2014 Geely Emgrand X7 SUV Review


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The 2014 Geely Emgrand X7 is the first SUV of this Chinese automaker built for the domestic market. Base price of this new model starts at ¥92,900 ($15k).

2014 Geely Emgrand X7 Design

front view

First, I am going to say something about the vehicle’s exterior design. The 2014 Geely Emgrand X7, also known as the Geely GX7, is a nice looking family crossover vehicle. It does have that standard crossover shape, but still it is attractive in its own way.

On the front, there is a big chrome-coated grille, chrome-plated headlights nicely integrated above the wide bumper. Both the rear and front fenders are big, while the rear fenders extend into a not so attractive bulge. The rearview mirrors come with integrated turn signals, and can be adjusted electrically. On the back, the exhaust tip is well hidden under the car’s rear diffuser. Another great addition are a roof rack made of aluminum alloy and sunroof. The X7 rides on a set of 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels.

rear view

Inside, the new 2014 Geely Emgrand X7 looks very nice. Its luxurious cabin is quite spacious and everything is well organized. There are many compartments and pockets intended for smaller items, and there is also lot of storage space in the cargo area. This is a great family vehicle for those people who love to travel a lot. Interior is available in two variants, beige and black with white roof-liner.

The crossover also comes with modern features, which can be found in many modern vehicles. There is an infotainment system, 7-inch touchscreen, multifunctional steering wheel, GPS navigation, cruise control, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, radio and CD player, 6-speaker audio system, A/C control, heated front seats, adjustable rear seats, airbags, parking sensors, rearview camera, other safety features…

dashboard

Engine and Performance

The SUV is powered by a G-Power 2.0L DOHC CVVT* engine with four cylinders that can deliver 139 horsepower (104 kW) and 131 lb-ft (178 Nm) of torque. It is paired with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed auto transmission.

The second engine found under the hood of the 2014 Geely Emgrand X7 is more powerful. It is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder DOHC CVVT unit that produces 160 horsepower (119 kW) and 162 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque. This powertrain is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Both units send power to the front wheels. The automaker did not released details on the 0-60 mph time. The SUV’s top speed is about 105 miles per hour (170 km/h).

*CVVT stands for continuously variable valve timing.

engine

Emgrand X7 Price and Release Date

The base model can be bought in China for ¥92,900 (Chinese Yuan), which is about $15,170. The most expensive Premium model with 2.4L engine is priced at ¥129,900; in U.S. dollars that’s equal to $21,220.

However, there are no words if the 2014 Geely Emgrand X7 will be launched in the Europe and North America, so we don’t have any release date nor pricing details for these markets.

2014 Geely Emgrand X7

interior

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