Geely Boyue X debuts with new Vision Starburst fascia

Geely Boyue X debuts with new Vision Starburst fascia

The Geely Boyue X has just been unveiled at the Chengdu Auto Show, and it builds on the Boyue Pro model that was introduced over two years ago. The bulk of it is just styling tweaks, this time breaking considerably away from the typical Geely face that we have gotten accustomed to.

That’s because the Boyue X is the first model introduced with the automaker’s new Vision Starburst design language (an alternative expression of the Expanding Cosmos philosophy), one that was clearly adapted from the concept. Geely is clearly targeting a new, perhaps younger audience with this portfolio of “tougher looking” products – the next model to get the Vision Starburst treatment is the Emgrand.

Back to the Boyue X – the front fascia is heavily reworked, featuring a completely new grille and bumper design that are somewhat reminiscent of the controversial Lexus spindle grille. There’s also a revised skid plate, side intakes with orange accents, blacked out 19-inch twin-five spoke wheels with orange brake calipers, black roof rails, and a slightly redesigned orange side trim piece.

Geely Boyue X debuts with new Vision Starburst fascia

Not much changes have been made to the rear end, though. The spoiler and shark fin antenna are painted black, and the upper half of the tailgate is blacked out as well. There’s a new Boyue X badge, revised diffuser with more pronounced fins, and orange-accented Geely script.

Inside, the Boyue Pro-based cockpit remains completely untouched, but the two-tone Beluga blue and white leather upholstery really elevates the premium feel here. The seat design is unchanged, and the middle section is completely perforated, right up to the shoulder pads.

Just to recap, the huge 12.3-inch infotainment system that’s integrated into the dash is powered by Geely’s new ECARX E02 system-on-chip (SoC). The chip is said to offer much improved performance and functionality compared to the previous system. Higher-end variants also get a Bose sound system, replete with microphone support for the karaoke function.

As for engines, the Boyue Pro is still available with a 1.8 litre turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine (China National 6B emissions compliant), making 184 PS and 300 Nm of torque. A smaller 1.5 litre three-cylinder powerplant (shared with the Binyue) is available as well, delivering 174 hp and 255 Nm. A seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission is standard for the 1.8L, while the three-pot gets an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic instead.

The unveiling of the Boyue X puts the Proton X70 two steps behind its donor model, though Geely did say the Boyue Pro is meant to be a more upscale version of the SUV. What do you think of the Boyue X?

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  • donno on Aug 30, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Frankly it looks nothing like the vision starburst concept.

    The disconnect between the still existing expanding cosmos grille between the headlights and the vision starburst inspired bumper is glaringly obvious. it looks like the two design language cannot peacefully in the same place.

    In the end, it looks like a bad copy of the Mitsubishi Triton front end rather than the vison starburst.

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    • Just admiring what I can't do on Aug 30, 2021 at 7:16 pm

      Time for you to design your own fascia?

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      • Donno on Aug 31, 2021 at 1:19 am

        So now i am bound with the Chinese Communist Party dictations and cannot say what I have in my mind??

        the vision starburst design is great. the execution of the design on the boyue is not.

        I have done my share of design imputs in my life, and I will not hold back my praise if something that i see is beautifully executed.

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  • Finally it get the better looking LED headlamps, higher spec.

    Well done.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Aug 30, 2021 at 11:55 am

    no geely, you dont need a big grille

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  • Contradiction on Aug 30, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Many will say X50 design team outdid Geely inhouse own design team once more shone Proton team prowess.

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  • stick on Aug 30, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    the fugliest grille i’ve ever seen

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  • fullblack on Aug 30, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Look more imposing than the Lexus & Mitsu, at least they did blacked out the entire wheel, which arent not yet fitted into 18’inch of X50 & 19′ X70.

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  • Plotek on Aug 30, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    When you start letting the locals be in charge of design.

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