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Great Wall CHC011 - Click above for a gallery of images

The tagline for Great Wall Motor Corporation of China is "Driving your colorful life!" Well, the makers of the Sailor, Safe, Sing, Socool, Deer, and Florid vehicles has another one in the pipeline, but this one is not so pithily named: the CHC011. It looks like it started off as a Mercedes CLS clone but then got lifted and slapped with bits left over from the new Star Trek movie. This one could also be a concept car since the side mirrors are little more than slivers of metal. If that's the case, look out for it at the Shanghai Auto Show. And we do mean, look out...



[Source: Sina via The Tycho]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anyone else see a Malibu roofline?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front and sides look very 'stretched-fiesta' to me. Like you put the fiesta in photoshop and stretched it out. The body creases ont he sides, the headlights, everything. The back is different though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's with the suspension lift? Is this AWD or off road capable? Still a few decades until they hit the bullseye on original design & aesthetics.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Okay Sektor, it's time, fess up, are you a propagandist from the People's Republic or what?

      Your apologizing for everything Chinese from blatant copying, patent infringement, the rape of Tibet, and the bad noodles I had the other night at my local Chinese food/donut shop are really rather jejune and predictable.

      Come on, you can tell me. Are you part of a plan to make everyone love China through the shear force of the Autoblog comments section?

      Are you the "Tokyo Rose" of our times, sitting somewhere in the deepest darkest parts of Hunan province typing away at your state supplied "Happy Joy for The Betterment of The Great WorkerMac" laptop?

      Have you been programmed by the State to be a "Manchurian" commentist?

      Is Angela Lansbury your mother?

      Tell me, I won't tell anyone.

      Really.

      I swear.
        • 6 Years Ago
        China doesn't have state issued ANYTHING anymore... They aren't a truly Communist country anymore.
        @The vegas douchebag
        think for yourself instead of quoting the American media. That sh!t has already brainwashed you enough.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ugh the comment system got wonky so only the first comment was supposed to post.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Your entire post about communist China's supposed wrongdoings may include a lot of things that are true, but that have almost nothing to do with the current administration in power there.
        The whole reason why they switched to capitalism was because Deng Xiaoping *did* repudiate Mao and more or less the entirety of communism. He actually came out and said that leftism had been more dangerous than rightism and capitalism were.
        And it wasn't just Deng, it was him and a lot of the people currently in power who managed to overthrow the idiots who had caused the millions of people to die of starvation, and caused the horrible cultural revolution with it's deaths and abuses and loss of culture and history. So the guys in power right now are the guys who kicked out the idiots who did half the things on your list.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thank you TEKD for a measured and sensible response. I still feel that China is a very , hmm, I don't want to use too harsh a perjorative, however, I think it is a Communist, repressive regime. I also feel that if we are going to trade with Communist China then we don't have a leg to stand on when we blockade a tiny country like Cuba for the same things. Different subject entirely, I know.

        I also think that Sektor is a blatant apologist and probably paid to make his ridiculous constant defenses of The Peoples Republic.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What are you talking about, Deng pretty much repudiated most of Mao's stuff, and quite a bit of communism itself. He worded it rather politely, and since Mao was still the founding father of the country they didn't outright trash him, but for all intents and purposes everyone in China knows that Mao messed up really bad. And while Mao caused millions to die and do plain awful stupid crap that ruined lives and culture and history, the modern government is comprised of the people who overthrew the idiots who did all that crap with Mao. If you knew anything about China you'd know that Deng and his allies (the people who now rule China) trashed leftism, and said that it was worse than capitalism and rightism-why do you think they embraced capitalism with such zeal? Deng basically flat out told everyone that communism wasn't working, even if he said it politely.

        A lot of the stuff with censorship and internet blocking is just plain idiotic, and largely the work of leaders who are like our congresspeople who think the internet is a series of tubes, etc. Old men who don't really get the modern world and think they can still control the flow of information (they can't, anybody with half a brain in China can get on a VPN, or a proxy, or tor, or a bazillion other ways of getting access to the entire internet).

        Most of the current abuses in China have nothing to do with the communist party and much more to do with corrupt local officials in China who want to live like little dictators. The number of d-bag local officials there is astounding, and in a country of that size if you rule a province you can be ruling as many people as there are in Japan or the US. That's why you see horrible abuses like the slave labor camps that some corrupt official and local mob bosses set up, that's why you see a lot of protesters being arrested locked up even though the communist government said it was OK to protest, etc. Think of it like in the United States with the battle between states' rights and federal powers-except in a much poorer developing country with local officials even more corrupt than Blagojevich.

        Blaming all of China for the idiocy of local corrupt politicians makes as much sense as using Blagojevich to represent the entire United States.

        BTW, while communist China used to repress Christians because of the stuff Marx wrote you're free to worship now. They don't actually repress Islam but their own problems with Islamic extremists mean that they've tried to control the mosques people can go to (for obvious reasons they don't want people to go to extremist terrorist mosques). Neither of which are quite the repression you make it sound like-nobody wants mosques training terrorists anywhere. And the Falun Gong thing you should just read about in detail yourself-there's plenty of non-Chinese people who have called it a cult as well. Cults are everywhere, why would you feel the need to believe that they couldn't possibly exist in China? Waco, TX looked like some pretty hardcore government repression if you ask me-other people can make crazy claims about the US if they wanted to too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      GOD

      DAYUM!

      Who let the mutated birds out?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is rather ghastly, and looks rather heavily inspired by the CLS from the side, but unlike other Great Wall vehicles, it's a sign that Great Wall is trying to do more now than just than graft together several existing designs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i cant say this is a coupe at all. the back is just too high. simply cutting a line from the front wheel arch to the boot also doesn't make it a coupe. there is too much headroom in the back.

        its a sedan.

        with ford's new headlights, a skoda grille, clearly it was the product of a failed abortion.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, I personally know the guy that designed the exterior of the CLS, and he openly told me that it was a jaguar when he did the first sketches of it. (the Jag design-language, look at Jag's pre-Callum sedans, like the S-type)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Noting that the CLS itself was heavily inspired by Jaguar styling.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't see it. If you're referring to the XF, the CLS came out first.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anybody else think the front end looks like the lovechild of the new Prius and a Mazda 3?
      • 6 Years Ago
      yes... just what i said! there is really no relation to any other car... you could also compare the new skoda superb with a roewe or everything else or the old lexus IS with the old mercedes c class...! so not only the chinese coy other brands
      • 6 Years Ago
      I´m starting to think that the chinese companies design their cars using real car pictures and Kai´s Power Goo....
      • 6 Years Ago
      wtf that back end is a little over board don't you think
      • 6 Years Ago
      Daring... but woof.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those mirrors would definitely add to the rear visibility.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Those are cameras.
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