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Car company logo rip-offs

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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.

bmw byd logo

On the left is BMW (from Bavaria), and on the right is BYD (from China).

vw westcott

On the left is Volkswagen (from Germany), and on the right is Westcott (from the US)

acura changan logos

On the left is Acura (from Japan), and on the right is Changan (from China).

bentley rich emblem

On the left is Bentley (from England), and on the right is Rich - from Chery (from China).

reva rely emblem

On the left is Reva (from India), and on the right is Rely - from Chery (from China).

lamborghini arash

On the left is Lamborghini (from Italy), and on the right is Arash (from UK).

mazda haima

On the left is Mazda (from Japan), and on the right is Haima (from China).

aston hyundai

On the left is Aston Martin (from England), and on the right is the new emblem for the Hyundai Genesis (from Korea).

changan toyota

On the left is Toyota (from Japan), and on the right is Changan (from China).

toyota jincheng

On the left is Toyota (from Japan), and on the right is Jincheng, (from China).

xiali toyota

On the left is Toyota (from Japan), and on the right is Xiali (from China).

toyota merry

On the left is Toyota (from Japan), and on the right is Merry (division of Geely), (from China).

chery infinity

On the left is Infinity (from Japan), and on the right is Chery (from China).

infinity suzhou

On the left is Infinity (from Japan), and on the right is Suzhou (from China).

infinity huaxiang

On the left is Infinity (from Japan), and on the right is Huaxiang (from China).

mercedes baw

On the left is Mercedes (from Germany), and on the right is BAW (from China).

olds mahindra

On the left is Oldsmobile (from USA), and on the right is Mahindra (from India).

olds first auto

On the left is Oldsmobile (from USA), and on the right is First Auto Works (from China).

subaru jiangnan logo

On the left is Subaru (from Japan), and on the right is Jiangnan, (from China).

pegaso carlson

On the left is Pegaso (from Spain), and on the right is Carlsson (from Germany).

jeep geep logo

On the left is Jeep (from USA), and on the right is Geep (from The Philippines).

westin shandong

On the left is Westin (from USA), and on the right is Shandong Huoyun, (from China).

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