If Geely ever hopes to sell vehicles in N America, they will need to come up with better model names.
Not too many people would want to admit they drive a "Merrie Beautiful Scenery".
Just "Geely" is bad enough.
Did this car already done its crash test? Why does it have a weird name? What does the car look like? Still wondering..
I'm thinking a lot if I want to buy a Chinese car after watching another Chinese made car, a Brilliance BS6, in a crash test.. absolutely no chance to survive.. the car was badly damaged..
I don't want to gamble my life traveling with my family in a Brilliance BS6, as it's got a bad chassis..
I dare Geely to take it to the Frankfurt Motor show, put it on a stand beside Mercedes and not have their reps laugh.
Just for further information to those wondering about the name; It doesn't stop there. Here is the vehicle description from one dealers web page:
(Quote) Elegant and easy life comes from the new Geely Merrie Beautiful Scenery. With the wings of dream, we climb peaks, or wander in the plain, following the bright sun and the tender wind. The air smells warm and sweet, and the fresh air flows around you - making you relaxed and happy. Uneasy, no! Lost, no! Fashionable life, and fashionable car! The individualized seats make the internal space warm and comfortable. The multiple regulation system of the seats enables you to adjust the position of the seats as you wish, so that you feel more comfortable in your trip. The rotary A/C switch, which can be easily operated, enables you to control the interior temperature as you wish. The stereo electronic FM and sound unit is the highlight of your wonderful trip.
Its MR479Q engine is characterized by power gasoline injection, DOHC, 16 valves, high power, large torque, low oil consumption, low noise, low exhaust emission, rational structure, advanced technologies. It offers ideal power to the family cars, medium-grade vehicles and travel vehicles.
Streamline instrument panel, peach wood-like interior trims, wonderful steering wheel, and easy joystick all embody the design idea of individualization and remarkable performance-price ratio. The power steering unit makes your trip easier, more comfort and more secure without any restriction. Everything is in your hand.
The individualized seats make the internal space warm and comfortable. The multiple regulation system of the seats enables you to adjust the position of the seats as you wish, so that you feel more comfortable in your trip.
By operating the power switch on the side of the drivers seat, you can control all windows, locks as well as the rear view mirrors as you wish, making your trip infinitely interesting. (End Quote)
The art of the sales brochure can be a slow learning curve!