The China-only Volvo S60L will become available with a ‘T3′ 1.5 liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine. The Volvo S60L is a stretched version of the Volvo S60, it was launched on the Chinese car market in December 2013. The T3 engine is not available in the Volvo S60 anywhere else and only used in the Volvo V40 at the moment. The engine has an output of 180hp and 265nm.The other engines for the S60L, a a 182hp 2.0 turbo and a 214hp 2.0 turbo, will continue.
The three-cylinder engine will make the S60L much cheaper as cars in China are taxed, among other things, on engine capacity. The T3 will thus become the entry-level car of the line-up with price expected to start around 220.000 yuan. The current range starts at 269.900 yuan and ends at 330.900 yuan. The Volvo S60L T3 will be launched in early Q2.
Tthe all-new Volvo S60 Cross Country has debuted on the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, surely one of the weirdest Volvo’s ever conceived, but it somehow looks kinda cool, especially in this matte black paint. The Volvo S60 Cross Country is a crossover sedan based on the Volvo S60, daring too, as most crossovers are based on wagons or hatchbacks.
An exclusive sneak preview of the all-new Volvo S60 Cross Country, seen here on the Volvo booth at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show where it will officially debut tomorrow, but we cannot wait that long! The Volvo S60 Cross Country is a crossover sedan based on the Volvo S60, a rather daring vehicles as most crossovers are based on wagons or hatchbacks. The only thing than comes close to the idea is the BMW X4.
The Geely EC7-EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first quarter. Price will start around 300.000 yuan before green car subsidies from central and local governments. Subsidies on a vehicle like the EC7-EV can be as much as 90.000 yuan ($14.460) so sticker price at the dealer will be some 210.000 yuan ($33.830).
Today in Spotted in China & China Car History the Geely Pride SRV, seen here on a parking lot just outside the eastern section of the mighty Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The Pride SRV was a sub-compact wagon based on the Geely Pride hatchback. It is very rare to see any Pride on the roads of the capital today, and an SRV is even more special, let alone one as well-maintained as this particular example! There was basically nothing wrong with it; it was clean, the paint looked bright, no dents or rust, no missing parts, and everything seemed original.
While in Guangzhou we went for a visit to the local Emgrand dealer, and came away slightly confused. Emgrand started as a sub-brand under Geely Automotive, it then became a halfhearted stand-alone brand, and now it will be morphed back under Geely as the ‘Borui’ brand, which will continue to use the Emgrand logo. The other sub-brands, GLEagle and Englon, will be phased out someday, but when exactly is unclear.
On the first photo the new Geely Emgrand GX9 Pride SUV with the new Emgrand logo on the bonnet, standing in front of a backdrop with a Geely Emgrand EC7 with the old Emgrand logo, and flanked by the Geely GLEagle GX7.
This is the brand new Geely Borui GC9 sedan, a fine looking vehicle formerly known as the Geely Emgrand EC9 sedan. ‘Borui’, (博瑞) , best translated as ‘Brilliant’, is yet another new sub-brand under the Geely umbrella, aimed at young and well-earning city folk. The Borui brand is using the Emgrand logo and will eventually replace the entire Emgrand (帝豪, Dihao) brand.