Affordable Good Cars – The 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport Crossover Reviewed!

Affordable good cars having urban style, performance and greater convenience can be hard to find, but the Chinese carmaker Geely has solved the puzzle for car buyers. Geely has been launched in the UAE car market a couple of years back and made its place due to affordable price range with the clean and simple styling of their cars. The 2018 Geely Emgrand GS sport is a midsize crossover SUV having the Geely’s statement design and plenty of features to offer in that price tag. The Geely has optimized the design and upgraded the 2018 Emgrand GS Sport version making it desirable for the car buyers in the UAE. Having enough space to be among the affordable good cars, the Geely Emgrand GS Sport 2018 offers plenty of room and styling to be among the stylish affordable midsize family cars.

Finding utility and comfort along with good safety features is a bit difficult task for car buyers, whereas, the Geely gives it all with plenty of other features and specifications. The interior retains the Geely’s design philosophy to provide a focused view on driving and enabling the driver to have full control of the vehicle. Interior is spacious enough to serve the purpose of its creation and performance which makes it stand out from the crowd.

The 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport Crossover

Here is a deeper look at the style, technology, performance and important safety features of this latest entry in affordable good cars.

Design of the 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport

The 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport has a style language that is simple yet has a unique character. As the name Sport denotes the sporty looks of this midsize crossover in affordable new cars segment. It has curves and edges to give it an appealing look with stylish headlight and wide air intakes to provide better cooling to the engine. Having an urban appeal and sporty stance makes the Geely Emgrand GS Sport 2018 a strong contender in affordable crossovers segment.

Exterior

The 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport midsize crossover denotes the sporty looks of the vehicle making it beautiful and stylish in every sense. The lifestyle vehicles having performance and appeal on both urban drives and adventure trips are among the highest demand vehicles in the UAE. The Geely Emgrand GS has it all what it takes to be a lifestyle vehicle. With an 18-inch alloy wheels, curves and edges to make it look stylish and deliver drag efficiency of 0.33 make it perform well and look good.

The Exterior of 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport Crossover

The halogen headlamps and LED rear combination lamps to provide utility and great styling both. The rippled design air intakes and the iconic Geely design with eagle-eye headlights make it look sporty from every angle. The front bumper is redesigned to be wider than the previous model and has horizontal-spoke intake grille in black colour. The side profile of affordable good cars is not impressive in most cases, whereas the 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport has a slim side body, with large double-colour wheels rim and upward waistline. The rear side of this midsize crossover by Geely continues to impress, as it has an aggressive style on the rear end with exhaust pipes on both sides to offer better performance.

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Interior

The interior of the 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport retains the iconic neat and simple design of the brand with some premium looking in-cabin comfort. The wrap-around centre console is fitted with multiple technologies, an 8-inch Touch Screen, and leather and chrome trims on the center console. It has a three-spoke multi-functional flat-bottomed steering wheel, 3.5-inch TFT Instrument Dash Display and two round disks giving the interior a luxurious feel to the occupants.

Interior of 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport Crossover

The Geely Emgrand GS Sport 2018 has fully cocoon leather seats, capacity for 5-passengers and a high-quality leather to upholster the seats, a unique sloping design providing access to the driver to all the technologies fitted inside the car. Also, it has a full moonroof that lets the passengers enjoy light coming from the outside to improve their in-cabin experience. The 2018 Geely Emgrand crossover’s cabin is fitted with many cutting-edge technologies which are sometimes hard to find on affordable good cars. The anti-dazzling rear view mirrors, automated gearshift indicating lights, LED backlighting reading lamps, upgraded air purification system, heat insulated glass on powered windows, 6 + Digital Sound Effect Processing (DSP) speakers, Leather-wrapped steering,  and a multimedia system to provide enjoyable rides to all the occupants. The rear seats have 60/40 split folding, 180 degrees rotate and fold flat for providing more boot space. The driver sea comes with 6-way power adjustable and passenger seats with 4-way manual adjustment along with a plenty of 330-litre trunk space.

Performance of the Affordable Good Cars

Affordable good cars with good looks, spacious and technologically advanced interior space and powerful performance are one of the bestsellers. Undoubtedly, the 2018 Geely Emgrand has also scored high in performance category as well. It has a 1.7-liter turbocharged engine that gives a 215 Nm of torque. The naturally aspirated 1.8-litre engine has a maximum torque of 170 Nm at 4,400 RPM and is available in the UAE. Both the engine can be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.  The fuel tank has a 60-litres capacity and a maximum fuel efficiency of 6.9-litres per 100 Km.

Performance of the Affordable Good Cars

Offering performance and great styling at one place make the Emgrand GS Sport a high contender in affordable good cars. It has a LeanNOVA Sweden tuned suspension, along with a McPherson Independent Suspension with Stabilizer Bar for rear wheels that provide optimum control and stability to the vehicle. Also, the rear Integrated Torsion Bem Semi-Independent Suspension delivers amazing performance on various road conditions.

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Safety Features of the 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport

Being the latest entry in affordable good cars, it is expected that Geely continues to provide its advanced safety technologies in an affordable category too. Though there might not be extremely innovative safety features, many advanced and essential safety features are provided in this budget-friendly crossover. It comes with

  • 6 Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Program ESP
  • Traction Control System TCS
  • Anti-lock Braking System ABS
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Hill-Hold Control (HHC)
  • Emergency Brake Assist EBA
  • Electronic Park Brake (EPB)
  • AutoHold
  • Pre-Tension Force Limited Front Seatbelts
  • ISOFIX
  • 3-Point, Pre-Tension Rear Seatbelts

Price and Availability in the UAE

Price and Availability of 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport in the UAE

The 2018 Geely Emgrand GS Sport is available in the UAE car market and has been launched a couple of years back. The affordable good cars category has seen demand in the Chinese carmakers’ latest vehicles and many people tend to buy this midsize crossover due to its good looks, performance specifications and utility. The Geely Emgrand GS Sport with a 1.8-litre standard engine is currently available in the UAE with full options at the price of AED 64,900.