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With gloved white fingers pointing in their direction, Geely Automobile is in full denial of British accusations. The independent Chinese automaker, which rolled out its luxurious GE model bearing more than slight resemblance to the Rolls-Royce Phantom at the Shanghai Motor Show, seems rather unconcerned. "As it were, they are actually different ... people may feel they are the same at the first glance, but the details are certainly different," Geely spokeswoman Zhang Xiaoshu told AFP.

Keep telling that to the good blokes at Rolls-Royce who are considering legal action against Geely. To most observers in the industry, the production-bound Chinese GE concept clearly borrows the Rolls signature grill, down-sloping rear deck, and the Flying Lady mascot. Unlike the Phantom, the Chinese variant is set to hit the market at a sliver of the cost of the exclusive Rolls. While imitation is often considered the most sincere form of flattery, the British evidently aren't cracking so much as a smile.



[Source: Drive]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This is why we should BANNED Chinesse Import completely
        • 6 Years Ago
        You want, but you can't
      • 6 Years Ago
      That back seat makes me sad. I guess it's for one very lonely rich guy. Let him have his Geely Gee [lol] if he wants one. That's what I say.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Geely reportedly denies copying Rolls-Royce........ but admits copying Lada Zhiguli (based on licensed Fiat 124)

      http://k53.pbase.com/v3/93/329493/1/46566084.moscowjul05118.JPG
      • 6 Years Ago
      Of course they are different. One it the original and another one is a Chinese knock-off.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Because, you know, China's car designs are so original..
        • 6 Years Ago
        HA! i really did get a good laugh out of this one....kind of reminds me of kim jong ill golfing his first time...he scored like 4 or 5 holes in one....seriously, they reported it in on state television. :) hehehehe!
      • 6 Years Ago
      hey, it's got only 1 seat at the back!
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's for the Queen.
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see a lot of Bentley Arnage in that roof line from that angle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To borrow the phrase du jour: it's not copying, it's an Enhanced Reproduction Technique.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Stupid fraking Chinese. They always want to copy us, and when they do...they deny any copies.


      dumb f***s.
        • 6 Years Ago
        God China sucks... I have never seen so much disregard for intelectual property as they do - those friggin throwbacks have no shame at all. Filthy bunch of thieves
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's Rolls going on about, that looks nooooothing like a Phantom!
        • 6 Years Ago
        E X A C T L Y
        • 6 Years Ago
        I thought about putting a [/sarcasm] tag on that but decided not to because I thought it was absurd enough to hint at its sarcastic tones. This car is too blatantly obvious this has direct design cues from the Phantom. Any person who knows even a little about cars would know.
        • 6 Years Ago
        *It is too blatantly obvious this has direct design cues from the Phantom.

        We reaaally need an edit button in the comment system.
      • 6 Years Ago
      while this certainly isn't the worst or most blatant knockoff from Geely or any other chinese car company, I applaud BMW and its subsidiaries for not taking s**t from anyone... even if they usually don't win their cases.

      I don't know how the Chinese companies win their cases but IMO persistence is key. After numerous lawsuits I'm sure that even if they win, they would avoid the cost of lawsuits by at least not copying BMW
      • 6 Years Ago
      IMO, I see more 300C in this car than I do Rolls Royce.
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