A Closer Look At The Geely Jiaji – Next Proton MPV?

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A Closer Look At The Geely Jiaji – Next Proton MPV?

Back in March, Geely introduced the all-new Jiaji, a new family MPV that joins Geely’s ever-growing line-up. 

During our recent visit to Geely’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China, we had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the new people mover.

Considering that the most important aspect of an MPV is the interior, the Geely Jiaji lives up to expectations.

Seen here is the 6-seater version of the Jiaji, with a 2+2+3 seating arrangement. The other 6-seater option for the Jiaji is a 2+2+2 seating arrangement. Geely also offers a 7-seater version of the Jiaji with a 2+3+2 seating arrangement.

The interior of the Geely Jiaji features a generous dose of leather and metal, which gives the impression of an upmarket model. Key touch points in the Jiaji look and feel like they were lifted off a Volvo. No, really.

The Geely Jiaji seen here also gets a long list of creature comforts, such as:

  • Auto Hold Brakes
  • Auto Headlights
  • Auto Wipers
  • Borderless rear view mirror
  • Panoramic sun roof
  • Park Assist
  • 360-degree surround view camera
  • Eco and Sport drive mode selector
  • Digital rear AC controls
  • Power tailgate
  • USB charging ports for the rear passengers

In its home market, the Geely Jiaji can be had with four engine options:

  • 1.5-litre turbo petrol (177 PS/255 Nm), 6-speed manual
  • 1.8-litre turbo petrol (183 PS/300 Nm), 6-speed torque converter automatic
  • 1.5-litre mild hybrid turbo petrol (190 PS/300 Nm), 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • 1.5-litre plug-in hybrid turbo petrol (258 PS/385 Nm), 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Prices start from 99,800 Yuan to 182,800 Yuan, which is around the ballpark of the Geely Boyue, which is priced from 98,800 Yuan to 159,800 Yuan.

We also understand that the Geely Jiaji is one of two more models destined for Malaysia, as reported by Geely’s financial report last year. Considering the dimensions of the new Geely Jiaji, it is possible that the new model could be slotted above the Proton Exora as a more premium people mover.

Gallery: A Closer Look At The Geely Jiaji – Future Proton Model?



Eric

Eric

Prior to covering the automotive scene, Eric was the tech support fella. Now he's either busy driving or editing videos.


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