8 Chinese Copycat Cars that Amazes Us


China has not been an active participant in the automobile industry. You would not see original Chinese cars on the roads, in fact China auto market happened in 1990s. They produced some big wheels like military vehicles or trucks, but in 1990s some companies emerged such as BYD Auto, Great Wall Motors, and Brilliance China Auto. Chinese manufacturers always takes some models and copies them in their own way, whether it is commuters, sports hatches, or even high-end SUVs.

Chinese companies tend to copy or even build off other materials also like mobile phones, sneakers, watches, and even Western car brands. As a result of which several companies filed cases against them which resulted in the downfall of copycat cars. But there are even some impressive Chinese cars present in today’s market. However, this tradition of copying global cars still continues. So, in this article we are going to show you 8 of these cars which are copycat of some globally famous cars.

1. Victory S10 – Cadillac Escalade

There is no doubt why Chinese makers decided to copy Cadillac Escalade. A famous SUV all over the world, Cadillac Escalade has been copied in every aspect in form of Victory S10. Apart from body, there is no other specialty as it ran on a small 2.0L engine which managed to deliver just 116 hp.

2. Dadi Shuttle – Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Introduced to the world in 2005, Dadi Shuttle was the exact carbon copy of thirdgeneration Toyota Land Cruiser. But, it never matched up with the specifications of this globally established SUV, producing not more than 150 hp through any of the engines, ranging from 2.0L to 2.8L.

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3. Suzhou Eagle Carrie – Porsche 718 Cayman / Ferrari FF

Suzhou Eagle Carrie - Porsche 718 Cayman / Ferrari FF
via- Daily Mail

Copying one car was fine, but here comes the copycat Suzhou Eagle Carrie which is the mashup of 2 supercars – Ferrari FF and Porsche 718 Cayman. The front of this car resembles Ferrari whereas its rear is similar as Porsche Cayman. An interesting fact related to Suzhou is that it is nowhere mentioned on their official site.

4. Geely GE – Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Emgrand CE, earlier known as the Geely GE, introduced to the world in 2009. The Chinese company tried in every aspect to copy the luxurious Rolls Royce but failed to do so. However, its front grill and logo on the hood somehow look alike Rolls Royce, but there is no match for both. The Geely sold for under $50,000 where Rolls Royce Phantom comes no less than $350,000.

5. Dongfeng Hanma – Hummer H1

Back in the 2000s, Hummer was a car to have. Coming with high off-roading capacity with superb performance, Hummer was used in the areas where the possibility of storm weather is high like in desert areas. Several Chinese auto-maker copied Hummer, but most famous of them is Dongfeng Hanma. People’s Liberation Army gave contract to Dongfeng for building Humvee for the PLA.

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6. LandWind X7 – Range Rover Evoque

As notorious as its name, the Landwind X7 seems as the exact copy of Range Rover Evoque. But, it is a bit of said thing that their car is nowhere near to Evoque when it comes to specifications. Difference can also be seen in the price as Range Rover Evoque demands $86,000 whereas this copycat starts only around $20,000.

7. Geely Beauty Leopard – Toyota Supra MK IV

Another Geely on this list is Beauty Leopard. Some weird type of name seems more weird after seeing the car as they have tried to copy Toyota Supra MK IV. This car is a disrespect for copycat cars also. Every gearhead would be thinking to never ever seeing this car again as it is the proper insult of legendary MK IV Supra.

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8. Huansu C60 – Lamborghini Urus

Chinese copycats generally copies mass-produced cars like Toyotas, but an interesting Chinese auto-maker Huansu made a straight jump directly to the Italian performance SUV, Lamborghini Urus. Able to copy at a great extent, one would fail to decide between Urus and Huansu. The price of Huansu C60 is less than 10 percent that of Urus as it comes only at $20,000.


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