Category Archives: Geely

Geely EC7 rolled off assembly line in Uruguay

geely ec7 in uruguay

On August 15 Geely and its local partner NORDEX started production of Emgrand EC7 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The compact sedan will hit the South American market before the year end. NORDEX agreed to build Geely models with imported CKD kits back in March 2011. In the past two and a half years, a joint team […]

Volvo to Roll out XC60 in Daqing before Year End

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Geely-Volvo has got the go-ahead from the Chinese government for its carmaking project in Daqing, Heilongjiang, where production is scheduled to begin towards the end of this year, says the city’s Development and Reform Commission. The first Volvo vehicle to be made in Daqing will be the XC60 compact SUV, according to several other sources. […]

Geely KC Concept: Auto Shanghai 2013 in Pics

geely kc concept designed by volvo's peter horbury

A day before the motor show opens to the media, Geely launched the KC Concept luxury sedan at Shanghai Fashion Center. The first born on an all-new platform for midsize and large cars, the concept showcases the talents of Geely’s international design team in service of Chinese aesthetics. Working with his Chinese colleagues, Peter D. […]

Volvo V40 Hits Chinese Showrooms

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On Tuesday Volvo Car announced the pricing for the V40 in China, putting the compact on sale in the world’s largest auto market. Available in four trim levels–Fashion, Comfort, Elegance, and Prestige, the V40 hatchback sells for 239,900-325,900 Yuan. A turbo-charged L5 petrol engine of 2.0L was provided on all four trim levels, and comes […]

Geely Released Englon SX7 SUV, a Re-badged GX7

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Aiming to increase annual sales to 2 million in 2015, Geely embraced a multi-brand strategy, launching three new marques in the past few years, Gleagle, Emgrand, and Englon (previously called Shanghai Maple and Shanghai LTI). According to official descriptions, the three brands emphasize three different qualities of Geely cars, those of being "stylish, luxurious, and […]

Kandi and Geely Team Up to Promote Short-range EVs

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On March 22, Shanghai Maple Guorun, a subsidiary of Geely, signed a contract with Kandi Vehicle (sometimes called "Kangdi Vehicles") in Hangzhou to set up a joint venture for building and promoting small, short-range electric cars. Called Zhejiang Kandi Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., the new company has a self-proclaimed mission of "providing cities with affordable […]

Geely Bought Manganese Bronze, Maker of London Taxis

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A 2012 Englon TX4 built by a joint venture between Geely and Manganese Bronze in Shanghai Official press release from Geely: Geely to acquire Manganese Bronze Business and Assets 2013-02-01 01:16 London, 1 February 2013: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (‘Geely’), the leading Chinese automobile manufacturer, has today acquired the business and the principal assets of […]

Geely Sales Gained 15% in 2012, Exports Up Sharply

Data released by Geely on Thursday show that the automaker delivered 483,483 vehicles last year (not including Volvo cars), 15% more than 2011. Overseas sales soared 164% from a year earlier to 100,300, accounting for about 20% of total deliveries. The company did not reveal the yearly results of its three sub-brands: Gleagle, Emgrand, and […]

Geely Emgrand EC8 Gets GeTec Engines for 2013

2013 geely emgrand ec8

The 2013 Emgrand EC8 from Geely hit the market on Wednesday with upgraded powertrains. For improved fuel efficiency, Geely-made "GeTec" engines replaced the Mitsubishi ones, and the old 4AT gave way to a DSI 6AT. Dimensions of the mid-size sedan remain unchanged: sitting on a 2805mm wheelbase, it is 4905mm long, 1830mm wide, and 1495mm […]

Geely Emgrand EC7 Rolls Off Line in Egypt

geely ec7 factory in egypt

Geely and its local partner GB Auto started assembling Emgrand EC7 in Egypt on Sunday, reports Xinhua. The factory assembling CKD (Complete Knock Down) units of Geely’s most popular car is located in Cairo, and has a designed production capacity of 30,000. According to an agreement signed in February this year, GB Auto, the largest […]

Official Pictures of 2013 Geely Emgrand EC7

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Geely released images of the 2013 Emgrand EC7 sedan and EC7-RV hatchback, which are to hit the market in November. Both models received a couple of subtle upgrades in styling. The sedan gets daytime running lights, new five-spoke wheels, and beige color to brighten up the interior. For the hatchback, a re-designed front grille and […]

Geely is Building Volvo Engine Plant in Zhangjiakou, Hebei

locations of volvo factories in china

Automakers tend to concentrate their manufacturing activities for efficiency, with Geely being an exception. Selling 430,000 cars last year, the Hangzhou-based company operates or builds vehicle assembly lines in ten cities across the country, and engine and auto parts plants in several more. Now preparing to produce Volvo cars in China, it seems to follow […]

Geely-backed Battery Maker, Aforever New Energy, Began Production, Eyeing Volvo C30 EV

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Shandong Aforever New Energy Science & Technology, a Lithium-Ion battery maker affiliated with Geely Auto, started production in Zoucheng, Shandong, on June 16, betting on the mass production of the electric Volvo C30. According to its website, Aforever (Hengyuan) was founded by a Hong Kong-based investment company controlled by Honbridge Holdings. Although Aforever officials have […]