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      04-16-2012 02:58 PM #1
      The Chinese are getting better and better at this.. and FAST too!! This is the Chery TX concept to be shown at the Beijing Auto Show coming up soon. Not BAD!!


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      04-16-2012 03:03 PM #2
      That's terrible.
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      04-16-2012 03:03 PM #3
      How I learned to draw as a kid: lots of tracing paper and pictures of cars from magazines....eventually I found my groove and started creating my own unique designs.

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      That looks nice

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      04-16-2012 03:18 PM #4
      Nicest Chinese rip-off I've ever seen. Unfortunately it asplodes off the dealer's lot.

    5. 04-16-2012 03:20 PM #5
      Most Chinese styling until now has struck me as either blatantly derivative or bizarrely incompetent. But this is different; I've never seen anything quite like that blade shape across the front of the hood and headlights, and I think it's attractive.

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      04-16-2012 03:25 PM #6
      I like!

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      04-16-2012 03:32 PM #7
      I thought you'd meant to imply 'Chevy' TX by typing with an ESL accent.
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      04-16-2012 03:32 PM #8
      fx35/edge/isuzu inspired it seems

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      04-16-2012 03:34 PM #9
      Anybody can draw with a design program after a year or so of training. Question is, can they build it. I think no

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      04-16-2012 03:35 PM #10
      The wheel arch treatment is unusual. It looks like a cheap way of making too-small wheels fit too-big wheel housings, but I don't really see why they'd do that on a concept where they have the latitude to do whatever they want.


      What is this supposed to be a rip off of?
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      04-16-2012 03:35 PM #11
      Someone really likes the Subaru B9 Tribeca.




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      04-16-2012 03:37 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post
      Question is, can they build it. I think no
      Of course they can. They're already the biggest automotive market in the world.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      04-16-2012 06:38 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post
      Anybody can draw with a design program after a year or so of training. Question is, can they build it. I think no
      I beg to differ. On both counts.

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      04-16-2012 06:56 PM #14
      Looks like a modern interpretation of a Vehicross.

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      04-16-2012 07:04 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by radroc View Post
      Nicest Chinese rip-off I've ever seen.
      Of what?
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      04-16-2012 07:07 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      Of what?
      There's a lot of stuff taken from Hyundai and Pontiac concepts from the mid to late 90s in there. The overall effect is OK, but it doesn't really suggest a distinctive design direction for Chery's vehicles.

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      04-16-2012 07:14 PM #17
      I dig the headlights.

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      04-16-2012 07:38 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      There's a lot of stuff taken from Hyundai and Pontiac concepts from the mid to late 90s in there. The overall effect is OK, but it doesn't really suggest a distinctive design direction for Chery's vehicles.
      What stuff? To be more specific, which design elements have been ripped off?

      It's a totally different thing if this concept looks like something another company would have put out, but doesn't actually have any of their design elements.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      04-16-2012 07:43 PM #20
      reminds me of this atrocity



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      04-16-2012 08:07 PM #21
      I think it looks fantastic. And it shows they're hiring ID grads.

      Fairly original with good details and forms that are cohesive with good continuity. The proportions are nice, too.

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      04-16-2012 08:16 PM #22
      At first I was like:


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      04-16-2012 08:48 PM #23
      Rear kind of reminds me of the FX concept car for whatever reason.


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      04-16-2012 09:20 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      What stuff? To be more specific, which design elements have been ripped off?
      I never said ripped off. I said taken generally. See:



      Save the grille, the design is far more Korean than anything. It looks to me like a rejected design study for the last-generation Santa Fe.

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      04-16-2012 09:33 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Save the grille, the design is far more Korean than anything. It looks to me like a rejected design study for the last-generation Santa Fe.
      Looks like the TCL Korean gestapo is afraid of the up-and-coming competition.

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      04-16-2012 10:23 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by GTRaavv View Post
      Looks like the TCL Korean gestapo is afraid of the up-and-coming competition.
      Oh please, don't be such an idiot, mmm-K? I've been in far more Chinese cars than you. I don't think Chery is very good, certainly not on par with someone like Roewe or even Chang'an's new Eado, which is dull but looks well put-together and has an interior that feels on par with something like an outgoing Nissan Versa. Chery, as a brand, is still focused on quantity over quality, churning out too many models without fully baking any of them. Even a car like the A3, which looks good on the outside, has a uncompetitive interior and a simple lack of suspension tuning. This is just another derivative Chery design as a part of its ongoing churn and burn strategy of automotive development.

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      04-16-2012 10:24 PM #27
      I quite like the headlights and tail lights.

    28. 04-16-2012 10:25 PM #28
      I bet a large amount of money it was designed by a foreigner.
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      04-16-2012 10:54 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Oh please, don't be such an idiot, mmm-K? I've been in far more Chinese cars than you. I don't think Chery is very good, certainly not on par with someone like Roewe or even Chang'an's new Eado, which is dull but looks well put-together and has an interior that feels on par with something like an outgoing Nissan Versa. Chery, as a brand, is still focused on quantity over quality, churning out too many models without fully baking any of them. Even a car like the A3, which looks good on the outside, has a uncompetitive interior and a simple lack of suspension tuning. This is just another derivative Chery design as a part of its ongoing churn and burn strategy of automotive development.
      Funny I didn't see anyone mention anything about the current quality of their product. But I have this hazy memory of a certain brand a mere 10 years ago that was concerned with quantity over quality and had derivative designs aping more expensive brands in an effort to hide the suck. History has a way of repeating itself, and the Chinese auto industry seems poised to grow the same way the Korean industry did, except it will be even easier for Chinese brands to copy other companies' technology and to take advantage of low costs. I for one think this concept is on par design-wise with comparable established brands and it looks capable of translating in a sizeable degree to the production model. That's step one and a big step at that. The rest can be filled in quickly as a result of the aforementioned advantages.
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      04-17-2012 12:02 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Save the grille, the design is far more Korean than anything. It looks to me like a rejected design study for the last-generation Santa Fe.
      I think it's hard nowadays to come up with an original design without it having slight similarities with something else. It's all eye of the beholder type stuff.

      Does it really matter? Really, I could care less...

    31. 04-17-2012 06:41 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by flat6guy View Post
      I bet a large amount of money it was designed by a foreigner.
      Are you implying that Chinese designers are incapable of coming up with decent designs?

      I suggest you read this article: Chinese Car Designers: Lots of Talent, Few Job Prospects.
      It sheds some light on the corporate culture of Chinese automakers and why designs come from there are so derivative. It looks like that's starting to change a bit.

      These cars were designed by some kid for Beijing Auto back in 2008, and they look better and more original than any car they've made since.









      From: http://www.chinacartimes.com/2008/04...e-muscle-cars/

    32. 04-19-2012 01:07 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by GTRaavv View Post
      Funny I didn't see anyone mention anything about the current quality of their product. But I have this hazy memory of a certain brand a mere 10 years ago that was concerned with quantity over quality and had derivative designs aping more expensive brands in an effort to hide the suck. History has a way of repeating itself, and the Chinese auto industry seems poised to grow the same way the Korean industry did, except it will be even easier for Chinese brands to copy other companies' technology and to take advantage of low costs. I for one think this concept is on par design-wise with comparable established brands and it looks capable of translating in a sizeable degree to the production model. That's step one and a big step at that. The rest can be filled in quickly as a result of the aforementioned advantages.
      Eh, that was more like 20-25 years ago; Hyundai started its quality campaign over a decade ago.

      As for the concept, I like it (esp. the greenhouse and taillights - probably wouldn't make it to production quite like that).
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      04-19-2012 01:40 AM #33
      WOW

      that looks incredible, i love the lines on it. it has a taste of korean and japanese styling and looks futuristic but at the same time very right now. theres something about it that distinctly chinese too.

      this is the kind of stuff that were going to be seeing out of the auto industry as china becomes an international power house. once the chinese middle class has enough buying power theyll represent a huge segment of the automotive market so you gents are going to have to get used to it. its going to be really interesting to see where domestic chinese cars are 30 years from now.


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