"Not all snowflakes are the same, but yours is too close to another."
After a drop in CopyCat Awards last year, we had a feeling that the good times wouldn't last forever. And we were correct, as 2018 has blown up with eleven (11) copycats. From complete copycats, to a ones with just a few profile lines, 2018 is full of every variation of copycats that can exist.
2018 ATS GT Supercar (copy of a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C)
2018 Changan CS55 (copy of a 2016 Ford Explorer)
2018 Changhe Beidouxing (copy of a 2009 Scion xB)
2018 Chery Arrizo (copy of a 2016 Kia Forte)
2018 Chery EQ1 (copy of a 2012 Toyota Iq)
2018 Hyundai Accent (copy of a 2014 Toyota Corolla)
2018 Jaguar E-Pace (copy of a 2017 Mazda CX-5)
2018 Landwind X7 (copy of a 2012 Range Rover Evoque)
2018 Shandong Qilu Supercar
Another year has past and another EV copycat company has sprung up in China. Shandong wants to enter the city EV marketplace with their Qilu Supercar. You make recognize the Qilu as it does borrow its design from the Pagani Huayra. And why wouldn't you want an underpowered EV city car to look like a high performance supercar.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
(copy of a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee)
Ever wondered why the Atlas looks familiar. The similarity between its rear and that of the Grand Cherokee are uncanny. Yes, there are differences, but in the end the overall appeal of the Atlas rear is the same as Jeeps. From its oversized bumper to its block styled lights, VW wants to play in the big pond.
2018 Zotye T600 Coupe
(copy of a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg)
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.