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Chinese automaker GEELY develops new global architecture BMA

Published 19 July 2018

Chinese automaker GEELY has launched a new global architecture BMA, joining other players in the auto industry including Toyota’s TNGA and Volkswagen’s MLB.

International leading automobile enterprises are sparing no effort to develop their own modular architecture, for modular technology has been an important criterion for evaluating whether an automobile company has the global R&D technology and market layout.

Following the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) jointly developed with Volvo, GEELY independently developed a new modular architecture, BMA (B-segment Modular Architecture), which was revealed recently on the Internet. BMA has come to an industrial-leading level in extendibility, vehicle power, intelligent safety and so on.

The BMA platform is applied in compact cars of A0-A+, including various models like SUV, sedan, MPV, cross, wagon and so on.

Furthermore, GEELY BMA platform accommodates the Multi-Power system that carries 1.0TD, 1.4T, 1.5TD combustion engines, Plug-in Hybrid and Mild Hybrid Electric configurations.

A new SUV codenamed GEELY SX11, which is based on the BMA platform, will be launched in the second half of 2018. Carrying the 1.5TD engine, it has a maximum power of 132kW, while its maximum torque is 255 Nm.

The BMA platform is the latest strategic research and development achievement of GEELY, which will lead the development of modular architecture in the automobile industry of China. It will accomplish a scale effect and stay technically advanced at the same time, offering a strong support for production layout in the future.

The BMA platform will be applied to GEELY's overseas subsidiary brands. And production based on BMA will be launched in EU, Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Source: Company Press Release