logoform said:It looks like VW golf VI or am I wrong ?
Actually, you need to reverse that - the Golf VI looks like the A1. Why? Well, let's see here...........the A1 debuted (at the auto shows) in 2007, and went on sale in China in early 2008. The Golf VI did not debut until October 2008 at the Paris auto show, and on sale this year (2009) in China. We all accuse the chinese companies of copying and cloning other foreign cars (and for the most part we have ample evidence to do so in many cases) - I think it is entirely reasonable to assume that as ORIGINAL chinese designs continue to get better and better, foreign companies could begin to start "borrowing" design ideas from chinese cars! The A1 might not be the best car out there, but it is a attractive small car, no doubt about it. Some other examples - how about the Roewe 350? Brilliance FRV/FSV? Chery A3 (especially the 5 door)? All original, all very attractive and worthy of attention from foreign car designers.
Now...........do I really think that VW actually looked at the A1 and said "hmmmm.......we can do something with that"? NO. I do think Chery looked at many other cars (including the Golf V) when designing the A1.........but no copying or cloning in this case. The A1 IS original - so let's give Chery credit where credit is due.