Changan believes that Geely has violated its intellectual property rights.
Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. sent a letter to Zhejiang Geely Automobile Co., Ltd. and Geely Automobile Ltd.,Co.Group, which points out the similarities between Geely products and Changan concept vehicles and production vehicles.
Geely issued a response statement on this issue, explaining each line of the concept.
It all started with the fact that on February 23 the prototype of the Geely Galaxy car was presented. Being a coupe, the novelty has a low and wide body. This is important for electric vehicles, as the low drag coefficient (Galaxy has 0.19) saves energy and increases range.
The front of the car has Geely signature styling but reimagined with photovoltaic design techniques. And the shape of the headlights and the abundance of LEDs make the front end brighter. Hidden among the design frills is a high-definition camera and radar.
On the side you can see the designer highlights that a coupe must have. Also, the concept did not do without hidden door handles and almost invisible side rear-view cameras.
Inside, in addition to the already familiar large LCD screen on the center console, the new model features screens on the left and right door panels and in the rear row. This is the “ring screen of the Galaxy”.
All these screens are connected and the information displayed on them can be transferred from one monitor to another.
In a word, Geely claims that all coincidences are random, and the company did not have a goal to steal other people’s designs.
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