Yeesh.

Now, we've seen some pretty bad Chinese copies of American vehicles (blatant Ford F-150 ripoff, anyone?), but this is just... ew. What you're looking at here is a yet-to-be-named crossover from Chinese company Dongfeng, clearly stealing many of its design cues from the decidedly handsome Cadillac SRX.

According to Car News China, this Dongfeng... thing is likely based on the last-generation Kia Sorento, a vehicle that is still manufactured in the People's Republic as part of the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture. The crossover will reportedly launch in the first half of 2013, powered by a Nissan-sourced 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Scroll through the gallery above to see a few pictures of the Dongfeng ripoff, and head over to Car News China for more details and photos.


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      Dale Black
      • 2 Years Ago
      Next Dongfeng will introduce its new design theme: Fart & Science
      BAM
      • 2 Years Ago
      The driver's side exhaust is crooked! Also, that completely plain steering wheel/interior weirds me out.
      DawgByte
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is just another example of Chinese intellectual property theft. They have no shame and no original ideas!
      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cadillac front end and a subi rear end . The interior looks like it was made by Fisher Price . The paint probably has lead and God knows what else in it . Nobody will mistake this for anything but a junky Chinese built car .
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow that is horrible.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL WOW, A "CADILLAC" EXTERIOR, WITH A 2000 KIA RIO INTERIOR, GENIUS. SOMEBODY RIP MY EYES OUT, I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THIS,
      Willie
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think even Tonka products rank above them with Fisher-Price close behind.
      capn233
      • 2 Years Ago
      We should send them some cruise missiles to copy.
      Love Great Danes
      • 2 Years Ago
      its all the they can do, copy (and poorly copy). Lets keep buying their garbage and bring it to America. China sucks in cars and all the way down to pet food.
      aatbloke1967
      • 2 Years Ago
      Doesn't look that much of an SRX to me; what it does ape is the first generation Kia Sorrento with the headlights of a Toyota Avensis. But many cars ape the styling of others. I wouldn't say this is one of those shameless direct copies.
        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @aatbloke1967
        This is actually an updated version of the mk1 Sorento; it also builds versions of the old Sportage and Pride by virtue of a JV with Kia for the domestic market. And so what if the nose looks similar to an Avensis? It isn't plagiarism and this post by Mr Ewing is more anti-Chinese sensationalism drummed up to a) keep the jingosim alive and b) because there's little news to write about today.
          Making11s
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Respect for intellectual property isn't jingoism. I find it just as abhorrent when they copy designs from non-US companies.
          aatbloke1967
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          What intellectual property? The headlights look more like those from a Toyota Avensis. But the headlights from a Ford Fiesta mk6 ape those from many Peugeots over the years. Should Ford be used? Of course not, because Ford isn't Chinese. You're as narrow-minded as they come.
      aatbloke1967
      • 2 Years Ago
      The reality is that this car is a first-generation Kia Sorento, built in China for local consumption with new front and rear styling to make the car look more up to date. The headlights and grille could be construed as SRX, but the headlights are closer in design to the Toyota Avensis, and that grille shape could be Toyota, Honda, Cadillac - almost anyone. The rear lights? Would Maserati care of they mock their old boomerang clusters? Probably not. Or how about Peugeot with their angles rear fogs in the late 80s and early 90s? That's doubtful as well. But again, to state they look like a Cadillac really is scraping the barrel. There isn't much variation you can achieve in taillight design when you have to comply with legislation and deal with the restrictions of a two-box design.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @aatbloke1967
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          aatbloke1967
          • 2 Years Ago
          No, obviously you don't look at Cadillacs much. Use your brain and stop following the sheep/children who infest these boards.
      BC
      • 2 Years Ago
      "decidedly handsome Cadillac SRX" Thanks for making me spray the beer I was drinking on my tablet.
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