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China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by igi_79 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:53 pm

Look at this video - I don't understand a single word, but it seems to me that they are preparing a clone:
https://youtu.be/8gwvc7QRSbA
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Re: China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by AndyH » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:48 pm

Dammit I clicked the link, now I have a load of Chinese language videos in my YouTube suggestions feed !!!

Are you sure it's not an anti-Triad training video on where to find contraband hidden in MQB platform cars?


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Re: China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by Zach » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:36 pm

This is not a bloody clone! They are just showing the inner workings of an evaluation model for the Chinese Kodiaq.

In fact, I think the Chinese Kodiaq (built by SAIC Volkswagen) looks much nicer with the lower satin chrome accenting on the front, sides and back. It also comes with the 162kW/220PS engine from the GTI with AWD (chinese cars for some reason don't show 4X4 on the shifter when the car has it)
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Re: China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by igi_79 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:20 am

You can easily 'upgrade' your K with all missing chrome elements from Chinese version. This side badge looks good to me even I'm european https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-201 ... 99713.html

but this is too much:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Stainle ... 66571.html
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Re: China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by Colin Lambert » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:27 am

igi_79 wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:20 am
but this is too much:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Stainle ... 66571.html
Not if you have two gert big hairy mutts it's not. I shall buy some as soon as they cross the pond.
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Re: China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by Colin Lambert » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:31 am

igi_79 wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Look at this video - I don't understand a single word, but it seems to me that they are preparing a clone:
https://youtu.be/8gwvc7QRSbA
At least they haven't discontinued the best colour in China!! (Jungle Green rools!)Image
Don't like their rear lights though I think ours are far better.
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Re: China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by igi_79 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:01 pm

Unbelievable cheap interior of basic trim in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b6aUOLd6lM
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Re: China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by Zach » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:53 am

Not surprised to see how low spec the entry level one is - about EUR 24,000. The only good thing I can see is projector style headlights being used.

I mean, the VW Up! has a bloody colour screen... Not to mention the base sec Kodiaq doesn't even have maxidot... Oh and it still has a sunroof! Rather have better infotainment/trim than a sunroof!

EDIT: OMG! No armrest... What a joke!

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Re: China is preparing a clone :-)

Post by bigboss » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:27 pm

There's a significant difference in quality and spec between European and Asian cars, even if they're the same model. Asia is very price conscious and cars are built to compete with others in class, which usually means cutting corners. Their perception and preferences are different to ours (panoramic sunroof taking precedence over better interiors for example). Only the luxury segment is immune to it (price of Mercedes E class in India is twice that in the UK for example).
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