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Geely FY11 revealed, but no Australian launch planned

Andrew Chesterton
Contributing journalist
CarsGuide

22 Jan 2019 • 2 min read

It's the fetching Chinese SUV with vaguely German looks, a Swedish heart, and Australian data dialled into its engineering. But while the Geely FY11 might be the most accomplished-looking product we've seen from China to date, it's also unlikely to make it to our shores.

The Geely (owners of Volvo) have revealed the early sketches of its coupe-styled SUV - codenamed the FY11 - which is the brand's first model to be built using the Volvo-developed Compact Modular Architecture.

The platform, Geely says, will give the FY11 "room for true flexibility and scalability, allowing the engineers and design team to work together to create a vehicle that has true sporting credentials; from powertrain to design".

Speaking of powertrains, Geely is yet to reveal all of its cards, but we do know that the FY11 will be powered by a 2.0 diesel engine producing 175kW and 350Nm, and that it will be offered in both FWD and AWD configurations.

But while the builders of the BMW X4-aping SUV use Australia's extreme conditions to test its vehicles, a spokesperson today told us there is "no plan" to launch the FY11 into our market.

"We currently, we have no plan to enter Australian market," said one spokesperson. Our Lynk&Co (SUV) will go to Europe, and later the North America, but the Geely brand now mostly export to ASEAN and Eastern Europe countries."

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