Hong Jiaxiang, deputy mayor of Ningbo, said at the delivery ceremony: "As the leading auto enterprise in China, Geely Auto has a close partnership with the city of Ningbo. Geely Auto's Beilun manufacturing base produces significant quantities of automobiles, gearboxes and engines in the local area, and the company has been named one of Ningbo's 'Excellent Private Enterprises'."
The Geely Emgrand, a flagship Geely Auto series, was launched in 2009, and has since generated total sales in excess of 500,000 units. It was also the first indigenous Chinese auto series to sell over 20,000 units in a single month. All Emgrand models have been awarded China New Car Assessment Programme (C-NCAP) five-star safety accreditation, and the Emgrand EC7 has been awarded a four-star European New Car Assessment Programme (E-NCAP) rating.
In 2014, China will host the APEC Informal Leadership Meeting and other related meetings for the first time since 2001. APEC's nomination of the Geely Emgrand as the official vehicle for this year's informal leadership meeting is a testament to the vibrant development of the Chinese automotive industry and the rising status of indigenous Chinese brands.
About Geely Holding Group:
Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. was founded in 1986 with its headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Geely Holding Group and its associated companies have established operations that span the automotive value chain, from research, development and design to production, sales and servicing.
SOURCE Zhejiang Geely Holding Group