The Truth About Cars » fake http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Vellum Venom Vignette: Less is More…Enlightening? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/vellum-venom-vignette-less-is-more-enlightening/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/vellum-venom-vignette-less-is-more-enlightening/#comments Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:11:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480559 Mark writes: Sajeev, We can’t let Jeep get away with what they have done to the (redesigned Jeep) Grand Cherokee’s face. This square-peg-in-a-round-hole approach just looks half-baked, lazy, and cheap. Even the choice of filler material used to fill the void is wrong in material, color and pattern. In short, Jeep’s design team needs to […]

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Mark writes: Sajeev, We can’t let Jeep get away with what they have done to the (redesigned Jeep) Grand Cherokee’s face. This square-peg-in-a-round-hole approach just looks half-baked, lazy, and cheap. Even the choice of filler material used to fill the void is wrong in material, color and pattern. In short, Jeep’s design team needs to […]

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Fake In China: Amarok, What Are You? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/fake-in-china-amarok-what-are-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/fake-in-china-amarok-what-are-you/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:03:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448750 “An almost 100% perfect copy of the Volkswagen Amarok, which is actually and only made in Argentina” has been spotted in China by Carnewschina. The Hengtian T3 will slot above the Hengtian T1. That one drew its design cues from Chevy trucks, now it’s Volkswagen’s turn to inspire. According to Carnewschina, The T3 will cost […]

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“An almost 100% perfect copy of the Volkswagen Amarok, which is actually and only made in Argentina” has been spotted in China by Carnewschina. The Hengtian T3 will slot above the Hengtian T1. That one drew its design cues from Chevy trucks, now it’s Volkswagen’s turn to inspire. According to Carnewschina, The T3 will cost […]

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Fake In China: The Suzuki Alto Gets An Identical Twin http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/fake-in-china-the-suzuki-alto-gets-an-identical-twin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/fake-in-china-the-suzuki-alto-gets-an-identical-twin/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 14:13:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434240 The Chinese auto press now routinely whacks the innovation by replication that  is still prevalent in the Chinese car industry. An egregious case: Zoyte copied the Suzuki Alto nearly 1:1 for the Zoyte Z100, which is expected to debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. Nevertheless, an unrepentant Zoyte was caught by Carnewschina testing […]

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The Chinese auto press now routinely whacks the innovation by replication that  is still prevalent in the Chinese car industry. An egregious case: Zoyte copied the Suzuki Alto nearly 1:1 for the Zoyte Z100, which is expected to debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April. Nevertheless, an unrepentant Zoyte was caught by Carnewschina testing […]

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Fake In China: More On The Faux F150, And Its Chevy Precursor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/fake-in-china-more-on-the-faux-f150-and-its-chevy-precursor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/fake-in-china-more-on-the-faux-f150-and-its-chevy-precursor/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:06:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429320 Tycho, my Dutch friend in Beijing, scored the big one with his fake F150 story. After we wrote about it, everybody from  Motor Trend to Pickupinfo.ru wrote about it as well, taking the Carnewschina.com server on a shakedown tour. Tycho does what a good journo needs to do: Feed the beast. He found even better […]

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Tycho, my Dutch friend in Beijing, scored the big one with his fake F150 story. After we wrote about it, everybody from  Motor Trend to Pickupinfo.ru wrote about it as well, taking the Carnewschina.com server on a shakedown tour. Tycho does what a good journo needs to do: Feed the beast. He found even better […]

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Fake In China: An F150 By Another Name http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/fake-in-china-an-f150-by-another-name/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/fake-in-china-an-f150-by-another-name/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:58:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428744 Remember when Ford dragged Ferrari into the U.S. district court in Detroit, after Ferrari had the nerve to call their new Formula One racer the “F150”? Ford feared massive dilution of their F-150 truck mark and sued. Ferrari relented. Let’s see what Ford will do about this overdose of trademark and design patent infringement: This […]

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Remember when Ford dragged Ferrari into the U.S. district court in Detroit, after Ferrari had the nerve to call their new Formula One racer the “F150”? Ford feared massive dilution of their F-150 truck mark and sued. Ferrari relented. Let’s see what Ford will do about this overdose of trademark and design patent infringement: This […]

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Chinese Police Nabs Fake Lamborghini http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/chinese-police-arrests-fake-lamborghini/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/chinese-police-arrests-fake-lamborghini/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:31:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399144 A month ago, our friends at Carnewschina spotted an odd creation in Kumming, a Chinese city that is famous for other products than cars. The owner of a hair salon (we don’t know what kind of a hair salon, some hair salons in China are famous for other services than hair cutting) was infatuated with […]

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A month ago, our friends at Carnewschina spotted an odd creation in Kumming, a Chinese city that is famous for other products than cars. The owner of a hair salon (we don’t know what kind of a hair salon, some hair salons in China are famous for other services than hair cutting) was infatuated with […]

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