-2.1 C
New York City
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Home Around-the-World Geely Automobile to Acquire 34.02% of the Shares of Renault Korea Motors 

Geely Automobile to Acquire 34.02% of the Shares of Renault Korea Motors 

China’s largest privately-owned automotive group, Geely Automobile Holdings and Renault Korea Motors have entered into a share subscription and a joint venture agreement.

As contained in a media statement released on Thursday, the latest development was subsequent to a framework agreement signed in January 2022 between Renault Group and Geely Holding Group.

“On completion,” in explained,  “Geely Automobile Holdings (0175.hk) via its subsidiary, Centurion Industries Limited, will hold 34.02% of the total issued share capital of Renault Korea Motors (RKM).

“Renault Group remains the majority shareholder in RKM and will continue to fully consolidate the entity.”

In January 2022, Geely Auto parent company, Geely Holding Group and Renault Group jointly announced a new collaboration dedicated to bringing an all-new vehicle lineup of fuel-efficient Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) models to the South Korean market as well as exploring overseas sales.

The new vehicles will be produced at the current Renault Korea Motors facility in Busan, South Korea, with volume production forecast to begin in 2024.

It stated further:“The new products will utilize Geely Holding Group’ world-class Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), developed by Geely Holding Group’s R&D centre in Sweden, as well as taking advantage of the Geely Holding Group’s advanced hybrid powertrain technologies.

“Renault and RKM will contribute their cutting-edge technologies, expertise in design and customer experience, to exceed the local market expectations.

“The new product range will be sold through the existing RKM sales and aftersales network. RKM after sales have been ranked the first for six consecutive years until 2021 in the domestic automotive consumer survey of Consumer Insight.”

This capital increase reflects strong confidence by Geely Holding Group and Renault Group in the South Korean market strong potential which will further enhance Renault Group’s’Renaulution plan’.

“Both companies are fully committed to Renault Korea Motors by introducing new product portfolios that will lead to greater market share in the South Korean domestic market whilst exploring export market opportunities,” it added.

©Copyright MOTORING WORLD INTERNATIONAL.All rights reserved. Materials, photographs, illustrations and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior written permission from Motoring World International


Most Popular

NAJA Releases 2023 Auto Award Nominees, as Suzuki, Honda, Changan Justle for Car of the year Crown

Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) has revealed nominees for its 2023 Nigeria Auto Awards. The grand award event is scheduled for December 14 at the...

4th Nigeria Auto Guide Now in Circulation

The 2024/25 edition of the Nigeria Auto Guide has been released and now in circulation, editors of the book have announced. It is the fourth...

Race for 2023 NAJA Auto Awards Kicks Off, Event Holds Dec 14

The Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) has slated its annual Auto Industry awards for Thursday, December 14 at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island,...

Coscharis Motors Unveils 2023 Ford Territory in Nigeria

ROTIMI ASHER Coscharis Motors Plc, one of the leading companies in the Nigerian automotive sector, has launched the all-new Ford territory into the nation’s market. Unveiled...