Geely has published a slew of images of its new GC9 sedan ahead of its official launch on December 14, the first of the Chinese automaker's cars to benefit from the design guidance of ex-Volvo design boss Peter Horbury.
The GC9 isn't entirely Horbury's work though, with the Briton saying in November that there were only a few aspects of the GC9's design that he was able to influence.
A collaborative effort between Geely's Chinese, American, Swedish and Spanish design studios, the bulk of the GC9's design was locked in before Horbury took up his position at the head of Geely's design department.
When you join a company, you come near the end of something, part way through something, near the beginning of something. It's an ongoing process,” he said to Automotive News in October.
“So you join in and say, ‘OK, I probably can't affect that one because its on its way into the dealerships. But this one's still got a year to go, maybe there is some correction needed’.”
Future models will be more heavily influenced by Horbury's pen.
Geely has also revealed that the GC9 will be available with either 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated petrol four, a 1.8 litre direct-injected turbo four, and a 3.5 litre naturally-aspirated petrol V6.
Drive will be taken to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
A lone interior shot has also been released, revealing that the GC9 - in high grade form at least - will have niceties like dual-zone climate control, an electronic parking brake, sat-nav and an Audi MMI-inspired infotainment interface.
Look closely at the exterior images and you'll see a number of outward-facing cameras for a top-down parking camera system.
The GC9 has been spotted testing on Australian roads in recent times, and a local sales debut for the brand has been rumoured. Stay tuned.
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