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