MINI Cloned In China… Again!
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Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Nobody told the Germans, who seem to be growing weary of China’s ceaseless automotive design flattery. “The Copy-Shop is open again” grumbles AutoBild, of the Emgrand EC6-RV, which marks the second obvious Chinese MINI clone here’s the first) in the last several years. At least Emgrand’s parent company Geely isn’t ripping off its joint venture partner… but then, didn’t Geely buy Volvo so it wouldn’t have to rip off Western brands? Old habits must die hard…
Published April 13th, 2011 6:33 PM
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OOH! Question for all you TTAC readers-- if you had to drive one lovely Chinese imitation vehicle, which would it be? Although I'm not a Hummer type of dude, I'd have to go with the Dongfeng EQ2050-- a delightfully shameless Chinese Humvee.
It certainly has more Soul than the Mini does. *rimshot*
I'll go with the Nissan Cube, thank you.
The irony is that the MINI itself is a shameless pastiche of late 1950's Morris styling