Site Search

Top News

Geely sets record in exhibits, floor space

By Xu Xiao (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-04-24 06:53
Large Medium Small

Geely sets record in exhibits, floor space 

Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd is setting a record for China's homegrown brands at the 2010 Beijing auto show in both number of exhibits and floor space for its 39 cars and key components.

After recently sealing the deal in its high-profile acquisition of Volvo, Geely is likely to get more attention than ever at this year's exhibition.

Its 3,000 sq m of exhibition area includes sections for its three brands Emgrand, Gleagle and GE, as well as three displays for safety, power and transmission, and new energy.

Geely sets record in exhibits, floor space

Geely's exhibition differs from many in offering no concept cars. Instead the company will display models in at various stages of development, showing a Panda car cross section as well as the EX7 and EX8. They are all expected to soon enter the market.

Nearly 40 cars under Geely's three brands on display include eight four-door cars, seven five-door autos, seven sports-utility vehicles, four multi-purpose vehicles, two sports cars and two pickups.

Among the exhibited vehicles, 11 belong to Emgrand, 11 carry the Gleagle badge and eight are its GE brand. New models to debut on the market this year include the GE SX5, SC6, SX6, SV5, and TXN, and the Gleagle GC3 and GC7.

The theme of automaker's exhibition is "innovative technology of Geely". Several new-energy models, together with Geely's latest engines, are helping power Geely's pursuit of leading-edge technology.

Geely sets record in exhibits, floor space

Powering its pursuit

"We never put all our eggs in the same basket," said Geely's vice-president Zhao Fuquan to explain the company's strategy of diversification.

"Geely does not seek big fame, but insists on a practical attitude in R&D. How to put results into mass production is our biggest concern," Zhao added.

Geely's section for its new-energy technologies will display two electric cars, an intelligent GSG (Geely Stop-Go) model, two hybrids and a new-energy model called the IG.

In its safety section visitors will see three cutaway models made according to the five-star C-NCAP standard: the Panda, EC7 and EC8 that manifest Geely's "Safety First" development strategy.

The displays also offer examples of the carmaker's safety technologies, including Geely's independently developed blow-out monitoring and brake system.

The company will also exhibit 15 power and transmission units, including 10 engines, two drive trains with engines and gearboxes, two automatic transmissions and a racing car.

Press Preview: April 23 - April 24
Industry Preview: April 25 - April 26
Public Show: April 27 - May 2
Auto Components and Parts: April 23 - April 27

Venue for Passenger Cars and
Commercial Vehicles:
The New China International Exhibition  Center
at Tianzhu

Venue for Auto Components and Parts:
The China International Exhibition
Center at Jing'anzhuang

Gallery Guide:
Your map to where the world's top auto brands
are making their marque.

New Models

Honda is continuing to develop the first-ever new brand by a foreign carmaker designed specifically for China with its local partner, but when it will go on sale remains a mystery.

FAW-Volkswagen, one of the largest automotive joint ventures in China, has a high-profile presence with its full car lineup at the 2010 Beijing auto show that opened yesterday.

Concept Cars

An Audi e-tron concept car is displayed at Auto China 2010 in Beijing April 24.

A Porsche 918 Spider concept car is displayed at the Auto China, in Beijing April 24, 2010. This is the concept car's Asian premiere.

Copyright 1995 - 2010 . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.