Out of all Chinese car makers copying foreign designs, Great Wall is one of the worst offenders.
All of the above cars are almost complete copies of other designs.
And they don’t care. Never did.
Now, they are apparently the only Chinese brand interested in Jeep. But only Jeep.
They don’t want Fiat, Dodge or Chrysler.
Of course. It seems that, right now, Jeep is the only part of FCA that seems to make real money the days.
And pretty much the only brand that gets new models and some attention from crazy/greedy Marchionne.
Selling off Jeep to a Chinese company could mean the death of the other brands.
Who would ever buy Chrysler now? Or Dodge or Fiat. And what about Alfa Romeo??
And also, for many people around the world, Jeep is one of the most recognized American name brand.
Like Harley Davidson or Coca Cola.
Although, most people have no idea about Volvo being owned by a Chinese company.
(I bet most people buying an S90 in the US don’t know it is made in China.)
This is the best. Straight from the Twilight Zone.
Fiat actually sued Great Wall about 10 years ago about this blatant Fiat Panda copy.
And of course, the Chinese court never recognized there was any problem…
Now the copy is making a bid for the original.
What do you think?
Should Jeep be sold to a Communist country?
Would anyone even care?