A fiery red car, seen in Beijing. An aggressive bumper sticker, showing the owner is very angry with Japan. Or, judging from the sticker, maybe it’s hot love? It’s all about those islands, which happen to sit on top of oil, and straight in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. What is this motherland-loving man driving?
He drives a BYD F0, which happens to be a copy of the Toyota Aygo. This we can explain as a brave act of defiance, as in not just nooky Nipponese, jazz Japanese trademarks!
With that out of the way, let us proceed to the front of:
It’s a fake Scion badge! Scion is a Toyota-brand, marketed in the US. This we cannot explain as a brave act of battle, oh no, this is treason to the Chinese case. The owner should have kept the righteous BYD badge.
Dutchman Tycho de Feyter runs Carnewschina.com, a blog about cars in China, from Beijing, China. He also collects die-cast models of Chinese cars.