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Geely has dropped several teasers of its first-ever coupe SUV model, codenamed FY11.
The new FY11 is Geely’s first model to be built on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, which also underpins the Volvo XC40 and all Lynk & Co models. Future 40 Series models from Volvo will also be underpinned by the CMA platform.
According to Geely, the new FY11 features the company’s signature expanding cosmos grille that is wide yet slim, flanked by a pair of headlights with newly-designed LED daytime running lights. The rear end of the FY11 features tail lights that are inspired by traditional Chinese fan.
Another design highlight of the Geely FY11 is its sloping roofline, a design that was first popularized by the E71-generation BMW X6. It's sportier, more lifestyle image also suggests that this could be Geely's flagship SUV.
That aside, Geely also mentioned that the FY11 will have ‘true sporting credentials’, adding that it will be the most driver-focused model. However, Geely stopped short of sharing any powertrain details of the FY11.
While the teaser photos released by Geely did showcase the silhouette of the FY11, Chinese automotive news portal Autohome released photos of the new model well ahead of its official debut, which gives us a pretty good look at the new model.
Putting the design element to one side, the photos released by Autohome also gave us a list of possible names that Geely could use on the FY11 - 锋越 (Fengyue), 皓越 (Yuyue), 朗越 (Longyue), 智越 (Zhiyue), 歌越 (Geyue), 劲越 (Jinyue), and 星越 (Xingyue).