This is the Geely Borui GE, which is essentially a plug-in hybrid version of the Borui sedan sold in China that will officially debut on April 9, before going on sale in the summer. Before that, photos and details of the model have emerged on a number of Chinese media sites.

The PHEV employs a 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which is already being used in the Volvo XC40 T3. Mated to the engine will be a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, electric motor and a battery pack.

These components are certainly very similar to the T5 Twin Engine powertrain showcased to us in the past, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if we find them in the Swedish carmaker’s upcoming electrified models as well as Lynk & Co cars.

Detailed specifications pertaining to outputs aren’t out yet, but local media are reporting a fuel consumption figure as low as 1.5 l/100 km. The plug-in hybrid powertrain will join conventional ones offered for the Borui, including a 1.8 litre turbo (184 hp) and 2.4 litre (162 hp), both with a six-speed auto. There’s also an upcoming GT variant with a 177 hp 1.5 litre turbo engine and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Visually, the PHEV shares a lot in common with Borui GT with the prominent Geely grille at the front flanked by some rather sleek headlamps. Down the sides, there a chrome trim pieces, while the wheels sport a distinctive look as well. New and modern graphics for the taillights are also seen, and dual exhaust outlets are also being touted.

Moving inside, you’ll find a massive 12.2-inch touchscreen display that provides access to a number of vehicle features. Below it are a pair of air-con vents and switchgear for the climate control system, followed by the raised centre console with a stowage area and wireless charging slot beneath it. Other features include decorative LED lighting designs on the doors and dashboard, along with a conventional instrument cluster (with a small digital display).

More details about the Borui GE will be revealed when the model is finally revealed, but for now, what are your first impressions of the Chinese-made PHEV?