Geely recently teased its "Galaxy Light" concept car at the 2023 Auto Shanghai. Now, the Galaxy E8 is getting ready for a grand launch. This isn't Geely's first rodeo in the electric arena, but the Galaxy E8 is a significant milestone as the first pure electric sedan under the Galaxy banner. The first deliveries are set for later this year.
If you're picturing something out of a sci-fi movie, tone down those expectations. The Galaxy E8, from the glimpses available, sports a fastback sedan style - a nod to popular designs of today. It has that trendy ripple aesthetic on the front face and headlights that look like they're in a hurry. You might say Geely has taken inspiration from the concept vehicle, but if we're keeping things real, it looks more like the older sibling who had too much coffee. Thickened up a bit, but with a unique curve that gives it character.
Galaxy E8 is expected to have a concealed laser radar (LiDAR) on its roof. Oh, and a drag coefficient of 0.19Cd, which for those of you not in the know, is pretty low. In layman's terms? It's streamlined. Add to that the high-definition cameras on both sides of the car, and you've got a vehicle that's got as many eyes as a spider. Just... sleeker.
The new Galaxy has pulled out all stops in the style department. From frameless doors that scream sophistication to hidden door handles, it seems like the Galaxy E8 has read every fashion magazine available. And those large sporty wheels? They're not just for show. They mean business.
While we're yet to get behind the wheel and feel the Galaxy E8 in all its glory, first impressions are promising. It's sleek, stylish, and packed with features. Geely's making a statement with this one. But until we see it actually on the roads and get some real-world feedback, we'll reserve our full judgment.
Oh, and for those wondering about the fastback design's history? The term originated in the 1930s and referred to a car profile reminiscent of a downturned airplane wing. Just a bit of car trivia for your next dinner party.