirements over 20 times higher than Chinese national standards. The result is a large cockpit without a harmful ‘new car smell’.
The Haoyue also comes equipped with Geely’s officially certified CN95 grade high-efficiency air purification system capable of filtering out 99% of PM2.5 particles and 98% of droplets bigger than 0.74µm which may contain viruses and other harmful elements. In combination with Haoyue’s three-zone air conditioner and AQS system, cabin air can be quickly purified and refreshed in under three minutes.
1.8TD engine meets China’s 6B emission norms
Powering the Haoyue is Geely’s latest 1.8TD engine paired with a dual-clutch, 7-speed transmission which together meet China’s most stringent national 6B emission standards. Hao Yue is equipped with L2 assisted driving technologies. 24 sensors assist 17 intelligent drive features in the large SUV allowing it to automatically follow, stop, as well as turn at speeds up to 150kph. Sensors also enable the SUV to achieve one-button automatic parking with 360deg panoramic imaging.
Inside the Hao Yue, users can experience the latest GKUI Geely Smart Ecosystem utilizing Geely’s independently developed high-performance quad-core dedicated vehicle microprocessor, E01. GKUI allows users to interact with the vehicle through an AI-powered voice assistant. The ecosystem is also able to be integrated with a host of IoT applications such as JD.com’s smart home which allows users to monitor and control home appliances on the road. Users can also interact and monitor information in the vehicle through the multiple high-definition displays including a 12.3-inch central infotainment panel, 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel, and advanced WHUD heads-up navigation display.