Chinese automotive group Zhejiang Geely starts operating in Brazil in November

5 August 2013

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. is due to start operating in Brazil in November by selling vehicles in the market, specifically its Emgrand EC7, which is assembled in Uruguay, according to the Brazilian press.

Assembled in Uruguay by Emgrand, a group subsidiary, the EC7, the price of which has yet to be set, will be sold as a single version, with a manual gearbox, air conditioning, power steering, leather seats, driver and passenger airbags, ABS brakes and an 1800cc engine.

In the second quarter of 2014, the EC7 will come in a version with an automatic gearbox.

The Chinese group is studying the possibility of also offering its GC2 model for sale in Brazil, which is smaller than the EC7 and has a 68 brake horsepower (bhp) 1,000cc engine.

The Chinese group in 2010 acquired Swedish car manufacturer Volvo, and in 2012 Geely and Volvo Cars sold over 900,000 vehicles.

The Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., based in the largest city of China’s Zhejiang province, manufactures and sells cars, motorcycles, engines and gearboxes and offers five brands of vehicles – Emgrand, Englon, Geely, Gleagle and Volvo. (macauhub)