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Hyundai Motor is considering legal action against a Chinese carmaker that presented a SUV that in parts looks identical to the new-model Santa Fe at the 2006 Beijing Auto Show. The altercation is the most serious spat in the car industry between the two countries over knock-off brands yet.

Industry insiders are convinced that the front design of a Huanghai Automobile car unveiled at the show is a virtual replica of the Hyundai Santa Fe, including an identical radiator grill and head lamps. The Chinese car’s side and rear, meanwhile, look oddly like those of another Korean car, the Kia Sorento. A Hyundai official said the Korean auto giant will take legal action if the Chinese copycat adversely affects sales of the new Santa Fe in China.

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They stole the Tib to, but they managed to throw enough ugliness into it to keep Hyundai from suing them over that to
 

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I think the chinese company is called Chery. The company i work for tried to get them but they had a problem with emissions etc.

Yes they are a copy cat manufacturer, they have one car called the TIGGO and its a Rav 4 knock off. They use mitsubishi 2.4L engines as well. When you pop the hood it looks like they just took the engine from a mitsubishi and dropped it in there. WEIRD cars though!! Especially one model they have called the QQ damn thing should be illegal!! 0.8L 3 cylinder and its FUGLY!!!
 

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Uh, kind of ironic that Hyundai is complaining about someone stealing designs....
 

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MC412 said:
Uh, kind of ironic that Hyundai is complaining about someone stealing designs....
Dude, every compagnies copy each other. Hyundai is not an exception.

BTW, that's a bit far-fetched. Now if the Chinese car maker doesn't receive any punition, it would be really disgusting.

No offense, but I personnally don't like Chinese.
 

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Pffft, Grill emblems are different, vehicles are different color, side mirrors are a different color, blue vehicle has turned wheels, red vehicle's bumper is different, licence plates are different, vehicle position is different in both pictures...

My findings: These are two totally different vehicles!
 

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MC412 said:
Uh, kind of ironic that Hyundai is complaining about someone stealing designs....
Takeing a few design cues off of another car is one thing but takeing the whole damn car is a little much! I can see why Hyundai is mad.
 

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they should just call it a sorento fe cause thats what it is lol
 
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