Continued: Chinese copy cat cars; Part-III

JAC A6 vs Audi A6

a6 copy

Like the F-150, this company has also copied not only the car’s design, but the name as well. The JAC A6 takes inspiration from the Audi A6. The headlamp shape, the grill look very similar to what is found on the A6 sedan. The interiors also are a complete copy. The gear lever, the MMi controls behind the gear lever and the whole design of the dashboard look just like that on the Audi A6.

Zoyte Z100 vs Maruti A Star

zoyte a star

Here’s a car closer to our heart. The A Star was one of the very few Maruti’s that wasn’t popular. It never set the sales charts on fire. Even though it wasn’t such a popular car, Chinese manufacturer Zoyte has cloned the car and is selling it as the Z100. One look at it and it is tough for us to believe that this  isn’t an A Star. Everything has been blatantly copied, be it the overall design and even the lights. The Z100 is one of China’s cheapest cars and is powered by a 1.0 liter engine making 56 Bhp.

Leopard Q6 vs Mitsubishi Pajero


Mitsubishi Pajero SFX

While the Pajero was in the country for a long time, it was finally given a send off and was replaced by the Pajero Sport in 2012. However in China, a reincarnation of the Pajero is on sale. The Q6 from Leopard is nothing but a Pajero which has been tweaked a little here and there. Even the interiors are the same as that on the Pajero, except the fact that the Q6 gets a touch screen system as opposed to the 2-din unit on the Pajero we had.

BYD S8 vs Mercedes CLK


Though the CLK never made it to India, its styling can be easily identified with. BYD made their own coupe, the S8 which looks strikingly similar to CLK. The headlamps, the grill and the whole front end looks so like a copy and paste from the CLK. Where the CLK is a good looking coupe, the S8 looks out of place as the proportions aren’t right. If they really had to copy the design, maybe they should have gone the extra mile and copied the size and proportions as well.

Beijing Auto Shenbao D320 vs Mercedes E Class


The Mercedes E Class is a well known car and is well respected all over the world. Also, the Mercedes brand name has some kind ring to it. So what if you want a Mercedes like sedan buy cannot afford to buy one? Well the Chinese have come up with a solution for that as well. Meet the D320, the Chinese look a like of the Mercedes E Class. The bonnet crease line, the grill design and also the waist line of the car are very similar to what is on the actual E Class. Though the headlamps have not been copied, the LED theme has been carried forward.

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