Mercedes-Benz to build smart brand cars with Geely

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Mercedes-Benz is set to build smart-branded electric cars with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in Xian, China from a base with a yearly capacity of around 150,000 vehicles, a senior official from its German parent Daimler AG stated on Saturday. Daimler’s Executive Vice President in China Leng Yan informed Reuters on the sidelines of China’s EV100 […]

Geely, Mercedes-Benz launch $780 million JV for electric cars

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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday stated they would each spend 2.7 billion yuan ($388.77 million) in a China-based venture to construct “premium and intelligent electrified” vehicles under the smart brand. The 50:50 venture has gained regulatory approval and will be based in the Chinese coastal city in Ningbo, the Chinese and German […]

Geely Automobile doubles profit on next-gen car sales increase

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China’s Geely Automobile Holding, whose unlisted parent controls Volvo, on Wednesday stated net profit more than doubled in last year, the most significant increase in 8 years as sales of its next-generation of automobiles overtook expectations. The Hangzhou-based automaker stated in a stock market filing that net profit for 2016 increased 126 percent to 5.1 […]

Geely’s Lynk plans 2019 US and Europe car launch, watches over Trump border tax


Geely Auto Holdings, the owner of Volvo cars, prepares to present its mid-priced Lynk & Co brand in the United States and Europe during the start of 2019, however alerted those plans could change if U.S. President Donald Trump imposes a border tax on imported vehicles, a senior company executive informed Reuters. Senior vice president […]

Volvo, Geely to make stronger ties, share small vehicle plant

Swedish automaker Volvo revealed on Wednesday a range of moves deepening cooperation with its Chinese parent Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – a tie-up that’s shaping up to reveal that China can mark a success of purchasing customer brand names. The two companies will quickly begin producing vehicles at a joint assembly plant in Taizhou, located […]