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Friday, August 05, 2016

Another day, another Chinese copy..



 This time, they copied some of the "almost 4 year old" VW Crossblue Concept.
(They probably figured people had waited long enough for the real thing.
And they would do a great service to the world by finally building one.)

It actually looks like a cross between the new Tiguan and the Crossblue concept.
And of course, it also looks like a cheap version of both..

This one is called the "Zotye Damai X7"
Notice that beautiful "Damai" logo on the grille. An especially classy touch.

Here is the actual Crossblue concept.


And here is the new Tiguan. The one we are still waiting for in the US.
So I'd say the Chinese clone is about 80% Tiguan, 20% Crossblue.

Whatever it looks like, I am still amazed how they are able year after year to copy western designs.
It's like a long running joke....

Sunday, April 24, 2016

"All new" Chinese Citroen C6




I guess this is the most Chinese Citroen ever.
Which is of course, not a good thing. If fact, quite terrible...

It is quite blasphemous. The last C6 was one of the most modern scan ever. While this should, at best, be a boring VW sedan.

I guess the Chinese market is super conservative and there is no room for anything fun.
I mean look at that interior. Not 100% ugly, but nothing that should be labeled as  Citroen.





Basically, this "C6" is based on a Chinese sedan from DongFen called the A9.
Which, itself, is based on the Citroen C5.
So, nothing all new.
And look, the DongFen version does look like a VW!

Let's hope this C6 is never sold outside of China...

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, coming soon. From China

That's right..

GM has announced that, while the regular versions of the CT6 will be built in the US, the Plug-In Hybrid version will be exclusively built in China.
Even the ones sold in the US.

Pretty amazing, and I must say, sad. Cadillac is pretty much the most American of brands.
After the Buick Envision, GM is now getting ready to sell us Chinese made Cadillacs.
(They have already said that most Buicks won't be coming from the US within a few short years)

I guess, in a little while, it won't actually matter where things come from. We are already there with electronics where no one cars if every single one of them comes from China regardless of the brand.
So maybe there is nothing we can do about this.

I just feel sorry for the Cadillac workers. Who I am sure were pretty proud of putting together cars for such a legendary brand.
And also sad for GM. who doesn't seem to care.
But again, who really cares anymore...

On another note, I really don't think the CT6 in general will have much of an impact. I sat in the Plug in version, and, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, the interior is shockingly crappy.
Not only worse than any of the competition, but worse than existing Cadillac models like the CTS or XTS.

Not a good trend...

Monday, June 29, 2015

2016 Audi A4: Why???


Yes, why.

Why bother redesigning a car to make it look exactly the same?
Why not just "improve" the current one?
Why ruining the interior?
Why a 1996 design for a 2016 model?

I understand the "classic", "understated" excuses. But understated doesn't mean you copy the same design over and over.
This becomes one of these generic cars you used to see in architectural illustrations.
And the interior is far from understated. With bits, lines, dials everywhere. It's just clumsy.

Why???

(The yellow car is the "all new one")