• Apr 21st 2008 at 12:32PM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the Geely CE

Ok, the Geely car parade at Beijing is officially in full swing. One of the good-looking renderings we posted during the runup to the show was of the CE concept, a small hatchback that looked like it could just as easily be an Acura that's slumming in the entry-level class. In the metal, it looks pretty much exactly like the rendering -- a well-styled little Acura 5-door hatch. Only that's the Geely badge on that shield-shaped grille. It It is better-looking than any of Geely's current market offerings, and that's about all there is to say, because we have neither interior shots nor technical details to flesh things out any further. As such, we'll treat it as a styling exercise that's likely got Honda/Acura designers grumbling under their breath, and Chinese showgoers and (potential car-buyers) nodding approvingly.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I actually like this one. It has a lot of interesting details that actually look good instead of odd. I think it is an original and nicely done design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a baby WRX.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Inflated TSX, I like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      In my time, i've seen how Japanese cars were rubbished (we're talking about the late 60's and early 70's), followed by the Koreans, and now the Chinese. But the speed at which they are cranking out new and fairly-stylish cars (this is heaps better than the first 10-15 years of Korean designs) is unprecedented - if they can still sell them cheap (as well as being at least averagely safe and dependable), i could see a future filled with Chinese cars.

      Here in Singapore, Geely is one of the top 10 makes already (Chinese cars are the cheapest in the market), but it's telling that taxi companies won't use them. At least they don't scar the landscape like the Daihatsu Materia (Scion Xb to you).
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have to say the design of the latest crop of Chinese cars is shockingly not bad. Compared to the stuff we saw 2 years ago these designs are light years ahead. They must be using more foreign design firms. These concepts are very well resolved, and much less cartoonish.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I wouldn't say they are "shockingly not bad" but they certainly are "shockingly original" given their previous rip-offs...
      • 7 Years Ago
      for those of you so critical about the chinese cars, well, like one of the comments said, compared to 2 years ago it's really a huge leap in such a short period of time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Geely really made a "Bold Move" with this one.

      Get it? Bold Move. Hint, their current slogan would not of worked for this terrible pun.
      • 7 Years Ago
      at least the door handles are on the body line unlike the Mazda 2.
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