Geely which is officially known as Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Ltd is a Chinese automobile company. Besides cars, it also produces bikes, engines and transmissions and sell cars under the brand names Volvo & Geely. To increase its dealer network, the company came with the Emgrand7 car launch which they designed as per the European Standards. This automobile also launched in Indonesia, is available in three trims equipped in 1.5-litre and 1.8-litres engines and packed in 5-speed manual and CVT transmissions.
This sedan by Geely is offered in three different trims powered in 1.5-litre and 1.8-litre engines. These trims are distinguished further on the basis of 5-speed manual transmission and CVT (Continuously variable transmission). Emgrand7 1.5-litre 5MT delivers a power output of 80 kW between 5800 rpm to 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 140 Nm between 4000 rpm to 4800 rpm. 1.8-litre 5MT churns out power of 98 kW at 6000 rpm and high torque of 170 Nm in between 3600 to 4000 rpm. The highest power producing, 1.8-litre CVT generates 102 kW between 6000 to 6200 rpm along with the torque of 172 Nm between 4100 to 4300 rpm. The 1.5-litre variant delivers mileage count of 6 l/100km, 1.8-litre with 5MT takes fuel consumption of 7.2 l/100km and with CVT 7.7 l/100km. Top speed for the vehicle lies in the range of 170 km/h to 180 km/h.
Emgrand7 is the first car made by Chinese automaker as per the European standard, in dimensions of 4635mm × 1789mm ×1470mm (L X W X H) along with the wheelbase of 2650mm which makes it a mid-size sedan. Its front layout starts with air intake grid designed in horizontal slats with company insignia embarked in the centre which keeps the engine cool and easily allows fresh air to get in. This is accompanied with combination headlamps and three crease lines on the bonnet. Side profile is exaggerated with the presence of 16-inch fitted wheels in tyre size 205/55 R16.
Emgrand7's interiors are made in beige colored upholstery with combination of colors on the side lining, dashboard and centre console. Its elegance and maturity can be clearly seen all-over in both the cabins. Sunroof feature allows fresh air & light to get in, and also allows you to enjoy the wide panoramic view of open green field and sky through it. Center of the dashboard houses basic music system which allows you to play your favorite tunes, navigate and connect to external devices. Coming to the storage part, the 390-litres of boot space in 1.5 5MT and 680-litres in the other two trims is remarkable, looking at other cars boot space of this segment. Besides this, mini storage beneath the front armrest, dashboard cabins, rears seat cupholder are other storage cabins for small handy things.
Emgrand7's body is made in 3H high strength structure that absorbs majority of the collision effect by distributing energy to the foundation pillars of the car body so that its occupants sit in the cabin unharmed. For firm braking, front and rear wheels are fitted with disc and drum brakes. This is accompanied with McPherson independent suspension in both front and rear axles with hydraulic power steering. This absorbs the shock waves produced in case you are traveling on uneven road surfaces and also improves the handling of the vehicle.
Geely's only product Emgrand7 is a remarkable effort by the Chinese company Geely to enter the global market. However, being its first car, it lacks the appeal with basic exteriors and performance numbers.