Proton X50‘s Chinese cousin, the Geely Bin Yue, has just been given a facelift makeover in the country, with a fresh new aggressive exterior design befitting of its nickname “Chinese Artillery”.

Called simply as the “New Bin Yue”, the facelift makeover is front-lined by a new ‘X’-shaped trim that extends from the headlights down into the fog lamps enclosure on the front bumper, painted in black to complement the two-tone roof, giving the compact SUV a more aggressive look.

The mesh on the grille has also been updated with a new honeycomb pattern, while the headlights are also said to feature an Audi-like light show upon unlocking the vehicle.

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Other visual changes include a slightly reworked rear spoiler with a carbon fibre-look finish, new blacked-out 18-inch wheels, body-coloured design trimmings on the side skirts and front splitter, as well as a chunky black racing stripe down the bonnet.

Based on the photos, the model on display here seems to be of the range-topping Battle variant of the updated Geely Bin Yue Pro – we’re not sure how much of these aggressive design touches will make it down to the rest of the variants, but they sure do look striking nontheless.

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The model shown off in these photos feature a sports car-inspired two-toned design on the interior, taking on the yellow hue of the bodywork. These can be seen on the upper portion of the leather/suede seats, centre armrest, as well as the sides of the steering wheel.

But if that’s still not flashy enough for you, there’s also a new 72-colour ambient lighting system that shines through the brushed aluminium panels on the dashboard and door cards, to give the car even more flair.

Other interior updates on the Bin Yue facelift include a larger 12.3-inch infotainment display, running Geely’s latest GKUI software, alongside a updated T-shaped gear lever on the centre console.

There are no mention of the powertrains being offered on the new Geely Bin Yue facelift, though we don’t expect to see any changes in this department. No prices have been announced just yet, though reports say that it will go on sale in China sometime in August.

Would you like to see these changes being brought onto our new Malaysian darling, the Proton X50? Perhaps even a new ‘Sport’ variant? Let us know in the comments below!

[source: qctt.cn]


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