Geely has said it has now developed a modular engineering architecture for B-segment cars.

It says that following the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) jointly developed with Volvo, Geely independently developed its new modular architecture, BMA (B-segment Modular Architecture). BMA, it says, is industry leading in terms of 'extendability, vehicle power, intelligent safety and so on'.

Geely says the BMA platform is applied in compact cars of A00-A and can include SUVs, sedans, wagons or MPVs.

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

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 N·m.

Geely maintains that the BMA platform 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, the company adds. 

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