Geely Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: In which year was Geely Automobile Holdings Limited founded?
A: 1986
B: 1994
C: 1998
D: 2004
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely Automobile Holdings Limited was founded in 1998, transitioning from motorcycles to the automotive industry.

2: Who is the chairman of Geely Auto?
A: Li Donghui
B: Gui Shengyue
C: Li Shufu
D: Li Na
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Li Shufu is the chairman of Geely Auto and was instrumental in its founding.

3: What was Geely’s first car model?
A: Geely Panda
B: Geely Haoqing
C: Geely Vision
D: Geely Borui
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Geely Haoqing was Geely’s first car model, rolling off the production line in 1998.

4: How many vehicles did Geely Auto produce in 2023?
A: 1.68 million
B: 1.5 million
C: 2 million
D: 1.3 million
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: In 2023, Geely Auto produced approximately 1.68 million vehicles.

5: What is the meaning of Geely in Chinese?
A: Fast
B: Auspicious
C: Strong
D: Innovative
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Geely translates to “auspicious” or “propitious” in Chinese.

6: As of 2024, what percentage of Geely Auto is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding?
A: 39.94%
B: 26.2%
C: 50.8%
D: 49.9%
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Zhejiang Geely Holding owns 39.94% of Geely Auto as of 2024.

7: What is the production capacity of Geely’s Chunxiao plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang?
A: 200,000 vehicles
B: 240,000 vehicles
C: 300,000 vehicles
D: 150,000 vehicles
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Chunxiao plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang, has an annual production capacity of 200,000 vehicles.

8: Which brand is positioned between Geely and Volvo in terms of market segment?
A: Zeekr
B: Geometry
C: Lynk & Co
D: Proton
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lynk & Co is positioned between the Geely and Volvo brands.

9: When did Geely Auto launch its battery electric brand, Geometry?
A: 2019
B: 2020
C: 2021
D: 2022
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Geometry, Geely’s battery electric brand, was launched in 2019.

10: Which Geely model is considered the company’s first “3.0 era” car?
A: Geely Borui
B: Geely Boyue
C: Geely Emgrand
D: Geely Xingrui
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The Geely Borui, designed by Peter Horbury, is considered the first “3.0 era” car.

11: Which vehicle did Proton, a brand partly owned by Geely, first introduce in Malaysia?
A: Proton Persona
B: Proton Iriz
C: Proton X70
D: Proton Exora
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Proton X70, based on the Geely Boyue, was Proton’s first SUV introduced in Malaysia.

12: What is the annual sales target Geely aims to achieve by 2025 under the “Smart Geely 2025 Strategy”?
A: 3 million vehicles
B: 3.65 million vehicles
C: 4 million vehicles
D: 2.5 million vehicles
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Geely aims to achieve annual sales of 3.65 million vehicles by 2025 under the “Smart Geely 2025 Strategy.”

13: In what year did Geely Auto’s assembly line first export cars overseas?
A: 2002
B: 2003
C: 2004
D: 2007
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely Auto started exporting cars overseas for the first time in 2004.

14: How many employees did Geely Auto have in 2023?
A: 50,000
B: 70,000
C: 60,000
D: 55,000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely Auto employed 60,000 people in 2023.

15: What type of vehicle is the Geely Jiaji?
A: Sedan
B: SUV
C: MPV
D: Coupe
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Geely Jiaji is classified as an MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle).

16: Which car did Geely reverse engineer to develop the Geely LC?
A: Honda Civic
B: Toyota Aygo
C: Nissan Micra
D: BMW Mini Cooper
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Geely reverse engineered a Toyota Aygo to develop the similar Geely LC.

17: What innovative sales model does Lynk & Co adopt?
A: Affiliate marketing
B: Direct-to-consumer sales and subscription model
C: Franchise dealerships
D: Pop-up shops
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Lynk & Co adopts direct-to-consumer sales and a subscription model to market its vehicles.

18: In what year did Geely acquire a stake in British company Manganese Bronze Holdings?
A: 2006
B: 2008
C: 2010
D: 2012
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely acquired a stake in Manganese Bronze Holdings, the maker of the London black cab, in 2010.

19: Which Geely brand was consolidated into the main Geely Auto brand in March 2023?
A: Zeekr
B: Geometry
C: Emgrand
D: Lynk & Co
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Geometry brand was consolidated into the Geely Auto brand in March 2023.

20: What is the new energy focus of Geely’s sub-brand, Geely Galaxy?
A: Hybrid vehicles
B: Diesel engines
C: Gasoline-powered cars
D: Plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Geely Galaxy focuses on new energy vehicles, specifically plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles.

21: By the end of 2023, how many vehicles had Geely Auto produced and sold in that year?
A: 1.5 million
B: 1.4 million
C: 1.6 million
D: 1.3 million
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely Auto produced and sold over 1.6 million vehicles by the end of 2023.

22: What is the English translation of 吉利 (Jílì)?
A: Prosperity
B: Luck
C: Auspicious
D: Brilliance
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: “吉利” (Jílì) translates to “auspicious” in English.

23: In which year did Geely enter the motorcycle industry?
A: 1990
B: 1994
C: 1996
D: 1998
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Geely entered the motorcycle industry in 1994 by acquiring a state-run firm.

24: Which Geely model rolled off the line first in 1998?
A: Geely Panda
B: Geely Haoqing
C: Geely Emgrand
D: Geely Vision
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Geely Haoqing rolled off the production line first in 1998.

25: Geely experienced a significant restructuring in which year to merge Emgrand, Haoqing, and Englon?
A: 2012
B: 2014
C: 2016
D: 2018
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Geely restructured in 2014, merging Emgrand, Haoqing, and Englon brands into the Geely brand.

26: What is the main website for Geely Auto?
A: geelyauto.com.cn
B: geely.com
C: geelyauto.com.hk
D: geelymotor.com
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The main website for Geely Auto is geelyauto.com.hk.

27: Who is the Vice Chairman of Geely Auto?
A: Li Shufu
B: Gui Shengyue
C: Peter Horbury
D: Li Donghui
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Li Donghui serves as the Vice Chairman of Geely Auto.

28: Which Geely-owned brand is primarily a premium battery electric vehicle brand?
A: Lynk & Co
B: Proton
C: Zeekr
D: Geometry
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Zeekr is Geely’s premium battery electric vehicle brand.

29: What was the original industry of Geely when it was established in 1986?
A: Automotive
B: Refrigerators
C: Motorcycles
D: Electronics
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Geely was originally established in the refrigerator manufacturing industry in 1986.

30: Which security rating agency rates Geely Auto as BBB−?
A: Moody’s
B: Fitch Ratings
C: Standard & Poor’s (S&P)
D: DBRS
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Standard & Poor’s (S&P) rates Geely Auto as BBB−.

31: Name one of Geely Auto’s divisions focused on the creation of intelligent and hybrid vehicles.
A: Lynk & Co
B: Geely Geometry
C: Geely Galaxy
D: Proton
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely Galaxy is focused on creating intelligent and hybrid vehicles.

32: Which Geely subsidiary was responsible for financing and holding?
A: Lynk & Co
B: Genius Auto Finance
C: Zeekr
D: Geometry
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Genius Auto Finance is the subsidiary responsible for financing under Geely.

33: What is Geely Auto’s approach described by its “Technology Geely 4.0” architecture focused on?
A: Manufacturing expansion
B: Luxury segment
C: High-quality, intelligent vehicles
D: Traditional petrol engines
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The “Technology Geely 4.0” architecture focuses on high-quality, intelligent vehicles.

34: What notable financial move did Geely Auto make in February 2023 involving Livan Automotive?
A: Acquisition
B: Merger
C: Selling its stake
D: Joint venture creation
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: In February 2023, Geely Auto sold its 45% stake in Livan Automotive.

35: Which key individual from the automotive design industry did Geely appoint as a Senior Vice President of Design in 2011?
A: Henrik Fisker
B: Peter Schreyer
C: Peter Horbury
D: Ian Callum
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Peter Horbury was appointed as Senior Vice President of Design in 2011 by Geely.

36: In which year was Geely appointed a constituent of the Hang Seng Index?
A: 2016
B: 2017
C: 2018
D: 2019
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Geely was appointed a constituent of the Hang Seng Index in 2017.

37: Why did Li Shufu create the Geely Number 01 prototype?
A: To demonstrate China’s capability to produce luxury cars.
B: To compete with Japanese manufacturers.
C: To enter the European market.
D: To focus on electric vehicle technology.
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Li Shufu created the Geely Number 01 prototype to demonstrate that a Chinese company could produce luxury cars.

38: How did Geely Auto enter the Hong Kong stock market?
A: Through an IPO
B: By acquiring a local company
C: Via a joint venture
D: Through a “backdoor” strategy
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Geely Auto entered the Hong Kong stock market through a “backdoor” strategy by acquiring Guorun Holdings.

39: Which Geely car was developed by reverse engineering the Toyota Aygo?
A: Geely Emgrand
B: Geely LC
C: Geely Vision
D: Geely Borui
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Geely LC was developed by reverse engineering the Toyota Aygo.

40: What year did Geely acquire The London Taxi Company?
A: 2011
B: 2012
C: 2013
D: 2014
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely acquired The London Taxi Company in 2013.

41: What is the focus of the “Smart Geely 2025 Strategy”?
A: Traditional gasoline cars
B: International expansion
C: Intelligent and electrified vehicle development
D: Motorcycle manufacturing
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The “Smart Geely 2025 Strategy” focuses on intelligent and electrified vehicle development.

42: In what year did Geely launch its new brand called Lynk & Co?
A: 2014
B: 2015
C: 2016
D: 2017
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lynk & Co was launched by Geely in 2016.

43: Which Geely brand is described as its mass-market range for new energy vehicles established in 2023?
A: Geometry
B: Zeekr
C: Lynk & Co
D: Geely Galaxy
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Geely Galaxy is Geely’s mass-market range for new energy vehicles established in 2023.

44: Which Geely SUV model went on sale in November 2003 as its first sports car?
A: Geely Boyue
B: Geely LC
C: Geely BL
D: Geely Vision
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Geely BL, launched in November 2003, was Geely’s first sports car.

45: What was Geely’s first foray into the refrigerator manufacturing industry?
A: In Ningbo
B: In Hangzhou
C: In Taizhou
D: In Shanghai
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely entered the refrigerator manufacturing industry in Taizhou, Zhejiang.

46: What is the primary product series of Geely Galaxy?
A: Hybrid SUVs
B: Compact sedans
C: Luxury sedans
D: Electric trucks
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The primary product series of Geely Galaxy includes hybrid SUVs.

47: In what year did Li Shufu officially establish Geely Group Co., Ltd. as a private company?
A: 1996
B: 1998
C: 1994
D: 2000
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Li Shufu established Geely Group Co., Ltd. as a private company in 1996.

48: When did Geely introduce the “Ningbo Declaration” focusing on technology, quality, and service?
A: 2005
B: 2007
C: 2008
D: 2009
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Geely introduced the “Ningbo Declaration” focusing on technology, quality, and service in 2007.

49: What is the name of Geely’s factory in Zhenhai, Ningbo, Zhejiang?
A: Baoji plant
B: Chunxiao plant
C: Qiantang plant
D: Xiangtan plant
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The factory in Zhenhai, Ningbo, Zhejiang, is called the Chunxiao plant.

50: Among Geely’s joint venture agreements, who holds controlling shares in Lynk & Co?
A: Geely Auto
B: Volvo Cars
C: Zhejiang Geely Holding
D: DRB-HICOM
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Geely Auto holds controlling shares of 50% in Lynk & Co.

51: How many units were sold by Geely Auto in the first half of 2019?
A: 1 million
B: 750,000
C: 651,680
D: 500,000
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely Auto sold 651,680 units in the first half of 2019.

52: What strategic change did Geely Auto undergo in 2014?
A: Developing luxury cars
B: Merging sub-brands into a unified Geely brand
C: Entering international markets
D: Launching electric vehicles
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In 2014, Geely Auto merged its Emgrand, Haoqing, and Englon sub-brands into a unified Geely brand.

53: What is the name of the subcompact crossover SUV launched by Geely in 2018?
A: Emgrand X7
B: Xingyue
C: Binyue/Coolray
D: Boyue
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Binyue/Coolray is a subcompact crossover SUV launched by Geely in 2018.

54: Who is the current CEO of Geely Auto?
A: Li Shufu
B: Peter Horbury
C: Gui Shengyue
D: Li Donghui
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Gui Shengyue serves as the CEO of Geely Auto.

55: In which year did Geely Auto become the first privately-owned car manufacturer in China?
A: 1997
B: 1996
C: 1998
D: 2000
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Geely Auto became China’s first privately-owned car manufacturer in 1997.

56: Which entity rates Geely Auto as Baa3?
A: Fitch Ratings
B: DBRS
C: Moody’s
D: Standard & Poor’s
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Moody’s rates Geely Auto as Baa3.

57: What was the first product released under Geely’s new brand, Geometry?
A: Geometry E
B: Geometry A
C: Geometry C
D: Geometry B
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The first product released under the Geometry brand was the Geometry A.

58: In what year did Geely fully acquire The London Taxi Company?
A: 2011
B: 2012
C: 2013
D: 2014
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Geely fully acquired The London Taxi Company in 2013.

59: Which Geely plant specializes in producing the Galaxy L7?
A: Xiangtan plant
B: Baoji plant
C: Linhai plant
D: Hangzhou Bay DMA plant
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The Baoji plant specializes in producing the Galaxy L7.

60: As of 2024, where is Geely Auto’s headquarters located?
A: Beijing
B: Shanghai
C: Ningbo
D: Hong Kong
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Geely Auto’s headquarters is located in Hong Kong as of 2024.

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