"Not all snowflakes are the same, but yours is too close to another."
2014 had a few copycats, but this year they are way more noticeable. Only one didn't borrow a complete design from another company, but their copycat part is noticeable. It is great that there are still so few copycats, as this may mean that companies are getting the point, that they need to come up with their own designs.
2014 Byd S7 (Copycat of a 2013 Lexus RX)
2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet may not copy as much as the competition, but they do have a few awards in their stable. For 2014, AutoLooks noticed that the rear end of the new Camaro SS look familiar. That was because their tail lights and rear end profile are borrowed from a 1996 Honda Prelude. We can't hold them on this one,
2014 Datsun Go (Copy of a 2012 Toyota Yaris)
2014 FAW X80 (Copy of a 2010 Infiniti EX35)
2014 PGO Cevennes Water Snake
(copy of a 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster)
The 356 Speedster is one of the most iconic models of all time. Being tied to the likes of James Dean, might have something to do with that. So, why wouldn't anyone want a piece of that history. PGO wants some of the action, as their new Water Snake is a near replica of the original Porsche 356 Speedster. But since PGO isn't all that big, maybe no one will notice the resemblance.
High Performance Ratings
AutoLooks "RATED" is where we rate and review vehicles from around the world from every segment of the automotive industry. Our 1,215 point system is based on Four (4) key areas of automotive design.
AutoLooks rates the Front End, Rear End, Side and Overall Appeal of each and every new vehicle from around the world.
If they rate above 75%, they receive our A+ AWARD for design excellence.
If our rating system turns up a score below 45%, then that model will receive our RUSTY AWARD of design failure.
And don't think of borrowing to many design features from another company, or you will wind up taking home our COPYCAT AWARD. This award outlines which model they are borrowing from and how close they are to the original
At the end of each year, AutoLooks puts together all of the their information into one easy to read article which outlines the best, worst, lost and new products from each year.
So join us on our journey of automotive criticism and take a look on our RATED pages to see how well each company, segment and model fair against their rivals.