Geely KX11 drops some options due to chip shortage
The ever-persistent semiconductor crisis has claimed its latest victim: the Chinese Geely KX11 spec a.k.a. XingYue L will no longer be shipping with some of its bells and whistles. Prices remain the same.
For one thing, the headlights will no longer blink like light show and greet the driver when they come close to the car. Dealerships are saying there will be no way to retrofit the car with this feature later, either. To compensate, buyers will be getting a dash cam.
In China where the SUV is being sold, it enjoys a high demand that is unlikely to be affected by such a minor feature revision. This isn’t the first time this model sheds features, either: in 2021, the range-topping XingYue L FWD lost its augmented reality display. Buyers received a 2,000 Yuan discount for it.
The crossover SUV is 4,770 mm long, 1,895 mm wide and 1,689 mm tall with 2,845 mm between the axles. It comes powered by a 2.0-liter turbo mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (FWD versions only) or eight-speed A/T (AWD versions only). Prices in China range from 137,200 to 185,200 Yuan.
Editor Andrew Raspopov