Spy Shots: Geely Emgrand EC9 testing in China

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The very first spy shots of the Geely Emgrand EC9, the production version of the Geely Emgrand KC Concept that debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The Emgrand EC9 will be based on the platform of the new made-in-China Volvo S60L, and it will be launched on the China car market sometime in 2014.

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The Geely Emgrand KC Concept.


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Daring grille will make it to production. Headlights slightly toned down. The Emgrand EC9 will be powered by a Geely 2.0, a Geely 2.0 turbo, and possibly the Volvo 2.0 turbo that will also power the S60L. Geely wants to use its own engines to keep the price down since it seems unlikely Chinese car buyers will be willing to pay as much for an Emgrand as for a Volvo.


The Geely Emgrand KC/EC9 looks similar to the Volvo Concept Universe that debuted on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. All are designed by Peter Horbury, who moved from Volvo to Geely in November 2011.



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  1. A fine looking car, even though the headlights and the rear lights are not completed yet (looks like they used lights from another car for the tests). Looking forward to see more shots of this goodie!

  2. Naturally Molurad Mokrane; this is a dummy/test car. Wait and see how it will look finally. I trust Peter Horbury will do conservative, well designed cars for Volvo’s owner. Geely will thereby be a first in modern design – and technique in China. Very well indeed.

  3. Upon further examination of the photos, the prototype is remarkably close to the concept car in design. Ver impressed that Geely didn’t try to tone it down.


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