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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)...

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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...


Geely GC9 exterior revealed in full
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Geely GC9 exterior revealed in full

The exterior of the Geely GC9, the brand's first car shaped by its ex-Volvo design director, Peter Horbury, has been revealed in full. In September this year, Geely revealed the general look of the GC9's interior and exterior via a set of four moodily lit images...


Geely New Vision debuts with fewer Peter Horbury design flourishes
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Geely New Vision debuts with fewer Peter Horbury design flourishes

At the Guangzhou auto show, Geely unveiled its Geely New Vision sedan, but despite its name, the new car shares few of the design cues used on the larger Peter Horbury-designed GC9. Measuring 4.59 metres long, 1.47m tall and 1734mm wide, and sitting on a 2.6m wheelbase, the New Vision will duke it out in the Corolla class...


Geely GC9 unveiled: First Geely designed by Volvo's former head designer
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Geely GC9 unveiled: First Geely designed by Volvo's former head designer

The Geely GC9 is the first Geely branded vehicle to be shaped by Peter Horbury, Volvo's former vice president in charge of design. Unlike some homegrown Chinese vehicles, the Geely GC9 looks professional, if a little anonymous. According to Geely, the GC9's side profile is inspired by jet fighters, supercars and "the empowering stance of cheetahs at high speed"...


Geely New Emgrand won't take on Corolla in Australia, but new models are on the way
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Geely New Emgrand won't take on Corolla in Australia, but new models are on the way

China’s Corolla-rivalling Geely New Emgrand is unlikely to be sold in Australia, but the company insists its next-generation passenger cars and SUVs are being developed with advanced markets like ours in mind. The New Emgrand was revealed in China late last week with overhauled exterior and interior styling and a new 1.3-litre turbocharged engine...


Geely MK becomes Australia's cheapest car at $8999 driveaway
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Geely MK becomes Australia's cheapest car at $8999 driveaway

The Geely MK is currently available from $8999 driveaway, making it the cheapest new car on the market. John Hughes Geely in Perth is advertising the discounted pricing on the small Chinese sedan as part of a driveaway campaign offer that has been running through July and is expected to continue into August, according to a member of the dealership’s sales team...


Volvo V90 to become Swedish brand's flagship wagon, report claims
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Volvo V90 to become Swedish brand's flagship wagon, report claims

The Volvo Concept Estate revealed at the 2014 Geneva motor show reportedly points the way to a new flagship wagon model for the Swedish brand that will be known as the Volvo V90. German magazine AutoBild reports the new Volvo V90 flagship wagon is set to be uncovered in 2016, following the brand's expected launch of its all-new medium-sized V70 wagon in 2015...


Volvo V40: new small cars to be co-developed with Geely
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Volvo V40: new small cars to be co-developed with Geely

The next-generation Volvo V40 will be one of a number of compact models that will be co-developed with the brand’s Chinese parent company, Geely. Autocar reports the duo’s forthcoming Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) will underpin new sedan, hatchback and crossover models, and potentially others, from the Swedish manufacturer, as well as a range of compact cars from Geely and its umbrella brands in China...