If the Russians are known for their over-the-top car tuning antics, the Chinese have undoubtedly cast their own reputation as auto copycats. We don’t need to relieve some of the cars they’ve used as "inspiration" before; all we need to show is what Beijing Auto Works is planning to reveal at the forthcoming Beijing Motor Show.

The Chinese carmaker is prepping up for their hometown motor show by revealing a number of SUVs that certainly aren’t ripe with creativity. Among them includes the BAW "007" in an obvious reference to Her Majesty’s best secret agent, which, ironically, he probably wouldn’t be caught dead driving. There’s also the BAW B90, which looks eerily similar to a Land Rover, a BAW B40, which is supposedly a smaller-scale version of the B90 but - no surprise here - looks like a marriage between a Jeep Wrangler and a Land Rover. There’s also the C71 sedan that bears a striking resemblance to the 2009 Saab 9-5. Last, but not least, is the C30 EV, an electric hatchback model that blatantly stole the ’C30’ tag from Volvo.

That’s the Chinese for you.


Source: Goche.Sohu

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  (238) posted on 06.22.2011

@Analyst. I guess you are right that they have the authority but talking about the credibility and reliability of cars I would definitely doubt their works..sorry guys, its just doesn’t work on me!

  (394) posted on 06.22.2011

hmm. It sounds so desperate for the part of Chinese folks to make a copy cat version other brand though they have the authority.. I guess, they are just thinking about the possible huge market that they have..Copy cat version really makes me to doubt a certain car.

  (3) posted on 05.7.2010

BAW makes Jeeps under license in China, so no surprise there. And about the C71, they did buy the assets from Saab (the 9-3 and the 9-5), so they are authorized to make those copies as well.

  (406) posted on 05.4.2010

ome says that the Baw imitated the designs of Jeep wrangler. This model is one of Beijing Auto’s first self developed models under its realigned Beijing brand.

  (340) posted on 04.25.2010

I think Beijing Auto are aiming to be the life of the Auto Show party with their line up of cars that ranges from bad looking SUV’s to a new Saab based sedan.

  (428) posted on 04.22.2010

Looks good but looks similar from Euro and Us Cars, and it looks weak and not that stable as the Euro, japanese and Us Car but of course what do you expect with china? You get what you’ve paid for of course.

  (612) posted on 04.22.2010

What the hell is BAW? agree chinese is one hell copycats. the BAW Vehicles is like the collaboration of Wrangler and Rover SUVS. guys don’t be surprised that how Chinese became rich.

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