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New Proton-Geely Boyue SUV 2018 released
This big red monster is the new Beijing Auto BJ40L Plus, a high end variant of the BJ40L. It is an additional model, not a facelift or a successor. The Plus comes with extra wide fender flares, making this Jeep clone suddenly look a lot more like a Hummer. Good mixing. This is the standard BJ40L. Price starts at 124.800 yuan and ends at 179.800 yuan. Engines are oldies from Saab: a 204 hp 2.0 turbo and a 250 hp 2.3 turbo. Beijing Auto Industrial Corporation (BAIC), the owner of the Beijng Auto brand, bought the rights to the Saab 2.0 turbo and Saab 2.3 turbo from GM in 2009, along with the rights to the platforms of the Saab 9-3 and first generation Saab 9-5. The BJ40 L Plus will use the same engines. Price will start around 170.000 yuan for the 2.0 turbo, and 190.000 for the 2.3 turbo. The BK40L Plus will debut on the 2018 Beijing Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market in May. The interior sees the biggest change compared to the standard car; the dashboard is completely new and fitted with a digital instrument panel, a standing touch screen, round air vents, a wider center tunnel, and an electronic parking brake. Gone are the big working man’s levers of lore, in comes the trendy tiny knob that millennials love. But happily, it still has a clearly marked cigarette lighter and a large ash tray!
Proton-Geely SUV Boyue Launch in Malaysia (X7 Sport 2018) The Geely Boyue sports utility vehicle, the car that will form the basis of Proton's first SUV, will be on display to the public this Sunday (04.01.2018) The Boyue is about the size of a Honda CRV. Sitting on a 2670mm wheelbase, it is 4519mm long, which makes it just 65mm short of the CRV, but quite a great deal shorter than Nissan’s X-Trail, which measures in at 4,640mm. At 1831mm wide, it is narrower than the CRV which measures in at 1855mm, but wider than the X-Trail which measures 1820mm in width. The Boyue has a longer wheelbase than the CR-V (2660mm), although the X-Trail’s 2705mm wheelbase is the longest among all three. The 1.8 turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine, produces 181hp and 285 Nm of torque. Paired to a six-speed auto gearbox with drive channeled through all four wheels, the engine was one of the top 10 engines of the year for China in 2015. The car will be displayed at Rahman Brothers Motors in Section 22, Shah Alam. According to Rahman Brother's Facebook page, the viewing will be from 11am to 1pm only. cc-nst
The Geely Boyue will become Proton’s first SUV model in 2018. We test it out in China to see what the 1.8 litre turbo model is like to drive. Full review and gallery here: https://paul.my/Driven-Geely-Boyue-review
Proton New Model SUV 2018 [GEELY]
Less than two years after the Geely Boyue was launched in China, the midsize SUV has been given a facelift to keep it fresh on the market. Chinese automotive portal autohome.com.cn has gained early access to the new car, which is expected to go on sale in March.
Differentiating new from old is the front bumper design, which is now sportier and more modern, with LED fog lights integrated into the lower corners. At the rear, the tail lights have been given darker lenses, while the bumper receives a wider skid plate, redesigned tailpipes and vertical reflectors. The new alloy wheels are also a size larger, measuring 19 inches in diameter.
Inside, the biggest change is the new infotainment system, which ditches physical controls in favour of touch-sensitive buttons. The touchscreen, which now sits flush with the bezels, remains an eight-inch item, but the resolution has been bumped up to 1920×720 pixels. The user interface has also been redesigned, and the 360-degree camera now shows a three-dimensional view of obstacles surrounding the car.
Other updates are functional in nature, such as four additional USB ports (two at the front, two at the rear), plus another port in the headlining near the rear-view mirror for installing a dash cam – a neat feature. There are also separate controls for adjusting the passenger seat on the backrest (à la Toyota Camry), a new tea brown upholstery colour, an illuminated PRND display next to the gearlever and a Morel sound system.
Safety-wise, the Boyue receives a blind spot monitor that also warns if a passenger is about to open the door into traffic. This joins the list of existing driver assists, including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and auto high beam.
Engine options remain the same before, so the Boyue soldiers on with either a 139 hp/178 Nm 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine or a 1.8 litre turbo mill making either 161 hp and 250 Nm of torque with a six-speed manual transmission or 181 hp and 285 Nm with a six-speed automatic. There’s a choice of either front- or all-wheel drive, depending on the variant.