Geely may produce numerous SUVs at the moment, but surprisingly it doesn’t have a direct rival to popular B-segment crossovers like the Honda HR-V. That will soon change, as Chinese automotive portal has unearthed images of just such a vehicle.

Codenamed SX11, the new model has a sportier, more extroverted design compared to other cars in the Geely stable, with more angular lines. At the front, the concentric grille features a matte chrome surround that also goes around the headlights, while a trio of aggressive air intakes can be found underneath.

Moving to the side, the prominent front wheel arch bulge bleeds into the scalloped sides, and a distinct C-pillar kink and blacked out D-pillars give the SX11 a floating roof look reminiscent of newer Nissan models. At the rear, the broad two-piece tail lights are linked by a full-width chrome trim piece with the Geely script, and there is also a slotted tailgate spoiler and twin exhaust exits.

Measuring 4,330 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,609 mm tall – with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm – the SX11 will sit between the Vision X3 and Vision SUV models, and is a full size smaller than the C-segment Boyue.

Next to its larger sibling, the SX11 is 189 mm shorter, 31 mm narrower and 85 mm lower, and has a 70 mm shorter wheelbase. Against the HR-V, it’s 35 mm longer, 30 mm wider and four millimetres taller, but has a 10 mm shorter wheelbase. Wheel options range from 16 to 18 inches in diameter.

The portal expects the SX11 to come with features such as adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera and a panoramic sunroof, among others. Power should come from 136 hp 1.0 litre and 177 hp 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engines, the latter likely to be shared with the Volvo XC40.