New Car: 2011 Geely Emegrand GE


The Geely GE limousine that drew criticism for its startling similarity to the Rolls-Royce Phantom when it was unveiled last year will be on display in modified form at next week's Bejing motor show.

The car has been extensively restyled, getting a rounder look, especially at the front end. Inside, it gets two rear seats rather than the single 'throne' arrangement of the original concept.

The 5.4-metre Geely GE prototype was unveiled at last year's Shanghai motor show, painted black and given pride of place on a raised plinth in the middle of Geely’s huge stand. Soon after its launch Rolls-Royce officials announced they were considering legal action.

It made obvious reference to the Rolls in the shape of its cabin, windows and down-sloping rear deck. The 'Grecian temple' grille was also considered close to being a Rolls copy, especially as it was topped by a figure which seemed to draw influence from Rolls-Royce's traditional Spirit of Ecstasy, except that the figure slopes backwards.

However, its nose, beneath which is mounted a 3.5 litre V6, is considerably shorter than the Rolls's.

In total Geely is showing 59 cars in Bejing, across its Emgrand, Global Eagle and Englon brands.

Thanks to: Autocar

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