For once a Chinese automaker
has built a new car
that isn't a clone of something from another company and isn't hideously ugly. The Chery S16 first appeared as a concept at the 2005 Shanghai Motor Show
and now appears headed toward production. What appears to be production unit remains pretty faithful to the concept. The design isn't bad for a small car although a few elements do draw on other cars. The C-pillar looks like the D-pillar area of the Chevy Equinox
while the lights front and rear borrow from the VW Beetle
. Unfortunately, while Chery does appear to have made progress in design, they still seem to have a long way to go when it comes to actually bolting all the parts together. So far there is no indication of what kind of drive-train the S16 will have or if it will be exported.
[Source: The Hollywood Extra]