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JAC 4R3, Ford F150 clone from China, new Pics

February 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC 4R3 Ford F150 clone from China

Our original story on the JAC 43R has gone all over the world, and then once more. Big outrage in America about this ‘crime’ and even the normally not so critical Chinese auto press thinks JAC has gone a step too far…

Whether the 43R will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April as scheduled is unsure for now since it is hard to imagine JAC hasn’t heard anything about the storm raging worldwide. On the other hand JAC likely feels secure in China, and pulling a vehicle back only months before a major show is a costly thing.

See the original story here, more pics here and JAC’s Chevrolet Silverado/Colorado clone here. See below for two more new pics, as soon as there is news we’ll get back to you immediately.

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A truckload full of beer and a sweet Chinese girl; it must be Weekend again

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Dongfeng V21

Hello Readers,

Late Friday night here in Beijing. To end this very busy week a nice pic with a truckload full of beer and a sweet Chinese girl, sure she is the designated driver. Car is the very cool Dongfeng V21, the single-cap pickup version of the Dongfeng V27 minivan that debuted in May last year. Price for the V21 starts at 33.800 yuan, cheap indeed, but that is without the girl, or the beer.

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Seen the JAC 4R3 Ford F150 clone from China? Now, look where it’s based on…

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC Chevrolet Silverado clone China

When I published the first story (new pics!) about the JAC 4R3 Ford F150 clone from China I knew such a big truck couldn’t suddenly come out of nowhere, so I did some searching around…

According to Chinese sources the JAC 4R3 is based on an other existing JAC pickup truck, the JAC Ruiling. The Ruiling, meaning ‘Lucky Bell’, is a copy of the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, with a Ford-style oval on the grille. Mixing Ford and Chevy, this JAC is sure a company to keep an eye on.

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The JAC 4R3 Ford F150 clone from China in More Detail

February 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC 4R3 pickup truck Ford F150 clone from China

Only 3 days ago we published the first pics of the JAC 4R3 pickup truck which is basically a Ford F150 clone with a much smaller engine. The story went wild all over the world and is now officially our Most Popular Story Ever. Today we have a bunch of new and better pics from the JAC 4R3 pickup truck, taken somewhere near the factory. Yez, this crazy 4R3 is very real indeed…

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Spy Shots: JAC 4R3 pickup truck from China is gunning for the Ford F150

January 31, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

JAC 4R3 pickup truck

The new JAC 43R pickup truck loox more than a little bit like the good old American Ford F150. JAC doesn’t care, they just want to have a big ‘n cheap pickup truck that will be sold on the Chinese car market and likely in Africa and South America as well. The 43R will likely debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April.

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History: the Geely HQ pick-up Trucks from China

January 7, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Geely HQ pick-up Trucks from China

The great pick-up truck makers from China are Greatwall and Zhongxing. Their trucks are affordable, big, basic, easy to run and do fine in a war. However, they don’t make any really small pick-up trucks and this where Geely saw a niche-market in 2001. Meet the pick-up trucks based on the Geely HQ hatchback, and there was a panel-van as well…

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