• Apr 11th 2009 at 2:12PM
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Roewe N1 concept - Click for an image gallery

Back in 2004, Chinese firm Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) purchased the rights to assemble the Rover 25 and 75 from British automaker MG. Since then, SAIC has been content to offer a few vehicles that closely resemble the old Rover designs under the Roewe brand name. If the new Roewe N1 sedan concept is anything to go by, it looks as if the Chinese automaker is finally ready to branch out with something a bit more modern.

So far, all we have are renderings of the sleek new sedan, but the real thing is expected to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show next week. We look forward to finding out whether the Jaguar XF-esque sedan's coupe-like profile is retained when the N1 makes its official entrance in the metal. Stay tuned.

[Source: China Car Times]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      He's not Korean. He is something else pretending to be Korean. Too coward to show his real nationality, because his country sucks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the front looks similar to KIA VG Concept

      overall shape is pretty decent, I think :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      I honestly believe that all car design artist should be shot, since apparently they are all behavioural clones. Need some new blood, damn.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, a sketch. Stop the presses, there's so much we can glean from it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I find this sketch far more discussion-worthy than the SEAT one below it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice. You're a peach.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love how every car company draws a Lamborghini Estoque mixed with a Karma, but ends up producing Acuras and Lexus'.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Nice. You're a peach." @ Dana
      • 6 Years Ago
      As we all learned as children, stereotyping is valid and verifiable.

      In fact, they are such good references that they stand the test of time (greater than 2 centuries) and are genuinely quote-worthy.

      P.S. Youtube videos depict truth and reality without prejudice or bias. Always.

      In other news, the price of an internet troll's opinion inflated ten-fold.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Firstly, the only reason I'm even responding to you is that I don't tolerate personal attacks. Name-calling is usually not the way to win an argument. Clearly Taiwan respects copyright law -- or Huang Jer-Sheng would not be in jail. It is mainland China, not Taiwan, where it's easier to get away with openly producing, advertising, and distributing pirated goods.

      Secondly, your credibility vanishes every time you refer to the Chinese as cunning, inferior, or lowly (and you necessarily do this every time you say "Chinese"). From your post history, it's evident you have an axe to grind, as the entire page is filled with racially charged rants you've made against the Chinese on Autoblog and Engadget.

      I'm amazed you haven't been banned yet, you're a disgrace to Koreans everywhere.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice job quoting a broad generalization from 2 centuries ago.

      If you're going to use a few musical examples as analogy for the wrongdoings of one corporation, might I point out that China has a huge amount of perfectly original, commercially successful music. The fact your video (irrelevant to the topic) accuses Taiwan (which respects copyright law) of copyright violation is evidence more of ethnic bias against the Chinese than anything else. Same can be said for your own comment, really.

      Also, 2 cents is $0.02, not $0.2.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chinese will figure it out soon. Money + design = success

        • 6 Years Ago

        That's because SAIC is government owned.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ wolverinejoe80

        > Chinese will figure it out soon.

        Not really, becasue SsangYong's Korean executive spoke of SAIC management team headed by SAIC's vice chairman running SsangYong as slow-responding and highly bearaucratic, also feels like talking to Chinese communist party officials. Totally unfit to survie in today's fast changing world.
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