Η Geely, η μητρική εταιρία της Volvo παρουσίασε το νέο της μεγάλο sedan, το GC9. Βασίζεται πάνω στο πρωτότυπο KC Concept που είχε παρουσιαστεί στην έκθεση της Σανγκάη το 2013 με τον αρχισχεδιαστή της Geely, Peter Horbury, να είναι πρώην σχεδιαστής της Volvo.
H Geely δεν αποκάλυψε τεχνικά χαρακτηριστικά του αυτοκινήτου, μιας και αυτά θα γίνουν γνωστά στο περιθώριο της έκθεσης Guangzhou Auto Show τον ερχόμενο Νοέμβριο.
Geely Auto Releases Teaser Shots of Forthcoming Flagship Sedan
– Production Sedan Will Be Shown At The Guangzhou Auto Show In November – Developed by Peter Horbury and utilizes Geely’s New Design Language
5th September, 2014. Hangzhou, China. Geely Auto are on the verge of launching an all new flagship sedan based on the KC Concept that was unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2013. The new vehicle will become the flagship for the Geely Auto brand and will be its most ambitious vehicle to date in terms of design, technology, safety and driving dynamics.
The entirely new sedan is set to be named the GC9 and was developed by automotive design industry veteran Peter Horbury who previously led the Volvo design team before moving to Geely Auto in 2012. The GC9 is the first vehicle to be developed by Horbury under his tenure as the Chief Designer at Geely Auto and encompasses Geely’s new global design language. This design language will eventually be rolled out onto a new generation of Geely vehicles which are being designed simultaneously in Sweden, Barcelona, California, Hangzhou and Shanghai by Geely’s global teams.
When designing the GC9 Peter Horbury and his team looked to powerful yet agile sources of inspiration such as the side profile of jet fighters and supercars, and also the empowering stance of cheetahs at high speed. Both the interior and exterior reinforce the concept of an exceptionally well built vehicle that is both empowering yet low key in terms of styles.
Interior design inspiration came from ancient Chinese stone bridges which were integrated into the dashboard and central area to define smooth clear lines to separate key content areas via gentle curving lines that meet Peter’s goal of creating a light yet elegant interior. Another major goal for the design team when developing the GC9 was to show the GC’s Chinese heritage in a subtle way; aspects such as the dark wood used highlights the exquisiteness of Chinese luxury throughout the ages and stitching lines down the center of the seat also reflect a traditional Chinese gown.
The GC9 sedan will have its official airing at the 12th Annual Guangzhou Auto Show which runs from November 20th to November 29th 2014.