Of course, the most iconic and opulent SUV on the market has its copy on the Chinese market. The BAIC BJ80 is a cheap version of the previous generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which was unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. It has a 2.3-liter 250-hp (186-kW) turbocharged gasoline engine.
BAIC Huansu C60
It’s actually not that easy to see Lamborghini Urus cues in this SUV but they are there. This Chinese copycat was released in June last year in five- and seven-seat versions.
CH Auto Lithia
Fortunately, this vehicle, introduced in 2012, is a concept car and not a production model. If you are instantly thinking about the Audi R8 while looking at it, you are not mistaken. Under the skin is not the German brand’s 5.2-liter V10 but a small electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery.
This one is very weird. This peculiar model is based on the legendary BMW Isetta, although it lacks the famed front door of the original vehicle. Instead, it has four doors and uses an electric motor with just 5.3 hp (4 kW).
If the Range Rover Evoque has been successful in the United States and many European countries, why shouldn't it be in China? Using that premise, the Landwind brand decided to create a copy of the British compact SUV. But, as we mentioned already, the automaker was sued to stop producing the car after losing in court from Land Rover.
We all know that Minis are relatively expensive, but in China you can buy the Lifan 320 at a much lower price. Of course, the quality of the product leaves a lot to be desired, but there’s a capable 1.3-liter gas engine under the hood with 87 hp (65 kW).
The first-generation X5 was an absolute hit for the Bavarian manufacturer. The Shuanghuan SCEO was the “alter ego” of this car, which was presented in 2007. The engine range consisted of two gasoline engines, as well as a 2.8-liter turbodiesel.
Suzhou Eagle Carrie
This is one of the weirdest cars on this list. It features a rear end that is “inspired” by the Porsche Macan, while at the front, the headlights are very similar to those of the Ferrari F12berlinetta.
Power comes from two electric motors with a combined output of 120 hp (90 kW). According to unofficial information, despite this modest figure, it is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in just 4.8 seconds.
The electric clone of the Volkswagen Up! uses a 12-hp (9-kW) electric motor, allowing the vehicle to hit a top speed of just 31 mph (50 kph). Even its logo resembles Volkswagen’s emblem.
We are approaching the end of this list with a copy of the Porsche Macan, which uses a turbocharged gasoline engine with 190 hp (142 kW). In China, it sells for just 100,000 yuan, which is equivalent to $14,133 at the current exchange rates.
This electric urban car is equipped with a 17-hp electric motor and has a range of about 155 miles (250 km) on a single charge. It’s a carbon copy of the Kia Picanto in terms of dimensions and shape.
Although from this side view it may take a bit longer to recognize the cloned model, the truth is that the T600 resembles two vehicles: the Volkswagen Tiguan in the front and the Audi Q5 at the back. This SUV has a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 143 hp (107 kW) and a six-speed automatic transmission.
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