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Old 08-10-2006, 09:22 AM   #24
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Default Geely-Maple powertrain technology

Originally Posted by hazik
... What engine did the FC1 use before......
Hazik I'm curious too about the FC1 engine and other engines used by Geely and Maple. So much has been said about Chery and Lifan's engine development but not others like Geely. This seems like a big leap for them.

As far as I know early on Geely purchased engines from the Daihatsu-Tianjin joint venture, ie Toyota made. Then it began making the same engines on it's own, apparently clashing in court with Toyota, and finally getting a license to produce them. I believe most were the 8A-FE a small 4 cylinder.

Maybe someone else can shed some light on this....

Actually engines are easy, it's the automatic transmissions that are tough to produce independently

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