It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Geely Haoyue on Malaysian roads, though it appears Proton is still hard at work testing the D-segment seven-seater SUV on Malaysian roads. This Geely model is suspected to be the Proton X90, and this time around, the SUV is spotted at Simpang Pulai, Perak.
These images of the Haoyue were taken by Azaharol Mohamed and subsequently shared by The Ajerul on Facebook. Two units of the SUV were caught on camera, and while both of them are still heavily camouflaged, their silhouettes are akin to that of the Haoyue.
To recap, the Haoyue is a large D-segment SUV that can be configured with five or seven seats; it measures 4,835mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,785 tall. Compared to the Proton X70, the Haoyue is 316mm longer, 69mm wider, and 91mm taller.
Powering the Haoyue, on the other hand, is a 1.8L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that outputs 181PS and 300Nm of torque. This engine is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent either to the front wheels or all four of them for the AWD model.
However, it’s worth noting that in The Philippines, the Okavango (as it’s called there) is actually available with a 1.5L three-cylinder turbo engine and a mild hybrid system that put out a combined figure of 190hp and 300Nm of torque. This setup is also paired with a 7DCT, though there is no AWD variant.
Of course, given its positioning as a premium SUV, the Haoyue is equipped with Geely’s level 2 autonomous driving system too. It is made up of 24 different sensors to allow for as many as 17 “intelligent drive features.” According to Geely, this lets the SUV automatically follow, stop, as well as turn at speeds of up to 150km/h.
Just like the Proton X50, the Haoyue is also capable of parking itself. It features a 360-degree camera as well, and given the large size of the SUV, we imagine this will come in handy for most drivers.
Even though the Geely Haoyue is already being tested on Malaysian roads, it’s still too early to tell if it will eventually materialise to be the “Proton X90,” even if rumours are suggesting a 2023 release. Nonetheless, we will keep a close eye for any further development of this premium SUV.
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