Since the Geely Bin Yue made its market debut in October 2018 and by the end of 2018, the Chinese carmaker has delivered 23,361 units of their first compact SUV.
The Bin Yue is the first Geely model to sit on the new B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA) platform which was developed with passenger and pedestrian safety as its highest priority. On the outside, the Bin Yue appeals to the younger audience with its sporty appearance thanks to the angular front splitters, quad exhaust outlets, rear diffuser inserts, dual-tone paint scheme, red painted brake calipers and sporty rear spoiler.
Inside, the Bin Yue boasts a decidedly more attractive cabin with its dual tone leather upholstery with brushed aluminium inlays, 7.0-inch LCD instrument cluster display, 10.25-inch floating touchscreen display, panoramic sunroof and others.
Only two powertrain options are available with the Bin Yue – an entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo with 136 hp/205 Nm and a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder turbo co-developed with Volvo packing 177 hp/255 Nm. The latter is mated to a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission that sends the Bin Yue sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds.
The Bin Yue is not short on safety equipment too, packing Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning with Blind Spot Detection, Electronic Stability Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking system with pedestrian recognition, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with temperature readouts and HD driving recorder.
Jammed packed with features and safety technologies in a stylish compact SUV package really makes for a recipe of success. The Bin Yue received a positive market introduction, but the Bo Yue’s (Proton X70) remains Geely’s bestselling SUV with an average monthly sale of 20,000 units.
Geely Bin Yue in China