Top-end Volvos soon to be made in China
announced it wouldn’t chase the luxury-car market and intended to make cars with a maximum engine size of four cylinders.
But Carsguide learns in Shanghai that Geely will make the car within three years in China and only in left-hand drive.
The sleek car on the Geely stand — called the KC Concept — at the Chinese car expo is more productionfriendly than the Volvo Universe and its follow-up design, the You.
Gone is the suicide rear doors and love-it, hate-it P1800-inspired grille, replaced with smoother lines and a silhouette resembling a Jaguar XJ. The fact it now wears Geely badges indicates that Geely could be pulling rank on Volvo — which it bought in 2010 — and collecting designs for its domestic market.
Geely has stated that Volvos will start to be built in China from next year and, as part of that process, safety technology developed by Volvo will begin to be integrated into Geely’s passenger car and SUV models.
Geely in August will start to sell its Holden Cruze-size EC7 in the Australian market, priced from $14,990 drive away.
Geely is one of the few Chinese carmakers that ma-