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We are talking about the Preface model, which in its native China underwent a large-scale restyling last fall. This is a D-class business sedan, which appeared in the model plan of the Russian Geely office for 2024 – insiders reported this back in November 2023. The company itself still does not comment on the possible appearance of Preface in Russia, unlike dealers – one of them told AvtoVzglyad that the sedan is expected in car dealerships by the end of 2024.

In terms of dimensions, the Geely Preface is comparable to the Chery Arrizo 8, with which it will have to compete. Preface was built on the CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) modular platform, familiar from other Geely and Volvo models.

In China, the business sedan is sold in several modifications: with a two-liter turbo-four with a capacity of 190 horsepower, a 1.5-liter engine with 181 horsepower, familiar from Coolray, and also with a hybrid power plant. The latter consists of a 1.5-liter internal combustion engine and an electric motor, which develop a total of 390 horsepower. The hybrid Preface consumes only 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. However, it is unlikely that such a version will be brought to Russia.

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The updated Geely Preface has a new radiator grille – it has lost its chrome frame. The front optics are designed differently, and a solid light appears at the rear. The interior has a completely revised front panel with a virtual instrument panel; a vertical tablet for the multimedia system is installed in the center.

So far, Geely sells only one sedan in Russia – the Emgrand, which is available with both a manual transmission and a classic automatic. As of mid-March, this model costs from 2,009,990 rubles, but with discounts it can be purchased for 1,659,990 rubles. The most expensive Emgrand in the Flagship configuration is estimated at 2,489,990 rubles without discounts and 2,139,990 with them.

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