Geely has just unveiled the first images of the upcoming KX11 (internal codename, of course), the brand’s third model to be based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, and you know what – this might be the best-looking Geely model to date. The Chinese carmaker says that the new model will be launched later this year.

The design of the Geely KX11 is clearly an evolution of its latest design language, with several design elements inspired by the brand’s most-recent CMA-based model, the XingRui (or Preface, as it was known during the concept phase) – and we gotta say that it really does work quite well here.

The front fascia is dominated by the new evolved “expanding cosmos” grille, featuring a vertical slat design across the intake. Flanking the grille are the slim headlights, with a segmented daytime-running light signature seemingly sandwiching the main beam in the middle.

Further down, the lower apron dons a large faux intake trim piece with horizontal bars that runs across the entire width of the car, giving it a strong and muscular look, without being overly “busy” in design. A skid-plate front splitter acts as a border to the actual lower intake below the number plate.

The premium, muscular look is helped by the tall and flat nose when viewed from the side, along with the “squircle”-shaped wheel arches, and the sheer size of the car itself, at least at first glance. But of course, Geely did not divulge any other information aside from just these images, so we’ll have to wait and see how it actually measures up against their larger SUVs such as the Hao Yue seven-seater SUV.

What’s also uncertain for now is its powerplant underneath the bonnet. However, given that it is based on the CMA platform, a more powerful electrified powertrain is not out of the question.

With rumours swirling that Proton is looking to add a larger SUV model to its line-up as the X90, could this be the one that we should look forward to? Let us know in the comments section below!


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