Geely is building up the excitement to the launch of their latest SUV which is the Xing Yue L. Previously known as the KX11, the dashboard of the Xing Yue L has been shown and with it a measurement of its lengthy display screen.
Screen sizes are measured diagonally, such as the 12.3-inch driver’s display in the Mercedes-Benz and BMW models, thus this 100-cm or 25-inch screen that is measured horizontally, is certainly going to have a larger figure when assessed in the similar diagonal method.
Feeling some déjà vu? Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz previewed the MBUX Hyperscreen that is said to measure as long as 141 cm – however, that is the entire size of the Gorilla glass that protects the three individual screens. As such, Geely truly has something breathtaking (and not glaring the eyes) if the screen indeed is a continuous unit measuring almost 100 cm in length.
If the Xing Yue (or Tugella in Russia) crossover-coupe was targeted at owner-driver, then this more conventional ‘L’ should be looking at more practical users. We are however not sure if the intended user who would be seated at the second row can appreciate the metre-long display at the dashboard. Perhaps Geely is keeping something even more spectacular for the second-row occupants.
Based on news reports, the Xing Yue L has similar dimensions with the lesser Hao Yue or Okavango SUV, which falls into the competitive mid-size SUV pool of Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-8 and Peugeot 5008. Built on the CMA platform, the Xing Yue L is expected to have a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with outputs of 238 hp and 350 Nm channelling drive to either front- or all-wheel drive via an eight-speed automatic as seen in the Xing Yue/Tugella.
The Geely Xing Yue L is scheduled to be launched at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show, scheduled to start from the 20th of April.