Exclusive spoiler! What did Lectra 09 steal from Volvo?

How much blood relationship does Geely Link have with Volvo? This question has been a tacit question since Geely bought Volvo passenger cars. In recent years, Geely seems to emphasize the "kinship" with Volvo more and more in product announcement, such as the CMA platform and DriveE powertrain used by Xingrui (parameter picture), Xingyue L, Lectra 01 and other models.

But in the user’s mind, after all, it is still powershift, and it may be a bit far-fetched to say that Xingyue L is the replacement of XC60. And this Lingke 09 from SPA platform, which will be listed in the fourth quarter, can undoubtedly say with confidence: I am the shell replacement of XC90.

We don’t need to say much about the internal and external design, materials and intelligent configuration of the Lectra 09. Everyone can see these things. As the flagship of Lectra, Geely will never let us down in this respect. Today, we will focus on talking about what unique attributes Volvo SPA platform has given Link 09 in three major areas.

Volvo SPA Extensible Architecture Technology

Volvo SPA scalable architecture technology was first applied on XC90, and it was also from the new generation XC90(2015 model) that Volvo began to fully expand the diversified powertrain of Drive E series. In fact, the platform only gave birth to Volvo’s mid-to high-end SUVs, cars and station wagons, which laid the unique positioning of the brand flagship from the bloodline.

Drive E powertrain: inverted layout, compatible with exhaust gas turbine+mechanical pressurization.

Of course, the powertrain is the first to bear the brunt. In fact, this is not the first of the Lectra 09. The active Xingrui, Xingyue, Lectra 01, etc. are all "stealing" from Volvo in a large area, including this Drive E engine that originated from the SPA platform, but it has always been a T-series version.

48V light mixing system (BMW)

According to the official introduction, the 2.0T+8AT powertrain used in the fuel version of Lectra 09, like the new XC90 and XC60, adds a 48V light mixing system, which is a serious "B series" Drive E. The author has always insisted that the 48V light mixing based on the radial flux motor (BSG) motor is of little significance to fuel economy, but at least in hardware, the Lectra 09 is really a complete replica of the Volvo XC90.

In addition, the Lectra 09 continues to offer a 2.0T plug-in hybrid version, which also "steals" Volvo, and uses the Drive E series T8 power system with a high probability to provide power for the rear wheels through the P4 bridge. However, the official has not released the specific data for the time being, and it is not clear whether its front axle uses a 2.0T T6 engine (turbo+mechanical double pressurization).

The front/rear independent T8 system can only be mixed.

The 2.0T hybrid version of petrol-electric vehicle is a new gadget created by Lectra 09. Volvo T8 plug-in hybrid system can’t be "magic change" into a hybrid system of petrol-electric vehicle, because the P4 bridge is not in P2 layout, and the front/rear axle power systems do not interfere with each other, so it is impossible to achieve effective electromechanical coupling, which is essentially different from Toyota THS and BYD DM-I.

Aisin 8AT is not compatible with P2 oil-electricity hybrid.

In fact, the announcement for the hybrid version of Lectra 09 only emphasized the 2.0T engine, and kept silent about the Aisin 8AT transmission. The core reason is that the horizontal Aisin 8AT is not compatible with the P2 hybrid module at all. With the current technical reserve of Geely Volvo, it is impossible to build a planetary gear transmission with integrated motors in a short time. Personally, I guess that the hybrid version of Lectra 09 will probably use a 7-speed powershift with P2 layout.

The blade spring rear damping of XC90

Link 09 rear suspension

Finally, the chassis system, which is the most significant difference between SPA and CMA, is also the original creation of Volvo. XC90, S90 and Lectra 09, which originated from SPA platform, all use lightweight aluminum alloy lower swing arm, and are equipped with the combination of leaf spring and damping shock absorber. This thing has the function of a stabilizer bar, and it may be that Lectra 09 will also make a version of an air shock absorber.

● Summary:

As the flagship SUV of the Lectra brand, Geely Automobile really invested heavily in this Lectra 09, which not only inherited the original power chassis system of XC90, but also introduced a more compatible hybrid version of oil and electricity from more innovative. These are the core technologies that are not available in Xingrui and Xingyue of CMA platform.

From the user’s point of view, the Lectra 09 is a medium and large SUV with 6 seats /7 seats, and its price is likely to be controlled at around 300,000, regardless of the hard power of the three pieces or the static experience of the product. Isn’t this thing better than Toyota Highlander and Volkswagen at the same price?