10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

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Why waste time and money on designing original cars if you can borrow already proven ideas from well-known brands, Chinese automakers decided. In our review of the 10 most successful Chinese copies of popular cars.

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10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

1. Huanghai Plutus (original - Chevrolet Colorado)

There are certainly some subtle differences between the Huanghai Plutus and the Chevrolet Colorado), but it takes a Colorado connoisseur to spot them. And if you remove the Huanghai badge, then even an expert will not distinguish two cars outwardly.

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

2. Longer Yuelang X1 (original - Range Rover Evoque)

The Longer Yuelang X1, which is actually a copy of the Evoque (with the difference that there is an electric motor under the hood of the Chinese), debuted at the Shandong EV Expo.

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

3. BAIC B80VJ (original: Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, grille from Jeep)

SUV fake from the Chinese? Not really. BAIC manufactures this SUV in a joint venture with Mercedes. In addition to the G-Wagen, the Celestial Empire also produces a C-class model.

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

4. DFSK Loadhopper Window Van (original: BMW 3-Series)

BMW design is recognizable from afar, and many people like it. Clearly, the Chinese also liked this design, otherwise why does a cheap van have a very characteristic grille.

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

5. Chery QQ (original: Daewoo Matiz / Chevrolet Spark)

One example of a complete blatant plagiarism in the automotive industry is QQ, which was completely "licked" from the Daewoo Matiz? The design has been copied so accurately that the Matiz doors fit the QQ perfectly.

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

6. Lifan 320 (original: Mini Cooper)

The new Mini models have become too expensive, but luckily for car enthusiasts, the Chinese company Lifan has released the 320. Now you can get an almost identical copy of the Mini for as little as $6,000.

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

7. Bamin (original: Mercedes-Benz W123)

Bamin Automobile, an automaker owned by the Chinese army, produced many W123s in the 1980s. These cars were practically clones of Mercedes.

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

8. Shuanguan SCEO (original: Honda CRV, BMW X5)

SCEO attracted a lot of public attention when BMW decided to sue it for plagiarism. The front of the car looks exactly like a Honda CR-V, but otherwise the car is indistinguishable from the X5.

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

9. Dongfeng Crazy Soldier (original: Hummer H1)

Dongfeng copied the Hummer, giving it the big name "Crazy Soldier" (Mad Soldier).

10 ingenious Chinese copies of popular cars that can be a bargain

10. Geely GE (original: Rolls-Royce Phantom)

If you copy something, then copy the best. This is exactly what Geely decided by copying the legendary British car.

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