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5 models from Geely to showcase in Frankfurt

Geely Group Co., Ltd. (Hereafter as 'Geely') based in China's Zhejiang Province will present its five latest automobile models at the Frankfurt International Auto Show, known as the ''Olympics'' of the auto industry, from September 12 to 25, 2005. Geely is also the first Chinese auto manufacturer to independently participate in the World's Top Five Auto Shows with its self-developed brands.

Geely will focus on exhibiting its own self-developed brands and the capacity of technological innovation by showcasing five of its car models: Haoqing 203A(HQ), China Dragon (CD) Freedom Ship (CK), Marindo 305 and the latest-developed mid-end model FC (pictured).

Of the five to-be-shown models, CK, has already been launched in the Chinese market. Equipped with the first domestically developed automatic transmission, its technology and configuration basically represent the highest level of Geely cars available in the market. HQ 203A is the first right-hand drive car specially developed by the company for the show. FC-1 is mounted with the newly developed all aluminium 1.8 liter engine with VVTI function, which has 103kw of power and a power per liter of 57.2kw, which is similar to the world-class engine recently released by Toyota of Japan. China Dragon, CD, is a third-generation product series of "China's first sports car,'' the Geely Beauty Leopard. Its front panel and the tail have been slightly altered, with the front panel similar to Peking Opera masks, thus giving it Chinese characteristics.

Although there are five top auto shows, the Frankfurt International Motor Show is the most important and, as a result, is an important stage for various automobile manufacturers to showcase their strength and gain market advantages.

In order to participate in the show, the following conditions must be met: no intellectual property right disputes as well as holding independent intellectual rights, new products with high technology, and a considerable volume of market share. Many Chinese automobile manufacturers have not been allowed to participate because they could not meet these rigorous standards.

Many insiders consider that Geely's presence in this will have a far- reaching impact with regard to familiarizing the world with the Chinese automobile industry.

Mr. Li Shufu, who has served as Geely's Chairman of Board since the company first entered the automobile market, has been insisting the company take a road of independent research and development. His slogan is: ''make good cars ordinary people can afford.'' In eight short years, Geely has realized 400,000 ordinary people's dreams of owning a car. Moreover, Geely also pushed the price of sedan cars back to reality and delivered Geely autos, products as a result of independent research and development with self-held intellectual property rights, into the international market. During this Frankfurt Auto Show, Geely will exhibit its achievement over the past 8 years in a coherent way.

In 2004, Geely's sales broke one million cars, ranking 8th in the nation and taking up 4% of the sedan car market share. Geely has grown as a local mainstream manufacturer, having exported nearly 5000 units of Geely cars to 30 countries and regions, amounting to 50% of China's car export volume last year, which won a position for Chinese sedan cars on the international market. As data reveals, Geely ranks top in terms of Chinese car exports in the first half of 2005. Mr. Li Shufu's target to sell two thirds of Geely's cars abroad has been put substantially into execution.

According to certain industry insiders, Geely has achieved rapid growth within 8 years. Its participation in the Frankfurt International Auto Show will be a significant opportunity to represent China's automobile industry abroad.

About Geely
Geely is a large privately run group mainly engaged in the manufacture and operation of automobiles and their spare parts. Founded in 1986, it has achieved brilliant accomplishments with automobiles, motorcycles, motor engines, gearboxes, spare parts, decorating materials, tourism and real estate. Its assets value over RMB5 billion in total. Since Geely stepped into the automotive industry in 1987, it has grown to be a major brand in China's economic sedan cars due to its flexible operation mechanisms and continuous conceptual innovation. In 2003, it was ranked No. 331 among the nationwide top 500 enterprises in terms of operational scale and No. 25 of the ''Top hundred enterprises in Zhejiang Province,'' and was appraised as one of the ''most rapidly developed enterprises with the best growth in China's automobile industry over the past 50 years.'' As a result, it has achieved the mainstream patter of ''3+6'' that is a characteristic of domestic auto manufacturers.

Geely is located in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang province with 4 manufacturing bases in Linhai, Ningbo, Taizhou and Shanghai that specialize in production of units of cars and auto spare parts. Now, Geely is able to manufacture 200,000 units of cars, 200,000 engines and 150,000 gear boxes annually. New projects become ready for production in Ningbo, Taizhou and Shanghai. Geely's production capability is estimated to increase to 300,000 units of cars per year and 300,000 engines per year.
 

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FC-1 is mounted with the newly developed all aluminium 1.8 liter engine with VVTI function, which has 103kw of power and a power per liter of 57.2kw, which is similar to the world-class engine recently released by Toyota of Japan.
look like geely's engine had
achieve world class standard :D
 

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Russia: Geely to launch local assembly in 2007

18 December, 2006
Source: Automotive World
Geely's Russian joint venture partner, Ural Automobiles and Motors (AMUR) is set to commence build of Geely-branded cars in early 2007.

The joint venture is based in the Russian town of Novouralsk in the Sverdlovsk region.
 

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Geely starts car production in Russia

Chinese car manufacturer Geely plans to make with russian partner IRITO Group up to 19 000 cars in 2007 on "AMUR" auto plant, up to 30000 in 2008, 50000 - 2009? 100000 - 2010.
Models: CK - 10000/12000$, MK - 12000/14000$, FC - 14000/16000$

auto.lenta.ru/news/2007/03/16/geely/
 

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Dealership of Chinese cars Geely and JAC to be opened in Minsk

New automobile dealership “Chinese Cars in Brilevskaya” will be opened in Minsk in late April, BelTA has been informed in the marketing department of OOO Trayanda.

The dealership will present five models of the Chinese cars: 2 Geely car models and 3 JAC models – jeep, minivan and truck. In the future, Trayanda intends to expand the lineup of the Chinese cars.

According to specialists, the Chinese producers created comfortable and reliable cars.

The dealership “Chinese Cars in Brilevskaya” will be able to receive visitors starting from April 26. The showroom will be officially opened in May.

OOO Trayanda is an official dealer and the only representative of these cars in Belarus.
 

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Geely starts to produce Otaka (CK-1) in Russia on AMUR manufacturing plant. The production volume will be about 17000 cars in 2007.
 

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Hi
Thank you for your Happy News , is there any photo of the cars made there to share with us please ? or any English website that contains Gallery ?
Is it that red Coupe that is shown sometimes on the top pf this site or not ?
Thanks
 

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It's ordinary CK-1 without any improvements

Detailed photos of Geely CK-1 (Otaka in Russia) posted in first theme of Geely Forum.
 

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AVAG to become Geely's European importer

Automotive News Europe


German dealer group AVAG Holding likely will be the European distributor for Chinese automaker Geely Automobile. Geely plans to start selling its vehicles in Europe in two years. "Geely is currently developing a rival to the VW Polo that will be offered in Germany and other countries starting in 2009,", a source familiar with Geely plans revealed. Geely likely will sell the small-segment car for about €7,000 in Germany, the source said.

AVAG Managing Director Jürgen Voss declined to comment on whether the company will distribute cars in Europe. "We are involved in discussions about importing Chinese automobiles, but nothing has been decided", Voss said.

In July, Geely director Feng Qingfeng told German daily newspaper the Süddeutsche Zeitung that Geely is developing two new cars for the European market, code-named the FC-2 and FC-3. He said Geely wants its cars to be succesful in Germany. "If our cars are accepted there, we can sell them throughout the West," he told the newspaper.
 

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Geely as a Volkswagen Polo competitor in 2009 in Central Europe sounds great but I don't think it's possible. Ofcourse I hope they can make it but it will take more years than they think. If Chery can't do it I don't see how Geely could.
 

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Thats a bold move. To enter in the European market by the German door.
In my opinion its a mistake!
The german market is based on quality, after sale value, brand name, warranties, and suport for national bransds vw, opel, audi.
They should instead circle it, enter insted by greece, albania, hungary, turkey...
 

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Give it another year and they will drop the plan, the usual big mouth talk from Geely again. As the article from China daily said company like Geely just pulling publicity stunt. We hardly see this kind of publicity stunt from Chery. Geely just needs to wake up and be realistic. If Geely cannot even get their Geely CK crash test right in Russia then I don't know what they are planning to do in Germany , maybe Brilliance BS6 episode 2 or what ? I completely agree with Vitordavid.

But there is one thing in the article which I agree is that if a car maker is successful in Germany, that one will be successful throughout Europe.
 

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Geely will declare bankruptcy before they can even realise their German dream

And I am not a Geely hater, this is just my opinion

And how come we hardly hear about Geely working on quality improvement, with foreign firms to develop new technology like Chery. Ok I admit I am a Chery fan but not a Geely hater.

Good luck Geely ! (you really need it )
 

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Geely to quadruple car output in Ukraine.

March 18, 2008 –China's largest private automaker Geely plans to expand its cooperation with Ukraine partner АИС and lift its car output in Ukraine to 25,000 vehicles this year from 5,000 vehicles last year, the company's chief sales official told local media in Ukraine.

Initially, Geely plans to make 11,000 vehicles in Ukraine. However, the company decided to raise its output target due to growing market demands for Geely vehicles. The 25,000 target will be achieved primarily by CKD production in Ukraine. The company official also said it is possible that Geely may raise output capacity in Ukraine to 30,000 this year.

Currently Geely has 17 dealerships in Ukraine, but the company is planning to add additional 50 dealers in the country.

Earlier this month, Li Shufu, board chairman of the Geely Group said at the sidelines of China Political Consultative Conference in Beijing that Geely plans to export 70,000-80,000 vehicles to Central and South America, Southeast Asia and European markets.

Li also indicated that Geely has no plan to raise car prices despite raising steel prices. “We will absorb the impact of steel price hikes on our own. On the other hand, we will try to improve our profit-making ability by raising our technological standards and developing new products.”

Geely expects to sell 300,000 vehicles this year, including both domestic sales and exports, Li said.

Last year, the Geely Group exported nearly 30,000 vehicles, an increase of 130% year-on-year. By the end of last year, the Group exported an aggregate amount of 70,000 vehicles over the past few years.
source: Gasgoo.com
 

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On a sidenote what I found interesting was when they showcased their cars in Frankfurt, instead of using hot sexy models, they used Monkey King and Classic Beauties dressed as Beijing Opera characters. They kept it original and took a risky route but it was well thought out...and holds much more significance than a bunch of attractive models...I think. Go Geely!
 

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Another Geely's hype or is it real ?

China's Geely plans export of 100,000-yuan car to US, Europe - report

14 Jul 2008
Xinhua Newsfeed

BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) - Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd plans to begin exporting a hatchback model priced at around 100,000 yuan to the US and Europe next year, the South China Morning Post reported.

"We don't have a detailed timetable for landing the models in the mature markets, but we've prepared well by planning the launch with vehicles that match the quality and standards of those markets," said Daniel Dai, Geely's vice-president of international business.

The four-door FC-2 was designed to meet emission and safety standards in the two markets, as well as regulations covering recyclable components.

(1 usd = 6.85 yuan)

http://www.quamnet.com/newscontent.action?listSectionCode=NEW_HK&articleId=891164
http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/7091/Geely-to-export-100-000-yuan-car-to-U-S-Europe.html



Geely's FC-1 C-ncap crash result was very surprising, the highest score for any Chinese model, beating Suzuki, Honda and Nissan.



But can you still trust Geely on this ? the question remains unanswered.
 
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