The blogger dismantled the new Geely Tugella and was amazed at the build quality

The 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine features Lynk & Co markings, so we are talking about a unit that is made taking into account the developments of Volvo, for example, both the head and the cylinder block are light alloy. There are also enough differences from Swedish engines: Geely used distributed rather than direct injection; the Chinese turbo engine has a timing chain drive, while Volvo has a belt drive.

The Tugella uses the Japanese “automatic” Aisin with a torque converter, which is famous for its reliability. A similar gearbox is installed on Toyota and Lexus with a transverse powertrain. The only controversial solution is the soft protection of the Tugella engine – it is easy to tear off.

The bottom of the Geely crossover is almost smooth – the filling is hidden behind protective screens. But the anti-corrosion treatment was carried out selectively: there is no protective chemistry in the cavities and on the spars, only the floor of the body is smeared. Chassis design without fuss: front McPherson strut, rear – multi-link; questions are only about aluminum knuckles and non-ventilated rear brakes, which are discordant with red ugly calipers.

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