The outdated and rapidly losing popularity of the Geely MK, produced since 2006, has been replaced by the B-class sedan, the Geely GC6. The look of Geely GC6 is quite modern. It is very similar to the appearance of the previous model. The exterior is devoid of frills and eye-catching elements that can make the car well recognizable.
Here is a more massive false radiator grille, stylish headlights and powerful bumpers both in front and in the back. As for the dimensions, the sedan is quite compact and has a body length of 4342 mm. The width of the body does not exceed 1692 mm, and the height is within 1435 mm. The wheelbase is 2502 mm. The front and rear track, respectively, equal to 1450 and 1445 mm, ground clearance is 150 mm. The curb weight of Geely GC6 is 1178 kg.
The sedan received a five-seater salon with cloth upholstery and an ergonomic front panel, on which there is a minimum of control elements. The Chinese transferred all the rest to the on-board electronics, which allows controlling the functionality of the car through a large touchscreen display. The engineers took care of the driver responsibly.
Controls are located in an optimal way and do not require habituation. Although the Chinese have returned to the traditional scheme, the instruments are now in the center of the front panel. Before my eyes the speedometer and tachometer with blue backlight. On the right below is a large audio screen, not a color one. Below him are the "washers" of the ventilation control. Further, many shelves and niches, arranged perfectly in terms of ergonomics.
Cargo capabilities Geely GC6 is very good. Board length of 1.80 m will go easily, thanks to folding in the ratio of 3: 2 rear sofa and trunk, accommodating up to 468 liters. The reserve is traditionally hidden underground. For the Geely GC6 sedan, the Chinese offer only one powertrain option. Under the hood is a 4-cylinder aspirated gasoline engine with in-line cylinders and a working volume of 1.5 liters (1,498 cm3). The engine is fully consistent with the environmental standard Euro-4, equipped with a 16-valve type DOHC, as well as multi-point electronic fuel injection.
The maximum power of this motor is 94 hp (69 kW) at 6000 rev / min, and the peak torque is at the mark of 128 Nm, which are held in the range from 2800 to 3400 rev / min. The power plant is aggregated only with a 5-speed manual gearbox. "Voracity" is small: 7.8 in urban mode, 6.3 on the highway and 6.8 in the combined cycle. But due to this economy, the dynamics suffers. Officially, the car accelerates to a maximum speed of 165 km / h. Geely GC6 is fully compliant with the EURO-4 environmental standard.
The Geely GS6 Sedan is based on a front-wheel-drive platform with independent front suspension with McPherson struts and anti-roll bar, as well as a semi-dependent rear suspension with a torsion beam and helical springs. The front axle is equipped with ventilated disc brakes, rear - conventional disc. Rack and pinion steering Geely GC6 supplemented power steering. The sedan received a body made of high-strength steel with an additional reinforcement frame in door structures, glass pillars, and also programmable deformation zones in the front.
Already in the base, the car is equipped with a pair of front airbags, three-point seat belts for front and rear passengers with height adjustment and pretensioners for the front row of seats, ISOFIX anchorages for child seats, a crash-resistant steering column, ABS + EBD systems and brake pad wear sensors. In Russia, the sedan is available in two trim levels: Base and Comfort. There are no fundamental differences between these versions, except for the number of speakers of the audio system, the presence of PDCs and alloy wheels.
In the basic equipment Geely GC6 manufacturer included: heating and electric side mirrors, power windows on all doors, height-adjustable steering column, driver's seat with six mechanical adjustments, adjustable front headrests, air conditioning, alarm with remote control, on-board computer, as well as full-time multimedia system with a 7-inch touch screen, support for USB / SD card slots and 4 speakers. The Comfort package, in addition to the above, received the car's rear parking sensors, front fog lights, backlights built into the front doors, leather-trimmed steering wheel, audio conditioning for the speakers on the rear shelf, and 15-inch alloy wheels (instead of steel ones).