Geely is gearing up to unveil its first MPV and has released a few teaser images of the model, which was previewed in concept form at Auto Shanghai 2017. The MPV is known internally as the VF11 and is said to be a replacement for the Emgrand EV8 and possibly the next-gen Proton Exora (still a rumour for now).

Anyway, the cues seen in these shots are almost identical to what we’ve seen in previously leaked photos, starting with the brand’s trademark “expanding cosmos” grille. The headlamps flanking the centrepiece appear to be LED-type units with slender light bars leading towards the middle, while the wide lower intake features recessed sections to house LED light bars.

In profile, the concept’s “floating roof” look has successfully made it onto the production model, although the ultra-slim side mirrors and reverse-hinged rear doors are now more conventional in nature, as you’d expect.

As for the rear, the concept’s signature lighting in the taillights has been carried over, although the clusters themselves have been reshaped. Additionally, they now wrap around a chrome trim piece linking them, with the Geely lettering on it.

Barring official details from Geely, the MPV is said to measure 4,706 mm, width of 1,909 mm, height of 1,664 mm and a wheelbase of 2,805 mm. In comparison, that’s 114 mm longer than the Exora’s 4,592 mm overall length and 436 mm more than the Perodua Alza (4,270 mm).

Reported powertrains include regular petrol-powered, plug-in hybrid, and full electric options. The first two employ a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit making up to 177 hp with/without an electric motor, and will be available at market launch. Meanwhile, the full electric version is said to join the line-up later in the year.


GALLERY: Geely VF11 leaked photos

GALLERY: Geely MPV Concept at Auto Shanghai 2017