lundi 9 août 2010

Copying claims in car industry

Chinese cars have become notorious across the western world for their allegations of copying designs.below some examples of copying.
Chinese Chery QQ a carbon copy of the Daewoo Matiz
Chery QQ
Daewoo Matiz
the QQ, a car being sold by Chinese company Chery is such a blatant rip-off of the Daewoo Matiz that Daewoo's distributor had to take out ads in the local Malaysian media informing consumers about what the "real" version was.
Shuanghuan Noble from Smart ForTwo
Smart ForTwo
Shuanghuan Noble
The Shuanghuan Noble has caused numerous controversies, with Mercedes-Benz even filing a lawsuit against Shuanghuan because of the similarities with the Smart Fortwo. Mercedes-Benz also persuaded the Italian court to prohibit the car from being exhibited at the Bologna Motor Show, but this was violated and the car was put on display.
Wall Peri from Fiat Panda
Wall Peri
Fiat Panda
the Great Wall Peri is that it is based heavily on older models by other manufactures. The entry-level motor is supplied by Mitsubishi and both the interior and exterior resemble the second-generation Fiat Panda.

In December 2006, Italian automaker Fiat considered taking legal action against Great Wall Motor, claiming the design of the Peri as being a copy of their popular second generation Panda.

On July 16, 2008, a Turin court upheld Fiat's claim and banned the Peri from being imported into Europe. In addition, the court order ruled for Great Wall Motors to pay Fiat a 15,000 euro fine for the first Peri imported, and an additional 50,000 euros for every subsequent car that was imported.
Great Wall Wingle from Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu D-Max
Great Wall Wingle
Great Wall Wingle comes standard with a (134 hp/200 Nm) 2.4-litre four cylinder petrol engine which is licenced from Mitsubishi Motors.

It has been noted by motoring journalists that the Wingle shares a very similar side and rear-end profile to the Isuzu D-Max sold since 2002.
The Great Wall Florid from Toyota Vitz
Toyota Vitz
Great Wall Florid
Styling is almost entirely copied from the first generation Toyota ist (Scion xA), while the nose section is inspired by the second generation Toyota Vitz (Yaris hatchback).
Great Wall Haval H3 from Isuzu Axiom and Toyota 4Runner
Isuzu Axiom
Great Wall Haval H3
Toyota 4Runner
it is based heavily on older models by other manufactures. The entry-level motor is supplied by Mitsubishi, the exterior resembles the Isuzu Axiom and the chassis is from a Toyota 4Runner. The Haval H3 has wheelbase of 2,700 mm (106.3 in) and 1,520 mm (59.8 in) wheel track. As the Haval H3 is a Crossover Utility Vehicle, it features 4-wheel drive (4WD), however it can be switched to standard 2-wheel drive.
BYD e6 from Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey
BYD e6
an EV crossover/MPV with a front end similar in appearance to the JDM Honda Odyssey.
BYD B8 convertible from Mercedes SL
Mercedes SL
B8 convertible Mercedes SL-lookalike. it said someone's gonna die dramatically in this thing.

1 commentaire:

  1. Toyota Vitz
    seems to be a 2wd. Well, I prefer a 4wd since its spacious and more comfortable. However, for a small car this vehicle is a smart choice.