Next November, the Guangzhou Motor Show in China will unveil the latest in Chinese automobile novelties. Amongst them, the Geely GC9 should naturally be a hit. As a reminder, Geely is the current owner of Volvo. The Chinese brand thus has at its disposal teams with renowned experience in developing high end models. As the GC9 is presenting itself as a Premium sedan, we can expect a convincing result.
In concrete terms, this sedan was designed by Peter Horbury, the ex vice-president and director of design at Volvo. You shouldn’t be surprised then that certain details remind you of the Volvo S40: namely the tailgate, the shape of the rear side windows and the angle of the roof. For the rest, this GC9 succumbs to the trend of LED headlights and has a radiator grill that lets you think that the model will be commercialised under Geely’s luxury brand, that is to say, Emgrand.
The first official photos, for their part, unveil a spacious interior that wants to be undoubtedly functional. We note especially a multi-function touch screen of a respectable size and discover several commands linked to comfort. In fact, the automatic dual zone air conditioning, the speed limiter, the keyless starter and the electric handbrake seem current.
No one knows yet what engines will sit under the hood of this sedan. But, if we refer to the photos from Geely, the V6 logo on the rear of the car doesn’t cast any doubt on the use of at least a 6-cylinder engine.
And you, could you see yourself at the wheel of this Chinese sedan?