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The Geely Emgrand Sedan Is Entering The Russian Market

Geely removed sedans from the Russian range at the beginning of 2020, but now it is returning to this segment: it has announced the imminent start of sales of the Geely Emgrand model. The history of this family began in 2009, when the first generation Emgrand EC7 (sedan and hatchback) was released. In Russia, such cars were sold from 2012 to 2020, and the restyled sedan even visited the resource tests of the Car Review. In 2016, the second generation was introduced under the name Emgrand GL, which was positioned half a step higher and eventually became a separate model. It is from the second generation that the Livan S6 Pro sedan is made. And in the spring of 2021, the third Geely Emgrand debuted on the modular BMA platform, which actually became a replacement for the first generation. It is this car that is now announced for Russia.

By the way, a year ago Geely announced its intention to produce the same model at the Belgee joint venture in the Minsk region. Production began in early 2023, in the Belarusian market the sedan is called Geely Emgrand 7, but in Russia an additional digital designation is not used. Moreover, at least until the end of this year, cars will be delivered to us not from the Belji factory, but directly from China!

In size (4638 mm in length, 1820 mm in width, 1460 mm in height), the Emgrand is very close to the sixth generation Volkswagen Jetta or Omoda S5 sedans. The wheelbase of the Chinese sedan is a symbolic millimeter shorter than that of the Jetta and completely coincides with that of the Omoda: 2650 mm. The declared trunk volume is 500 liters, and the ground clearance is only 122 mm (data for the Belarusian market).

In the Russian specification, the Emgrand has a four-cylinder 1.5 atmospheric engine with a capacity of 122 hp, which has direct fuel injection. There is a choice of five-speed “mechanics” and a classic six-speed “automatic”. And this is the key difference from cars for China and Belarus, where the two-pedal versions have a variator. The chassis of the Emgrand is made according to the standard scheme for the class: McPherson on the front axle and semi-independent suspension at the rear.

In Russia, four complete sets will be offered at once — Standard, Comfort, Luxury and Flagship. The basic one comes only with “mechanics” and includes two airbags, ESP, air conditioning, halogen headlights, a media system with an eight-inch screen, power windows, electric drive and heated mirrors, 15-inch steel wheels. In the Comfort version, front seat heating, single-zone climate control, keyless entry system and an electromechanical parking brake with Autohold function are added. The third-oldest Luxury package additionally offers 16-inch alloy wheels, a heated leather steering wheel, fully LED front optics, a rear-view camera, as well as heated windshield wipers in the rest area. Finally, the Flagship’s top version boasts six airbags, 17-inch wheels, virtual appliances (12.3 inches), an enlarged multimedia screen of the same size, a sunroof and other options.

Prices and the exact start date of sales will be announced later. In Belarus, a localized Geely Emgrand 7 in a similar basic configuration with a manual transmission costs 49200 Belarusian rubles (1 million 396 thousand Russian rubles at the exchange rate today), and for the Flagship version with a variator, they ask 56900 Belarusian rubles (1 million 614 thousand Russian rubles). In China, a gasoline Emgrand now costs 69900-88900 yuan (892000-1134000 rubles in direct recalculation). But exchange rates are changing almost every day now, so tomorrow these calculations may lose relevance.

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