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Geely launches Geometry 'high-end' electric car brand

Geely unveiled the new Geometry A electric sedan at an event in Singapore overnight. The Chinese automaker says the Geometry A is the first of 10 new models from the brand due by 2025, and which will include sedans, crossovers and people movers. Previously referred to as the Geely GE11, the Geometry A will be available in three specification levels, and with two battery options...

Geely buys 50 per cent of Smart

Daimler and Geely have agreed to form a joint venture company to run Smart, with each firm owning 50 per cent and having three seats on the board of directors. As was planned before today's announcement, Smart will become an all-electric brand from 2020 onwards. It will also continue to focus on inner city-friendly vehicles, although the "product portfolio is also planned to be extended into the fast-growing B-segment"...

Smart: 50 per cent stake could be sold to Geely - report

Three sources have told The Financial Times Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, is close to selling a 50 per cent stake in the Smart brand to Chinese automaker Geely. A deal could be announced as soon as the Shanghai motor show, which takes place in the middle of April. If the sale goes ahead, it would fit both Smart's future vision for itself and Geely's acquisitive streak...

Jaguar F-Type designer appointed Geely UK's head of design

Geely Design UK, which Burgess is set to lead, will be based in Coventry, and will have around 100 designers and support staff within five years. The Coventry-based facility will work on the Geely, Lynk & Co, Proton and Lotus brands, as well as providing support for the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), which makes the city's iconic black taxi cabs...

Geely FY11 'Sports Coupe SUV' revealed

The interior and exterior of the Geely 'Sports Coupe SUV', codenamed FY11, have been unveiled as the company pushes to become one of China's more premium domestic brands. Externally the FY11 mixes the silhouette of a BMW X4 with Geely's "expanding cosmos grille", and its corporate thin head- and tail-light treatment...

Geely FY11 'coupe SUV' teased

Geely has teased a new 'coupe SUV' model, codenamed FY11, but full details about the car have yet to be released. Up front the FY11 sports an angular headlight shape, and an iteration of its concentric or "expanding universe" grille design. The company claims the car's "powerful daylight running lights give [it] a strong predator cat appearance"...

Mercedes-Benz, Geely considering joint ride-hailing service - report

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is reportedly considering starting a 50-50 joint-venture ride-hailing service with Chinese carmaker Geely. Sources have told Bloomberg the ride-hailing system would be for the Chinese market. Daimler is reportedly considering using vehicles from its Denza electric car brand, which itself is a joint venture with BYD and produces EVs based on the first-generation B-Class...

Toyota, Geely investigating hybrid partnership

Toyota and Geely are discussing cooperating on hybrid drivetrain technology, although it is not clear how far or how wide the relationship will stretch. The Japanese auto giant has confirmed to Reuters it and Geely are "communicating with each other” regarding petrol-electric hybrid technology...

Geely unveils new BMA modular architecture

Chinese car maker Geely, which also owns Volvo and Lynk & Co, has unveiled a new modular platform for Polo-class cars. Geely says BMA took four years to develop, and involved around 100 modular platform experts from 20 countries. Most of the work was reportedly done in the company's research and development centre in Hangzhou Bay...

Geely unveils Bo Rui GE with Volvo hybrid power

Geely Auto has unveiled its 'new energy flagship sedan' – dubbed Bo Rui GE – in Beijing this week, complete with an electrified powertrain from subsidiary Volvo. Power in the Bo Rui GE comes from a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a plug-in hybrid system for claimed combined consumption of just 1...

Geely Concept Icon revealed in Beijing

Geely has unveiled the Concept Icon, its take on the Volvo XC40, at the 2018 Beijing motor show. According to its designers, the Concept Icon has been built around two key words: high tech and inspiring. It was penned at Geely's studio in Shanghai, and is unashamedly aimed at young buyers...