China’s Hawtai was quick to cash in on the nationalistic sentiments in China with its Hawtai Baolige Patriotic Edition. According to Carnewschina, the Patriotic Edition “is painted in China-red, with five yellow stars as in the Chinese flag and some waves around the rear wheels that likely refer to the disputed islands.” The trucklet is 100% Nippon-free, as far as we can tell.
The engine is a 1.8 turbo from SAIC. The Legally licensed) platform comes from Korea by way of the old Hyundai Santa Fe. There had been plans to offer a Mitsubishi 2.4 liter mill in the Baolige, but it never came to pass. Alternate use dept: The car should be pretty safe from being accidentally mistaken as Japanese and torched.