Unheard-of Chinese automaker Jiangsu Lake Motors is preparing a 99.9 percent copy of the Volkswagen Taigun Concept.

Unheard-of Chinese automaker Jiangsu Lake Motors is preparing a 99 percent copy of the Volkswagen Taigun Concept.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but this is just too much. You are looking at a car created by Jiangsu Lake Motors which is currently known simply as the "SUV". The real VW Taigun won't be out until 2016 but a very similar design will probably be seen on Chinese streets a lot sooner.

These photos are actually from a patent application and show virtually the same styling, including the alloy design (albeit with significantly slimmer tires). The main difference between the two can be seen at the rear doors where the "SUV" gets normal door handles.

This latest patent application comes after a string of China-made copy/paste models, including the recent Lamborghini Urus lookalike from Sichuan Yema and the C-Class impersonator known as the Brilliance BS6.

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