• Apr 16, 2008
Pininfarina is making its voice heard designs seen in China, with 30-percent of the company's business now being done with the Asian nation. At this month's Beijing Motor Show, two Chinese automakers will reveal three models designed and, in some cases, engineered by the Italian firm. What's more, all of the cars are meant to be sold in the European market, as well.

Anhui Jianghuai will have two Pininfarina designed cars, a sedan code named A108 (pictured) and a five-door hatch code named A107. They are meant to hit European markets in late 2009. Brilliance, which is BMW's Chinese partner, will be showing off the BS4 station wagon. It will head to Europe with the re-engineered BS6 sedan.

Though they won't be unveiling new cars, Pininfarina's other Chinese clients include Chery, Changfeng, and Hafei, who together have at least seven cars penned by Ferrari's favorite design house.

[Source: Auto News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      i'd say the latest gen Neon+Cobalt mixed together, its Bob Lutz dream!
      • 6 Years Ago
      No way... if you read the news, the way things are going, Chinese factories will be outsourcing their production to the US to save money building the cars their US-educated engineers design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      In the not-too-distant future, there will be cars designed and engineered in the US, and built in US managed factories located in China. These cars will take over the lower and middle market in the US.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but what does Ferrari see in them?

      Oh...wait a minute. The Quattroporte was designed by Pininfarina, wasn't it?
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...thats not exactly saying much. Maserati's are awesome machines, but the Quattroporte is simply hideous from any angle
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'll admit the Quattroporte is...unusual. But, the GranTurismo is gorgeous from any angle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      anyone say this looks like a late 90's cavalier ?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not at all, looks like a Jetta if anything.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't do much for me.
      Most of the Geely concepts look a lot more interesting than this invisibly blah design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      personally i think it looks like the current hyundai elantra
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like Proton Persona with nose jobs to me...
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like proton persona to me..
      • 6 Years Ago
      US Focus+Cobalt
      • 6 Years Ago
      it looks like a cobalt. very similar shape.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My first thoughts also
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