What's Wrong With This Picture: Guess The Brand Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
whats wrong with this picture guess the brand edition

Who built this luxury-car concept, shown at the Beijing the Auto Show? It’s not a brand that is well-known in America, but that’s not the only reason you might be left guessing…

That’s right, it’s a Citroen. Inspired by the success of German brands in China’s luxury segment (and possibly problems with its taller offerings), this Metropolis Concept was designed in Shanghai as a vision for a French entry in that burgeoning market segment. It also seems more than a little inspired by Jaguar’s stunning new XJ, just as its sister brand’s recent Five By Peugeot Concept seemed to take some cues from Jaguar’s XF. Could Ian Callum be in danger of being wooed away by the French?

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  • Moedaman Moedaman on Apr 30, 2010

    What's wrong with this picture? Why it's a Citroen. A poorly built car that's ugly. But sadly, with Fiat buying into the US market, it's inevitable that other low quality manufacturers will be making a come back. Although, I do admit that this car isn't retardedly ugly like Citroen's were in the 50/60's. And the reason why cars have been losing glass area is so the manufacturer can sell you the $2000 radar/camera system option.

    • Znork Znork on Apr 30, 2010

      I think you need to tick the box next to "glasses".

  • USAFMech USAFMech on Apr 30, 2010

    One clue gave it away. I guessed correctly, just. When I saw the Panamera-aping front fender and the stolen Estoque rear quarters, I very nearly guessed "some unpronouncable Chinese company". But when I looked closely I saw the concave rear window and I knew. There is only one company still using that design detail - Citroen. GIANT O.T. WARNING! What the H*ll happened to the B&B? It's more like a hate-forum for foreign brands since Robert left. No wonder I post once a year anymore.

  • Kosmo Short bed? That's it?! Ranger becomes the only option if you want an actual truck bed?!
  • Probert There's something wrong with that chart. The 9 month numbers for Tesla, in the chart, are closer to Tesla's Q3 numbers. They delivered 343,830 cars in q3 and YoY it is a 40% increase. They sold 363,830 but deliveries were slowed at the end of the quarter - no cars in inventory. For the past 9 months the total sold is 929,910 . So very good performance considering a major shutdown for about a month in China (Covid, factory revamp). Not sure if the chart is also inaccurate for other makers.
  • ToolGuy "...overall length grew only fractionally, from 187.6” in 1994 to 198.7” in 1995."Something very wrong with that sentence. I believe you just overstated the length by 11 inches.
  • ToolGuy There is no level of markup on the Jeep Wrangler which would not be justified or would make it any less desirable [perfectly inelastic demand, i.e., 'I want one']. Source: My 21-year-old daughter.
  • ToolGuy Strong performance from Fiat.