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CCF mod 07-22-2020 01:14 PM

ORA Haomao (ES11)

dmitra 07-22-2020 01:54 PM

Re: ORA Haomao (ES11)

Originally Posted by dmitra (Post 217939)
R1 will be renamed as Heimao (黑貓) meaning "black cat".

Perhaps Great Wall Motors wants to pay tribute to former leader Deng Xiaoping who famously quoted: "Bguǎn hēi māo bi māo, zhuō do lǎoshǔ jish hǎo māo"*, a variation on an old Sichuan folk proverb. Deng was known to appreciate 20th century painter Chen Liantao, whose nature-themed artworks often featured cats as the subject.
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*"不管黑貓白貓,捉到老鼠就是好貓" [It doesn't matter if it's a black cat or white cat, if it catches mice it's a good cat, i.e, the so-called "cat theory" of mixed economic reform]

Maybe I was right :). The name "好猫" (haomao) indeed is taken from the third "mao" reference in Deng Xiaoping's quote.

PGMJ 07-22-2020 06:50 PM

Re: ORA Haomao (ES11)
Cool retro design.

Lawrence 07-23-2020 11:45 AM

Re: ORA Haomao (ES11)
I like it too PGMJ. Forward of the A pillar, at first sight I saw an early Porsche 911.

Anyway D Mitra, I think the Haomao and the Baimao names can make it in the West, but because of cultural differences the Heimao might not catch on.
On the other hand changing it to Huaimao 坏猫 might go over well with mavericks there.

CCF mod 07-24-2020 06:56 AM

@2020 Chengdu Auto Show

pb669 07-30-2020 10:16 PM

Re: ORA Haomao (ES11)
Looks like a Panamera that shrunk in the wash.

Leo 07-31-2020 10:52 AM

Re: ORA Haomao (ES11)

Originally Posted by pb669 (Post 218293)
Looks like a Panamera that shrunk in the wash.

Apparently it was designed by a guy called Emmon Delta, who previously worked for... Porsche. Now he's Ora's head of design. I'm not sure about the name, maybe something was lost in translation to and from Chinese.

dmitra 07-31-2020 12:13 PM

Re: ORA Haomao (ES11)
The person is Emanuel Derta (LinkedIn profile).

AGS2225 08-21-2020 09:19 AM

Re: ORA Haomao (ES11)
There are taillights integrated into the rear window.

AGS2225 08-21-2020 09:59 AM

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