Geely


One of the largest Chinese auto manufacturers which sells its vehicles in China and other emerging markets under four different brand names. Geely also owns the Swedish automaker Volvo, which it bought from Ford in 2010. Models to watch for: Geely Panda


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Volvo Agrees to Share Vehicle Technology With Geely

Volvo Agrees to Share Vehicle Technology With Geely

Swedish automaker Volvo has agreed to share its vehicle technologies with parent company, Geely, which will include the automaker’s midsize vehicle platform or underpinning technology, interior air quality, and safety systems.

Fiat-Volvo Partnership a New Possibility

Fiat-Volvo Partnership a New Possibility

A few years ago, Italian auto giant Fiat was very close to partnering up with General Motors. However, that deal went sour at the last minute and a few years after that, Fiat bought a big chunk of Chrysler in its quest to have a large slice of the American market. More recently, the company…

Geely To Begin UK Sales In 2012

Geely To Begin UK Sales In 2012

Geely will make their first foray into the notoriously tough British market in 2012, hoping to emulate the success of Korean brands like Hyundai. While Geely already helps produce the iconic London taxis, the company will face an uphill battle regarding the vehicle’s perceived quality.  Their first UK offering, the EC7 compact car, will cost 10,000 GBP…

Peter Horbury Will Lead Design For Geely

Peter Horbury Will Lead Design For Geely

A few years ago, a Chinese car company by the name Geely bought the Swedish luxury car brand Volvo. As part of Geely’s plan to move the Volvo brand forward, they hired famed car designer Peter Horbury to look after the design direction of this luxury car brand. Horbury, who hails from Britain, was no…

Volvo Concept You Has a Very Chinese Feel: Frankfurt Auto Show 2011

Volvo Concept You Has a Very Chinese Feel: Frankfurt Auto Show 2011

There’s something really Chinese about the Volvo Concept You but I just can’t quite put my finger on it. And I’m actually Chinese. That there is an oriental feel shouldn’t be a surprise. The Concept You is an evolution of the Concept Universe revealed earlier this year at Auto Shanghai earlier this year. Volvo sought…

Volvo Owner Geely Insterested in Saab

Volvo Owner Geely Insterested in Saab

Saab‘s days as an automaker might not yet be numbered. According to a recent report a Chinese automaker may be interested in purchasing the bankrupt automaker. “I’ve heard this one before,” you’re probably thinking to yourself. But this time it’s different…. we promise. According to Sweden’s Dagens Industry, the interested Chinese suitor is none other…

Volvo To Build Second Plant In China

Volvo To Build Second Plant In China

Volvo’s corporate overlords Geely will open a second plant in China, citing that Chinese production is a key factor in the Swedish company’s growth. The current Chinese plant is located in Daqing, an oil-rich region in northeast China that provided Geely with a majority of the $2.7 billion needed to buy Volvo from Ford. Now,…

Geely McCar Comes with its Own Electric Scooter in the Trunk

Geely McCar Comes with its Own Electric Scooter in the Trunk

Here’s a concept that carries some junk in its trunk. OK, so it’s not junk – it’s actually a three-wheeled scooter, and the McCar packs it away in its trunk to give you even more motoring mobility. Unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show, Geely (the Chinese manufacturer and owner of Volvo) introduced this unique concept…

Volvo Sale To Geely Completed

Volvo Sale To Geely Completed

Geely has officially purchased Volvo, the iconic Swedish automaker, from Ford, in a rumored $1.8 billion transaction. As part of the deal, Ford will continue to supply powertrains and other components for an unspecified amount of time, while both companies have mutually agreed to safeguard each other’s intellectual property. Stefan Jacoby, formerly head of Volkswagen…

Chinese Government Greenlights Geely-Volvo Sale

Chinese Government Greenlights Geely-Volvo Sale

China’s Ministry of Commerce and its National Development and Reform Commission has signed off on a deal that will let Chinese carmaker Geely to purchase Volvo from Ford for $1.8 billion. “We have received all approvals required from the central government,” Ning Shuyong a spokesman from Geely, told Reuters. “We are currently working on closing…

Report: Volvo Sale to Geely Set for February 8th

Report: Volvo Sale to Geely Set for February 8th

According to a recent report, Ford’s sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely could go through as early as February 8th. Ford and Geely have already announced they are working out details of a plan with the latest rumor indicating that the sale could be for as little as $1.6 billion, with a $1.8 billion…

Report: Ford, Geely Reach Agreement on Sale of Volvo

Report: Ford, Geely Reach Agreement on Sale of Volvo

Ford Motor Co. and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) have reached a general agreement on the terms of a sale that would see Ford’s loss making Volvo unit sold to the Chinese automaker. An initial agreement is set to be signed in the first quarter of 2010, with the transaction complete in Q2. Ford said…

Report: Volvo Bidder Geely Planning to Double Swedish Automaker’s Sales

Report: Volvo Bidder Geely Planning to Double Swedish Automaker’s Sales

Ford’s preferred Chinese bidder to purchase the automaker’s Swedish Volvo unit has announced a plan that would see Volvo doubt its sales in the coming years. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which owns and operated Chinese automaker Geely, has said it believes it could boost total sales to close to one million vehicles globally, up significantly…