Geely South Africa has added the LC Cross to its local range.
The Cross is a raised-height version of the familiar LC, which was introduced locally in April 2011. The LC Cross offers the same attributes as the LC, but with added equipment, ground clearance and a new look.
Items such as ABS brakes with EBD, six airbags, electric windows and mirrors, remote central locking, audio system, power steering and air conditioning are all standard in the flagship model.
The LC Cross features similar dimensions to the LC. The front grille is a bit more serious than the smiling "face" of the LC. Similarly, the slightly increased ride height of 160mm gives the new vehicle a more purposeful look, which is further enhanced by the spare wheel mounted on the rear hatch. This hatch opens upward, with the spare wheel in place, making access to the luggage area easy despite the position of the spare wheel.
The new LC Cross shares its engine with the LC range, and gets a four-cylinder, normally aspirated petrol engine with a displacement of 1342cc. This in-line motor features 16 valves activated by a double overhead camshaft and electronic fuel injection. It is mated to Geely's 5F five-speed manual transmission, which drives the front wheels. Power is 63kW at 6000rpm and the engine has 110Nm of torque available at 5200rpm.
Prices (incl. VAT):
LC Cross GS: R91 990
LC Cross GL: R97 990
LC Cross GT: R104 990
A three-year or 100 000km factory mechanical warranty, with includes AA Roadside Assistance, is standard across the range.