GEELY - The Biggest Car Company You've Never Heard Of | Up To Speed

30 lug 2020
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Geely is the biggest car company, that you’ve never heard of. Their Chinese badge may be only 30 years old, but in that time, they’ve managed to sell millions of cars, like the Geely Haoqing, and the Geely Borui, win an FIA manufacturer’s cup, and set a lap record at the Nurburgring in the Lynk & Co.'s Lynk 03. But how in the world did they go from making unreliable cars in the 90s to BUYING VOLVO? And what made the founder so mad that he drove a steamroller over an entire lot of cars? Join James Pumphrey as he gets you up to speed, on the largest Chinese car brand you've never heard of.
►Episode Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
05:36 A Crushing Defeat
09:08 Sweden The Deal
10:37 A Lynk To The Future
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  • ford selled VOLVO to Geely, for just 1.8 bil Dollar not the otherway

    RelentlessRelentlessGiorno fa
  • I had a geely moped

    EK BennyEK BennyGiorno fa
  • Well in my opinion geely is really bad in my country it has short life and it breaks down easily i remember i had one it was one of the sedans i cant remember the type its really slow and uncomfortable and its super weak plastic

    DAY OFFDAY OFFGiorno fa
    • Update: Chinese cars are really bad and really unreliable

      DAY OFFDAY OFFGiorno fa
  • its amazing what desperation can make you do

    Steamed BunSteamed Bun2 giorni fa
  • i want to see that one car called. Wei lan ES8 ? or what ever the electric SUV

    Will BBDWill BBD2 giorni fa
  • We get Chinese cars in South Africa, and they are crap. There was a minibus taxi initiative about 10-12y ago to supply new but affordable taxis here, Chinese companies got in and they all just fell apart over a couple of years! Whenever you see a Chinese minibus taxi here, they all have sellotape keeping the parts together! Here they sell Geely (cheap, nasty, horrible), Chana (ditto), Chery (who knock off Chevrolet and Toyota badly), Foton, Jinbei... the only Chinese car with any respect here is GWM/Haval and now they're not even affordable but still not very good compared to Japanese, Korean, European cars. The one time I looked at buying a GWM H5 as it's a cheap but decent looking SUV... the dream was over when I opened the door and sat inside. Nasty!

    Pastoor Anderson In Het NederlandsPastoor Anderson In Het Nederlands3 giorni fa
  • It's a soft G, and pronounced "Jeely"

    OFChuckOFChuck3 giorni fa
  • Zhejiang is a big province rather than small village where Li was born is a small town belongs to Zhejiang

    李翎枫李翎枫3 giorni fa
  • @3:03 I got shivers on my body

    EmirJesus1EmirJesus14 giorni fa
  • ah yes now i can outsmart everyone because of me searching the used car market at age 8 for no reason

    Note PadNote Pad5 giorni fa
  • This channel seems to have investment from Epoch Times, and the whole article is full of political criticism and slander. The views in the comments are also surprisingly consistent with anti-communist ideological characteristics.

    skysky5 giorni fa
  • Great story. Is this then a win win story? Volvo good car in a too competitive market bought by a financial safe company who has a giant home market. Still Volvo is a good car

    Divedown25Divedown256 giorni fa
  • there is so many Geely in iran

    BaiBars KhanBaiBars Khan6 giorni fa
  • "Zhe" is pronounced like "Tre", more or less.

    Pablo Bolaños-VillegasPablo Bolaños-Villegas7 giorni fa
  • GELYY or GELYF???

    Tgwlhffxzpasqm Lwvcvbcvbdlmyz0Tgwlhffxzpasqm Lwvcvbcvbdlmyz09 giorni fa
  • How’dyouknowmybuttwassweaty

    Derek LerouxDerek Leroux11 giorni fa
  • I have hard of them. It is you who hadn't heard of them!

    fredrik payedarfredrik payedar12 giorni fa
  • 垃圾领克,我也有一辆

    花生真是太美味了花生真是太美味了15 giorni fa
  • why do donut media never include their sources?

    Beathan MannBeathan Mann15 giorni fa
  • no wonder they look similar to the polarstar

    Jerry qinJerry qin15 giorni fa
  • 06:25 im not gonna front, I fricken love this Lee dude at this point , straight up G moves

    Jack SmithJack Smith15 giorni fa
  • Even the logo is a knockoff of the Cadillac Badge.

    DB CooperDB Cooper17 giorni fa
  • Geely bought Lotus 51% and Proton 49.9% on may 2017.

    Helper X2Helper X217 giorni fa
  • Actually here in saudi arabia we have many geely cars cuz it's a good price and pretty good dependcy

    basoool sayeghbasoool sayegh17 giorni fa
  • Here's the quick answer: Geely is a CHINESE corporation. That's why most people haven't heard about it, especially in America.

    Walter DayritWalter Dayrit18 giorni fa
  • Still shity

    Louis baiLouis bai18 giorni fa
  • Sound like a southern expression

    Romelle RodriguezaRomelle Rodrigueza19 giorni fa
  • If James loses weight, I’m in the freakin wind, mofos. I’m not joking. Skinny people ARENT FUNNY

    Miro DyerMiro Dyer19 giorni fa
  • 1:43 I love refrigerators

    MosesMoses19 giorni fa
  • "A small Chinese village called Zhejiang"...Province of China with over 57 million people 🤔

    Harry VuylstekeHarry Vuylsteke20 giorni fa
  • do one for saic motors too

    John Dexter SantosJohn Dexter Santos20 giorni fa
  • Yes I've heard of geely. I've never seen one in person.

    dark matterdark matter20 giorni fa
  • Yuck

    Simon WuSimon Wu20 giorni fa
  • I work for them, LEVC, London electrical vehicle company in UK, the London black cab.

    adam pepeadam pepe21 giorno fa
  • Geely+Volvo+proton+lotus 👍👍👍

    Xp 92Xp 9222 giorni fa
  • My uncle used to own a Geely.

    Husni HaronHusni Haron22 giorni fa
  • I hate the animations on this channel. They're so choppy and weird looking. And basically unnecessary

    Ryan AtkinsonRyan Atkinson22 giorni fa
  • Are you honestly unaware that China does not allow private business and Geely is owned by the CCP?

    JohnClark1776JohnClark177623 giorni fa
  • damn, crushing 100 cars how frustrated he was ?🤔

    Qwerty userQwerty user24 giorni fa
  • Brittle cheap plasic interior.A piece of crap.

    Syasya 68Syasya 6825 giorni fa
  • 吉利牛逼!!! 李書福牛逼!!!

    XJ HXJ H26 giorni fa
  • A correction.....Zhejiang is not a small village, it's a province with over 57.7million of population and 904billion US dollars of GDP, the home of Alibaba, Ant technology, NetEase, Geely, Hikvision and a dozen of other companies with over 10billion US dollars of market value.

    BY GBY G27 giorni fa
  • The care are not trust worthy I am sure

    Archit SharmaArchit Sharma28 giorni fa
  • I lost it when he said the restaurant has been running since year 4

    matt25675matt2567528 giorni fa
  • Hey guys do one on Cyan racing and lynk and co.

    Amit SinghAmit SinghMese fa
  • wait but I'm still confused how Geely earned 1.5 billion in ten years

    Bill LiBill LiMese fa
  • Dude, a man who no clue on manufacturing cars, is making cars. If that aint capitalism, I don't know wtf is.

    jzizzlesjzizzlesMese fa
  • So nobody's mentioning the fact that Volvo was sold for only $1.5 Billion. That doesn't seem like a lot of money for such a company.

    Random VideosRandom VideosMese fa
  • geely is good, and i will get a Honda

    夏慎泽夏慎泽Mese fa
  • Geely... Ewww CCP.

    JJ McnabJJ McnabMese fa
  • GEELY in formula 1 or formula e?

    Samuel PiltzSamuel PiltzMese fa
  • I love the hrsprs dude, thanks for the info. motivated me to push on to my new azkarra :) these people really are damn ambitious!! and i'm just happy that they are actually here.

    Tim AljTim AljMese fa
  • These are the right words to describe Geely: Perseverance and determination.....

    Dennis RegondolaDennis RegondolaMese fa
  • The volvo brand is better off in china, the plants there built at are the world's newest and most advanced plants almost totally robotic, I'm sure once any new factory bugs are worked out they will be fine, and most likely more reliable than a ford

    truthiness 63truthiness 63Mese fa
  • had to ask.... is this a Geely sponsored video?

    Nayuk2010Nayuk2010Mese fa
  • That why you never hire cheap engineers who have no clue. You see what happened when he bought a company with better engineers and more experience.

    NDRS GNDRS GMese fa
  • Replica motor industry is owning real motor industry is like a night mare

    Shakib MohammadShakib MohammadMese fa
  • Trump is not happy about this.

    W SW SMese fa
  • Whats up brother... you don't seem your self ...

    flip Aflip AMese fa
  • I don't like U2 either.

    heavydutydanheavydutydanMese fa
  • Geely not only invest VOLVO, but also help VOLVO open Chinese market. That really saves the brand. Anyway Geely benefit from the business too. It is good for both sides. Actually Geely originally want is Landrover in Mr. Li's heart because the Landrover is buy out business, not just investment.

    35Canadian35CanadianMese fa
  • Awful presentation. I almost quit the video a couple of times due to the bad jokes, the shouting into the microphone, and the drunk like head bobbing. Good writing though.

    The SemiteThe SemiteMese fa
  • In my country Malaysia, we have our own national car call Proton. Our Protons were mostly rebranded vehicles from Mitsubishi, a Honda Accord and some other brands. Recently we added an SUV call X70 and it is actually from Geely 🤣. Great SUV though but rebranding another car from other countries and calling it our national car is really our shame. Our first national car in 1985 was a Mitsubishi which we call Proton Saga. A new Proton saga was introduced after about 20 years to replace the old. Most brands introduce a new model of the same type of name every 4 years in average but we took 20 years 🤣 Malaysia is great 🙌🙌🙌🤣

    Ronnie ChewRonnie ChewMese fa
  • Wait, did Polestar get Tom Walkinshaw Racing's touring car assets? Because Volvo's Supertouring efforts were ran by TWR, especially in the BTCC.

    Paolo MendioroPaolo MendioroMese fa
  • Meiri means America & Japan as well.

    KittyFlierKittyFlierMese fa
  • ZheJiang is a province, not a village...

    KittyFlierKittyFlierMese fa
  • One of the biggest ≠ The biggest

    KittyFlierKittyFlierMese fa
  • 66哥牛逼!

    Chunxiao YuChunxiao YuMese fa
  • And 40 yrs later, 33 megacity in China has Subway combined with 8 High speed rail 😂. I mean I hate the gov but God dam they're dedicated on this. They been humiliated for toooooo long and they try to make a come back.

    franco Hfranco HMese fa
  • Very entertaining

    Evolvere SpiritusEvolvere SpiritusMese fa
  • CMA plattform was developed by CEVT in Sweden and not Volvo

    R FredrikssonR FredrikssonMese fa
  • It's not in Africa

    Simiyu PiusSimiyu PiusMese fa
  • It is what it is

    Tom SunTom SunMese fa
  • 4:33 Hong Qi 😆

    TrTrMese fa
  • Obnoxious

    Christopher UyChristopher UyMese fa
  • The CCP is too busy, in addition to the 1.4 billion Chinese, they have to monitor every unknown bastard on the planet. I think they must have a hard drive larger than Germany. This is not the case for Americans, the americans are the real expert who generally only monitor important people, such as Angela Merkel's cell phone.

    • Snowden: Really?

      Go LiveGo LiveMese fa
  • I hope China becomes less anal in the next 30 years because they’re pretty cool.

    Bad File error 404Bad File error 404Mese fa
  • nice

    Ricardo RosarioRicardo RosarioMese fa
  • 溜溜哥?

    SH iHuSH iHuMese fa
  • Geely also partly owns Proton, a Malaysian National Car company, yay!! Before that proton had lousy cars and poor quality

    zurgaa 11zurgaa 11Mese fa
  • What about vauxhall

    KeebricksKeebricksMese fa
  • 美人豹, oh, so embarrassing.

    harrison wangharrison wangMese fa
  • Even Chinese people dont buy chinese cars, so why should we buy?

    ccsmakati takusaccsmakati takusaMese fa
    • Now half of the cars on the roads in China are Chinese brands, and there are now 360 million cars in China

      peng yuepeng yueMese fa
  • he designed NOTHING himself, come on, they all look like total ripoffs from other brands. well, copy right doesn't mean squat in china.

    silvereagle404silvereagle404Mese fa
  • Please do not treat the audience like idiots Just because you have not heard of Geely

    Yip ChoongYip ChoongMese fa
  • guys was just planin to get geely since i moved and I am in china,came here for one year you know a guy from a small country went to china and got a wife omega clap annnndddd yes here Iam

    luka lekovluka lekovMese fa
  • Sounds like this guy had A LOT of money to spend......Donating Refrigerator company, Buying motorcycle company, Investing in R&D of luxury cars, Investing in R&D of small/cheap cars, Rolling over 100 cars and then Started building bus and on.....C'mon man!

    Saurav KulkarniSaurav KulkarniMese fa
  • 1st, Zhejiang is not a small village, it is a province, it is 105500 km² large and its population is 58 million. Li Shu Fu was born in a small city called Taizhou,_Zhejiang and unlike other Chinese business men on that time, he is well educated, he graducated from Harbin Institute of Technology, 2ed, Haoqing in fact is not the 1st hit of Geely or I should say it is not the model which made Geely become a well known brand in China. It is Uliou

    Hao XuHao XuMese fa
  • The guy behind geely is really impretious man ngl

    nullkomma 9nullkomma 9Mese fa
  • this video made me laugh so hard

    Bøønie BeanBøønie BeanMese fa
  • Zhejiang is not a village, but a province

    Han HanHan HanMese fa
  • 0:30 :DIO would be proud

    Cyn WolfCyn WolfMese fa
  • True I have never heard of it.

    Ahmed SarkarAhmed SarkarMese fa
  • He's right U2 are shit

    David ThompsonDavid ThompsonMese fa
  • Chinese car s most of copy of other company cars

    jimmy999911 smithjimmy999911 smithMese fa
  • Asphalt 8 players: 😎

    Archis MaratheArchis MaratheMese fa

    John PalconJohn PalconMese fa
  • that mean how you fail many time not mean you not will be succes

    élet seikatsuélet seikatsuMese fa
  • Here in the Philippines, we were ahead of Malaysia when they released the Coolray or the X50 or S11. So far, the best Chinese car we have seen compared to many chinese cars now entering our country. Cant believe it's Volvo, but when you drive it, you'd be a lot surprise for its performance, reliability, appearance, and features. It is very affordable and you'll be amaze by how Geely has put a lot of work to come up with this unit. I hope Lynx @ Co and Polestar would be available here soon, also from Geely.

    Furdey LomibaoFurdey LomibaoMese fa
  • note they own proton share in malaysia with new model x50 and x70 proton

    ores931 oresores931 oresMese fa