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Geely Drops Five New Models and One Concept Car at Shanghai Auto Show 2011

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This past week saw many new production and concept cars making their world premiere at the increasingly important from a global point view, Shanghai Auto 2011. One of the most prominent brands of the show is Geely Auto, the Chinese automaker and owner of Volvo Cars, which displayed 37 vehicles along with its latest R&D achievements.

Headlining the Chinese automaker’s presence at the show is a hybrid concept vehicle called the McCAR and five new models that the company says will soon enter production and include the Gleagle GC6, Gleagle GX6, Gleagle GS-CC Coupe, Emgrand EC6-RV and Englon SC7-RV. Head over the jump for more details and photos.

Geely McCAR


We’re not sure how Geely came up with its name, but the McCAR is a concept study for a sub-compact model with enough space to pack a small foldable electric scooter behind the rear hatch. The urban commuter is designed to be equipped with either a gasoline-electric hybrid or a fully electric powertrain with a 12kW battery, good enough for a driving range of around 150 kilometers or 93 miles.


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Gleagle GC6


The GC6 is an affordable compact-size family sedan with a wheelbase of 2,600mm [168.9-in.] that measures 4,470mm in length [176-in.], 1,730mm in width [68.1-in.], and 1,500mm in height [59.0-in.]. Geely says the four-door model is designed to compete against cars like the new Nissan Sunny, which will be sold as the 2012 Nissan Versa in the States.


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Gleagle GX6


One of Geely’s most interesting proposals is the GX6 small crossover that features a very Kia-like interior design. The GX6 has a 2461mm long wheelbase, and measures 4,120mm long, 1,755mm wide, and 1,600mm tall. The company said the crossover model can be equipped with the firm’s 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated or 1.3-liter turbocharged engines combined with either automatic or manual transmissions.


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Gleagle GS-CC


At the Shanghai Show, Geely launched a coupe-convertible version of its GS Cabrio, called the GS-CC. The two-door model features a two-piece electrically folding hardtop that stows away in the trunk at a push of a button. It is based on the same platform architecture as the GX6 crossover sharing the same 1.5-liter and 1.3-liter Turbo powerplants.


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Emgrand EC6-RV


The Emgrand EC6-RV is small hatchback model with a design that appears to have been influenced by one or more cars from Mini’s lineup. The five-door hatch measures 3,845mm long, 1,763mm wide, and 1,430mm tall, with power coming from either a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated four, or a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine with a manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.


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Englon SC7-RV



Being a part owner of Manganese Bronze, the maker of the famous London Black Taxis, Geely thought it would be a good idea to introduce a local version inspired (but not based on) by the original model. The SC7-RV's styling is an odd mix of classic and modern lines with the car measuring 4,390mm in length, 1,820mm in width, and 1,555mm in height. Power comes from a variety of gasoline and diesel engines matted to either manual or automatic gearboxes.


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21 Comments:

Anonymous said... »April 23, 2011

Dropped is correct. These turds look like they've been bobbing around in the sewer pond for some time now. They don't even make an ugly-stick to achieve this level of high-ugly.

Anonymous said... »April 23, 2011

Glee + eagle? = gleagle?

Anonymous said... »April 23, 2011

the last one looks like the bentley mulsane :D

Anonymous said... »April 23, 2011

Global + Eagle. At least that's what they think.

Anonymous said... »April 23, 2011

do they have to copy everything they see.
and bad copies at that...

Anonymous said... »April 23, 2011

I think the red one and blue mini copy look pretty nice

Anonymous said... »April 23, 2011

omg i hate to admit this but im starting to enjoy watching these crapcars

Anonymous said... »April 23, 2011

I have never laughed at a car before.

JW said... »April 24, 2011

The GC6 looks like it's ready to compete with small CUVs (at least in that one photo). It actually doesn't look too bad, except for that awful high ride height. A lot of cars are sitting up high, but that's another post. The EC6-RV looks okay-ish too, but it is clearly copied from MINI and Hyundai.

Anonymous said... »April 24, 2011

"Gleagle" is a newly invented corporate word, wonderfully appropriate for these models, created by those whose English is just not quite up to normal Alabama hill country standards. It's a combination of "beagle" (because these tin cans are real dogs) and the first sound you make when you start to vomit.

Anonymous said... »April 24, 2011

I must say I'm impressed! As much as I expected nothing good from China for the next 10 years, these designs are genuinely good!

They are all decently original, good looking, modern and I would not be ashamed of driving some of these. Great job Geely, it took much longer time forKoreans to come to such point in brand identity!
I really like the McCAR, EC6RV(hey itis a design that can compete with Minis and Citroens!!!) and also GS-CC is looking like what Toyota Supra should have looked tovah if it wouldn't be forgotten by Toyota

If Chineese will also make the tech side on a level these designs would make some great cars!

Calvin_in_the_UK said... »April 24, 2011

What the hell? It's like some kind of love child between a Rolls Royce and a Nissan Micra, I hope these cars ONLY sell in China and they never think about exporting this to the real world.
And where did they find the papier mache and cardboard house to superimpose the picture on at the end - is that their idea of what British houses look like? Only if Stevie Wonder was the architect and painter.

Anonymous said... »April 24, 2011

Typical american comments. I´m sure the chinese also laughing at some horribly ugly american cars. Chinese automakers produce cars for the chinese people and not for the americans. They know what the chinese people want.

http://www.geely.com/brands/international/

SvenSweden said... »April 24, 2011

Interior of Gleagle GS-CC is amazing!!!
The front is easy to redesign!!

Anonymous said... »April 24, 2011

Hey, Americans.
Do you think the Chinese give a rat's ass what you think of their cars.
Just send your interest checks every month and if I were American I would be learning Chinese.
China will soon own the UNITED States of America unless your brain dead politicians stop thinking about themselves and work UNITED across party lines.

Praying to Jesus and preying on each other now seems to be the self destruction of a great power.

WAKE UP!!!!!!!

Anonymous said... »April 24, 2011

Very ugly cars

Neinfectat De Comunism said... »April 24, 2011

better than previous ones but still just some polished turds...

Anonymous said... »April 25, 2011

I still don't get it, how is this company that produces the worst crash-test cars was able to afford the best crash-test car Volvo?

Anonymous said... »April 25, 2011

#Last Anonymous
They got some money from the generous chinese government ;-)

Anonymous said... »April 26, 2011

looks like they stole some blueprints from nissan, but no one can't read the names, so they had to guess

Hu Jintao said... »October 09, 2012

hey i am the president of China. i have seen your comments. your countries are fucking dead

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