Yesterday, Malay media Funtasticko obtained a video showing the Geely Haoyue on the road test in Malaysia, meaning that the long-rumored third SUV from Proton could be the twin of the Haoyue!
First of all, the Haoyue is bigger in overall size than the Proton X70, which Geely officially calls “the big space SUV for all”, combining SUV practicality and MPV versatility, offering 2+3 five-seat layout, 2+3+2 seven-seat layout, and 2+2+3 seven-seat layout in China. When the rear seats are down, it presents a flat 2,360L of huge loading space.
Dimensions comparison: (L x W x H)* Haoyue: 4,835 X 1,900 X 1,780 mm, wheelbase 2,815 mm* X70: 4,519 X 1,831 X 1,694 mm, wheelbase 2,670 mm
The Chinese version is powered by a 1.8L turbocharged engine with 184PS/300Nm mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, while the Philippine version is powered by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine jointly developed by Geely and Volvo with a 7-speed wet DCT transmission, which can deliver 190PS/300Nm with the assistance of 48V EMS light hybrid technology. 300Nm of power and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 9.88 seconds. For reference, the Geely Haoyue was launched in the Philippines in November last year, renamed Geely Okavango, and is available in two grades, priced at approximately RM103k and RM114k.
Finally, it is expected that Proton will name the new car after the long-rumored “Proton X90“, which could be available in 2022.