• Apr 20, 2009
Great Wall Hover H3 - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Great Wall has taken the wraps off this chunky, funky urban toughster, the Hover M3 (sorry, BMW). Reportedly based on the Scion xB-aping Coolbear, the production-bound M3 adds some faux off-road capability to the former vehicle's boxy proportions.

Even if it lacks genuine rock-hopping ability, the upright result of the added cladding, big fender flares, and larger front light fixtures gives the H3 added spunk and originality. Looking a bit like a cartoonist's narrow-gauge Dodge Nitro, we might nix the big chrome wing badge on the front grille, but otherwise, we could almost see this car playing in the States. If nothing else, the M3 is markedly more original than the Coolbear, right?



[Source: Autoblog Simplified Chinese]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Its already 80% plastic. do you really need paint?

      I agree with 'looks like an Orlando in the front and hhr in the rear'
      • 5 Years Ago
      'here' that is!
      • 5 Years Ago
      How can you say it has 'originality; when in the next sentence you say it looks like a scaled down Dodge Nitro?

      The very idea of China having its own design ideas is about as brilliant a statement as saying we can fix the economy by printing more money.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like the supplier of the plastic cladding for the Aztek and 1st gen Avalanche finally found a new business partner.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it.

      It's not original, and some of the details (lights and grille) are iffy, but if Scion had made a crossover version of the original xB like this, I bet it would have sold well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      dude they totally ripped the design from the chevy groove...look at the headlamps/ hood to grille detail and tail lamps.... This thing is another Chinese knockoff!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's basically their Great Wall "Coolbear" xB/bB ripoff with different front/rear facias and plasticpalooza trim.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I smell a lawsuit coming...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ain't gonna happen. If they got away with the Coolbear (which was a direct ripoff), chances are nothing is going to happen with this one either.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You have no idea about China.............
      • 5 Years Ago
      Plastic is the new wood panelling.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, but this is another shameful chinese rip-off.. Try looking up "Mahindra Scorpio".. The design of this car is just a Xerox copy of that Indian SUV
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