Geely Emgrand EC7 Review
Geely Emgrand EC7 is a large family sedan which was first introduced in the year 2009. This car was produced by the Emgrand division of Chinese automobile manufacturing company Geely. Due to its practical aspects and particularly larger boot space, it stands tall in the segment and is turning out to be a strong competitor to its rivals in the Philippines market. In preparation of launching the sedan in export markets, EC7 scored 4 stars in the Euro NCAP tests which is an exceptional figure for any vehicle.
Engine, mileage & variants
Geely Emgrand EC7 available in a single engine option for Philippines country residents and comes equipped with 1.8-litre engine unit under the hood giving maximum power output of 102 kW at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 172 Nm at 4200 rpm. It takes fuel consumption of 7.7 litre/100km in combined driving cycle which is an appreciable count for a family car. Packed with 5-speed manual transmission, Emgrand EC7 yields maximum speed limit of 185 kmph and can accelerate from halt to 100 km/hr mark in 10.5 seconds.
External beauty of Geely Emgrand 7 is enhanced by the body coloured bumper and front-rear doors. The outside rear view mirror has got a power adjusting and manual folding feature in it with a LED turn indicator. Also, it has been employed with suavely designed 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped with tyres of dimensions 205/65 R15 under overtly designed fenders which add to the overall dynamics of the car. Rear profile is made interesting by employing trio-angle shaped light which gives this car an air of charisma. Overall layout of this sedan is measured as 4635 mm x 1789 mm x 1470 mm (L x W x H) along with the wheelbase of 2650 mm.
Geely Emgrand EC7 offers comfortable seating configuration for 5-passengers packed with essential equipments necessary to improve the convenience level. Indoors are wrapped up in beige coloured upholstery all over except dashboard, steering wheel and gear changing lever knob which are highlighted in black tinge. Features like power windows, headlamps audible warning, analogue speedometer, front cup holders, remote control central door lock with tailgate opening will make your life easy on-board. To listen to your favourite tunes, you can tune-in to RDS Radio, CD, MP3 Player, navigation through touch screen. 680-litres of boot count space it provides to laden your cargo which is an appreciable figure for a sedan.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
This Geely sedan is packed with braking mechanism employed with disc brakes in all the 4 wheels. Furthermore, antilock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and traction control assists this braking system and prevents wheels from getting locked when emergency brakes are applied. Anti-theft alarm with immobilizer raises alarm signals against any approaching objects that can cause harm to your car. Two airbags are employed for driver and front passenger that protects you in the event of a collision. Additionally, to reduce the shock waves effect on riders, independent MacPherson strut front suspension and semi-independent MacPherson with trailing arms rear suspension is provided.
This sedan is an affordable take which is loaded with basic interior features needed to make your journey comfortable. However, the overall aesthetics of the sedan would not impress you much.