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

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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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FaHua FPV Օր առաջ
zhejiang is not a village but a whole REGION lol
Dean Rozlapa
Dean Rozlapa Օր առաջ
I learned stick in Suzuki Alto
visan ion
visan ion Օր առաջ
geely does not own volvo......the chinese government does trough china there is no free market in reality,you need the backing of the government to do bussines.....dont be fooled by this b###s##t
Adhika Seta
Adhika Seta Օր առաջ
damn this comment section full people who said china steal data and protect the west for their same data stealing program
Charles Wall
Charles Wall Օր առաջ
I have to agree the chinese 'mo powa baby' may have been better.
Kuya J
Kuya J 2 օր առաջ
"Their future is fast" - geely sold so many cars during quarantine period here in our country. And car experts review are top notch. From built to tech and safety feature at cheaper price. 😆
GAMER X 3 օր առաջ
It's my dream to build car company
random dude
random dude 3 օր առաջ
They should make geely suits. lol.
Telegram Gdrive
Telegram Gdrive 4 օր առաջ
DrinkingStar 5 օր առաջ
I love your coverage of the history of Geely. I heard about Geely in the mid1990s. I own over 10,000 shares of Geely. I bought the stock in the 1990s for $0.075 and later for $0.11 per share. The following is what wrote in another video of yours before I saw this video : Geely started out making refrigerators.This Chinese car manufacturer now ranks #716 in the 2020 Forbes top 2000 most valuable companies in the world. Geely now owns Volvo, Jaguar, about 10% of Daimler, about 50% of Proton(Malaysian car) and the British Black Cab company in London. Volvo is going hybrid and will be totally EV in the next several years. Volvo also now produces the Polestar which is an EV. Geely also owns the Terrafugia, a flying car developed by 6 MIT students from whom Geely bought the rights. Geely was never high tech but is an example of a company being successful in an area where they really had no expertise. I hope you do a video on NIO. I own stock in Nio.
Hanafi Arifin
Hanafi Arifin 5 օր առաջ
Idk about Geely. Suddenly they helped us in making our country local cars
Wulfleyn 5 օր առաջ
Correction, geely doesnt own volvo, they have a 8.2% share in the company.
Ankur patel
Ankur patel 7 օր առաջ
Make video on tata car company
Andrew 12144
Andrew 12144 7 օր առաջ
KILLA iman
KILLA iman 8 օր առաջ
Please make a video on Tata motors please 🥺
Vance Sloan
Vance Sloan 8 օր առաջ
If you saw TWR written on the front of the racing Volvos in this video, I have a side note. Tom Walkinshaw Racing built some exciting cars. I believe they wound up racing some Jaguars too. The may have even helped to develop the XJ220. It was a fast and sexy....supercar.
Gamma Rae
Gamma Rae 9 օր առաջ
Ah, that's why Volvo randomly got bought out by China. Makes a lot more sense now.
Baker Mohammed
Baker Mohammed 10 օր առաջ
They are everywhere here in iraq
Dylan Dreisbach
Dylan Dreisbach 10 օր առաջ
Ghosting someone in person is absolutely amazing.
Tushar Bhardwaj
Tushar Bhardwaj 10 օր առաջ
So they sold loads of low tech simple and cheap cars in China. Earned tons of money, bought volvo, used Volvo's tech to make a race car and made a record. That's inspirational.
Yu Chen Liu
Yu Chen Liu 11 օր առաջ
You have a Chinese fan listening right here XD
13 year old white girl who likes starbucks
13 year old white girl who likes starbucks 10 օր առաջ
nammuoi thayquan
nammuoi thayquan 11 օր առաջ
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gushiiko 12 օր առաջ
jokes on you ive heard af geely last night
Shane House
Shane House 12 օր առաջ
The car in the thumbnail looks so sick & new age
Soheil Plays
Soheil Plays 12 օր առաջ
My dad had a geely but we called it"jeely"
Jay Chaudhary
Jay Chaudhary 13 օր առաջ
In India Geely means wet
Jay Chaudhary
Jay Chaudhary 13 օր առաջ
Could you pls make a vid on India’s Tata, they are a national pride of India, they r the guys behind current resurgence of Jaguar and Lnad Rover
Craft Pilipinas
Craft Pilipinas 13 օր առաջ
That why Chinese car manufacturer Geely is the biggest car brand in the Philippines.
galihxtreme 13 օր առաջ
First time I know 'em when "Mk. II" hatchback appeared almost 10 yrs looks so good I googled it....and that's when I found out they bought Volvo like Lenovo bought IBM...
Kenny kohen
Kenny kohen 13 օր առաջ
The 03 looks like they mated a charger and Nissan rouge
Kenny kohen
Kenny kohen 13 օր առաջ
I've head of geely never seen one though
joachim dumle
joachim dumle 14 օր առաջ
love you to James
Samuil 14 օր առաջ
Geely just brought first car company, Proton
Steven Gao
Steven Gao 14 օր առաջ
Not only geely, Chinese brands cars are all making staggering progress.This whole market's going to be affected by them during the car industry's revolutionary.
Retro Xtero
Retro Xtero 15 օր առաջ
I miss this series man
Jackson Rowley
Jackson Rowley 15 օր առաջ
12:27 is James Dave Chapelle
Kaido X
Kaido X 15 օր առաջ
No one hear it cause its made of China 🤬
SW 16 օր առաջ
how much for the + i want one in that golden dew yellowish color
Max Kudin
Max Kudin 17 օր առաջ
Can guys loose the mic, sound sucks with it... thanks
Randall F
Randall F 17 օր առաջ
Have you drove one of those cars? 🙄🙄🙄 They are fragile
Nooby 17 օր առաջ
You fool, i already knew about geely
Nathan Cheung
Nathan Cheung 17 օր առաջ
I don't think I saw a single comment about this but Zhejiang is not a village. It's a whole province like a state in the US 😂
Armin Jumardi
Armin Jumardi 17 օր առաջ
came here bcause ML Studio.
Thomas farquhar
Thomas farquhar 17 օր առաջ
Clickbait. I've heard of them, just barely, but heard of them
lobster whisperer
lobster whisperer 19 օր առաջ
Its annoying how in car commercials how they never tell you the country of origin ,of the vehicle.
Bubbles 20 օր առաջ
Do dodge pickups, they are sweet, and you'll get do do the hemi skit
Navneeth Jaydev
Navneeth Jaydev 20 օր առաջ
03 was named after the year I was born
Navneeth Jaydev
Navneeth Jaydev 20 օր առաջ
You can say whatever you want about Geely being a huge big corporation that eats up every automobile company, but this is a success story. Li's success story
Carson Bird
Carson Bird 22 օր առաջ
Could y’all do an episode on the Chevy Colorado
Ki Rex
Ki Rex 23 օր առաջ
8:40 Selling 140,000 cars a year and then bought Volvo for 1.5 billion dollars. Man I'm not very good at maths but this makes no friggin sense whatsoever.
HawaiianKong 17 օր առաջ
The money made from selling personal data when you play Raid Shadow Legends has to go somewhere
Nunya Business
Nunya Business 23 օր առաջ
Have truer words ever been smoking?
刘翔 25 օր առաջ
chinese car manufacture history's full of shit. there's more stories about copyright infringement, and i'd like to hear you cover them! just get the geographic details right
刘翔 25 օր առաջ
uh, zhejiang is not a village, it's a province, the level of a state
ky shi
ky shi 25 օր առաջ
Zhejiang is one of the most richest provinces in China
stephen Roper
stephen Roper 25 օր առաջ
Yo I want an 03+
John 26 օր առաջ
Ohey, another chinese car company that's copied other cars without their permission cuz its china and apparently they can get away with that shit.
Sam Westenskow
Sam Westenskow 28 օր առաջ
I've heard of geely
Dovahkiin Ամիս առաջ
The geelys in my country are shitty
Philipp Klement
Philipp Klement Ամիս առաջ
Thanks for the U2 thing. I´m with you on that.
Eva Crawford
Eva Crawford Ամիս առաջ
Bro thank you for giving us a fair, unbiased and entertaining presentation of a Chinese car company.
Pedro Felipe
Pedro Felipe Ամիս առաջ
Hahahaheard of geely had one lynk & Co very fun
Gerren Jarbeau
Gerren Jarbeau Ամիս առաջ
Does anyone know how to spell the car he said that they put the first car on its platform? It was like Hong key or something
ironwolfdiver1 Ամիս առաջ
so the Chinese government is in building cars ? oh wait this is just one of the many car companies they own
Metalextra Ամիս առաջ
It is interesting to see today's Volvo than Ford's version...
Saur Ամիս առաջ
I bet CCP has put a ton of money into this moron who thought cars are about couches on wheels and not engines, and failed miserably so many times. Otherwise he would never succeed. Then again, he came from "private" business in China in 80-th - I mean can you believe private business was allowed in China in 80-th? Of course not. You had to have ties to CCP, or probably be a part of CCP yourself - in order to run that refrigerator business. Explains also "donation to local authorities" - just a change of appointed head from unofficially CCP to officially CCP.
Gareth Collocott
Gareth Collocott Ամիս առաջ
Goodness, these are shit cars.
kaka de perro
kaka de perro Ամիս առաջ
tengo diarrea
george ibrahim
george ibrahim Ամիս առաջ
Biggest BIGGEST!? Hahahahhaha no man VW AG GM Tesla and Toyota are bigger but I’m glad they saved Volvo
Raihan RS
Raihan RS Ամիս առաջ
Geely means *wet* in hindi
Michael Xie
Michael Xie Ամիս առաջ
First of all, Zhejiang is a province instead of a village. And secondly, rumor says Lee and the president of China are brother in laws. You got the meaning.
Ali Safar
Ali Safar Ամիս առաջ
Geely is quite popular here in Saudi Arabia
arron y
arron y Ամիս առաջ
Nikos K.
Nikos K. Ամիս առաջ
He does a disclaimer!! So I won't say anything about the pronunciation
Rhythm Ամիս առաջ
They also own Proton and In doing that by default owns Lotus as well
Boom Sabog
Boom Sabog Ամիս առաջ
Andres Ramirez
Andres Ramirez Ամիս առաջ
Most of the south American taxis are either Geely or hyundai/kia I have no idea if they are reliable, but they are everywhere in the airport
Cocoro Kun
Cocoro Kun Ամիս առաջ
Meirinbao= Auspicious Beauty Leopard .....ughhhhh...maybe focus first on creating R&D dept. solely for naming cars.
Maurice A L Robson
Maurice A L Robson Ամիս առաջ
Please calibrate your timeline, that is post nolan
Samuel Fanning
Samuel Fanning Ամիս առաջ
The small village (or province?) of Zhejiang with a population of 58 million people. xD
Dark Horse
Dark Horse Ամիս առաջ
Nahhh ain gonna buy china car...i ain't want it even they give it free to me
Jeong Mok Lee
Jeong Mok Lee Ամիս առաջ
Damn this was really well done. Subscribed dude!
Toby Maltby
Toby Maltby Ամիս առաջ
6:10 - "lots of hard plastic .. paint was bad .. door gaps terrible" Obviously no-one told Elon Musk that car manufacturers shouldn't do this.
Bryan B
Bryan B Ամիս առաջ
I laughed when he donated his refrig company...probably more like the c-govment took it...
Y LEE Ամիս առաջ
Why the fcuk would you want a Chinese branded car? Huawei and ZTE is banned for a good reason - their gears are full of spyware. The car Navi and Infotainment system just tracks and transmits all your metadata and conversations back to China’s CCP HQ
Tian Ամիս առաջ
you know what is full of spyware, iphone, google , android, facebook, etc BIG BROTHER is WATCHING YOU 🧐
rtgtx Ամիս առաջ
Great job!
dom7912 Ամիս առաջ
moral of the story dont sell your technology to cina as they use it back to hit you back...
Jian Zhao
Jian Zhao Ամիս առաջ
Hehe, to be successful is not that easy. Especially many barriers at that age. Li shufu and our President Xi are brothers in law. Their wives are sisters.
Bryan Davis
Bryan Davis Ամիս առաջ
I've known of Geely since 2006 when I spent 3 months in China!!
Eric Yeung
Eric Yeung Ամիս առաջ
you are bullshitting from the beginning to the end the first geely 4-wheel car is a Diahatsu Cherade under the toyota licence.
Flying Me
Flying Me Ամիս առաջ
In our country we have a lot of geelys and i swear to god its jeely not geely
Relentless Ամիս առաջ
ford selled VOLVO to Geely, for just 1.8 bil Dollar not the otherway
EK Benny
EK Benny Ամիս առաջ
I had a geely moped
DAY OFF Ամիս առաջ
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 OFF Ամիս առաջ
Update: Chinese cars are really bad and really unreliable
Steamed Bun
Steamed Bun Ամիս առաջ
its amazing what desperation can make you do
Will BBD
Will BBD Ամիս առաջ
i want to see that one car called. Wei lan ES8 ? or what ever the electric SUV
Pastoor Anderson In Het Nederlands
Pastoor Anderson In Het Nederlands Ամիս առաջ
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!
OFChuck Ամիս առաջ
It's a soft G, and pronounced "Jeely"
Steve Lee
Steve Lee Ամիս առաջ
Zhejiang is a big province rather than small village where Li was born is a small town belongs to Zhejiang
EmirJesus1 Ամիս առաջ
@3:03 I got shivers on my body
Note Pad
Note Pad Ամիս առաջ
ah yes now i can outsmart everyone because of me searching the used car market at age 8 for no reason
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