Zotye T800 is a Range Rover ripoff from China
Zotye is Ford’s new friend in China, companies signed a joint venture agreement to make cheap electric cars for the masses. Ford used to own Land Rover until they sold it on to Tata in 2008. So Zotye must have thought it was perfectly okay to ripoff the Range Rover Sport for their new flagship T800 SUV. And don’t think these are just some patent drawings, the Zotye T800 is very real:
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Ford announces new SUV strategy for China
Ford has announced a new SUV strategy for China. Biggest news: the Lincoln MKC will be made locally at the Changan-Ford joint venture, starting in 2019. The MKC is based on the same platform as the Ford Kuga/Escape, already in production at Changan-Ford.
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The Ford F-150 Raptor remains a popular vehicle among China’s copy-cat clone makers. The latest addition to the long line of F-150 ripoffs is this bright orange painted Projen, complete with properly copied mirrors, lights, grille, and bumpers.
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A first generation Ford Taurus L wagon, Spotted in China on the Beijing Tuning Street. The good old Ford was dirty and dusty but overall in a reasonable shape and completely original down until the wheel covers and antenna. License plates are of Liaoning Province.
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The Ford F-150 Raptor has been launched on the Chinese car market, marking the first time that Ford officially sells the big pickup truck in China. It comes only in crew-cab and there are only two high-end trim-levels available. Price starts at 499.800 yuan and ends at 548.800 yuan ($72.380-79.477).
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The Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2018. It will be manufactured locally by Jiangling-Ford, the joint venture that also makes the Everest SUV, which is based on the same platform as the Ranger.
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A wondrous white Ford Mustang convertible on black license plates, Spotted in China on a car market in east Beijing. The good Ford was in great shape; paint was smooth, the hood was as new, no rust or rot, and original down until the wheels.
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This is not the Ford S-Max. This is the Lifan Xuanlang, a new Chinese MPV that looks a lot like the Ford. Really a lot. Lifan does that kind of stuff all the time. They think that is cool. It is also very cheap. The Xuanlang seats seven and price starts at just 69.800 yuan and ends at 106.800 yuan.
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This is the China-spec Ford F-150 Raptor. I met this fine avalanche white supercrew example at a Ford dealer in the great city of Jinan in Shandong Province. It had just arrived, fresh from the boat, still with its plastic protective covers on the alloys. The F-150 will be officially marketed in China for the very first time. Sales are set to start on March 8 and price will start at 560.000 yuan or $81.450. There are a notable differences between the U.S. spec and the China-spec car. Here they are:
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Ford is finally going to sell the F-150 Raptor officially in China. Sales are expected to start next month. The first shipment of Raptorii left the United States earlier this month and the first vehicle has arrived at a Ford dealer in Shanghai. They always get it first down there, just today I went to a Ford dealer here in Beijing but they didn’t have the Raptor yet. Anyway, as soon as they have it I will check it out.
There are a notable differences between the U.S. and the Chinese versions. Here they are:
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