The Emgrand 7 sedan from Geely made its debut in 2009. The car was designed to be the Chinese company’s first powerful move into creating cars for the European market. If you want to make it in the EU, you need more than style and safety ratings though; you need five-doors. European nations are renowned for their love of the hatch so in 2010, one year after the 7 Sedan deputed, Geely introduced the Emgrand 7 RV hatch.
It features the same overall styling cues, same interior equipment and the same four-star Euro-NCAP safety score, but it adds just a dash more cargo space and a rear hatch to create a machine that is better suited to families looking for enhanced space and capability in their vehicles.
With a plethora of hatches now on sale here in the United States like the Focus, Golf, and Mazda 3 among others, does the Geely Emgrand 7 RV have what it takes to sway buyers? Read more about this five-door after the break and let us know what you think.
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The Chinese market loves large cars with massive back seats that make it comfortable to be driven around in. Geely caters to the market well with the Emgrand 8, a full-size car that focuses on comfort and quality. The car is about the same size as the U.S. Market Toyota Avalon and it trades in performance for luxury and space, while still retaining the incredibly low price that Geely is so good at offering.
The car is available with two engine and three transmission choices, and it is priced below any competitor it would have in the category in the U.S. That said, the car is underpowered and unlikely to meet current crash regulations, so entry into North America could prove to be very difficult for the Chinese car.
Should Geely look to modify the Emgrand 8 and bring it Stateside? Can it compete with Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen? Check out all the details and more photos of the car after the break, and be sure to hit those comments and give us your thoughts.
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The Geely Emgrand 7 is one of the most important export cars for the Chinese brand. The car itself has been designed to appeal to European tastes, regulations and safety expectations. As it stands the Emgrand 7 is the only car that was Chinese designed and built to score a four-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash test ratings. The Emgrand 7 debuted in 2009 and has carried on unchanged since that date. There is no refresh in site as we head into the 2014 model year.
A pair of fuel efficient engines and a pair of transmission options ensure that there are plenty of choices to meet the varied demands found across the Chinese and European markets. There is even a five-door variant of the 7 called the RV for buyers who need a bit more space.
Is the Emgrand 7 a good car for Geely to enter the U.S. market with? It has the spaciousness to match many of the current competitors, but a rock bottom price could help score it extra sales. Take a closer look at all the features of the Geely Emgrand 7 below and let us know in the comments if you think this seems like a good candidate for North America.
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The Geely Emgrand EX7 first made its debut in 2007, and it is currently the Emgrand brand’s only SUV offering. With a standard layout of four doors, two rows and seating for five, the Emgrand X7 fills an important role in the Chinese brand’s portfolio and presence in the marketplace. The X7 debuted with a smaller-displacement 1.8-liter motor, but preparation for entry into new markets and buyer demand has seen the company introduce a pair of larger and more powerful motors to the lineup.
Geely Automotive is one of the largest automotive manufactures in China. Under its umbrella you will find a handful of brands from Embrand, Englon, Gleagle and even the Swedish maker Volvo. Of the various brands that the company sells in its homeland, the Emgrand badge is one of the more prestigious. Word has it that Geely is looking to move the brand over to new markets, including North America, and its best weapon wears the badge X7.
The Emgrand X7 is a small family crossover in the same vein as the Mistubishi Outlander Sport and Subaru XV Crosstrek. The car has plenty of advanced safety features, a design from the legendary Giugiaro, and a competitive drivetrain.
Is this the car that will put Chinese brands on the radar of American buyers?
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