Geely has introduced their SUV concept Icon at the Beijing Motor Show, which is built upon the Volvo XC40 platform and is thus well-prepared for electric or plug-in hybrid transmissions. They also presented the new sedan Borui GE, which is powered by a PHEV motor from Volvo.
The concept EV Icon looks like a cross between the XC40 and the Range Rover Evoque. The window design in particular is highly reminiscent of the Ranger Rover, while the roof and the rear look like the XC40.
Volvo themselves is planning to release a fully electric version of the XC40, next to the recently announced plug-in hybrid. When the Geely Icon will be released is not yet known; neither for the PHEV or BEV version.
The Chinese car manufacturer Geely plans to offer not less than 20 new electric and hybrid vehicles by 2020. A series is planned to be released in 2018 in China, and Geely is generally aiming to electrify about 90% of their vehicle line-up. Hybrids are planned to be about two thirds, while battery electric vehicles will make up about one third of the future lineup.
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