Visteon is to supply its SmartCore cockpit domain controller platform to Geely Auto for upcoming electric vehicles from the Geely and Lynk&Co brands. This platform will be integrated with Geely’s own GKUI ‘intelligent ecosystem’, which delivers cloud-based infotainment, as well as with instrument and head-up display features. SmartCore coordinates instrument cluster, infotainment and other technologies Read More..
AMSTERDAM — Lynk & Co, which unveiled a new, smaller car model here last week, will also launch a new approach to car retailing in Europe. The Chinese brand, which, like its sister company Volvo Cars, is part of China’s Geely Group, will start selling its 01 SUV in 2019, when it begins building vehicles Read More..
Geely founder and CEO Li Shufu has become Daimler’s biggest shareholder, marking a reshuffle in the relationships between some of the world’s biggest automakers. Li already owns Geely as well as Swedish premium car maker Volvo Cars. Geely Holding also is the biggest shareholder in Swedish truck maker AB Volvo. And it has controlling stakes Read More..
Geely Holding said it had reached agreement to acquire 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks, strengthening the Chinese automotive group’s international operations and raising the possibility that the two separate Swedish companies bearing the Volvo name could be united once more. Geely said its stake in AB Volvo, the trucking group, will make it the largest Read More..
Volvo Cars, in a move aimed at distinguishing itself from its big premium-segment competitors, said it will equip all cars it launches from 2019 onwards with electric motors. The decision doesn’t mean Volvo is phasing out the combustion engine. But the Swedish car company said all models will have electric motors, regardless of whether they Read More..
Geely Automobile said its parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has agreed in principle to buy significant equity stakes in Malaysian carmaker Proton and Proton-owned British specialty race car company Lotus. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, where Geely Automobile’s shares areÂ listed, the carmaker said the holding company has reached “a binding Read More..
Volvo Cars has appointed Henrik Green senior vice president research & development, moving a company insider into a key management position. Green, 43, is currently in charge of sales and production planning and customer service at the Swedish car company. He succeeds Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to become head of R&D at Read More..
BERLIN — Volvo Cars and its newly established sister brand Lynk & Co will have the ability to update software in their new cars over the air (OTA) next year, a senior Volvo executive said Thursday. OTA will be a feature of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely Read More..
GOTHENBURG — Western carmakers occasionally launch new global brands. In 2015, Hyundai did so with its Genesis luxury marque and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen turned its DS into a separate near-premium brand. But few Chinese automakers have to date taken the step. True, Chery in 2011 created Qoros, a joint venture with Israeli investors and the brand launched Read More..
GOTHENBURG — China’s Geely will next year start selling an upmarket global volume brand called Lynk & Co, saying that its first model, the Lynk & Co 01 compact SUV, will be “the most connected car to date.” Seamless and easy-to-use connectivity will be central to the image of the new brand, Geely and Volvo Read More..