Geely has released preliminary details and images about the GC9 flagship model set to be unveiled on December 15.

Geely has released preliminary details and images about the GC9 flagship model set to be unveiled on December 15.

Perhaps the most interesting car to ever come from China, the GC9 represents Geely's forthcoming range-topping model which was previewed last year through the KC concept at Auto Shanghai. While other Chinese automakers just use the copy/paste technique when "designing" their cars, Geely hired ex Volvo chief designer Peter Horbury as the man in charge of the styling department.

It was a very smart move as the GC9 stand out from the rest of China-made cars with a sophisticated design although that front grille will probably be criticized by many. The interior cabin is also a massive improvement compared to other cars from China and it's also one of the safest as the car was engineered to achieve a five-star rating in the C-NCAP crash tests.

Developed by a global team from Gothenburg, Shanghai and Los Angeles, the Geely GC9 will be available with three engines: a base naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, a 1.8-liter turbocharged motor with direct-injection and a range-topping 3.5-liter V6. All of them will work with a Geely-developed six-speed automatic transmission.

Full details will be available on December 15 when the GC9 will premiere at the Geely Brand Night organized at the Beijing Water Cube in China. 

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