Dongfeng Copies Cars While They Are Still In The Catalog

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
dongfeng copies cars while they are still in the catalog

China’s Dongfeng makes a lot of cars with several joint ventures. It also makes its own cars. In a way. It’s ode to the Hummer is legend. Now, Dongfeng found inspiration in another legend: The Unimog. At a show in Shanghai, Carnewschina found the Dongfeng v-Tiger, or EQ2070FQJ, which it says is a spitting image of Daimler’s inconic Unimog workhorse. Well, that’s up to debate. One thing isn’t:

For the snow-clearing version, Dongfeng didn’t even bother to build a Unimog lookalike. Instead, Dongfeng put real Unimog photos in its own catalog. If the fake Unimog is so close to the original, why bother taking new pictures?

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  • Mallthus Mallthus on Nov 03, 2011

    I recall reading an article about the Libyan revolution recently. I thought it telling that the author was more concerned about how badly built the Chinese SUV they were in was than the threat of pro-Qaddafi forces.

  • Eldard Eldard on Nov 03, 2011

    Hey, Zara does it. Why not China?

  • Jdt65724922 How can a Chrysler E-Class ride better than a Chrysler Fifth Avenue?
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  • Chris P Bacon Ford and GM have decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Odds are Chrysler/Cerberus/FCA/Stellantis is next to join in. If any of the companies like Electrify America had been even close to Tesla in reliability, we wouldn't be here.
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  • Chris P Bacon I see no reference to Sweden or South Carolina. I hate to assume, but is this thing built in China? I can't help but wonder if EVs would be more affordable to the masses if they weren't all stuffed full of horsepower most drivers will never use. How much could the price be reduced if it had, say, 200hp. Combined with the instant torque of an EV, that really is plenty of power for the daily commuter, which is what this vehicle really is.