The 2017 Auto Shanghai show doesn’t officially open its doors until tomorrow, but photos and information of the debutants have already surfaced. One of the show cars set to star is the Geely MPV Concept, which looks likely to preview a successor to the Emgrand EV8.
As far as people carriers go, it’s quite a handsome one, with the modern front end featuring Geely’s concentric front grille, flanked by Range Rover-esque sweptback headlights. A few odd-looking dimples flow out of the lamp units, a pattern that is mirrored in the D-pillar.
Pronounced wheel arches house large wheels, while a deep underside cut in the doors help reduce the slab-sidedness of the tall vehicle. Blacked out B-, C-, and D-pillars provide a floating roof look, emphasised by the panoramic glass roof. The rear end ties it all together with slim tail lights joined by a thin chrome bar, providing a minimalist look.
Step through pillarless opening created by the suicide doors and you’ll find what look like three rows of bucket seats, and a pared down dashboard at the front featuring a large horizontal centre display. A tall centre console puts the gearlever within easy reach of the driver.
No technical details have been revealed as yet, but expect more information to be revealed on the first press day of the show tomorrow.