Boyue Cool Friends Edition - Master Stance
The Geely Boyue Cool Friends May Sound Daft, But The $14,000 Price Isn’t
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China’s automotive industry is rapidly advancing, often surpassing the West in delivering well-made and affordable cars. In Europe, the affordable car segment is dominated by the Dacia brand, a rebranded Renault that suffers from severe cost-cutting measures, resulting in a vile ownership proposition. Bizzarly, this formula proves successful, providing a no-frills, budget-friendly alternative for those seeking affordability.

In contrast, China’s budget alternatives are approaching near-premium brand quality, frequently costing less than half the price. A prime example is the Geely Boyue Cool Friends, showcasing how Chinese automakers are bridging the gap and delivering impressive value in the automotive market.

Boyue Cool Friends Edition - Interior

The interior features a Featuring a 10.25-inch full LCD instrument panel, a ultra high resolution 13.2-inch vertical central control screen. The software expeirence is pwered by a built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip and the Geely Galaxy OS Air operating system supporting the now standard Over-The-Air (OTA) updates, and seamless voice recognition GPS navigation.

Boyue Cool Friends Edition - Rear Stance

For sale in China only, The Boyue Cool Friends Edition is available for 99,800 yuan (approximately 14,000 USD). Among the Boyue Cool models, which currently comprise a total of six variations, including the Friends Edition, prices range from 99,800 to 125,800 yuan (approximately 14,000 to 17,700 USD).

Power is supplied by Geely’s Jinqing 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 178bhp (133 kW) and a peak torque of 290 Nm that is combined with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The 0-62mph performance is rated at 7.9 seconds, while maintaining an efficient WLTC comprehensive fuel consumption rate of 44mpg (6.44L/100km).

Boyue Cool Friends Edition - Master Stance
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