The automotive in China is one is one of the largest market in the world. According to the official statistics, there were 115 automobile manufacturers in China in 2009. Currently there are 13 major passenger car manufacturers in China in 2020. Moreover, it is famous for creating copies of the big brand cars. In this blog we have jotted top 10 famous Chinese cloned cars. Let’s get started.
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Zotye Z100 (Maruti Suzuki A-Star)
The Zotye Auto company is popular for imitating car models from all over the globe. The Z100 is a copy of A-Star car which was offered by Maruti Suzuki in India. For any one it is difficult to differentiate between these two models. The Z100 was discontinued in 2017, while the electric version was relaunched in the same year as Cloud 100.
Zotye Jiangnan TT (Maruti Suzuki 800)
Maruti Suzuki is an absolute luminary car. It was the first ever successful car of the company in India. The same model is marketed in China by the name of Jiangnan TT. It is also popular in China. It is still on sale in China and marked as the cheapest car available in the country.
Fengsheng Maple 30X (Tata Nexon)
Tata Nexon is one of the most favourite SUV in India. The cloned version of the Nexon is the Fengsheng Maple 30X. The Maple 30X gets an electric motor producing 94 HP and it has a range of 300 kms. Price of this compact SUV is around Rs. 7 lakhs in China.
Changan Lingxuan (Toyota Innova Crysta)
The Toyota Innova Crysta is one of the best and popular MPV in our country. The first copy the Crysta is the Changan Lingxuan in China. The Changan Lingxuan is powered with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 125 hp 160Nm of torque. Offered in front wheel drive layout. It is coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Landwind X7 (Range Rover Evoque)
Another popular cloned SUV in China. The landwind X7 looks like the Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover sued this manufacturer, however, they lost the case as there is no such copyright law in China. Under the hood lies a Ford 1.5 Litre Turbo engine. The vehicle was launched in 2015 and was discontinued in 2019. The Landwind X7 was sold at 15 Lakh INR while the Range Rover Evoque costed about 70 Lakh INR.
Yema B11 (BMW i3)
Although the B11 has some design updates ut is still marked to be the cooy of BMW i3. Like the i3, the B11 is available as a full electric or a hybrid. Along with powertrain the colour scheme is also copied from the i3. Compartively the B11 is not that premium as the BMW i3.
Diablo VT (Lamborghini Diablo)
The Diablo VT is the first-ever sports car to be manufactured in China. Interestingly it is a complete copy of the legendary Lamborghini Diablo. The company not only copied the design but even the name plate. It is offered with a Toyota powered V8 engine that produces around 450 bhp.
Ruili DoDa V8 (Toyota Alphard)
Another popular MPV of Toyota is the Alphard. It offers premium features and luxury to the customers. The Chinese copy of the Alphard is named Ruili DoDa V8. It is powered by a Mitsubishi 2.4-litre engine producing a total power output of 165 bhp. In terms of lux and power the copy lacks behind the original.
Changan X70A (Land Rover Discovery 4)
Even the discontinued Discovery 4 couldn’t escape from claws of copycat automakers. The large SUV has inspired the Changan X70A in China. Though the company have made some updates in the front, the other aspects are the same as the Discovery 4.
Youxia Ranger X (Tesla Model S)
The so called Tesla killer in China is the Youxia Ranger X. The EV is itself a copy of Tesla Model S. It offers Kitt-inspired LCD lights. A 0-62mph time of 5.6sec and range of 286 miles as claimed. What you think will Elon Musk react to this ? Maybe he will not.
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