China’s Carbon Copies

The Chinese market is interesting, to say the least, and accounts for tens of millions of vehicles sold annually. China is considered one of the largest emerging car markets in the world. So when manufacturers produce vehicles there, they often tailor them to that market specifically. Many times by changing the name of the vehicle to better suit the Chinese culture. Here are some of the more notable “knockoffs” of American and European models courtesy of our friends at Select Car Leasing.


Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at