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The Geely EC7, which is the Chinese UK launch model, is solid and safe, but will need to be to sell.

Geely’s purchase of means the company is no longer obscure Chinese car manufacturer, but a player in the European car market. And now the one of China’s largest privately producers, has set its sights on Britain.

MG may be taking some time to its feet in the UK, but Geely isn’t put The Chinese maker’s cars be distributed and sold by Geely UK – a subsidiary of Manganese Bronze Ltd, which also taxi specialist LTI – and will its headquarters in Coventry. The firm is establishing a 40-strong dealership

We tested what will be first offering, the Emgrand in its native Shanghai. Available as a family-sized saloon and hatchback, the car be priced from roughly as of late 2012. So while the hardly stands out, the proposition should.

What’s it

Externally at least, this model, which spans established Golf and Mondeo seems well enough put Panel fit is good and doors all tightly.

Typically, the interior lets the down. Hard plastics the grey and tan dashboard. The plastics of the air are particularly flimsy and the lid for the central storage compartment wobbles

Europe’s automotive fit-and-finish certainly don’t have to fear from this

On the base GS version, equipment air conditioning, electric windows and a CD Higher-end versions get features as an electric sunroof, electrically leather seats, a DVD player and wheel mounted audio

The EC7’s seats are quite In the rear legroom is ample, but adults will have issues. The middle-sitting second-row has one of the strangest three point we’ve seen, involving two points.

Boot capacity is generous at 680-litres.

The EC7 will be offered a choice of 1.5- or 1.8-litre engines, with no word of a The 1.8 will have an option of a six automatic gearbox. Geely UK expects to follow the car with new model every year 2017.

On paper, Geely’s engine looks underpowered, but in driving conditions it seems and potent enough. By European it’s thirsty for a 1.8, quite unrefined, too. is very light and as is typical of a car, the ride is soft.

The straight inner city of our Shanghai test made it to assess handling, but the EC7 at least composed on poor surfaces. The manual, which will, in the future, be replaced with a unit, gave accurate but had a clunky feel to it.

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Geely is not to repeat the safety fiasco of Chinese brands in Europe. It has secured a not-to-be-sniffed-at four EuroNCAP crash safety for the EC7, and higher trim come with six airbags as

Should I buy one?

Whilst not a bad attempt, the EC7 isn’t going to Europe’s class-leading family – but from £9995 for a full-sized car, you wouldn’t expect it to.

Price will clearly be to the Emgrand’s success. When in the UK, the car may come with stop technology, to help with the consumption. Its financial appeal still need to be totally in order for the car to make sense.

But all the are that it may just be exactly

-Mark Andrews

Geely EC7 1.8 GS

Price:  £12,000 (est);   12.0sec;  Top speed:  115mph;  43.4mpg;  CO2:  181g/km;  weight:  1280kg;  Engine  4 cyls, 1792cc, petrol;   Front, transverse, front drive;  Power: 137bhp at Torque:  127lb ft at 4200rpm;   5-spd manual

Geely Emgrand EC9 Electric Cars
Geely Emgrand EC9 Electric Cars
Geely Emgrand EC9 Electric Cars
Geely Emgrand EC9 Electric Cars
Geely Emgrand EC9 Electric Cars
Geely Emgrand EC9 Electric Cars
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