Geely LC

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Geely LC
Geely lc 2011.jpg
Also calledGleagle Panda[1]
Geely Panda[2]
Gleagle GX2
Geely-Gleagle Panda[3]
Tobe M'Car (Taiwan)
Kandi Panda EV
Micro Panda (Sri Lanka)
AssemblyNingbo, Zhejiang, China
Montevideo, Uruguay (Nordex)[4]
Body and chassis
ClassCity car
Body style5-door hatchback
RelatedTobe M'car[5]
Engine1.0 L JL3G10A I3 (petrol)[6]
1.3 L MR479Q I4 (petrol)[7]
1.5 L MR479A I4 (petrol)[6]
Transmission5-speed manual[6]
4-speed automatic[6]
Wheelbase2,340 mm (92.1 in)[8]
Length3,598 mm (141.7 in)[8]
Width1,630 mm (64.2 in)[8]
Height1,465 mm (57.7 in)[8]
Curb weight937–985 kg (2,066–2,172 lb)[8]
SuccessorGeely Yuanjing X1
Geely LC Cross
2011 Geely LC (New Zealand)
The Gleagle Panda's panda-paw tail-lamps[9] can be clearly seen in this view
Geely-Kandi Panda EV charging at an autoshow

The Geely LC, sold in its home market as the Geely Panda[10] or the Gleagle Panda, is a city car produced by the Chinese manufacturer Geely from November 2008 to 2016. In 2010 the LC scored 45.3 in C-NCAP crash tests,[2] making it China's first[2] locally researched and developed compact car to be awarded a 5-star rating,[11] and it is subsequently the safest Chinese hatchback[2] as of 2011.[12] The LC was able to achieve the above despite a development process that relied more on computer simulations than actual crash tests.[9] In 2017, The Panda was replaced by a facelifted version of the car known as the Geely Yuanjing X1.

Online sale[edit]

As of 22 December 2010,[13] popular Chinese e-commerce retailer Taobao Mall sells the LC online[14] although buyers must put down a 288 yuan deposit and visit a local dealership for a test drive prior to purchase.[1] The LCs on offer are not delivered to your door[15] and may differ from those available through more-traditional retail channels.[16]

First day online sales totalled near 500.[17]


The LC's styling has been recognized for its exceptional exterior,[18] which manufacturer Geely says is "bionic"[2] and resembles a panda[18] but that some criticize for resembling the Toyota Aygo,[19] instead. Geely outsourced the design of the LC's exterior to another Chinese firm, CH-Auto.[9]

Geely LC 1.5[edit]

Engine specifications – 1.5L

Specification Description
Cylinders 4
Displacement 1498 cm3
Power 70 KW @ 5500 RPM / 94 HP @ 5500 RPM / 94 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque 94.4 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM/128 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel Gasoline
Top speed 111.8 mph OR 180 km/h
Tire size 165/60 R14

Overseas sale[edit]

While the car is sold in overseas markets, its name and the brand name it is sold under may change.


The LC was only sells in Brunei since 2013 (1 year sold), only with 5-speed manual transmission and 4 colours available.


The LC is sold in Indonesia as a Geely Panda.[20]

New Zealand[edit]

The LC is sold in New Zealand as a Geely LC Hatch.[21]

Sri Lanka[edit]

A local company, Micro Cars, offers the LC in Sri Lanka.[22] It is domestically assembled from complete knock down kits.


The LC is sold in Egypt.[23]


A rebadged, redesigned LC called the Tobe M’Car is sold in Taiwan by Yulon Motors,[24] which may also assemble it. The M'car uses the same body and interior as the LC but features improved performance[5] and locally designed components.[25]


In Cuba, the LC is commonly used as a rental vehicle but also sold to private owners as a Geely Panda.[26]


The LC is sold in Argentina since 2016.[27]


  1. ^ a b China's Geely opens online car store on Taobao, Mon Dec 6, 2010 4:43am EST
  2. ^ a b c d e "Five Star in Collision Test: Geely Panda Appraised as the safest Minicar in China". Geely International. 2010-01-09. Archived from the original on 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  3. ^ Geely Gleagle Panda (Geely LC)
  4. ^ "Geely unveils GC2 in Uruguay". ChinaAutoWeb. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Tobe M'car Make a Splash in Taibei". Geely International. 2010-01-12. Archived from the original on 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  6. ^ a b c d
  7. ^ "THE ALL NEW LC HATCHBACK". Geely New Zealand. Archived from the original on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  8. ^ a b c d e
  9. ^ a b c Shirouzu, Norihiko (Sep 18, 2012). "Special Report: China's car makers cut corners to success". Thompson Reuters. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  10. ^ Geely LC (Panda) Review 2010-4-12
  11. ^ US Geely's growth: Appliances to autos in 13 years, 2010-05-04
  12. ^ Auto Special: Safety test proves Geely has the right path to improved performance and competitiveness, 2011-01-14
  13. ^ Geely opens first online store, December 07, 2010
  14. ^ China's Geely now selling cars online, 2010-12-07
  15. ^ Geely nets online store, 2010-12-08
  16. ^ China's Geely eyes online car sales Archived 2011-03-02 at the Wayback Machine, September 12, 2010
  17. ^ Geely's selling cars online starts with a victory, December 24, 2010
  18. ^ a b Golden Award for Geely Panda Design Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine Geely Official site, late 2008
  19. ^
  20. ^ Out Products: Panda; Gallery Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine Gelly Indonesia Official Site
  21. ^ Geely New Zealand LC Hatch ; Gallery Archived 2011-01-01 at the Wayback Machine Geely New Zealand Official Site
  22. ^ Handing over 1st Batch of PANDAs to customers Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine, Saturday, 28th February, 2011
  23. ^ "LC". Geely Egypt. 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  24. ^ Yulon's Tobe car unable to drive in reverse, Saturday, August 7, 2010 1:45 am TWN
  25. ^ Yulon introduces new Tobe brand vehicle, Wed, Nov 18, 2009
  26. ^ "Cuba Car Rental | Introduction of new cut price Geely Panda". Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  27. ^ Geely Argentina

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