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drugmirko
04-22-2005, 12:36 PM
finaly something quite original...<p><br><IMG SRC="http://www.cardesignnews.com/autoshows/2005/shanghai/highlights/images/chery-wow-front.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.cardesignnews.com/autoshows/2005/shanghai/highlights/images/chery-wow-side.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.cardesignnews.com/autoshows/2005/shanghai/highlights/images/chery-wow-rear.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Cardesignnews.com<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 4:08 PM 4/22/2005</i>

JBlair
04-22-2005, 03:38 PM
Bizzarre, but oddly cool. I like it.

DoMiNo
04-22-2005, 05:19 PM
Evidently originality comes at the expense of beauty. But at least this is a more fitting size for the Chinese market. I think some of these Chinese automakers are getting carried away with their concepts when smaller city cars are really what this country and its SUPER-crowded urban centers need.

citizenchen
04-23-2005, 10:09 PM
The S16/WOW looks like a frog and is that built on a new platform?

Hornbag
04-24-2005, 04:34 AM
<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Evidently originality comes at the expense of beauty. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, but at least they arnt copying and pasting! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

PlatForm
04-24-2005, 10:31 AM
yea,they dont copy... but dont u think its nice to be a city car??

myredhotcar
04-25-2005, 09:23 AM
Looks strangely British. Maybe this is what Rover had in mind? Kinda 50s-60s British Leyland styling.

Santeno
04-25-2005, 10:19 AM
it looks like a restyled version of the QQ that they got into that majore legal tangle with GM about.

Speedstick
04-27-2005, 10:26 AM
ummm... *cough*BEETLE*cough*

MrMGMan
04-27-2005, 10:34 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>myredhotcar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks strangely British. Maybe this is what Rover had in mind? Kinda 50s-60s British Leyland styling.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>I like this little Chery, I think its rather cute and unusual, but come on, <B>British Leyland</B> styling? Don't insult the Chinese in such a rude, below the belt manner!<p>No one has yet managed to produce a collection of cars quite so spectacularly inept or offensive to the eyes as those which rolled out of British Leyland's design studios under the Austin and Morris brands - the Maxi, Marina, Allegro, Princess, Ambassador, Maestro and Montego all spring to mind. Spectacularly awful cars from an industry that supposedly knew what it was doing.<br>

Guy
04-28-2005, 06:02 AM
wHEN THEY DONT COPY THEY GIT IT SO WRONG...maybe they should keep copying...lol...looks kinda cool though especially those rear lights...i want them...

carrera4
04-28-2005, 06:06 AM
actually, it has been styled from a studio based in Turin...

Pavilion
04-28-2005, 10:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Speedstick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ummm... *cough*BEETLE*cough*</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My thoughts exactly. Very scary. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

ndjan
04-29-2005, 10:27 PM
The only thing I see that reminds me of the beetle are the shape of the front and rear lights. This car looks nothing like the beetle to me. <br>I actually think it looks neat. I wouldn't buy it, but it looks neat. I especially like the green and red rear taillight treatment.

check
05-22-2005, 11:36 PM
To my surprise, i really like the cars design. The front almost looks like it was meant for the water.

KebabGud
05-24-2005, 10:00 AM
"Beetle" vs "frog" :P<br>cant wait for the TG test :P

Regazzoni
05-26-2005, 09:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>citizenchen</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The S16/WOW looks like a frog and is that built on a new platform?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Citizenchen isn't right.<br>This car copies several things from an old italian Concept-car.<br>It was called called "Nyce" and was created by Fioravanti, a small but smart car manifacturer.<br> <A HREF="http://www.imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img61.echo.cx/img61/8992/protoenvironyce019bv.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br>If the car looks odd it's because it's purpose was to have a vehicle with the same door used on both sides (had you noticed that on the chinese prototipe?). Later they even presented an upload, the "Tris" that used three times the same door (on sides and on the back) and the same singular element for all four lamps (no left-right of front back difference).<br><A HREF="http://www.imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img61.echo.cx/img61/7614/56njpvbgallery7dy.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Moreover the rims on the "S16" are Fiat official parts: tey are the new Panda rims with fiat logo covered with a cromed dish.<p>I've two ipotesis.<br>1- Chery copied-pasted a lot of it<br>2- Chery asked Fioravanti to create them a concept and so Fioravanti (that is settled near Turin) did. <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Regazzoni at 9:51 AM 5/26/2005</i>

Santeno
05-26-2005, 09:34 AM
Regazonni is correct in part. however this must be compare to their current CC production model which is daewoo knock-off. Thisis the same vehicle that has brought them a mountain of litigation from GM. This concept does appear to be a styling evolution of their current model, using parts and some styling "Help" from outside sources.

Regazzoni
05-26-2005, 10:03 AM
Just another anecdote: the first daewoo Matiz (the copied car you are talking about) was designed about 8 or 10 years ago by Giorgetto Giugiaro (hope you know who this man is). The interesting thing is tha he designed it for Fiat as the new Panda. Fiat discarded the project and later started to develope the actual Panda (and let me say "thank god"). A few years later, a newborn Daewoo asked Italian Designers to propose something for their first cars.<br>Giugiaro gave them this second-hand styling. And so MAtiz was born.<p>We can even say that Chery CC is a third-hand product...

Warewolf
05-27-2005, 01:45 AM
Giugiaro Lucciola:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.madle.org/ccidlucciola1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.madle.org/ccidlucciola2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The biggest mistake by fiat!!!!!<p>The whole story (in italian):<A HREF="http://www.adriatic-company.it/matizclub/storia/index.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.adriatic-company.it...x.asp</A>

Regazzoni
05-27-2005, 02:36 AM
Personally I think that Fiat wasn't that wrong in not using the Lucciola for it's new small model. It's true that it was innovative and Seicento was not. But if Fiat had produced it, they would have lost a lot of image because it would have been judged just as a Renaukt Twingo carbon-copy (Renault Twingo was presented one year before the concept Lucciola). And after all new Panda is a much more convincing, innovative and long-lasting product. To be perfect it... should have been created a cople of years before... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway I'm happy that the project Lucciola was not wasted and became Matiz. It's just a shame that the 3 door version (like Lucciola) was never produced: it would have been less practical but a lot more nice and funny.