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Polestar electric sports car mooted - report

Volvo's performance arm Polestar might be considering its own electric sports car, separate from any of its Swedish parent company's models. According to a report from UK publication Evo, Polestar could be eyeing off somewhat of a split from Volvo, while taking advantage of parent company Geely’s recent purchase of the iconic Lotus brand...

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China's Geely takes majority stake in Lotus, shares in Proton
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China's Geely takes majority stake in Lotus, shares in Proton

China's largest privately-owned automotive group, Zhejiang Geely Holding, has agreed to a deal that will hand it the majority stake in famed British sports-car brand Lotus. The Chinese group - which also owns Volvo Cars and the London Taxi Company - will also take a 49.9 per cent share in Lotus' current parent, Malaysian company Proton...


Geely MPV Concept unveiled at Shanghai show
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Geely MPV Concept unveiled at Shanghai show

The sleek Geely MPV Concept has been revealed at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. The people-mover concept car was designed under the close watch of Peter Horbury, the man who oversaw Volvo's move away from its boxy and easily mocked designs. In his role as Geely's design chief, he now leads the design direction of the Geely, Volvo and Lynk & Co brands...


Geely teases MPV concept ahead of Shanghai debut
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Geely teases MPV concept ahead of Shanghai debut

Chinese manufacturer Geely has released a teaser image of a concept car that will preview its first people mover, ahead of its official reveal at the Shanghai motor show next week. The new Geely MPV concept is the company's first foray into the people-mover segment, and is claimed to wear an evolution of Chinese design elements the brand has become known for...


2018 Lynk & Co '02' sedan spied
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2018 Lynk & Co '02' sedan spied

The Lynk & Co '02' sedan has been spotted undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Launched in October 2016, Lynk & Co is a new global brand for Geely, which will sit above the Chinese automaker's own marque, but below Volvo. Like the Lynk & Co 01 crossover, the new sedan is based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that's being developed by Volvo...


Geely withdraws Proton/Lotus bid, leaving Peugeot parent as only suitor
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Geely withdraws Proton/Lotus bid, leaving Peugeot parent as only suitor

Geely has withdrawn its bid to enter into a partnership with Proton, leaving the PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, as the Malaysian national car maker's only remaining partner candidate. An Conghui, Geely's president, confirmed the news to the South China Morning Post, although he didn't tell the newspaper why Geely decided to withdraw from the bidding process...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


11 strange car names: What were they thinking?
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11 strange car names: What were they thinking?

When it comes to naming a car, sometimes a manufacturer gets it right. Think of the Rolls Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Aventador or Aston Martin Vanquish. They're names that just roll off the tongue. But sometimes they get it horribly wrong, like the amphibious crossover, Tang Hua Detroit Fish (above)...


Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”
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Lynk & Co 01 revealed: New Chinese SUV “the most connected car to date”

The Lynk & Co 01 has been revealed, making it the first model to be born from the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) project that Chinese car maker Geely has developed with its Swedish subsidiary, Volvo. Officially launched in Berlin overnight, the 01 is pitched as a premium offering to “address the needs and preferences of the new global and connected generation”...


Geely's Lynk & Co previews first model, launching October 20 - video
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Geely's Lynk & Co previews first model, launching October 20 - video

Chinese company Geely has released another teaser for its upcoming Lynk & Co sub-brand, this time previewing its first model. In the new video, it appears the company’s first offering will be an SUV, in line with a report by the UK’s Autocar this week...


Geely to launch Lynk & Co car brand later this month
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Geely to launch Lynk & Co car brand later this month

Lynk & Co, a new automotive brand from Geely, owner of both Volvo and the London Taxi Company, will be launched on October 20. The Chinese car maker has begun sending invites to members of the media. The invitation, republished by Jalopnik, promises more than just "a new car brand and a model line-up", but "some radical, new thinking — different from anything you’ve seen before from the car industry" and that "might well change the world’s idea of mobility"...


Geely planning new Volvo-based brand: report
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Geely planning new Volvo-based brand: report

Chinese car maker Geely is reportedly planning to launch a new brand with a new architecture developed together with Volvo. After acquiring the Swedish car maker from Ford back in 2010, Geely went about re-establishing it as a luxury-focussed brand, leaving the Geely brand to tackle more mainstream markets...


Geely announces plan to cull traditional engines by 2020
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Geely announces plan to cull traditional engines by 2020

Chinese manufacturer Geely Automotive has announced that it plans to phase out conventional internal combustion engines by 2020, with the vision of a line-up purely consisting of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The Blue Geely Initiative, as it's known, was announced at the Guangzhou auto show overnight, and Geely says it will be implemented from 2016 to 2020...


Geely Bo Yue SUV revealed: Spied ‘NL-3’ drops camouflage
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Geely Bo Yue SUV revealed: Spied ‘NL-3’ drops camouflage

Chinese carmaker Geely, the new parent of Swedish favourite Volvo, has revealed its next-generation Bo Yue compact SUV ahead of an early 2016 market launch. The Bo Yue’s styling is the work of former Volvo and Ford designer Peter Horbury, entering as the first model to benefit from a full styling programme under the industry veteran’s guidance...


New London Taxi TX5 plug-in hybrid revealed, Australia on cards - UPDATED
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New London Taxi TX5 plug-in hybrid revealed, Australia on cards - UPDATED

The Chinese-owned London Taxi Company revealed its all-new TX5 black cab in the UK overnight, ahead of its global rollout from 2017 — including in Australia. The unveiling is timed to coincide with a UK meeting today between UK prime minister David Cameron and the Chinese premier, Xi Jinping...


Geely NL-3 SUV teased
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Geely NL-3 SUV teased

A new Geely SUV has been teased ahead of a debut in its homeland later this year. Reports indicate that the new SUV will be badged as the NL-3, and will be sold under Geely's Emgrand sub-brand in China. Externally, the NL-3 wears a more restrained design than last year's GC9 sedan, although both share the company's new concentric grille pattern...


Volvo, Geely gearing up for small-car development in Europe
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Volvo, Geely gearing up for small-car development in Europe

Geely’s China-Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT), an R&D centre based in the Swedish homeland of subsidiary Volvo, is understood to have confirmed the beginning of advanced development for its new small-car program this week...


Geely Emgrand NL-3 compact SUV spied testing in Australia
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Geely Emgrand NL-3 compact SUV spied testing in Australia

The 2016 Geely Emgrand NL-3 compact SUV has been spied testing in Melbourne, ahead of the car's global reveal later in the year. The Emgrand NL-3 SUV pictured here is based on the Chinese brand's new SUV platform. It was shipped from the Pudong district of Shanghai last week, landing fresh into the hands of Australian transmission engineering and manufacturing firm DSI Holdings, according to stickers attached to its sides...


Geely Emgrand Concept unveiled in Shanghai
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Geely Emgrand Concept unveiled in Shanghai

The Geely Emgrand Concept has been unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai auto show. Taking pride of place alongside the new concept car is the showroom-ready GC9 sedan, which was unveiled late last year. Both cars were styled by a team of designers lead by Geely's design director, Peter Horbury...


Geely commits £250 million : Major Chinese investment to develop 2017 London Taxi
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Geely commits £250 million : Major Chinese investment to develop 2017 London Taxi

Chinese corporation Geely will pump £250 million ($A475m) into a new development and assembly facility in England as it gears up for the next-generation London Black Cab due in 2017. The investment will cover a new purpose-built facility in the Ansty area of Coventry, close to the London Taxi Company’s existing factory...