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From China Car Times and Autohome.

First it was Geely that wanted to give China a taste of the luxury life on a limited budget, but now Huatai are eager to jump on the luxury brand bandwagon.

No other information regarding the pictures has been released as of yet, but we will keep you updated on this particular model.

Huatai have been moving hard on the technology side of things over the past 18 months, they have purchased VM Motori diesel engine technology, and have also acquired ex Hyundai IPR, and branding, on which they will build their cars.

Huatai are also planning to build a large engine and transmission plant in Russia.
http://www.autohome.com.cn/news/200905/60588-1.html



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Re: Huatai to make Bentley Continental GT

Is it just me, or can I see a sort of rip-off BMW badge on the front and back of the car?:confused:
 

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Re: Huatai to make Bentley Continental GT

Ha! I knew there was something cheap about the logo. Can't they think of anything else?:nono:
 

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Re: Huatai to make Bentley Continental GT

Now, come to think of it, I think it's actually a mix of cars. There's a mix of Continental and Flying Spur in there but the roofline is something akin to an Audi A6 or something like that.
 

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Re: Huatai to make Bentley Continental GT

As these drawings use the old logo, we can estimate that they are more than one year old. The spelling of Huatai is also old, at the Shanghai Show they say they are named Hawtai. To me it looks more like a design students project.
 

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Re: Huatai to make Bentley Continental GT

As these drawings use the old logo, we can estimate that they are more than one year old. The spelling of Huatai is also old, at the Shanghai Show they say they are named Hawtai. To me it looks more like a design students project.
 

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Re: Huatai to make Bentley Continental GT

This morning a Pontiac GTO parked near my home caught my eye, and I saw a close copy of the BMW double kidney grille. So If there is such a copyright law Laofan, then Pontiac should be paying BMW a penalty.
But I doubt there is.
 

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Re: future Huatai sedan

In my opinion, the exterior looks very classy and upmarket, although it is heavily influenced by the Bentley Continental and the Chevrolet Epica.
In comparison to the exterior, the interior is a disaster! Cheap and ugly like in an old Kia!
 

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Re: future Huatai sedan

Why do I get the feeling that Huatai's Korean neighbors from across the Yellow Sea had a hand in the design of this model? Maybe because the front end reminds me of the Ssangyong Chairman and the Hyundai Genesis.....
 

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Re: future Huatai sedan (B11)

So what is the situation? Is it in production, or is it just one of the many concepts that will never reach the streets?

The car doesn't look bad, but I can't understand that a 1,5 liter engine would be appropriate for an apparently large car like this.

And who are Huatai? Do they have any experience manufacturing cars? Do they have a sales apparatus?
 
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