• Apr 18, 2009

Great Wall Hover H7 - Click above for an image gallery

As expected, Chinese automaker Great Wall is using the Shanghai Motor Show to introduce the world to its latest CUV concept, the Hover H7. For years, we've been asking Chinese automakers for unique designs. Today, we take it all back. This is one seriously odd and disjointed-looking concept vehicle.

Up front is a grille that looks like it wants to be Audi-esque, though it's not nearly as successful in execution. Above that gaping maw is some sort of chrome mustache that sits below an air intake that reminds us of a bottom-feeding fish, and that's not good. Stranger yet are the front and rear doors, which feature reverse Nike-swoosh transparent panels bisected by a strong character line that seems to fall off a cliff three-quarters into the rear doors.

Also, be sure to note the side mirrors that have such little surface area that they can't possibly serve a useful purpose. On the positive side, we don't mind the Euro Ford-lookalike alloy wheels. Check out all the gory details in our gallery below. Or, ya know... you could do yourself a favor and skip it, just this once.




[Source: Thetycho.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Honda HR-V.

      I win.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Grill awful.

      Headlights good.

      Rearquarter window. BMW. X
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey, BMW called, they want their wheels back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      probably a deathtrap
      • 5 Years Ago
      Memo to Chinese car manufacturers: Just don't do anything like this. It's visual assault!
      • 5 Years Ago
      the u-turn sidewindow reminds me of the Hyundai QarmaQ concept
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please don't desecrate the QarmaQ by comparing it with this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you close your eyes it looks great!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This belongs in an uppity modern art museum, not a production line
      • 5 Years Ago
      clever, they removed the BMW badge from the rims^^
      • 5 Years Ago
      You now understand why they copy everything...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Needs more chrome on the side.
      • 5 Years Ago
      *Hank Hill "bwaaah" noise*
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isnt it strange that all "spy shots" of Great Wall vehicles seem to be taken at the same place...
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