Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Geely Global Hawk GX718

Auto Shanghai was today the stage for the release of the GLEAGLE GX718, a medium-size SUV from Geely Auto. While the computer-generated official images could easily be confused with those of other concepts from the Hangzhou-based company, the GX718 - dubbed 'Global Hawk' - is a production car developed from the NL concept shown in Beijing last year.

Measuring 4600mm long, 1855mm wide and 1720mm tall, the GX718 rides on a 2660mm wheelbase. The new car will be given the task of competing against the Dongfeng Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Santa Fe as well as domestic SUVs such as Chery's Tiggo5.

A number of different powertrains will be available, including 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter gasoline engines and a 2.2-liter diesel, along with a range-topping 2.4-liter gasoline engine. All powerplants meet EURO5 emissions standards.