Monday, April 20, 2009

Geely GE

Until recently, the Chinese domestic super luxury segment has been dominated by the state-owned Hongqi brand (also known as Red Flag), which specialized in developing limousines for high-ranking government officials and foreign diplomats.

At this year's Auto Shanghai, however, Geely Auto has chosen to show its own interpretation of Chinese luxury in the form of the GE sedan. When it hits production, the GE will be positioned as the flagship model in Geely's Englon sub-brand - a range of luxury vehicles with classic British-style design.

With an overall length of 5334mm, the GE's design is familiar; most of its design theme comes from its original European counterpart: the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Lavish details include separation glass between the driver and rear-seat passengers, a starlight headliner, wool carpeting and a rather unique center-mounted rear passenger seat.