Emgrand EV 2016 review.

By Mark Andrews

Auto Express. 04/07/2016

Emgrand EV previews tech that is likely to feature in future Volvos, and we take it for a drive

Geely, the Chinese owners of Volvo, are rumoured to be on the verge of launching a new brand aimed at Europe. The EC7 was set for UK launch in 2012 ­– and had even been awarded a four-star EuroNCAP rating – but sales never started. As Geely discovered in the Australian market, its second generation of cars simply weren’t appealing to western consumers.

Now with former Volvo designer Peter Horbury in charge of design, Geely is producing more exciting vehicles. Last year, the company announced its Blue Geely Initiative, stating its intention for 90 per cent of sales to come from new energy vehicles by 2020.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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