Geely’s EV brand Zeekr performed well in the first quarter of 2024. (Photo by Tomoko Wakasugi)

TOKYO — Zhejiang Geely Holding Group sold 730,000 vehicles in the January-March period to become the first Chinese carmaker to break into the global top 10 in auto sales for the quarter.

The Geely group, which had placed 12th in the first quarter of 2023, passed Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Group and BMW to come in 10th with sales volume climbing 27% on the year.

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