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Old 21st April 2015, 15:42   #46
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A firm that was earlier accused of copying Segway designs for sale in China has now gone ahead and just acquired Segway itself. Probably this is phase 2.0 for such companies who have raked in the money as well as investors to go global with their cost-control centric approach.

Xiaomi-backed Chinese firm acquires iconic scooter maker Segway
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The Cherry QQ - Copy of Daewoo Matiz. They were also sued over it.

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China's Zotye Clones Porsche Macan With New T700

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Shanxi Victory X1 as Cadillac Escalade EXT replica. This low-cost pickup truck from China adopts a pair of Cadillac-styled headlights and a wide front grille with a generous "V" logo which belongs to the Shanxi Victory Group. The taillight clusters have just about the same shape as the ones fitted onto the Escalade EXT, albeit with different graphics.

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Here are some photos from my collection.

Please take guesses in identifying the "Original" vehicles.
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Porsche reportedly suing Zotye for copying the Macan

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According to a German report, Porsche has decided to take legal actions against Chinese company Zotye Auto for copying the Macan's design.

The Zotye T700 is set to go on sale next year in China as a Macan knockoff, but the company is now facing a lawsuit as Porsche is apparently suing the Chinese automaker known for shamelessly copying the high-performance crossover's design (and other models as well). However, there are slim chances Porsche will be able to stop Zotye from selling the T700 because the laws in China regarding intellectual property theft are rudimentary at best.

This is why Land Rover has decided not to sue Landwind for ripping off the Range Rover Evoque's styling with the X7 as the British marque knows it would have been a futile legal battle.

As a consequence, the Porsche Macan will live a double life in China where the Zotye T700 will be sold at a starting price of 170,000 yuan ($27,360), making it a lot cheaper than the original model's 558,000 yuan ($89,800) sticker.
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Interestingly, it appears that the Zotye T700, the Porsche Macan clone, wears BMW-M-Sport replica wheels.
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Tesla draws inspiration to Chinese designers of Youxia, resembles too close in both exterior and interiors of Tesla.
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After Range Rover Evoque wannabe, and Porsche Macan copy, now the Tesla Model S who are copied to become Youxia X sedan.
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Land Rover recently launched their luxury range of Pick Ups!
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Land Rover recently launched their luxury range of Pick Ups!
Looks more like Ford Pick up copies
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It seems JLR is very popular among Chinese copy cats. Look at this Chinese Evoque below. You can have it at 1/3rd the price of Evoque

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This $21,700 Land Rover Lookalike to Go on Sale in China

A sport utility vehicle that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Land Rover Evoque will go on sale in China this week at a third of its sticker price.

More than 5,500 people have put down deposits for the Landwind X7, which will be available in dealerships from Thursday at a starting price of 135,000 yuan ($21,700). The Evoque, which is Jaguar Land Rover’s best-selling model worldwide, retails from 398,000 yuan. Both models feature similar broad fenders, recessed door panels and a sloping roof.

Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer Ralf Speth railed at what he called the the rise of Chinese “copy-and-paste” jobs earlier this year at the Shanghai auto show, where the Landwind X7 was also on display. The carmaker said last year it was investigating whether Landwind copied design elements of the Evoque.

“Customers say the car is good-looking, like the Evoque,” Zhu Jianfeng, a sales manager at Ninghai Landwind Specialty Store, a dealership that stocks the X7, said by phone. “The price is attractive too.”

The concern is that a cheap lookalike will make it harder for Jaguar Land Rover to command a premium for its model, especially as automakers step up discounting and offer cheaper variants to bolster sales in a softening market. The British premium carmaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors Ltd., has cut its prices and sales targets in China as deliveries there slumped 27 percent this year through June.

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Asked to comment on the X7, Jaguar Land Rover said it takes protecting its intellectual property “very seriously,” declining to go into specifics. Jiangling Motors Co., which owns Landwind, referred questions about the X7 to its unit. Calls to Landwind’s main line and customer service hotline went unanswered.

Some say the Landwind X7 may even turn out to help Evoque sales.

“Somehow, it helps Land Rover to promote the Evoque,” said John Zeng, a Shanghai-based managing director at LMC Automotive, an industry researcher. “There are more media reports and consumers understand that the X7 is a copycat.”

The X7 will go on sale a day before Tata Motors is scheduled to report quarterly results. Net income will probably fall by 40 percent in the April to June period, according to the average of analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
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Zotye is back and this time with Audi Q3 clone. Looks like they are behind the VW group. It's their 3rd or 4th car that's been cloned.

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Zotye is back and this time with Audi Q3 clone. Looks like they are behind the VW group. It's their 3rd or 4th car that's been cloned.
Considering how popular VWs and Audis are in China, it is only natural for them to turn to these for inspiration.
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They even slapped a VW front to the Audi ripoff.
Id love to see what the interior looks like ?
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Chinese car manufacturer Zotye will reveal the SR8 SUV, a Porsche Macan clone, at the Beijing motor show!

New images from Car News China reveal that the Zotye SR8 is almost identical in design to the Macan.

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