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Spy Shots: facelifted Geely Englon SC5-RV is Ready for the China var market

Published on January 23, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: facelifted Geely Englon SC5-RV is Ready for the China var market

New spy shots of the facelifted Geely Englon SC5-RV, it will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China car market in May. The facelift includes a new grille, new bumpers, new fog lights, and an updated interior. The Geely Englon SC5-RV is a cheap hatchback aimed at young first-car buyers in second and third tier cities.

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The current Geely Englon SC5-RV, it was not well-liked in China and sales have always been slow. Price starts at 52.300 yuan and ends at 56.300 yuan. Lone engine is a 1.5 with 94hp and 128nm, mated to a 5-speed manual.

The engine will continue in the facelifted SC5-RV but a 5-speed automatic will be added to the line-up. The automatic will greatly help sales, as many first car buyers, especially women, don’t want a manual. Due to the addition of the manual the top of the price range will go up to some 60.000 yuan.

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Bumper is new but light units remain the same.

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The greatest improvement is inside. This is the new dashboard with a decent design, decent materials, some funky details, and a large touch screen. Compare to the current dash:

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You wouldn’t buy one for your wife!



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  1. dragin- January 23, 2014 Reply

    I thought Giugiaro did a nice job on the styling of the original.

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