Research and development

R & D

Research and Development

Independent research is the key to Geely's development strategy in the area of innovation and global knowledge integration.


Geely Auto's mission is to produce good cars with the combination of high quality and modern technology. Therefore, the company's advanced technology and development strategy are based on independent research innovation and global knowledge integration.

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has developed a global network of  four research centers in Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo and  Coventry. There are more than 10,000 researchers.  Through active research activities, 14,000 patents were registered and Geely was recognized as one of the top ten brands in the field of China's intellectual property and innovation. Constant innovation and improvement are integral parts of Geely culture. However, innovation is not limited to -Research Center. The company's staff at all levels are responsible for improving product quality and production process.




Geely Auto 4 Development Pillar


Universal Platform
Everyone should get a good car. In order to create such a car, a special general platform and architecture has been developed. Using these vehicles, you can produce good cars in a short time in a cost-effective way, And regularly expand the model series to take into account the current trend of the automobile industry.
FE platform
The FE compact, scalable passenger car platform enables a variety of mechanical assembly options with high component compatibility and next-generation electric drive technology. The platform is designed by Geely Auto using Volvo Cars' innovations in safety, agility and durability.
KC platform
The KS platform for mid-range passenger cars was developed by China Euro Vehicle Technology Center in cooperation with Geely Research Institute with technical support from Volvo Cars. This platform formed the basis for such Geely model as the Emgrand GT.
NL Platform
The modular platform for SUV is designed to meet today's needs for smart driving and new energy sources. Cars built on this platform meet the highest government standards, which is why they are recognized as the standard of safety. So, the Emgrand X7 Sport model at one time became a bestseller in the Asian market.
CMA-Compact Module Architecture
The next step in the unification process is the development of automotive architecture. Geely Auto's first step in this direction was the creation of the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), co-developed with Volvo Cars at the CEVT Innovation Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. The flexible and scalable architecture of CMA for small and medium-sized vehicles has combined the leading ideas of European researchers with the latest technologies from around the world. This architecture is expected to form the basis for new products in the Volvo, LYNK & CO and Geely Auto lineup. By leveraging the scalability capabilities of conventional platforms, the new architecture can be used for a wide variety of compact and mid-size vehicles, including sedans, hatchbacks, coupes, SUVs, crossovers, and more.


Safety First
Life is the most precious thing. Geely takes care of his clients, so he puts safety first. The goal of the brand is to produce safe cars, not only for drivers and passengers, but also for pedestrians. In order to achieve this goal, we regard safety technology as one of the four pillars of brand development.
Safety 360 Degrees
Due to the combination of active and passive safety technology, Geely's automobile safety zone extends to 360 degrees. Sensors and cameras detect security threats around the car and react as necessary to protect people inside and outside the car. Walkers, cyclists, and even large animals can feel safe in Geely's cars.
Carefree Driving
Geely technology allows drivers to focus on the road without distraction. LED daytime running light and led rear light can illuminate the road well under any weather conditions. Intelligent voice control system and built-in console make driving process more comfortable and safe.
Driving assistance
Thanks to the progress of high technology, computers that can respond more quickly have emerged. Geely assisted driving technology helps to overcome emergencies, avoid collisions or minimize injuries caused by accidents. In general, assisted driving can maintain a safe speed and distance between vehicles.
Passive security
In the event of an accident, earth passive safety technology helps to protect the lives of passengers. The protection is provided by improving the high-strength steel shell, the intelligent safety belt and the air bag as well as the well-designed interior design.


Energy Diversification
At present, human beings are facing global challenges such as reducing emissions, protecting energy and sustainable development. This means that cars have to find a new energy source. Geely has high hopes for alternative fuel vehicles and is actively investing in the development of these fuels. Geely Auto not only developed electric vehicles, but also explored the production capacity of other alternative fuels such as methanol. In Iceland, the first test of such vehicles was successfully carried out with carbon recycling international.


Automotive Intelligence
Geely highly appreciates the development prospect of smart cars. Geely helps improve and promote "smart cars" around the world by developing and applying its own automotive intelligence technology. In the future, "smart" cars will greatly improve driving experience, make driving safer, and change the relationship between drivers and cars.