2023 CopyCat Awards
2023 COPYCAT AWARD WINNERS
"Not all snowflakes are the same, but yours is too close to another."
2023 ACM City One
The original toaster is back!
today, but the outline of the original toaster is on the decline. ACM apparently didn't get that memo, as they wanted to bring back the off-balance style of the original element, while added a few extra odd touches.
Today, the City One may be on a plan of attack for the EV world, but that attack was fought and lost back at the beginning of this century. Let's hope ACM has better luck than Honda did.
2023 Aito M5
The modern cell phone is here, and not in POG form.
as well go all in on something which started one.
Utilizing a Porsche Cayenne profile, the Aito M5 may play the part of being a technological marvel, but it doesn't look the part. Let's hope its exterior update is as good as its next hardware update.
2023 Aurus Komendant
This komrade has big aspirations
luxury world. Even if those hearts chose it over the competition due to price of a lack of available products due to a trade embargo.
2022 Feifan Marvel R
An electric sibling to MG could have done better.
Rover may have changed its name to Roewe due too issues with BMW, but that doesn't mean its spirit isn't still alive. Feifan is the revival of both brands as a new EV product. But, this product has a dark side, as unlike MG and Rover, it borrows design aspects from the competition.
Utilizing proportions and design elements from Lincoln, Feifan has been able to bring up the image of its products. Falling into the premium segment, Feifan has set the stage for a new luxury arm of SAIC. But at what cost?
2023 GAC Trumpchi GS3 Power
Top tier Chinese product, gives way to peer pressure.
2023 Hengchi 5
Big dreams gave way to stock holder demands.
NIO has lead the Chinese market in world domination of their products. Taking over Europe and soon headed to America, this company is one of the hottest things to come from China, since the inception of the dollar store. I guess that's why the Evergrande Group turned their eyes to them for inspiration with their own growth plan.
Could this mean that NIO has some major competition, or is Hengchi just a wannabe who won't make it? Only time will tell.
2023 Honda Accord
The Queen of mid-size is looking for some help taking down the King.
appear to look new, but overall its success will come from luxury owners wanting to downgrade, or a few people looking for some better quality.
Volvo hits the safety mark, but it has never hit top for design profiles. Guess no one told Honda this, or they would have utilized someone else's profile.
2022 Hyundai N-Vision 74
An ode to John Z leaving GM, it seems.
2023 Leap Motors C11
Average appeals to premium side of the market.
2024 Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX
A vision of theft is more like it
years now, and just when they are set to release their entry into this world, Mercedes-Benz comes out and takes all their glory. Too bad for the Benz, that we know about the original sleek sedan.
For this we would like to give Mercedes a major handshake to the CopyCat awards, as their EQXX is a direct ripoff of the Lightyear One. Don't try to fool the design world, as we are always watching.
2023 Min'an ET1
Double header for this micro EV.
2023 Ora Punk Cat
This punk rocker has a long history of rocking, but not with this company
cat on the block. Too bad for them that we are here, as this cool cat is nothing more than just a four-door clone of the original cool cat.
The Beetle was a car worthy of history, but can its clone really match the world of cool that this Punk Bug brought to the world. Ora thinks so, as they want you to bring along your friends to the punk show. Guess time will tell if this clone is really worthy of their layout or if they should be left to rot in the CopyCat wasteland.
2023 SSC SC-01
Another remake from the land of the red dragon
Although this counterpart is electric, it has not been approved by Lancia. Good thing that it won't be sold outside of China, as this wannabe may have issues fighting off MAT for a place in the sports car world.
2023 Viritech Apricale
You can appreciate the looks, but not the appeal
the original supercar from Sweden. I guess when you want to get noticed, its best to get noticed as the best in the business, not the up and coming.
2022 ZX Auto Weishi 1949
When you want to be big and bad, but don't have the background in it
their new truck, took on the appearance of the Raptors nemesis.
Having borrowed designs from Nissan before, now it was time to move over to RAM brand. Taking the front end from the previous generation 1500 and adding on the profile of the TRX, ZX Auto has made a new for China off road sports truck. Too bad this idea has already taken shape on the other side of the pond. Guess ZX will need to stay off of American soil, if they want to fight the Raptor as well.
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