The 2014 Geely Emgrand EC7 is a new family sedan built by the Chinese automaker for the domestic market, but it will also go on sale in other markets (USA).
Exterior and Interior Design
The 2014 Geely Emgrand EC7 looks very elegant. Front end has a U-shaped air-inlet grille, 3D diamond-shaped crystal headlights surrounded by chrome plates, body-colored bumper with integrated fog lights, and sculpted hood. The side mirrors come with integrated LED turn signals. On the back, the automaker added not just the standard LED taillights, but additional high-mounted brake lights as well, composed of 15 LED lamps. It is such a nice detail.
The sedan is available in several body color options: Alps Silver, Vienna Gold, Athens White, Scotland Red, Danube Blue, Mocha Red and Gothic Black. It rides on a set of stylish six-spoke whirlwind alloy wheels, but there is also a choice of sporty 5-spoke alloy wheels.
The 2014 Geely Emgrand EC7 has a luxurious and comfortable interior, with enough space for up to five passengers. What I find strange is that there are four seat belts on the rear bench. Anyway, the cabin is toned in two colors, mostly beige and dark grey (or black).
The dashboard looks simple, but it features modern 6.5-inch touchscreen used for infotainment system and navigation. Standard equipment include a CD player, air conditioning, power windows, analog instrument cluster with blue fluorescent background, while optionally you can get a DVD player, sunroof, adjustable seats wrapped in premium leather, additional controls on the steering wheel, push-button start, etc.
Engine and Performance
What is interesting about the 2014 Geely Emgrand EC7 is that it is powered by a pair of engines available in three different configurations. The base model comes with a 1.5L 4-cylinder CVVT engine that can deliver 107 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, which transfers power to the front axle. This power unit allows the car to reach the speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) in 18 seconds, and its top speed is 170 km/h (about 105 mph).
The second engine option include a 1.8L CVVT petrol unit with four cylinders mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and producing 131 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. The car powered by this unit can accelerate to 62 mph in 14 seconds, its max speed is increased to 180 km/h (111 mph).
Last, the most powerful is the same 1.8-liter engine with slightly increased power, it can generate 136 horses and 126 pound-feet of twist. This one is paired with a CVT transmission. Optional is a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Its top speed is 177 km/h (109 mph), while the 0-62 mph time is about 12.81 seconds. This will be the only unit available in the United States.
2014 Geely Emgrand EC7 Price
There are no details regarding the price of the new 2014 Geely Emgrand EC7 sedan for the North American market. In Europe, it sells for £9,995, which is about 16 thousand dollars. In some Asian countries, its price is equal to $13,500. In Egypt, the sedan is priced at 83,900 EGP, which is almost 12 thousand dollars. In Australia its price is 14,990 AUD. When it goes on sale in the United States, I think its price tag will range between $14,000 and $16,000.