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    Fuelled by Volvo, Geely seeks to enter auto giant orbit

    Fuelled by Volvo, China's Geely seeks launchpad to enter auto giant orbit
    Yilei Sun, Brenda Goh
    AUGUST 9, 2020 / 8:04 PM / UPDATED 17 HOURS AGO
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    TAIZHOU, China/SHANGHAI — Chinese carmaker Geely plans to use a platform developed with input from Volvo to build new models in Malaysia for its partly owned Proton brand, a strategy that shows how it aims to accelerate its push to become China's first global auto giant.

    The yet-to-be-finalized plans for Proton are just one strand of a Geely project to revamp factories at home and abroad using joint platforms it has been perfecting with Volvo since 2013. Geely bought the Swedish brand 10 years ago for $1.8 billion — a deal that raised its international profile and sent shockwaves through the global auto trade.

    Senior Geely officials and engineers told Reuters that its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) will allow them to develop, design and build different types of compact cars with similar mechanical layout faster than before — and at lower cost.

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    Re: Fuelled by Volvo, Geely seeks to enter auto giant orbit

    Very promising development. I would surely love to see quality Chinese cars for sale here.

    After a recent visit to the Middle East I was impressed by the apparent quality and features you get in competitively priced Chinese cars. Question is are they reliable?

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    Re: Fuelled by Volvo, Geely seeks to enter auto giant orbit

    Quote Originally Posted by Juche View Post
    Very promising development. I would surely love to see quality Chinese cars for sale here.

    After a recent visit to the Middle East I was impressed by the apparent quality and features you get in competitively priced Chinese cars. Question is are they reliable?

    That is the million dollar question and also if and when they ever show up. They've been "threatening" to come here for a while now. That looks like an X6 knock off to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
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    That is the million dollar question and also if and when they ever show up. They've been "threatening[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG]" to come here for a while now. That looks like an X6 knock off to me.
    For less than half the price in Saudi Arabia. If it is half as reliable as the BMW it is a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juche View Post
    For less than half the price in Saudi Arabia. If it is half as reliable as the BMW it is a good deal.
    Never thought someone would call BMW reliable
    Every time I drive near the official dealership I see dozens and dozens of BMW waiting for their mechanics
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    Quote Originally Posted by samlarson View Post
    Never thought someone would call BMW reliable
    Every time I drive near the official dealership I see dozens and dozens of BMW waiting for their mechanics
    That’s the joke

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    Re: Fuelled by Volvo, Geely seeks to enter auto giant orbit

    The Volvo SUVs have been quality disasters I hear

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    Re: Fuelled by Volvo, Geely seeks to enter auto giant orbit

    Volvo's have great quality from what I hear...my coworker has had a XC90 for years and recently replaced his leased XC90 with another so I don't think he'd do that if the quality sucked.
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    Re: Fuelled by Volvo, Geely seeks to enter auto giant orbit

    ^ Volvo hasn't exactly been faring well in the reliability rankings.


    Quote Originally Posted by Juche View Post
    Very promising development. I would surely love to see quality Chinese cars for sale here.
    Why would you want that?

    That’s just more $ being pumped into the coffers of the PRC military, so that they can increasingly croach on their territorial claims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    Why would you want that?

    That’s just more $ being pumped into the coffers of the PRC military, so that they can increasingly croach on their territorial claims.
    Why should I care? I’m not going to make purchase decisions based on geopolitics half way across the world. Who does that anyways?

    Plus, it is not like PRC is Horizon BCBS. It could be worse.
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    Re: Fuelled by Volvo, Geely seeks to enter auto giant orbit

    ^ You don't care that it threatens US allies, much less the position the US holds on the South China sea being open as a very important transport/shipping corridor?

    Or that the PRC is a brutal dictatorship that wants to over-take the US as the world's superpower?

    Ok, then - live in your little bubble...

    Guess if you had been alive prior to the outbreak of WWII, you would have had no problem buying goods from Nazi Germany (to feed its war machine).
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    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    ^ You don't care that it threatens US allies, much less the position the US holds on the South China sea being open as a very important transport/shipping corridor?

    Or that the PRC is a brutal dictatorship that wants to over-take the US as the world's superpower?

    Ok, then - live in your little bubble...

    Guess if you had been alive prior to the outbreak of WWII, you would have had no problem buying goods from Nazi Germany (to feed its war machine).
    GM and Ford played both sides and it was the smart thing to do. I’m playing both by not caring who comes out ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    ^ Volvo hasn't exactly been faring well in the reliability rankings.




    Why would you want that?

    That’s just more $ being pumped into the coffers of the PRC military, so that they can increasingly croach on their territorial claims.
    Volvo’s issues are mostly with their infotainment systems. Their drivetrains have been surprisingly solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    That is the million dollar question and also if and when they ever show up. They've been "threatening" to come here for a while now. That looks like an X6 knock off to me.
    looks like a chest freezer on wheels to me as do most SUVs. The X6 looks like someone kicked it up the bum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juche View Post
    GM and Ford played both sides and it was the smart thing to do. I’m playing both by not caring who comes out ahead.

    Xi Jinping, if PRC wins remember I never took sides.
    Donald Trump, if we win I always knew we will.
    What is he supposed to win? I doubt the PRC want a war of any kind as that would severely affect them bringing more Chinese in to middle class.

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