20 March 2015, Beijing. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (“Geely Group”) today officially delivered an initial fleet of 20 Geely GC9 sedans to China’s Diplomatic Service Bureau. The vehicles were provided as part of an agreement reached in October 2014, under which Geely Group will provide the Bureau with 50 units of its flagship sedan to serve its staff as well as foreign diplomatic personnel in China. The GC9 is the first vehicle to be designed and produced under Geely Auto’s new global design and engineering function.
The move comes as the Chinese government continues to encourage the use of Chinese vehicles by civil servants, including diplomatic personnel. The Geely GC9 was selected in recognition not only of its world-class design and specifications but also of Geely Auto’s status as aniconic Chinese brand.
Designed under the guidance of Geely Auto’s Senior Vice President of Design, Peter Horbury, the GC9 blends world-class international design with uniquely Chinese aesthetics. Its long wheelbase and spacious interior make it ideal for diplomatic and business use, while cutting-edge features, including an in-car air purification system, adjustable VIP seating, automatic braking, and a heads-up display (HUD) system showing the vehicle’s speed, course and navigation hints, offer passengers an extremely safe and comfortable ride.
Geely Holding Group President Mr. An Cong Hui said:“We’re honoured that the Diplomatic Personnel Service Bureau has selected the GC9 and recognises its status as a vehicle China can be truly proud of. I am delighted that Geely vehicles can make such a meaningful contribution and I am sure Chinese and foreign diplomats alike will enjoy the quality and beauty of the GC9.”
Diplomatic Personnel Service Bureau Deputy Director General Mr Su Wen, commented: “We went through a long and rigorous process before selecting Geely Group as a strategic partner to provide our official vehicles. We believe the GC9 comfortably meets our strict requirements and will improve the vehicle services we are able to offer our staff and our foreign counterparts. We want the GC9 to serve as an example of a high-quality, China-made product and demonstrate China’s development on the international stage.”