• Apr 20, 2009
Geely GT "Tiger" Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Geely GT Concept stole the show at last year's Beijing Auto Show, mostly because it stood out as one of the few Chinese designs that wasn't a Xerox copy of something sold elsewhere in the world. Geely designers walked out on a limb with their pens and created a truly unique shape with interesting details, and regardless what you think of the result, at the very least it drew praise for being an original Chinese design.

As we reported earlier, Geely has brought the GT Concept back for this year's Shanghai Auto Show, this time with a complete working interior and butterfly doors (the original was just a shell). This suggests that the car is slowly marching towards production as the Chinese automaker works out engineering issues and again judges the reaction it receives at this year's show. Should the GT reach Chinese showrooms, it will likely be called the Tiger (its current name actually stands for "Geely Tiger"). The question now is whether or not Geely will give its unique coupe some claws.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Ever wondered what a deformed Mazda3 would look like with a Commodore's dash? Me neither.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They designed an original exterior then carbon copied the exact dashboard from a CTS.
        • 5 Years Ago
        its Don(na) King promoting a Buick
        • 5 Years Ago
        @soul shinobi
        Are you blind? How does this look in the least bit like a Solstice. Seriously, you might as well claim it looks like an Audi if you think all cars with a break in the front fascia look alike.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Original exterior? It *screams* Pontiac Solstice to me; I do a double take every single time I look at it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I can see alot of Insignia in that interior!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another interior copy? What is going?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The exterior might not be as original as you think: I see some pretty strong Alfa 8C lines there as well. Think Alfa Romeo exterior with gullwing doors and a Caddy dashboard. Originality doesn't seem to be the Chinese's strong suit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And people were angry last time I said that it very much look likes a GM interior. But honestly it looks nice... I must say.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BTW, if nothing else, that glowing Tiger logo makes me want to sing the thunder cats theme.
      Thunder...thunder...thunder...THUNDERCATS HOOOOOOO!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The front end looks like it's a squawking bird but besides that it's not bad looking.

      Honestly it's an automobile, there is only so much originality you can get without looking ridiculous in contemporary times. This is even more true with interiors. That said the interior looks almost exactly like a red cts one. Even the badge is reminiscent of the Cadillac crest.
        • 5 Years Ago
        To me the frontend looks like a tarantula... errgh...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It kinda looks like a Chinese dragon! Wait where are the flames?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oddly enough the car is an evolution of the 2005 CD (Chinese Dragon) concept.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a GM dash/IP. They probably just ripped one out of a Buick and slapped it in.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, this appears to be a custom body on top of a Daewoo Lacetti Premier. The dashboard is indeed from Lacetti.
      • 5 Years Ago
      +1 to JW.

      I see a LOT of GM in the interior...
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's hard not to look at the front end (and even Toyota and Honda) of some of today's imports and see obvious anime design inspiration. This design looks like tentacles will shoot out from the sides and start flailing about while the front grill will open it's mouth and start shooting fireballs...
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