Chinese Copycats – Can you spot the difference?

Chinese copycat cars. Whatever we may think of them our friends in China continue to churn them out like there is no tomorrow.

Not even the mighty BMW could stop them (although they did try). And with the Shanghai motor show just around the corner, it shows no sign of slowing down either.

Here’s a lunchtime teaser for you. How well do you know your cars? Can you tell an Audi from a Zotye? Some of the answers may surprise you. They do say that ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’.

Real or Fake - Porsche

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Answer = FAKE. It's a Zotye SR9

Real or Fake - Audi

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Answer = FAKE. It's a CH Auto Lithia

Real or Fake - Vauxhall

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Answer = Neither. Technically, this isn’t a copy, but a Chinese-market Buick (both brands are part of GM); Buick seems to sell well in Shanghai.

Real or Fake - Saab

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Answer: REAL. Saab 9-7x

Real or Fake - VW

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Answer: FAKE. It's a Weikerui V7

Real or Fake - Kia

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Answer: FAKE. It's a Yogomo 330

Real or Fake - BMW

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Answer: FAKE. Shuanghuan SCEO

Real or Fake - Tesla

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Answer: FAKE. It's a Youxia

Real or Fake - Mercedes

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Answer: FAKE. It's a Geely Merrie

Real or Fake - Koenigsegg

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Answer: REAL. Koenigsegg Agera RS

Real or Fake - Audi

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Answer: FAKE. JAC A6

Real or Fake - Land Rover

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Answer: FAKE. Landwind X7

Real or Fake - Porsche

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Answer: FAKE. It's an Eagle Carrie.

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By Simon D

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