Chang'an E301 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Chinese automaker Chang'An arrived at the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show with this concept in hand: the E301 crossover. The Citroen-ish concept appears to eschew practicality for gratuitously outlandish design elements. For instance, the roofline extends to the back of the concept on one side only, leaving the other side with just a curved rear window. Giant wheels, upper and lower windows and gullwing doors suggest to us that the E301 will come and go as a concept only. Its fictional powertrain is apparently hybrid, at least according to the English writing on the rear of the concept that brands the vehicle as a "Fun Hybrid Concept". Still, if you want to know what Chinese designers do when there are no contraints, check out the E301 Concept in the gallery below.


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[Source: Autoblog Chinese]