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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.


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. 


Punch Powertrain on a rapid growth track

19 September 2017

Punch Powertrain is a transmission supplier that’s creeping up on the rails of the more established suppliers such as Aisin, JATCO and ZF and is providing them with stiff competition. Since 2013 it’s achieved average annual growth of around 50% and has plans to take its capacity from 1.2 million units at the end of this year to over 3 million units by 2020. It’s headquartered at Sint-Truiden in Belgium and is a major supplier of CVTs to Chinese domestic OEMs from its manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China. 

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


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.


Volvo Cars owner Geely books healthy first half profit

16 August 2017

Geely has promised cars on the platform developed with its Volvo Cars unit [the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) which will underpin Volvo's smaller 40 series cars currently under development and also Lynk models] later this year and announced healthy first half profits.


Volvo, Geely, agree technology and new brand

4 August 2017

Volvo Cars and the premium automaker's parent, Geely Holding have completed the formation of two new entities which they said would share existing and future technology and provide the economies of scale to more rapidly develop next generation electrified vehicle technology.


Volvo Cars and Chinese parent Geely plan new joint venture

20 July 2017

Volvo Cars announced it would set up new joint venture technology company with its Chinese car group parent Geely Holding.


Geely Holding to buy 30% stake in Saxo Bank

9 May 2017

The parent company of Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely, which owns Sweden's Volvo Cars, plans to acquire a stake of up to 30% in privately-owned Danish investment banking group Saxo Bank.


2017 Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


just-auto Plus only Geely December 2016 sales rise 101%

10 January 2017

Geely Automobile Holdings announced that the total sales volume of the group for the month of December 2016 reached another record high at 108,230 units, an increase of approximately 101% over the same period last year and up approximately 6% from November...


just-auto Plus only Geely Automobile sales surge 99% in November 2016

8 December 2016

Geely Automobile Holdings (the “group”), announced that the total sales volume of the group for the month of November 2016 reached another record high at 102,422 units, an increase of approximately 99% over the same period last year and up...


just-auto Plus only Geely October 2016 global sales up 94%

4 November 2016

Geely Automobile Holdings (“Geely Automobile” the “group”) announced that the total sales volume of the group for the month of October 2016 reached another record high at 96,158 units, an increase of approximately 94% over the same...


Geely to launch new mid-tier car brand this month

18 October 2016

China’s Geely Automobile Holdings, which owns Volvo Cars, plans to launch a new global car brand later this week for a new range of products currently being developed jointly between Geely and Volvo, according to reports in China quoting group CEO Gui Shengyue.


just-auto Plus only Geely Group September 2016 sales rise 82%

11 October 2016

Geely Automobile, announced that the total sales volume of the group for the month of September 2016 reached record high at 76,544 units, an increase of approximately 82% over the same period last year and up approximately 43% from August 2016. The...


Land speed record project attracts Geely

28 September 2016

The Bloodhound land speed record project has announced that Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) will be its prime sponsor and ‘Official Automotive Partner’ in a 3-year agreement.


just-auto Plus only Geely Automobile August 2016 sales climb 69%

7 September 2016

Geely Automobile Holdings Limited (Geely Automobile/the group), announced that the total sales volume of the group for the month of August 2016 was 53,638 units, an increase of approximately 69% over the same period last year and up approximately 11% from July...


Volvo Cars and Autoliv to create joint venture for autonomous driving

6 September 2016

Geely's premium brand Volvo Cars and safety systems supplier Autoliv said they'd signed a letter of intent to set up a new jointly owned company to develop new autonomous driving software.


Geely Automobile first half profits rise, forecast up

19 August 2016

Geely Automobile Holdings has boosted first half profit after sales in China rose.


Beware "cultural imperialism" in China - ex-Hyundai India chief

10 August 2016

Overseas companies should be wary of establishing "cultural imperialism" in China says one prominent ex-auto CEO, as the drive to consolidating the plethora of automotive OEMs in the country looks to gather momentum.

Geely news

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. It...


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...


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)...


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press...


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 w...


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 recove...



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