• Apr 24, 2010
Geely Gleagle GS – Click above for high-res image gallery

The first time we saw something that could roughly be equated to a sport coupe from Geely was a few years ago at the Detroit Auto Show. That red car had some enormous panel gaps and dubious styling. My, how times change. The star of Geely's new midrange Gleagle brand (we're pretty sure it doesn't come across as oddly in Chinese as it does in English) was the GS coupe.

Similar in size to Scion Tc, the GS is powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged inline four producing 127 horsepower. It can be paired with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual clutch unit. If any Chinese automaker is going to make it to the U.S., Geely seems the most likely and its purchase of Volvo could even give it access to a sales network.



Photos by Sam Abuelsamid / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Except for the stupid name, this is a pretty impressive effort style-wise. The only other Asian-styled sports car I really care for is the Z. Don't care for the grill but I'm sure the youth market will love it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not bad looking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, check it out. It's a Scion TC with Suzuki Kazashi headlights and Jaguar XJ taillights. Not exactly what I'd call original. The grille, maybe, but they can keep that hideous thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it's not bad looking except that grill. I would say put something more boring on it then that hyper grill. The tail laps were ok but i like the details on them near the btm almost arty looking. change the front and they have a foot step wroth stepping on
      • 4 Years Ago
      The fact that no one can agree which car-or cars-this thing is supposedly "copying" should tell you something...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder if it's front or rear wheel drive. I like the idea of small displacement sports cars.
      SupaYoYoMan
      • 4 Years Ago
      that grille will haunt my dreams.. wish i had of been satisfied with the first pick
      • 4 Years Ago
      It has the face of a spider. Looks creepy!
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Geely Gleagle...

        The name sounds a bit...queery.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I know some don't like the grill but it is daringly different. I think it's quite nice. The whole design is quite nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That thing looks like Karl Malden reincarnated with that nose.... WTF!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Hmm, this isn't so ba- HOLY HELL WHAT IS UP WITH THAT GRILLE?"
        • 4 Years Ago
        It just wishes to eat your children then smash downtown Toyko! lol (swear it looks like a old monster movie face haha)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the grille just traumatized me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's supposed to. Apparently they wanted a super aggressive grille, somewhat reminiscent from ancient Chinese war masks. Or something like that.
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