It'll have a lithium-powered hybrid system and other upgrades.
Crossovers for U.S. shifted from China; quarterly profit up 29 percent.
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish carmaker, Manager Magazin said, raising the possibility of increased cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and China's Geely.
Last year, Chinese carmaker Geely upped its stake in Lotus to a majority, recently investing more money into the British brand. Now, talking with Automotive News, CEO Jean-Marc Gales says Geely has approved three new models: two sports cars and the third an SUV.
The range extender hybrid should enter production this year.
"No current car industry player is likely to win this battle against the invaders from outside without friends... One has to adapt a new way of thinking in terms of sharing and combining strength. My investment in Daimler reflects this vision," Li said.
Here's what's next as Geely looks to Volvo trucks, reportedly buys a stake in Daimler.
The all-new metal would be the brand's first since 2009.
Geely's expertise in the Chinese market and skills in developing electric and autonomous vehicles should help the truckmaker to expand.
"We have in the Western world an outrageous arrogance. We think we're ahead. It's going to change."
South Carolina plant will add another 2,500 workers to the 2,000 already being recruited.
But Geely says it could be a good move for other brands.