Geely Automobile, one of the most rapidly developing Chinese car manufacturer introduced its more upmarket LG-1 recently.
The car, which is officially named Geely LG-1 King Kong has been developed with assistance from Korean and Italian companies. Geely claims there were over 1000 engineers from China and abroad summoned for the project.
There are three engine variations: 1.5-, 1.6- and 1.8-liter. Key dimensions are: wheelbase: 2502 mm (98.5-in.), length/width/height: 4342/1692/1435 mm (170.9/66.6/56.5-in.).
LG-1 King Kong will be priced between RMB 70,000-90,000
The Vectra platform also underpins the Saab 9-3, Chevrolet Malibu, and Pontiac G6, which are all sold here in the US.
It doesn't surprise me that Saturn restyled a Vectra for it's flagship, since the departing L-series Saturn was a revised MkII Vectra. The new Aura is quite a bit nicer than the outgoing L.
Just this week GM announced that the Astra will replace the unloved Saturn Ion for 2007. The Ion, which rides an earlier version of the Chevy Cobalt Delta platform, has been a big fat dud all around. We'll be better off with the Astra.