30 July 2015, Hangzhou. Zhejiang Geely Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (“Geely Automobile”/the “Group”) announced that the Group’s total sales volume for the first half of 2015 was 252, 107 units, an increase of approximately 35% over the same period last year. By the end of June, Geely Auto had achieved 56% of its full-year 2015 sale stargetof 450,000 units.
Geely Automobile’s sales performance in the first six months of the year was bolstered by growth right across the Group’s strengthened product line-up.Combined sales of the ‘EC7’ and ‘New Emgrand’ reached 11,807 units, an increase of approximately 13% from the same period in 2014,while the Group’s new ‘Vision’ sedan sold an impressive 56,329 units, a234% increase year over year.Sales of the Group’s SUV model GX7 in the first half of this year were 34,774, an increase of 17% over the same period last year.
The ‘GC9’, Geely Automobile’s first B-segment sedan, which it launched in early April of this year,had sold 5,783 units by the end of the first half. The 2,750 GC9s sold in June, a 38% increase from May, made the GC9 the best-selling B-segment sedan from any indigenous Chinese automotive brand during that month. The GC9 is the flagship vehicle of the new generation of Geely models conceived by the Group’s international design team.
An Conghui, CEO and President of Zhejiang Geely Automobile Holdings Limited, said:“We are encouraged by our sales performance in the first half of 2015,which we see as a testament to the increasing power of the Geely brand and the quality of our new generation of products. Geely Auto is dedicated to making refined cars for everyone. We will continue to develop products and a brand experience that meet the needs of today’s demanding customers,and provide them with world-class service.With the support of our growing product design, research and production capabilities, we will bring new, innovative products to market more quickly and efficiently.”
At Auto Shanghai 2015 in April, Geely Automobile launched the Emgrand Concept, the latest iteration of the Emgrand series whose daring design followed in the footsteps of the KC Concept unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2013 and the Emgrand CROSS Concept launched at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The Emgrand Conceptis yet another showcase of Geely Automobile’s unique combination of world-class design practices and Chinese visual elements.