The Ford F-150 has just picked up a doppelganger in China. According to CarNewsChina, Jianghuai Auto Corporation has just unveiled its new 4R3 pickup, and sure enough, the vehicle looks to be a near carbon copy of America's best-selling truck. JAC reportedly wants to provide buyers in China, Africa and South America with a larger, inexpensive work vehicle. While the appearances of the Ford F-Series and 4R3 visuals differ ever so slightly, the similarities far outweigh the incongruities. According to CNC, JAC is a fairly small automaker in the People's Republic that specializes in rebodied Hyundai cars, SUVs and pickups.

Word has it the 4R3 will be powered by a 2.8-liter diesel four-cylinder engine generating just 108 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. There's no word on cost at this point. The JAC 4R3 is set to debut at the Beijing Motor Show in April, though there's no telling how long the vehicle will be on the market before the company gets a call from the lawyers in Dearborn. Head over to CarNewsChina.com for a better look at the F-150 twin.


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      Aeromax
      • 2 Years Ago
      It sucks that they have to copy designs so blatantly from other car makers. However, on the other hand it's also fun and games for us to run around saying "oh it's the Chinese, it will never sell here, it's just garbage." This is what we were saying about the Japanese in the 60's, and the Koreans in the 80's. Be aware.
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not that I am a fan of China, but their government actually gave incentive for businessman to start as many car companies as possible. Copying car design is just the surface of a rapid industrial movement in China. What's scary is that purchasing power of China will be stronger than US with a billion people in a country where people & lawyers don't have the legal rights to bitch and whine. It's an alarming trend that will continue as China quickly gains on us as the world economy leader.
      TangoR34
      • 2 Years Ago
      There are Chinese automaker who can style their own cars like GAC and SIAC's MG/Roewe. But it looks like JAC doesn't even want to try.
      MR.STEPHEN BATOG
      • 2 Years Ago
      This country better wake up.
      Andy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this a surprise? DungPile Han Chinese haven't had original thoughts since Confucious. They lie, cheat, steal, and master in black markets. Garbage of Asia is now exporting their trash onto world markets. Boycott anything marked "Made in China". It'll fall apart in no time.
      Tony
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bottom line is, we have no one but ourselves to blame. We all need to vote with our pockets. Next time you're at the store and want to buy something, flip it over. If it says made in China, put it back and tell the store owner/manager why you're walking. If they get enough complaints, Wal*Mart will start insisting their suppliers hire manufacturers based in the USA. "Money". It is the ONLY thing they understand and WE have the power to make them change. It's time for the American people to organize like a union!
        talovaas
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tony
        totally agree. Buying American is the best statement we can make.
        npnozie
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tony
        COULD NOT SAY IT BETTER MY SELF. Wish all American would feel like you.
      keithm940
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hardly surprising. Since when has China respected patents?
      wirpp
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is Only ONE F 150 and China will never be able to duplicate it, Ford USA Strong and not owned by Taxpayers.
      mike13rock
      • 2 Years Ago
      you really WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE buy only usa made products ONLY!!!!
      ravatar252
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wanna rub China's nose in it? Quit buying their stuff. There may be some things you can't get away from buying, but there are plenty of American made products available to you. A google search will take you right to them. Generally U.S. goods will cost a bit more, but the money stays here, and builds OUR economy. Even if we decreased the consumption of Chinese goods by 25% Nationwide, it would make a huge dent in their economy, and get their attention. Everywhere you have a choice, choose U.S. made.
        dk76
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ravatar252
        it's a lost cause. where do you think Apple products are made in (foxconn)? the iphone uses 28% of Samsung's technology and components. I recently went out to buy a toaster and all of them were made in China. America sold itself out when Levis jeans were no longer produced in this country. We're now a consuming country where more is engineered and less is manufactured, leaving many people to jobless and end up working at Wal-mart which sells those products that were outsourced to China.
        Kamp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ravatar252
        Hope you have fun with that.
      aeweidman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Our Goverment better get in gear ( no pun intended) or they will be copying all of our products, with a lower price tag, because they pay their people so much less, In some cases they pay nothing as they use their prison population to make products to sell to the west.
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