AD #1871 – OEMs Dive Into Mobility Services, VW Complains About Excessive Fines, Volvo Makes Way for Geely

May 25th, 2016 at 11:52am

Runtime: 7:17

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- Toyota Invests in Uber
- Volkswagen Getts into Ride Sharing
- PSA Teams with Koolicar
- NHTSA Tests Back Seat Safety
- OEMs Go Ape Over Gorilla Glass
- VW Complains About Excessive Fines
- VW’s MAN Expands Self-Driving Capability
- Volvo Makes Way for Geely

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13 Comments to “AD #1871 – OEMs Dive Into Mobility Services, VW Complains About Excessive Fines, Volvo Makes Way for Geely”

  1. Rob Says:

    Unless the quality of Geely is much better than most products coming from China I think it would be best for Volvo to keep their distance from Geely.

  2. Pat from Chilliwack Says:

    Will Geely pay the same 25% import tax on the Volvos and Geelys they send to America as American automakers have to pay to send their cars to China?

  3. Lisk Says:

    Does anyone know what Geely’s market share is in China and how well the domestic product is accepted?

  4. G.A.Branigan Says:

    @ Pat: probably NOT.That seems to be the norm now.

  5. RumNCoke Says:

    You’ve got to think there is going to be a real stigma against buying Chinese automobiles. Especially if “you know who” is President. But Hyundai got around that with high feature content, super long warranties and a few other marketing tricks. I wonder what Geely has planned for the Americas?

  6. Chuck Grenci Says:

    All I know is that the luxury market is starting, did I say starting, I meant is, getting crowded. Volvo will have to bring their “A” game right from the start; no entry, and then get better. And that will go for any of the current participants, “A” game or you won’t last.

  7. Rob Says:

    #5 Hyundai got around their long warranty by requiring all scheduled maintenance to be done at authorized dealers. So throw a transmission and coolant flush required at 60k miles and charge $200 each and only a few owners of a cheap car can afford an extra $400 bill. If its not done the warranty is voided and you really only had a 60k mile warranty.

  8. TJWatson59 Says:

    I would look for the new Volvo plant in Berkeley County, S.C. to have enough eventual capacity to build Geelys side by side with the upscale Volvo models…

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    1 Good quality products come from China, including my Mac, and my big screen TV. With cars, though, I’d think there would be more “made in China” stigma, than with other products

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    6 If I wanted a luxury car, it might well be an Impala, based on a recent experience. It is quiet, comfortable, adeqately quick, and roomy. Also, the interior is attractive enough, and the controls easy to use. At some point, won’t people tire of spending many thousands extra for 3 pointed stars, roundels, and stylized L’s?

  11. Roger T Says:

    #10 – I could not agree more. The “upscale” market has been aspirational to so many brands for so long, it is so crowded now. Why don’t companies aspire to move towards great simple and affordable vehicles instead??! I say this while I understand “premium” car markets around the world show tremendous growth.

  12. Ukendoit Says:

    #7 Not true, in fact, you can click on my name to see the Federal Trace Commission explanation of the Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975 that makes it illegal to deny warranty due to not getting service done at the dealership.

  13. Don B. Says:

    I wonder if Geely will change its name. Daewoo did not seem to make it here in the US, maybe name maybe not. But when I hear the Geeky name I think of grinning Cheshire cat. I can’t see buying a car from that cat.