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China takes on Toyota Land Cruiser! Will Geely Haoyue 2020 have you rethinking that Prado?


Chinese car maker Geely has set its sights on the Toyota LandCruiser, unveiling the new the striking Haoyue SUV for its home market.

Geely, the Chinese auto giant that also owns Volvo, Lotus and Proton, clearly has high hopes for the Haoyue SUV, which will also do battle with the Toyota Highlander (in China), the Mazda CX-9 and Haval H9

But before you get too excited, there's currently no plan in place for Geely to launch in Australia in the near future. 

Measuring 4835mm in length, 1900mm in width and 1780mm in height, the Haoyue is slightly shorter and slightly wider the LandCruiser Prado, and the Chinese SUV rides on the 2185mm wheelbase. It also serves up some 190mm of ground clearance.

Under the bonnet you'll find a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that should produce around 135kW and some 300Nm, which is paired with a seven-speed DCT automatic and 4WD.

The Haoyue arrives an exterior is finished with the brand's cosmos grille design, squared-off matrix LED headlights - that follow steering inputs and the rise and fall of the bonnet - framed by LED DRLs. Inside, you'll find a sleek and premium-looking cabin, headlined by a sizeable floating screen above the leather-lined dash.

There are also plenty of practicality perks on offer, with both the third and second row of seats able to be folded completely flat, with the Chinese brand promising you can fit a queen-sized mattress in the back, with a total 2050 litres of storage on offer in the seven-seat models.