Images provided to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) as part of a patent filing by Chinese auto giant Geely give a glimpse at what appears to be a near production-ready Galaxy electric sedan. 

    Geely announced Galaxy earlier this year as a high-end electrified vehicle sub-brand, giving a first look at the brand’s sedan design language with the Galaxy Light concept vehicle. 

    Galaxy is set to introduce seven models by 2025, the first of which is the Galaxy L7 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV due this year. 

    The second is the L6 sedan, which is likely what is depicted in these patent images. 

    The patent images show a production model that looks extremely close to the concept Galaxy Light vehicle that was unveiled in February. 

    Thin geometric headlight clusters sit above hexagonal air intakes that appear to be slightly modified from the concept vehicle. 

    While the side profiles of both versions look outwardly identical in regards to lines and creases, it is unclear if the coach doors will be carried over to the production model. Coach doors are a concept car trope and rarely reach production.

    Slim LED taillights and a light bar across the length of the rear end appear to remain unchanged from the Light concept. 

    Different proportions, including a larger front overhang and a higher ride height, give the sedan a more traditional appearance than the futuristic appearance of the Light concept vehicle. 

    Deliveries of the sedan are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2023. 

    Geely’s own electrified compact modular architecture (E-CMA), which has been used in other Geely-backed models like the Polestar 2 and Volvo C40, will underpin the sedan. 

    The Aegis battery system will also provide additional protection against direct impacts to the battery and work with the vehicle’s internal computing system to predict thermal damage to the unit. 

    Galaxy vehicles will be the first of Geely’s fleet to adopt this technology, which Geely says will increase battery life by 20 per cent.

    Underpinning the sedan and the entire upcoming range will be the Galaxy N-Operating System, supported by the Snapdragon 8155 system-on-chip (SoC), getting the vehicle system ready-to-drive in only 0.5 seconds.

    The sedan will be a long-range plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and will eventually be joined in the lineup by three all-electric models to form the ‘pure Galaxy E range’, with the first launch being the Galaxy E8 in Q4 of this year.

    Geely hasn’t previously shared plans to sell the Galaxy range outside of China. However, this patent filing with the EUIPO, paired with Geely’s goal of a 72-satellite network with global coverage is a promising sign for overseas expansion. 

    Eilidh McNaughton
    Eilidh McNaughton is a Contributor at CarExpert.
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