Sporty Model From Geely to Answer Tata Nano!


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Chinese Car-maker, Geely which recently bought Volvo from Ford has pull up their socks to answer Tata's cheapest model, The Nano and this is not another ordinary low cost car. The concept of Rs.1.01 Lakh car which Geely has showcased looks very sporty and features Merc SLS like Gull-wing doors! However, In the real production model, they'll be removed. Also, an electric version of low cost car is expected to be sold in Europe and US.

"The concept has had a very positive reaction, and with the car not launching until 2012 there is time for us to expand our network before then,” said a spokesman.

The Chinese version of the IG will be powered by a 988cc petrol engine developing 70bhp and 9.5kgm of torque and driving the front wheels through a five-speed CVT ’box.The electric version will follow around 2014 or 2015, featuring a lithium ion battery, an 80bhp and 18.4kgm electric motor and an estimated range of 150km. The concept has solar panels on the roof, bonnet and dash to help increase its range. The IG is set to be built at new Volvo owner Geely’s Linhai base. (Info. Courtesy: Autocar India)

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Looking good! Seems like nobody is happy with the success of Nano as they are competing hard with it!
Yup, Absolutely and here's a small list of what I can re-collect now:
- Hyundai
- Ford
- Nissan
- Bajaj
- Ajanta
- Geely!

Looks much better than Nano, but it is Chinese so can expect anything(Good or worst).
The design seems to be inspired by Reva Gen-X, Just that, as you said it, Reliability will always be in question.

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But real question is how long it will take to launch in India, Because:

1) Currently, Geely hasn't entered Indian Market.

2) This is a concept, Production is yet to be seen.

I like the gull wing doors but looking at practical side, They're not best for India or the frequent use for that matter.

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Looks so. Even if it has rear bench, It'll be useless like in Reva.

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frankly all the models look cheap or copy of one another. the name GEELY sounds funny too! [lol]whats the reputation of this company in china and other markets?
 
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Yes! that's the point. What ever they have s licensed from various automakers. Their product line is an amalgam of different products! One of their best selling models, Geely CK, has been found as unsafe in collisions. They have consistently failed in developed countries and were forced to move out from South Africa after failing to make any sales over there. They have good presence in Havana and Cuba. Let's see what they gonna do with Volvo. Probably they will try to do what ever TATA is doing with the Jag & LR. [;)]
 
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