China develops different kits

Posted on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 , 18:03:25 byEmil

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China develops different kits


We are all familiar to the Chinese carmakers that clone parts or even entire vehicles, sometimes, from Western companies. Despite out awareness, it was a little too surprising to see joint-venture partners of European brands copying the design of their business companion. To be more precise, we are talking about the German BMW X1-like V5 SUV and the maybe-Mercedes-Benz B-class BC301Z. a lot of Chinese carmaker manage to get away with it thanks to the lax copyright laws and the entire system actually that does nothing about it as long as the carmaker keep up appearances by avoiding the use of names and logos on their vehicles.



There is a completely other side, but when it comes to the aftermarket industry. Here nothing can be kept as a secret and now, the center of attention are the cheap kits that offer a Western premium touch to the model developed by the Chinese carmakers. The team from TheTycho actually found an array of kits for Brilliance models like, for example the HB30 sedan and the V5 crossover. Here we also have to mention a BMW front grille piece, a set of roundel logos for the body, rims and steering wheel. The name plate will be the choice of the customer. The price for all these rises at $63. We do not know yet if the companies manage to fool anyone, but of course, it is one thing to drive a car with the roundel in China, where a Brilliance HB30 sedan is priced from $12.900 to $20.200 and another thing is to drive the locally built BMW 523Li that has a starting price of $68.900. Unfortunately BMW is not the only victim, but there are others too. we must mention the Mercedes styling package for the BC301Z and a Lexus kit for the RX-lookalike.



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