New shameless clones from China

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I had never heard of the “Sichuan Yema” brand before.
But here are 3 of their new models recently introduced.
We can all recognize the original designs. Shamelessly stollen by this pathetic car company.

Just when you though some original stuff was coming out of China, mainly from MG/Roewe.

Still a long, long way to go…..

Conversation 14 comments

  1. The Japanese, Koreans both stole their way into the auto market via USA and Europe, so what else is new?

  2. Let me get this straight:

    1. Tiguan clone that uses the new grill with the old headlights.

    2. A raised Audi A4 Avant with a different symbol in the grill and Ford wheels.

    3. An Infiniti EX with a different symbol on the grill.

    I don't get it. Only the first one seems like something original was done. I'm sure all of them have the same 1.6L 4cyl that only gets 110 hp and 88 lb. ft. of torque.

  3. "Anonymous said…
    The Japanese, Koreans both stole their way into the auto market via USA and Europe, so what else is new?

    September 19, 2011 1:45 PM"

    Don't be an idiot.

    Those weren't shameless carbon copies like these vehicles are. I would be surprised if the body panels were interchangable they are so close.

    This is a shameless disgusting copy showing they have no idea or know-how to produce anything remotely original on their own. I am sure that VAG and Nissan will be pursing legal action regarding these copies.

  4. I read somewhere that in China there are fake rice made of plastic and fake dumplings made of cardboards for poor Chinese consumers. Copies and fakes are part of everday life in China. Nothing to get alarmed about.

  5. Wasn't the Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon a shameless copy of the VW Golf/Rabbit? And a Mercedes sedan was pictured in Ford's own advertising alongside a Granada sedan to show the styling similarities. Sometimes copying is exactly what the customer wants.. it worked wonders for the first Lexus LS!

  6. This is pretty normal when car manufactures are beginning.
    Look back in history and this kind of things have already happened.

  7. The Japanese and the Koreans have not succeeded by copying. The Japanese made their way into the US by building fuel efficient, ugly, somewhat reliable rust buckets in the 70s. They became more popular by refining their designs, using better grade metals and improving quality. Yes the 80s Accord was the poor mans BMW and the Lexus LS was the poor man's Mercedes. But they copied attributes, not each and every character line. And since the 70s, the Japanese have had the reputation of being honorable people and technologically advanced. They weren't known for their rampant knockoff industry or for selling toxic drywall, poisonous dog food or clothing that falls apart like the Chinese. The Chinese are not the same as other Asian cultures.

  8. Look at the gap on that Audi hood. Still, everything is made in China today, so if they made a $10,000 Aston Martian DBS knockoff I would maybe buy it to modify.

  9. This is a good example why companies should hesitate to send all their manufacturing to China. The Chinese have zero regard for intellectual property rights

  10. "Still, everything is made in China today…"

    And about a 20% of the Chinese crap I buy today doesn't work right out of the box, and I'm really sick of it. Everything in JCrew is made in China now, and the stuff lasts only a few washes before it's ready for the rag bin. I only buy Chinese made stuff if there is no other option. And if there is no other option, I have to decide whether I really need it. I'd rather pay twice the price, and have it last three times as long.

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