‘Geometry’ Is Geely’s Strategy To Kill Tesla

by under News on 12 Apr 2019 12:46:23 PM12 Apr 2019

It’s an all-new brand that they reckon will stop the competition dead.

‘Geometry’ Is Geely’s Strategy To Kill Tesla – Gallery

Chinese automotive conglomerate Geely, who have garnered worldwide praise for their turnaround of Volvo and planned-turnarounds of Lotus & PROTON, have launched an all-new brand that’ll offer only fully-electric vehicles in its lineup, to tackle the growing demand for CO2-less vehicles.

The new brand is called ‘Geometry,’ and it’s a brand that is set to make its mark the world over. Its debut is marked by a Prius-sized saloon model simply named the ‘A.’ As a modern electric car it features the usual aesthetic elements that mark out an electric car like a flat face with no grille, flush-to-the-bodywork doorhandles, and flat-faced alloys, all of which contribute to a drag coefficient of just 0.2375Cd, which makes the Geometry A as slippery as a Tesla Model 3.

‘Geometry’ Is Geely’s Strategy To Kill Tesla – Gallery

Thanks to that level of aerodynamics, the A’s 61.9kWh battery is capable of keeping the car going for an official 500km on a full charge. This is the Long Range model, which will sit above the Standard variant with its 410km range. Both cars only utilise one electric motor though, with an officially-rated output of 120kW & 250Nm, with a 0-100km/h time of 8.8-seconds.

Right now Geometry hasn’t yet screwed down how long it’ll take the A to charge up, but they’re saying that 30-mins on a plug should be enough to add 50% of power from a 30% existing charge level. Which isn’t bad.

‘Geometry’ Is Geely’s Strategy To Kill Tesla – Gallery

Because Geometry is another Geely Group brand, it benefits from a lot of innovations that exist within the conglomerate. As such you’ll find a variation of Volvo’s speed-limiting ‘Care Key,’ as well as collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, active cruise control, and traffic jam assistant. And because it has essentially the full gamut of Volvo’s Pilot Assist systems, the Geometry A should offer Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities, the first of its kind in China.

“Geometry is our answer to the future of the electric car industry, a representation of our ideals, and a firm step into a beautiful new world.” – An Congui, President & CEO, Geely Auto Group
‘Geometry’ Is Geely’s Strategy To Kill Tesla – Gallery

Geely says that they have already received 27,000 orders for the Geometry A, with the bulk of them headed for markets outside of China. They’ve also preemptively engineered right-hand drive models and confirmed offering in right-hook markets too, but Australia remains unconfirmed for the time being.

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