First revealed last month, the Geely Icon has finally broken cover, the B-segment SUV making its first appearance at a design seminar in Beijing and revealing a far sharper-looking offering than that suggested by the studio shots.

Based on the Concept Icon that was shown last year at the Beijing Auto Show, the series production Icon is the second SUV to utilise the company’s B-Segment Modular Architecture (BMA) platform after the Binyue. Design-wise, it retains much of the cues seen on the study, including the distinct, blocky silhouette.

The striking front end features a reinterpreted “expanding cosmos” grille, which runs across the entire width of the fascia to the vertical-oriented infinity loop headlights, and the uppers section houses slim LED daytime running lights.

Other styling elements include blacked-out pillars, flush pop-out door handles and side mirrors with integrated turn signals, while at the back, the infinity loop motif is to be found again on the rectangular rear lamps, along with a linear rectangular expanding cosmos pattern motif on the section that forms the number plate recess.

The interior, meanwhile, features a layered, multi-tiered dashboard with air-conditioning vents shaped like the infinity symbol. Two big screen displays are to be found, one for the instruments and the other for the central infotainment panel. These provide interaction with the vehicle and connect to the rest of the world through the use of the GKUI Geely Smart Ecosystem.

There are still no technical details about the car – suggestions of its dimensions have the SUV measuring in at 4,350 mm long, 1,810 mm wide and 1,615 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,640 mm, which would make it slightly larger than the Binyue.

As for powertrains, only one engine is said to be confirmed at the moment, a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine offering 174 hp and 255 Nm of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

The automaker says the Icon, which had its exterior initially conceived by Geely’s Barcelona studio and its interior penned by its California-based outfit, is very much a global model aimed at opening a new era of smart mobility for a fresh generation of users demanding high-tech, inspiring vehicles. What do you think of the Icon? Would it make for a good Proton model?