The Russians have already met Geely Preface, as these four-doors come to us through parallel imports. And since the brand is officially present in the country, we can expect the start of “legal” deliveries. The model with a length of 4790 mm is based on the Volvo bogie and has a rich set of passive safety systems. The interior is trimmed in leather and suede, there is a Bose audio system with 10 speakers, a sunroof and other goodies. We have “parallel” cars with a 2-liter engine with a capacity of 190 forces and cost from 2,200,000 rubles.
The selection also included the 4.8-meter Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan Max, under the hood of which a 1.5-liter 190-horsepower engine is working. In the cabin you can also see a huge dual monitor, and the seats have a massage function. Judging by the fact that the Dongfeng brand is actively capturing the Russian market, let’s assume that the model will also end up in “white” dealers. Moreover, in China it is quite cheap – from 1,500,000 rubles. In our opinion, the ideal choice for a taxi.
At the end, we note Exeed. The premium brand is exploring the possibility of launching an electric sedan, which was shown in Shanghai in April. As the director of Exeed Cars Rus Gennady Baranov told the AvtoVzglyad portal, the company sees a demand for this type of bodywork, especially after the departure of European players. However, given the rapid growth of exports to other markets – in particular, to Saudi Arabia and Qatar – the Chinese still consider it inappropriate to launch the production of a four-door for Russia. However, such a possibility is being considered, and a positive decision may be made as early as 2024.