Every week Damien writes The Good Oil column for the NZ Herald’s DRIVEN Saturday magazine – each day we will bring you one story from the latest one, with a link to the entire thing!
It would seem that Chinese knock-offs of Western cars is not just limited to their consumer cars – the military is getting in on the act as well!
The chunky blend of Hummer and Jeep styling cues pictured above is supposedly the vehicle that the People’s Liberation Army of China has selected as its next official off-roader – the Yongshi Warrior!
Built by the Beijing Automotive Industry Holding company (BAIC), the Warrior has actually been around for a few years, but has only recently been given official army approval.
Details on the Warrior are scarce at this stage, but it doesn’t exactly look particularly rugged, with interior shots showing a wide range of nasty, cheap-looking plastics that don’t exactly look particularly hardy.