Photo: Geely

Photo: Geely

Geely Auto recently launched its flagship Geely GC9 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is the first market outside of the Chinese domestic market to receive the GC9, which shows the importance that Geely has attached to the Saudi Arabian market and also the wider Gulf region, according to the automaker.

For all international markets the Geely GC9 will become known as the Geely Emgrand GT, signifying the vehicle’s positioning as a highway Grand Tourer. Geely Auto chose to name the vehicle Emgrand GT to build on the success of the Emgrand nameplate globally and in China with nearly 800,000 Emgrand buyers to date globally, according to the automaker.

Geely Auto said it will transition towards using the new solidified single blue Geely Auto logo from 2016 onwards in all international markets in line with its 2014 announcement at the Beijing Auto Show to utilize a single brand strategy domestically and internationally.

Power for the Emgrand GT will come from a 2.4L naturally aspirated engine and also Geely’s 3.5L V-6 both of which are paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox to provide a smooth driving experience in all conditions.

The Emgrand GT includes numerous technological features, including cruise control functions, parking cameras, parking radar, and Geely’s multimedia system that allows for drivers and passengers to access content such as radio, videos, or use the system to receive and make phone calls safely.