ZX Auto became the 21st Century Cavalry vehicle in Libya where young boys lashed up anti aircraft cannons to the beds of their ZX Auto pick up trucks and overthrew their dictator, now Syrian rebels are trying to do the same albeit with a Geely. The Daily Mail is running this fantastic article on the Free Syrian Army’s DIY weapons, of which there is a sole Geely Panda towing a mortar.
Syria was a small but growing export market for Geely but the three year old civil war has put an end to any auto sales, despite this one person has managed to modify a mortar to fit on a trailer which can be easily towed by the innocent looking car. Would you expect a car as cute as the Panda to be a war machine, especially as it was praised by the Chinese media for having such a short turning circle and powerful 1.3L engine? We didn’t either.
Next week, war in a QQ? We’ll keep you updated.