15 April 2015, Hangzhou. Zhejiang Geely Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (“Geely Automobile”/the “Group”) announced that the Group’s total sales volume for the first quarter of 2015 was 140,523 units, an increase of approximately 57% over the same period last year. Sales in the China market during the same period were 130,800 units.By the end of the first quarter, the Group had achieved 31% of its full-year total sales target for 2015 of 450,000 units.
The Group’s strong sales performance in the first quarter was thanks in large part to the popularity of the New Emgrand,which sold 54,923 units during the period, maintaining its position as the best-selling indigenous automotive model in China. The New Vision sedan,highly popular since its launch in November 2014,sold 10,453 units in the month of March alone,while aggregate Q1 sales of the Group’s sport utility vehicles (SUVs), which include the GX7, and the GX9,reached 18,431 units, an increase of approximately 64% from the corresponding period in 2014.
On 9 April 2015, Geely Automobile officially launched its new flagship sedan, the GC9,which embodies the Group’s new design language and the internationalisation of its manufacturing operations. This followed an online sale in late March of 1,000 limited edition GC9s, which sold out in just 77 minutes.
As part of its mission, Making Refined Cars for Everyone, Geely Automobile is committed to getting closer to customers and has made significant improvements to its model planning, brand experience and after-sales services in recent months. The Group will exhibit a range of models and new energy solutions at Auto Shanghai 2015 from 20-29 April,as it continues to blaze a trail for indigenous Chinese automotive brands.