Shanghai Maple, nearly makes good looking car!

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sh maple Shanghai Maple, nearly makes good looking car!Shanghai Maple, a sub brand of Geely, have finally made a car that actually looks pretty good! Previous Maples were of dubious designs, perhaps relating back to their issue of borrowed designs (namely the Citroen ZX), but this latest refit actually makes the old girl look good again.

The Maple is set to be priced between 40,000rmb and 60,000rmb, so essentially its a bargain bin car, and for that price, we think it actually looks pretty good. Technology wise, its basic, but it does have ABS+EBD, air conditioning, and a single unit CD/Radio. You cant go wrong for the money!

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  • vava1
    September 25, 2008

    Looks like an old Citroen ZX with a new BMW 1-series back grafted on to it!

  • mark
    September 25, 2008

    Exactly what I was going to write but you beat me to it. Come on Ash I think you may need glasses.

  • Majestro
    September 25, 2008

    Totally agree. Especially the back screams BMW-1 series

  • Someone
    September 25, 2008

    Do you think he can go around saying Maple copies designs, like the Cadillac, the Citroen ZX, and the 1 series BMW willy nilly?!

  • September 26, 2008

    Anyone knows what happened to the lawsuit Peugeot-Citroen launched against Shanghai-Maple?
    It seems Geely was clever and instead of copying a design of a car (Citroen ZX), the company exploited key Chinese suppliers and stole the mechanical structure of the Fukang!

  • paul
    September 26, 2008

    Pal!! wheres your great Autoindex site gone too??? And no, its still ugly.

  • joninchina
    September 26, 2008

    Well, I’ll agree it’s an improvement over the old design, but beyond that? Sorry, but………… Spend a little more money (around 60,000rmb or so) and get a Geely 5 door King Kong. A MUCH BETTER car and much better looking. I just happened to drive one this morning and what a pleasant surprise! Without a doubt the best driving, best “feeling” Geely I have ever tested. Nice power steering (almost TOO light but easy to flick the car around), good brakes, comfortable to sit in, nice ergonomics (I do like the center dashboard arrangement) and a nice quiet engine with decent power (for a 1.5 liter). LOTS of room when you fold the split rear seat down AND the seats fold completely flat. What a car for the price……..and very nice to look at in person (the charcoal gray color is especially nice). If you live in China, check this car out – you won’t be dissapointed.

  • Yamma
    March 11, 2011

    Well, I appreciate the new maple cars imported to Nigeria recently. I hope sparts are also here. i have one but i,m skeptical to drive it . Afraid if a scrathed part has areplacement near my door.

  • March 11, 2011

    Well Yamma, most of the Maple production is now stopped, including the Haiyue (Hijoy) shown here above.
    Hope they still can deliver the parts for you.

  • Eman
    November 4, 2013

    Hi. Iam from egypt i bought this car 3 years ago from abo ghaly atuomotive branch 2 months ago i had an accident and i asked this branch about the parts i need and i didn’t find it until now so can you help me to find it

  • Eman
    November 4, 2013

    The parts are the front cabot and the Front right Lantern .please help

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