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

2020 30 ژوئیه
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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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  • Make that shirt. I will buy it

    Kris HanKris Hanپیش روز
  • “Have truer words ever been smoken?” -James ‘Whatever his middle name is’ Pumphrey

    Pace SuterPace Suterپیش روز
  • Proton wen?

    Rayyan651Rayyan651پیش 2 روز
  • zhejiang is not a village but a whole REGION lol

    FaHua FPVFaHua FPVپیش 3 روز
  • I learned stick in Suzuki Alto

    Dean RozlapaDean Rozlapaپیش 3 روز
  • 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

    visan ionvisan ionپیش 3 روز
  • damn this comment section full people who said china steal data and protect the west for their same data stealing program

    Adhika SetaAdhika Setaپیش 4 روز
  • I have to agree the chinese 'mo powa baby' may have been better.

    Charles WallCharles Wallپیش 4 روز
  • "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. 😆

    Kuya JKuya Jپیش 5 روز
  • It's my dream to build car company

    GAMER XGAMER Xپیش 5 روز
  • They should make geely suits. lol.

    random duderandom dudeپیش 6 روز

    Telegram GdriveTelegram Gdriveپیش 6 روز
  • 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.

    DrinkingStarDrinkingStarپیش 7 روز
  • Idk about Geely. Suddenly they helped us in making our country local cars

    Hanafi ArifinHanafi Arifinپیش 7 روز
  • Correction, geely doesnt own volvo, they have a 8.2% share in the company.

    WulfleynWulfleynپیش 7 روز
  • Make video on tata car company

    Ankur patelAnkur patelپیش 9 روز

    Andrew 12144Andrew 12144پیش 10 روز
  • Please make a video on Tata motors please 🥺

    KILLA imanKILLA imanپیش 10 روز
  • 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.

    Vance SloanVance Sloanپیش 11 روز
  • Ah, that's why Volvo randomly got bought out by China. Makes a lot more sense now.

    Gamma RaeGamma Raeپیش 12 روز
  • They are everywhere here in iraq

    Baker MohammedBaker Mohammedپیش 12 روز
  • Ghosting someone in person is absolutely amazing.

    Dylan DreisbachDylan Dreisbachپیش 12 روز
  • 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.

    Tushar BhardwajTushar Bhardwajپیش 13 روز
  • You have a Chinese fan listening right here XD

    Yu Chen LiuYu Chen Liuپیش 13 روز
    • Respect

      13 year old white girl who likes starbucks13 year old white girl who likes starbucksپیش 13 روز
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    nammuoi thayquannammuoi thayquanپیش 13 روز
  • jokes on you ive heard af geely last night

    gushiikogushiikoپیش 14 روز
  • The car in the thumbnail looks so sick & new age

    Shane HouseShane Houseپیش 15 روز
  • My dad had a geely but we called it"jeely"

    Soheil PlaysSoheil Playsپیش 15 روز
  • In India Geely means wet

    Jay ChaudharyJay Chaudharyپیش 15 روز
  • 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

    Jay ChaudharyJay Chaudharyپیش 15 روز
  • That why Chinese car manufacturer Geely is the biggest car brand in the Philippines.

    Craft PilipinasCraft Pilipinasپیش 15 روز
  • 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...

    galihxtremegalihxtremeپیش 16 روز
  • The 03 looks like they mated a charger and Nissan rouge

    Kenny kohenKenny kohenپیش 16 روز
  • I've head of geely never seen one though

    Kenny kohenKenny kohenپیش 16 روز
  • love you to James

    joachim dumlejoachim dumleپیش 16 روز
  • Geely just brought first car company, Proton

    SamuilSamuilپیش 16 روز
  • 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.

    Steven GaoSteven Gaoپیش 16 روز
  • I miss this series man

    Retro XteroRetro Xteroپیش 17 روز
  • 12:27 is James Dave Chapelle

    Jackson RowleyJackson Rowleyپیش 17 روز
  • No one hear it cause its made of China 🤬

    Kaido XKaido Xپیش 18 روز
  • how much for the + i want one in that golden dew yellowish color

    SWSWپیش 19 روز
  • Can guys loose the mic, sound sucks with it... thanks

    Max KudinMax Kudinپیش 19 روز
  • Have you drove one of those cars? 🙄🙄🙄 They are fragile

    Randall FRandall Fپیش 19 روز
  • You fool, i already knew about geely

    NoobyNoobyپیش 19 روز
  • 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 😂

    Nathan CheungNathan Cheungپیش 19 روز
  • came here bcause ML Studio.

    Armin JumardiArmin Jumardiپیش 20 روز
  • Clickbait. I've heard of them, just barely, but heard of them

    Thomas farquharThomas farquharپیش 20 روز
  • Its annoying how in car commercials how they never tell you the country of origin ,of the vehicle.

    lobster whispererlobster whispererپیش 22 روز
  • Do dodge pickups, they are sweet, and you'll get do do the hemi skit

    BubblesBubblesپیش 23 روز
  • 03 was named after the year I was born

    Navneeth JaydevNavneeth Jaydevپیش 23 روز
  • 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

    Navneeth JaydevNavneeth Jaydevپیش 23 روز
  • Could y’all do an episode on the Chevy Colorado

    Carson BirdCarson Birdپیش 24 روز
  • 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.

    Ki RexKi Rexپیش 25 روز
    • The money made from selling personal data when you play Raid Shadow Legends has to go somewhere

      HawaiianKongHawaiianKongپیش 19 روز
  • Have truer words ever been smoking?

    Nunya BusinessNunya Businessپیش 26 روز
  • 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

    刘翔刘翔پیش 27 روز
  • uh, zhejiang is not a village, it's a province, the level of a state

    刘翔刘翔پیش 27 روز
  • Zhejiang is one of the most richest provinces in China

    ky shiky shiپیش 28 روز
  • Yo I want an 03+

    stephen Roperstephen Roperپیش 28 روز
  • 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.

    JohnJohnپیش 29 روز
  • I've heard of geely

    Sam WestenskowSam Westenskowپیش ماه
  • The geelys in my country are shitty

    DovahkiinDovahkiinپیش ماه
  • Thanks for the U2 thing. I´m with you on that.

    Philipp KlementPhilipp Klementپیش ماه
  • Bro thank you for giving us a fair, unbiased and entertaining presentation of a Chinese car company.

    Eva CrawfordEva Crawfordپیش ماه
  • Hahahaheard of geely had one lynk & Co very fun

    Pedro FelipePedro Felipeپیش ماه
  • 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

    Gerren JarbeauGerren Jarbeauپیش ماه
  • so the Chinese government is in building cars ? oh wait this is just one of the many car companies they own

    ironwolfdiver1ironwolfdiver1پیش ماه
  • It is interesting to see today's Volvo than Ford's version...

    MetalextraMetalextraپیش ماه
  • 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.

    SaurSaurپیش ماه
  • Goodness, these are shit cars.

    Gareth CollocottGareth Collocottپیش ماه
  • tengo diarrea

    kaka de perrokaka de perroپیش ماه
  • Biggest BIGGEST!? Hahahahhaha no man VW AG GM Tesla and Toyota are bigger but I’m glad they saved Volvo

    george ibrahimgeorge ibrahimپیش ماه
  • Geely means *wet* in hindi

    Raihan RSRaihan RSپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Michael XieMichael Xieپیش ماه
  • Geely is quite popular here in Saudi Arabia

    Ali SafarAli Safarپیش ماه
  • 溜溜哥

    arron yarron yپیش ماه
  • He does a disclaimer!! So I won't say anything about the pronunciation

    Nikos K.Nikos K.پیش ماه
  • They also own Proton and In doing that by default owns Lotus as well

    RhythmRhythmپیش ماه

    Boom SabogBoom Sabogپیش ماه
  • 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

    Andres RamirezAndres Ramirezپیش ماه
  • Meirinbao= Auspicious Beauty Leopard .....ughhhhh...maybe focus first on creating R&D dept. solely for naming cars.

    Cocoro KunCocoro Kunپیش ماه
  • Please calibrate your timeline, that is post nolan

    Maurice A L RobsonMaurice A L Robsonپیش ماه
  • The small village (or province?) of Zhejiang with a population of 58 million people. xD

    Samuel FanningSamuel Fanningپیش ماه
  • Nahhh ain gonna buy china car...i ain't want it even they give it free to me

    Dark HorseDark Horseپیش ماه
  • Damn this was really well done. Subscribed dude!

    Jeong Mok LeeJeong Mok Leeپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Toby MaltbyToby Maltbyپیش ماه
  • I laughed when he donated his refrig company...probably more like the c-govment took it...

    Bryan BBryan Bپیش ماه
  • 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

    Y LEEY LEEپیش ماه
    • you know what is full of spyware, iphone, google , android, facebook, etc BIG BROTHER is WATCHING YOU 🧐

      TianTianپیش ماه
  • Great job!

    rtgtxrtgtxپیش ماه
  • moral of the story dont sell your technology to cina as they use it back to hit you back...

    dom7912dom7912پیش ماه
  • 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.

    Jian ZhaoJian Zhaoپیش ماه
  • I've known of Geely since 2006 when I spent 3 months in China!!

    Bryan DavisBryan Davisپیش ماه
  • you are bullshitting from the beginning to the end the first geely 4-wheel car is a Diahatsu Cherade under the toyota licence.

    Eric YeungEric Yeungپیش ماه
  • In our country we have a lot of geelys and i swear to god its jeely not geely

    Flying MeFlying Meپیش ماه
  • ford selled VOLVO to Geely, for just 1.8 bil Dollar not the otherway

    RelentlessRelentlessپیش ماه
  • I had a geely moped

    EK BennyEK Bennyپیش ماه
  • 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 OFFپیش ماه
    • Update: Chinese cars are really bad and really unreliable

      DAY OFFDAY OFFپیش ماه
  • its amazing what desperation can make you do

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

    Will BBDWill BBDپیش ماه
  • 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 Nederlandsپیش ماه
  • It's a soft G, and pronounced "Jeely"

    OFChuckOFChuckپیش ماه