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Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


Could Geely become as big as Volkswagen AG?

28 June 2018

Might the Geely group one day become China's number one car maker? Looking at how rapidly it has expanded in recent years, it would be foolish to consider that owner Li Shufu is content with what he already has. The latest series of just-auto's ongoing examination of the world's OEMs now turns to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) and its many car brands.


2018 BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


China steals a march on rivals in growing Iranian industry

27 April 2018

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compiled by QUBE, just-auto’s research portal, showing that light vehicle production increased by 13.6% in the Iranian year 1396 (equivalent to 21st March 2017-20th March 2018) to 1.51 million units. This is just shy of the country’s all-time record of just over 1.6 million recorded in 1390. 

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW - Geely/Volvo architecture cooperation bears fruit

18 May 2016

Peter Mertens, senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group, describes the cooperative development of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) with parent Geely as "good relations" though the start was a little rocky as culture and time zones took some adjusting to, on both sides.


Q&A: Ulrika Pettersson, technical project leader for Volvo XC90

10 July 2015

As head of software development for VCC's V526 project, Ulrika Pettersson manages the input of suppliers to the new XC90's advanced infotainment system. With more variants of this big SUV still to come, her role is evolving.


Q&A: Volvo XC90 technical boss Håkan Ivarsson on '90 Cluster' models

2 July 2015

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.


INTERVIEW: Mats Fägerhag, CEO of CEVT, on future Geely-Volvo tech

24 April 2014

Mats Fägerhag, the former head of R&D for Saab, is now the CEO of China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT). This small firm's engineers are quietly creating the new CMA scalable architecture for C and B segment Geely and Volvo models.

Latest news


LG Chem in China EV battery JV with Geely

14 June 2019

South Korea's LG Chem said it had signed an agreement with China's Geely Auto Group to jointly invest in a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in China.


Geely Auto and LG Chem to manufacture EV batteries in China

14 June 2019

Shanghai Maple Guorun, an indirect 99% owned subsidiary of Geely Automobile, has announced a new joint venture partnership with LG Chem.


just-auto Plus only Geely Auto China sales drop 27% in May 2019

14 June 2019

Geely Automobile Holdings announced that the total sales volume of the Group (including the sales volume of Lynk & Co branded vehicles sold by the Group’s 50% owned joint venture) for the month of May 2019 was 90,309 units, a decrease of...


Lotus to reveal all-electric 'Type 130' hypercar

31 May 2019

Geely-owned Lotus says its all-electric hypercar – project code Type 130 – will be revealed in London on 16th July.


Geely Auto opens R&D centre in Germany

16 May 2019

Geely Auto Group, which claims to be China's "leading privately owned automotive company", has opened a research and development facility at Raunheim, Germany, "to accelerate innovation in new propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology".


Ricardo and Geely develop hybrid transmission

4 April 2019

Geely has asked Ricardo to assist with the development – right through to production – of a new transmission for range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles.


Geely Auto boosts 2018 revenue and profit

25 March 2019

Volvo Cars owner Geely Automobile Holdings said total revenue increased by 15% year on year in 2018 to RMB106.6bn as the group's average selling price continued to improve, mainly driven by the improvement in product mix.


Geely Auto previews its first 'Coupe SUV'

2 January 2019

Geely Auto (Geely) has previewed its first 'Coupe SUV' as part of the brand’s efforts in widening its product portfolio.


Daimler mobility services numbers 24m customers worldwide

1 November 2018

Daimler Financial Services says its mobility services division now has around 26 customers, a 64% rise in the numbers of users of Car2go, Moovel and the ride hailing group including Mytaxi, Beat, Clever Taxi and Chauffeur Prive.


just-auto Plus only Garmin to supply next-gen integrated camera solutions for Geely vehicles

30 October 2018

Garmin International a unit of Garmin announced that Geely Auto Group, one of the fastest growing automakers in the world, has selected Garmin to provide its camera technology and driving recorder systems for multiple Geely vehicle models beginning in the year...


Daimler Mobility and Geely Group form premium ride-hailing JV in China

24 October 2018

Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company, Volvo Cars' owner Geely Holding Group's new business entity, announced they will form a premium ride hailing joint venture in China.


just-auto Plus only Proton unveils X70 its first SUV in Malaysia

10 September 2018

The long wait for an up close and personal look at Proton’s highly anticipated SUV finally came to an end as the Company unveiled their newest model to the Malaysian media during a static preview held at the Proton Styling Studio. Showcasing the first...


just-auto Plus only Proton sells 9,501 units in August 2018

4 September 2018

The recent trend of posting strong sales numbers for Proton continued in August 2018 as the company set a new high point for monthly sales in 2018 for the third consecutive month. Sales grew by 18.5% over July, making August the strongest sales month for...


Geely and Proton eye new energy vehicle JV

21 August 2018

Malaysia’s Proton Holdings and its strategic shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) have signed a preliminary agreement to establish a new joint venture focused on new energy vehicles, according to reports in China.


just-auto Plus only Proton sells 8,102 units in July 2018

6 August 2018

Proton kicked off the second half of 2018 by posting its strongest sales numbers for the last 30 months. Sales grew by 31% over the previous month as 8,102 Proton cars were sold to local car buyers and export customers. While Malaysian sales were driven by...


Geely develops new modular architecture for compact cars

16 July 2018

Geely has said it has now developed a modular engineering architecture for B-segment cars.


BorgWarner to supply AWD couplings for Geely's Lynk & Co 01

26 June 2018

BorgWarner said it was supplying its latest electro-hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive (AWD) coupling for Geely's Lynk & Co's first model, the 01.


Geely Auto sales surge 49% in April 2018

8 May 2018

Geely Automobile announced that the total sales volume of the group for the month of April 2018 was 128,817 units, an increase of approximately 49% over the same period last year and up approximately 6% from March 2018.


Geely and Aisin create JV for auto transmission plant

25 April 2018

Geely has signed a deal to set up an automatic transmission joint venture with Japan's Aisin Group.


Geely more than doubles annual profit

21 March 2018

Geely Automobile Holdings has announced a 108 per cent surge in net profit for the year to the end of December 2017 with revenue surging by 73 per cent.


just-auto Plus only Geely Auto debuts Geely Smart Ecosystem on 2018 Bo Yue SUV

19 March 2018

The first Geely Auto Eco-Partner Conference held in Sanya saw the debut of the Geely Smart Ecosystem (GKUI) and the first model to be equipped with it, the 2018 Bo Yue SUV. Together with the GKUI, the Bo Yue is setting new benchmarks in intelligent...


Autoliv to supply ADAS system for Geely's Level 3 project

9 March 2018

Autoliv has, together with its software joint venture Zenuity, been selected to develop and produce the first Level 3 advanced driver assistance systems for Geely.


just-auto Plus only Geely Auto sales surge 63% in 2017

9 January 2018

Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) has reported annual sales of 1,247,116 units in 2017, an increase of 63% from the previous year and beating their revised annual sales target of 1.1m units. December sales reached a new high of 153,625 units, an increase of...


2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - world debuts

21 November 2017

AutoGuangzhou 2017 hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.


Geely assembly begins in Belarus

21 November 2017

Geely's joint venture assembly plant with Belarus has started producing crossovers with Russia targeted as a key market, a media report said.


Volvo Cars spending to launch Polestar

18 October 2017

Volvo Cars and owner Geely Holding said they would jointly spend RMB5bn (EUR640m, US$752m) to support the initial phase of Polestar's product, brand and industrial development.


just-auto Plus only Geely/DRB-Hicom announce Proton Holdings board structure

2 October 2017

Exactly one hundred days after the signing of the Definitive Agreement between DRB-Hicom Berhad (DRB-Hicom) and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) on 23 June, the two companies have confirmed the new board structures and part of the executive team...


just-auto Plus only Geely acquires majority stakes in Lotus

2 October 2017

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) completed the transaction to purchase a majority stake in the British luxury sports brand Lotus.  Geely Holding now owns a majority stake of 51% in Lotus Advance Technologies Sdn Bhd (Lotus) with a minority...


Autoliv wins another Geely supply contract

14 September 2017

Autoliv said it was developing an "industry leading", 77GHz, high resolution, autonomous driving radar systems for Geely.


2017 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres [updated with Qoros models]

30 August 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2017, the 20th Chengdu motor show. This list has now been updated with Qoros' premieres.

Geely news

LG Chem in China EV battery JV with Geely

14 June 2019

South Korea's LG Chem said it had signed an agreement with China's Geely Auto Group to jo...


Geely Auto and LG Chem to manufacture EV batteries in China

14 June 2019

Shanghai Maple Guorun, an indirect 99% owned subsidiary of Geely Automobile, has announced a new...


just-auto Plus only Geely Auto China sales drop 27% in May 2019

14 June 2019

Geely Automobile Holdings announced that the total sales volume of the Group (including the sales...


Lotus to reveal all-electric 'Type 130' hypercar

31 May 2019

Geely-owned Lotus says its all-electric hypercar – project code Type 130 – will be re...


Geely Auto opens R&D centre in Germany

16 May 2019

Geely Auto Group, which claims to be China's "leading privately owned automotive company...


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of...



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