Chinese group Geely Automobile launches new car in Brazil

28 August 2014

Chinese group Geely Automobile Holdings Tuesday in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, presented the brand’s second car for the Brazilian market, the GC2, the Brazilian press reported.

With a design inspired by pandas, the GC2 will be manufactured at the group’s facilities in Montevideo and sold in Brazil at a unit price of 19,900 reals (US$13,210).

“As in China and the Southeast Asian countries, the proposal of the GC2 for the Brazilian market is for an efficient urban car, with an attractive sporty look whilst being able to respond to traffic in major urban centres,” said Ivan Fonseca e Silva, president of Geely Motors of Brazil.

The GC2 has a 68 horsepower 1-litre three-cylinder engine and offers air conditioning, parking sensor, electric brakes and a multimedia and sound system as standard.

The group, which has announced plans to build a factory in Brazil, currently has only two dealers in the country, in Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) and São José do Rio Preto (São Paulo), but later this year plans to open 15 dealerships in cities such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. (macauhub/BR/CN)