Geely Heading For the Urals
Chinese Car News, Geely Automobile | CCTDecember 15, 20061:51 am
Hi ho! Hi ho! It seems that Geelys will soon be driving around in Siberia, at least according to the Kazakh state broadcaster they will be. I wonder how the Geelys, the models havnt yet been specified will cope with the extreme temperatures and the salty roads?
YEKATERINBURG. December 13. KAZINFORM Joint production of Chinese- designed Geely economic cars will begin in the Urals in the beginning of 2007. The joint Russo- Chinese joint venture will be based in the town of Novouralsk in the Sverdlovsk region.
Sverdlovsk regional governor Eduard Rossel and a delegation from the Chinese autoworks headed by the Geely Holding Group vice-president have reached an agreement on the Geely production in Siberia.
Earlier, during Eduard Rossels visit to China a number of contracts on the establishment of the joint venture were signed in the framework of the Russian national exhibition held in Beijing.
Managers of the Urals Automobile and Motors plant (AMUR) based in Novouralsk reached an agreement with the Geely Corporation on joint production of Chinese-designed cars in Russia. AMUR Director-general Pavel Chernavin said that all the necessary preliminary agreements on the joint deal had been reached.
In 2007, the AMUR plant is expected to build 17,000 Geely cars, Kazinform cites Itar-Tass.
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