New Car: Geely MK2 Cross
Published on May 20, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the new Geely MK2 Cross, based indeed on the Geely MK2. MK2 is the export name. In Chinese it is called Jinying, 金鹰, Golden Eagle. Funnily, Geely uses the English ‘Cross’ for the Chinese market, so in China it is called ‘金鹰 Cross’. There is no MK2 Cross yet, so I guess this one is only for China for now.
The Jinying Cross costs 54.800 rmb, a normal Jinying costs 53.800 to 66.800. A Cross so, seems a good deal. You get a lot more black plastic, roofrails and a spoiler on the roof. Engine though, is the same: a 1.5 litre four cilinder with 69kw and 128nm.Top speed is 150 km/h, the same as the normal Jiying. I don’t believe that, the Cross should be slower because it carries more weight. Size: 3999x1692x1435, wheelbase is 2502.
Interior more kinky compared to that boring normal car. Design all the same, but the colors are so much more sporty. Chinese customers really like cross-things very much, from many a line the cross is actually the best-selling machine. So it ain’t no strange thing Geely wants a go at it as well.
The normal Geely Jinying, a very new one indeed. This is a promo-pic from Geely, they’d better remove those pieces of rubber-protection next time, it doesn’t always work, anyway.