New Chinese Champion Of Derivative Styling Discovered: Yema Motors
TTAC wasn’t able to be on-hand for the Chengdu Auto Show, but thanks to Carnewschina.com, we’ve got the latest in “we’re far enough into the interior that foreign firms won’t complain about our blatant ripoffs” styling, from the new heavyweight champion of Chinese ripoffs: Yema Motors. Seriously, calling these things “derivative” is wholly undeserved a compliment. And if you think this Audi A4… excuse me, Yema F16, is bad just wait until you see the rest of their new cars. From the Infiniti-aping E-series, to the Touareg-alike “T-SUV,” to the Subaru Forester clone F99/F10, the stylists at Yema Motors take their mimicry very seriously. And apparently the last original idea their design team had was “I know, let’s put our faux-Audi grille on the Faux-rester.” Tada, new model! The Jiade Dynasty rolls on…
As a culture, recently in the past 50 to 60 years anyhow, China has a tendency to copy others. There is little ingenuity in their DNA. Why not produce their own computer code or DVDs or car designs or whatever. Because it is a lot easier to copy someone else' hard work and profit, than to create yourself. So this is basically the Big Bad China everyone is afraid of. A nation of thieves sanctioned by their government.
Ed the car the T-SUV is copying is a Tiguan not a Touareg.
For those interested in owning one of those imitation goods, Yema means "wild horse".
Isn't yema egg yolk in Spanish? Where I come from it's a candy made from cooked condensed milk.