• May 19, 2010
Geely Panda strutting its stuff – Click above to watch video after the jump

We hate to say this, but until now, we didn't realize it was physically possible to do a stoppie in a subcompact car. We thought launching a vehicle onto its front rollers was generally left to the two-wheeled crowd, but a new video of the Geely Panda has officially proven otherwise. The company has let loose a video of a fleet of the tiny cutesy hatchbacks being flogged in the best way possible. Want to see a Panda do donuts in reverse? No problem. How about cruise along on two wheels? You got it.

We have no idea what the text in between the shots of the cars suffering the kind of abuse that only stunt drivers can inflict and video of the assembly line says, but that's okay. We understand the cute-as-a-button Panda paw print, and, as you all know, hooning is a universal language. Besides, it makes us think of the old Isuzu I-Mark and various Saab stunt team exhibitions, and that can't be all bad. Hop the jump to see the mad skills for yourself. Thanks for the tip, JPHyundai!

[Source: Geely via YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess the car manufacturer is hoping consumers will not realize the car does not do those stunts on their own, but rather, only because of highly skilled and trained STUNT DRIVERS, who can perform the same maneuvers in other vehicles.

      FWIW - I also agree - extremely bad braking, if the back end of the car will come off the ground with extreme braking. That would not make it into the US.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow! Just what the world has been awaiting -- a worthy successor to the Yugo!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's the kind of stuff Hyundai used to the in the late 90's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This must be symbolic of a daily commute in Tokyo! Car also comes equipped with TWO ash trays!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow... I've never seen a car do a stoppie before.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the stunts were ok, the stunts performed for the Isuzu Gemini were definitely better http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3688185030664621355&q=isuzu%20gemini#
      • 4 Years Ago
      And then you slam into a telephone pole and disintegrate.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh puleez,

        Stop defending a company that puts out so much garbage.
        The chinese are notorious for making cheap unsafe immitations of EVERYTHING out there. Whether it is a toy or a car.
        The video I posted before is a 2 year old video from EuroNCAP.
        Full Video:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOJFDHJ5YO4
        Article:
        http://autonews.gasgoo.com/auto-news/5713/China-s-Geely-flunks-Russian-crash-test.html

        And don't even get me started on their cousins over at Chery:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Swzbt76wBM&feature=PlayList&p=08EC0640A2DBB96C&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=16

        Let me ask you this. Would you want someone in YOUR family driving one of these? I know I wouldn't.
        Not sure why the sudden all the praise for Geely that I see here on AB, but to me they are nothing but cheaply-made copies like 90% of everything that we see come from China.

        • 4 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves


        hey kid, stop hating and move on
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves: Cut the crap. That isn't EuroNCAP. EuroNCAP has NEVER tested a Chinese car. All their official tests are on their website:

        http://www.euroncap.com

        Find me a SINGLE Chinese car on that list. You can't, right? Because all these so-called "EuroNCAP" tests were made by organizations who have no accountability and dubious motivations. Let's not forget that their "cousin" Chery Amulet - that is really a previous gen SEAT Toledo made under license.

        I'll concede that they were unsafe cars, but in just 2-3 years they've made significant progress. Proof of that are the new Chinese car crash tests, which can be seen here:

        http://www.youtube.com/user/CAnalyst

        Their last one? A four-star from Australia's A-NCAP. Same rating as a Camry that got tested on the same batch.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves: Wow, nothing like picking on one of Geely's first cars. That's more ridiculous than picking on the F-150 as representative of current Ford cars' crashworthiness, since Ford had been making cars for a century prior to that test. Geely has been making cars PERIOD for 10 years.

        Try the Geely MK:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkMyx1a-PcM
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Analyst. I'll start praising chinese cars when they come up with something i'd generally buy which is 100% original.

      This "Panda" falls short i'm afraid, it might have 5 stars in China's crash tests at C-NCAP, but i don't trust it.

      C-NCAP was established in 1999, and since then, they have authorised the world's highest selling death traps to circulate on chinese and east european roads. And while Euro NCAP has yet to test a chinese car, ADAC a very well reputed german agency has had this pleasure, with frightful results. It's thanks to them that Geely and Chery were forced to re-think car safety.

      On top of that, it looks ugly, and the name is copied.

      FAIL.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "very well reputed german agency "

        ADAC and its machinations and shenanigans make me sick. They'll shoot down any non-German automaker by any means necessary. Nevermind that after the ADAC debacle, TUV a German agency that does vehicle type approval crashtested both cars tested by ADAC and found nothing wrong with them.

        I would probably call the North Korean propaganda department more "well reputed" than ADAC.

        C-NCAP has been publishing crash test results for 4 years. I've seen all 97 of these results and I've cross-checked them with one made by non-Chinese agencies when possible and they match.

        Uh... How's the name copied? It's shaped like a Panda. You can't trademark animal names.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ...and soon after the video, the cars were sent the scrap yards
        • 4 Years Ago
        nice vd, hope my gf's Toyota Yaris does the same thing lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      the out-takes would be more entertaining
      • 4 Years Ago
      It seems to me that this is just a sign of poor brake balancing by any ABS the car might have, electrical or mechanical. For instance, I doubt that any amount of brake and tire friction could get, say, a Honda Civic to perform a stoppie.

      Still fun looking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      well, what that probably means is that the engine in front of the wheels is, by far, the largest mass in the car.
      that doesn't make me think well about how much steel they used to actually make the rest of the car's frame...
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