One of Tesla’s fiercest competitors to date recently revealed itself at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Known as the GAC WitStar, amongst this Chinese plug-in hybrid’s more notable features is the fish tank in the back.
Yep. You read that right. There’s a fish tank in the back. Literally.
After staring for a good while at that image (tip of the hat to “huntjo” at the Tesla Motors Club forums), I think that I’ve begun to understand what execs at GAC meant when they said that Tesla may have a hard time in the Chinese market.
To be fair to GAC, though, I suppose that the WitStar does have some interesting features (other than a design which seems to ape the Model X) — including, and especially, the sparkly seats.
The WitStar is jumping on the autonomous-driving bandwagon, so I guess that those that trust a computer to drive their car for them will be able to appreciate that.
Man, I just can’t stop looking at that fish tank, though. I genuinely don’t get it. Out of all the weird gimmicks that I’ve seen, this is definitely one of the weirdest.
The whole design, though, certainly does feel very “modern Chinese” to me — there is, after all, something incredibly gaudy about some aspects of modern Chinese culture. Still, if the market is there, then the market is there. (But that makes us ask, is it actually there?)
Here’s a video showcasing the car in all of its full glory — for those interested. Enjoy.
Image Credit: Screen Capture
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