• Apr 22nd 2007 at 8:37AM
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click above image to view more pics of the Huanghai Fast NCV, aka Lexiac RX Torrent

Over in Shanghai this week, all the local producers are bringing out their latest wares. By now we've gotten used to seeing Chinese cars that bear remarkable resemblances to products from non-Chinese manufacturers with slight tweaks to (barely) distinguish them. Our crosstown neighbor, Chris Paukert, spotted this vehicle called the Huanghai Fast NCV with a front end that will be familiar to many Pontiac shoppers. However, the rear view of this Janus-like vehicle comes straight from your local Lexus dealer. On the plus side, they did a decent job of blending two different vehicles from different origins. Click either image to see more shots of the Huanghai Fast NCV from Autoblog Chinese.

[Source: Winding Road, Autoblog Chinese]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      #17, Thank you for making that clear.

      Somehow people got it in their heads that the japanese and koreans did the same things a while back. While it's true that a lot of designs were similar, they don't match the exactness of the way the Chinese are copying designs. Or how widespread it is, for that matter. How long before they shake this reputation they've made for themselves?
      • 8 Years Ago
      The front if this mongoloid is 95% Pontiac Torrent. Its an embarrassment.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I see a little saab in that front end
      • 8 Years Ago

      It would never clear legal hurtles. So you don't have to fantasize about what could happen. Because it wont.

      Secondly you keep admitting yourself that this thing is a rip off. Which is the point of most peoples comments. Whether you think the Chinese will stop ripping off in the future, or will "leap frog" anybody else in 10 years, is not the point. The point is, this thing is one stolen design in the front, and another stolen design in the back. Its completely unacceptable and lacks any type of design talent.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm starting to develop a genuine hate for the lack of creativity of Chinese designers, and the way they copy others designs with ease. Please don't confuse that with "I hate Chinese", because I don't.
      • 8 Years Ago
      back in the 80's, I used to buy look-alike wheel covers from a huge warehouse in the Los Angeles area.

      I always marvelled at the authenticity; they were exact copies of the originals, right down to the logos.

      I asked the owner (she was from Taiwan) how they got away with this. she gave me a simple answer: "the words copyright and trademark don't translate into Chinese".

      looks like they still don't.

      • 8 Years Ago
      #15- ? How did they look alike?

      As for this thing....I think I just died a little inside.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Chet where have you been? That rock cozy?

      • 8 Years Ago
      General motors, Toyota Motor Corp, and BMW need to get together and do a class action lawsuit on these people. Big time.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thats just plain stupid.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Did they just stick a Pontiac Torrent front on a Lexus Back???!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable. +

      I know I should be used to it by now but man, Chinese designers seem to top themselves with each car. Worst designers on the planet right now. Terrible car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      R&D = receive & duplicate
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