Its pretty competitive out there. Its hard to get noticed and gain market share, so it doesn't surprise us when companies (not just automotive) try to ride on their successful competitors' coat-tails buy enhancing those attributes in their logo or brand. When I say "rip" I mean its close enough to borrow from the original brand's equity, not an exact copy.
In some of the examples below, the "copy" is actually a division of the original. I just feel each company should be unique in every way and not try to confuse or come to the global stage with a bag or tricks. Most of these examples are from China and Asia.
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