Geely GC9 spotted on the road ahead of launch


geely gc9

Geely, the Chinese automaker who owns Volvo, have a new flagship saloon with aggressive styling ready to pounce on the market at home and abroad.

Of all the Chinese car makers, it is Geely that really stand out to us as the ones to watch. The privately owned automaker first wet its feet in the car market with their own version of the Daihatsu Charade and even had a go at producing China’s first sports car.

The brand has now matured and is building some of the best looking mid size hatchback and saloons on the market, not to mention they also happen to own Swedish car maker Volvo.

Spotted on the road ahead of it’s official launch at the Guangzhou Auto Show this year, is the Geely GC9. The GC9 is a more aggressive and larger looking family saloon compared to the current Emegrand range and looks excellent for it.

The Geely GC9 has a ‘fastback’ design which basically means it has the body of a saloon but the large open tailgate of a hatchback making the 4956mm long vehicle a practical family car.

geely gc9

Specs for the car include a leather interior with smart display, and engine choices ranging from a self developed 1.8 Turbo to a 3.5 V6 with 6 speed manual box.

Geely have already started to market their cars outside of China with offices in Europe and the UK, so you could possibly see a Geely GC9 on the road in a few months.

[ Cheshi ]
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36 Comments

  1. David
    November 6, 2014

    And what is the price?

    • November 6, 2014

      It hasn’t been announced yet but I’m guessing from 110,000 Yuan up

  2. Han Lubach
    November 6, 2014

    Just wait a few months , and you will get a free car, by buying a Smartphone.
    But i got lost in all the new phone and processors.
    A comprehensive list should be handy or something that several site have the opportunity to choose cpu screen rom ram,
    So in the end you have a good picture which phone are there for you

  3. Don Rogers
    November 6, 2014

    Not sure where to put this comment but, I am not likely to ever buy a Chinese car and have no interest in the subject. Just wandering why all of a sudden we are seeing these car items on Giz China. I thought that Giz China was for Phones / Tablets and Electronic Gizmo’s

    • iANDROID8.1
      November 6, 2014

      If you are an avid fan of Gizchina this is not new Andi posts this articles ever since 🙂

    • Matthew
      November 6, 2014

      My thoughts exactly

    • November 6, 2014

      Plenty of readers are intersted though. Just take a look at what was has been trending this week on GizChina and you will see two car articles up there above other phone news.

    • balcobomber25
      November 6, 2014

      Just don’t click on the link then….

    • arsalan
      November 6, 2014

      Most probably, you didn’t see a Chinese car and definitely you don’t know about their quality and performance. That’s why, you don’t like it. Don’t worry there are hundreds of thousands like you who without seeing the items, object on them. Open your eyes, like the smartphones, the auto market is also going to Chinese cars and trucks very soon.

  4. Guest
    November 6, 2014

    And what is the price?

    • Andi Sykes
      November 6, 2014

      It hasn’t been announced yet but I’m guessing from 110,000 Yuan up

  5. manohar basavaraju
    November 6, 2014

    I think you are planning to buy a car Andi, hence more of Automobile news seeping in your Blog than Chinese Tech Mobile News !!! Good to know. Keep it up.

    • November 6, 2014

      I’m actually more of a Classic car person (Hillman Imp, Autobianchi A112 etc), but I do enjoy the Chinese Car Industry 😀

      • barry
        November 7, 2014

        A real classic is the Morris Marina just don’t let the guys from get near it 🙂

        • November 7, 2014

          Haha my mum had a Marina with a vinyl roof! Comfy reliable car, not for me though. I’m a Rootes group, Ford and odd supermini fan 😀

          • barry
            November 7, 2014

            Sunbeam Alpine vs MGB that was good fun

  6. Han Lubach
    November 6, 2014

    Just wait a few months , and you will get a free car, by buying a Smartphone.
    But i got lost in all the new phone and processors.
    A comprehensive list should be handy or something that several site have the opportunity to choose cpu screen rom ram,
    So in the end you have a good picture which phone are there for you

  7. Don Rogers
    November 6, 2014

    Not sure where to put this comment but, I am not likely to ever buy a Chinese car and have no interest in the subject. Just wandering why all of a sudden we are seeing these car items on Giz China. I thought that Giz China was for Phones / Tablets and Electronic Gizmo’s

    • iANDROID8.1
      November 6, 2014

      If you are an avid fan of Gizchina this is not new Andi posts this articles ever since 🙂

    • Guest
      November 6, 2014

      My thoughts exactly

    • Andi Sykes
      November 6, 2014

      Plenty of readers are intersted though. Just take a look at what was has been trending this week on GizChina and you will see two car articles up there above other phone news.

    • balcobomber25
      November 6, 2014

      Just don’t click on the link then….

    • arsalan
      November 7, 2014

      Most probably, you didn’t see a Chinese car and definitely you don’t know about their quality and performance. That’s why, you don’t like it. Don’t worry there are hundreds of thousands like you who without seeing the items, object on them. Open your eyes, like the smartphones, the auto market is also going to Chinese cars and trucks very soon.

  8. manohar basavaraju
    November 6, 2014

    I think you are planning to buy a car Andi, hence more of Automobile news seeping in your Blog than Chinese Tech Mobile News !!! Good to know. Keep it up.

    • Andi Sykes
      November 6, 2014

      I’m actually more of a Classic car person (Hillman Imp, Autobianchi A112 etc), but I do enjoy the Chinese Car Industry 😀

    • Guest
      November 7, 2014

      A real classic is the Morris Marina just don’t let the guys from get near it 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      November 7, 2014

      Haha my mum had a Marina with a vinyl roof! Comfy reliable car, not for me though. I’m a Rootes group, Ford and odd supermini fan 😀

    • Guest
      November 8, 2014

      Sunbeam Alpine vs MGB that was good fun

  9. ash
    November 6, 2014

    Emgrand GC9. Note the spelling, Andi.

    Unveiling has moved to December.

  10. ash
    November 7, 2014

    Emgrand GC9. Note the spelling, Andi.

    Unveiling has moved to December.

  11. Flow
    November 7, 2014

    Hopefully Geely has learned something from Volvo technicians about safety. Maybe you can remember the first car they wanted to sell in Europe? It was so unsafe that it was forbidden in (most countries in) Europe. Which is quite funny because Volvo builds the safest car in the world (Volvo V40).

  12. Flow
    November 7, 2014

    Hopefully Geely has learned something from Volvo technicians about safety. Maybe you can remember the first car they wanted to sell in Europe? It was so unsafe that it was forbidden in (most countries in) Europe. Which is quite funny because Volvo builds the safest car in the world (Volvo V40).

  13. mannaoz
    November 16, 2014

    For all those that seem to have a bias about Chinese cars shame on you.There is great vision of those companies creating motor vehicles in China. They did start off a little agricultural as have many of the major auto manufacturers in the world but they have learnt fast and have been able like no others, create changes on the run. I have been to China a few times over the last few years and ore in wonder the real progress being made not only in the automotive but in most industries. This is a truly fast moving country that has quality and proficiency its main focus. If we were able to buy more of these automobiles in Australia I for one would be lining up at the counter.

  14. mannaoz
    November 16, 2014

    Andi would it be possible to add other section on trending in China as there are so many new ideas that are being put forward to the market. Maybe this might be too broad a subject for this group. Just a thought mate. Thanks for all that you have done to get us to this point. 🙂

  15. mannaoz
    November 16, 2014

    For all those that seem to have a bias about Chinese cars shame on you.There is great vision of those companies creating motor vehicles in China. They did start off a little agricultural as have many of the major auto manufacturers in the world but they have learnt fast and have been able like no others, create changes on the run. I have been to China a few times over the last few years and ore in wonder the real progress being made not only in the automotive but in most industries. This is a truly fast moving country that has quality and proficiency its main focus. If we were able to buy more of these automobiles in Australia I for one would be lining up at the counter.

  16. mannaoz
    November 16, 2014

    Andi would it be possible to add other section on trending in China as there are so many new ideas that are being put forward to the market. Maybe this might be too broad a subject for this group. Just a thought mate. Thanks for all that you have done to get us to this point. 🙂