Here’s a the Changan CS35 as presented by Car News China.
Mark Hamilton spurred this inquiry. The game here is to play spot the reference. I see mostly Ford’s kinetic design below the waistline. The C-pillar was artfully inspired from the Nissan Maxima concept car, I hazard. In the grille the designers have married a blend of Buick and Honda. At the back I see a little BMW in very homeopathic, watered down way. Or else it’s more Nissan. The CS35 does have what look likes good approach and departure angles.
Bertone/GG might be able to give Changan design with some more character. The question is this: is that character more of the same character out of GG’s own styling bag or is would it be unique to this brand? I have felt for a long time that the problem with the Italian styling houses was that they tended to smear whatever car they did with the same icing they were using at the same time for everyone else. Or if a design for Peugeot was rejected it could very easily end up re-cycled for a Hyundai or an Opel if they saw fit.