In early September 2014 the Geely company has extended the first photos of a large flagship sedan GC9, premiere to be held in November at the Guangzhou Motor Show. But in the end the presentation of the model was moved to December 15th. The car is built based on the concept of KC, first shown in April 2013th on the Shanghai auto show. As is the case with the prototype, based on the serial Geely GC9 laid down the chassis from the sedan Volvo S80.
The appearance of new items designed by Peter Horbury – the former designer of Volvo. According to the company, to create the profile of a team of stylists sedan drew inspiration from the shapes of jet aircraft and super cars and interior design is intended to evoke associations with traditional Chinese clothing and bridges. In general, the design of the new sedan Geely GC9 really original and looks quite modern and prestigious. A radiator grille with an unusual pattern in the future will become an element of corporate identity, which is applicable in other models of the brand.
The exact dimensions of the vehicle are not specified, but the prototype was slightly larger Volvo S80 II. About powertrain lineup for the new items of information is also a little. It is known that it will include three petrol engines: a 2.4-liter “four”, a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine and a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6. All engines are combined in a pair with 6-band automatic transmission that Geely developed independently. In addition, the sedan will get rich equipment and modern security system, which should provide GC9 rating of five stars for safety by passing the crash test according to the procedure C-NCAP – Chinese equivalent of Euro NCAP. More detailed information about cars and prices will be presented by the date of commencement of sales later.