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HongQi announces new photochopped Lincoln MKT crossover!

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HongQi announces new photochopped Lincoln MKT crossover!
Yes, that is pronounced like "honky."
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Link to original Article @ Autoblog


How brazen can you get? At least most of the Chinese auto-cloners automakers create their own renderings of the cars they are copying. HongQi, a "premium" brand produced by First Auto Works in China simply grabbed a couple of press shots of the Lincoln MKT concept from the Ford Media site and starting 'chopping. Regardless of what you might think of Lincoln's new styling direction (generally, we like it), the Chinese version is not easy on the eyes. You would think with three months to work on it since the Lincoln pics appeared they could find someone to do a more professional-looking job. The question is, will FAW get their version on the road before the production version of the MKT lands at Lincoln dealers in 2009?
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Could someone explain to me just exactly what that red ... thing sticking up from the center of the hood might be? It makes me think of a rooster's comb:

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Are you sure this is sourced from the manufacturer? Sometimes these chinese websites source photos from fan forums or make their own chops. I've seen this happen with phone releases where Chinese websites sourced from fan forums and I've also seen where they make their own chops. Doesn't help that Chinacartimes doesn't mention where they got the photo.
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Could someone explain to me just exactly what that red ... thing sticking up from the center of the hood might be? It makes me think of a rooster's comb:

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That's Hongqi's "signature" ornament. Was supposed to resemble a red flag (which is what Hongqi means). Their licensed Audi 90s all have that.

But man... even I can do a better photochop than that. The grille doesn't even line up.

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Here's a hint—the only reference to it by FAW is to the gochi.sohu.com article. They also reference spyshots of another car published by worldcarfans (with the wrong model code). You'll find a lot of these foreign car companies list press clippings about themselves or the industry rather than, or as well as, publish their own press releases

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