• Jan 15, 2008

Click above for mini gallery of high-res hilarity


Sister site AB Green did a post on the Tang Hua clan yesterday, but we had to get in on the fun, too. A trio of bright yellow Dr. Suess-mobiles are being displayed by the Chinese company in the basement of COBO. As you might imagine, Chinese cars don't necessarily get that much respect here in Detroit, but when they look like these three Disneyland rejects, showgoers can't help but smile. Or laugh. And they don't even have the decency to run on dead dino juice, so that just makes them even more comical here in Motor City. Each of these three "neighborhood electric vehicles" has its own charms, but we tend to like the amphibious one above the best. And what better customer to espouse your product than the "Renowned environmentalists - President Bush..."

[Source: AutoblogGreen]



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 20 Comments
      • 7 Years Ago
      We all live in our yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yep. Put a BMW badge on it and I will buy it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I saw this on Autoblog mobile on the way home, I couldn't wait to get home to see the full gallery.

      Maybe they can sell a few of these to the Oscar Meyer folks ;-)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great... Apparently they're ripping off the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile now too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Apparently the Chinese have been tracking the buying habits of Spongebob Squarepants closely.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How do you say phallic in chinese?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do y'all remember Richard Scarry? These cars look just like the cars in his books.

      If people bought the New Beetle, then there's a market for these. If you're going for bargain-basement, might as well make it cheery and cute.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's the Dandy Lion SX!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just lost my lunch!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now we are getting serious about meeting the 35 mpg CAFE standard that Congress is so excited about. They just need to substitute a Honda 125cc bike engine for the goofy electric technology and mandate yellow as the only color available. That will give the U.S. highways a bright and cheerful appearance for all to enjoy as they putt-putt-putt along.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the tele-a-tuby mobile?
      • 7 Years Ago
      ..And also 2007 GM sold 1.000.000 cars in China. Do you know the price over there are much expensive than here. All the money GM earned from there to feed U.S market..Think about it. so funny..really!
    • Load More Comments