China Copies Cadillac XT6 And It Doesn't Look Terrible

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At least it doesn't look terrible.

China's car industry has a reputation for shamelessly copying designs of established western models. There are far too many Chinese copycat cars to list here, but one of the most notorious was a fake Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover sued Jiangling Motor Corporation for blatantly copying the Range Rover when designing the Land Wind X7 and won the case.

But despite this, copycat cars still seem to be common in China. Recently, we showed you China's fake version of the Toyota Land Cruiser. And now we can present to you China's fake Cadillac XT6.

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It's called the Haue Yu, and it's manufactured by Geely, the Chinese automaker that owns Volvo. On first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking you were looking at a Cadillac XT6. The design looks strikingly similar to Cadillac's midsize SUV, but there are a few changes. The grille appears to be smaller, the daytime running lights are repositioned, and the rear tail lights sport a different design. Other than that, it's difficult to tell the Haue Yu's exterior apart from the XT6, right down to the fake Cadillac emblem at the front.

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Inside, however, China's fake Cadillac XT6 appears to be more technologically advanced than its real counterpart, sporting a fully digital gauge cluster and a larger infotainment screen attached to the dashboard.

Two engines are available for the Geely Haue Yu including a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo with 177 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo producing 184 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent through either a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed manual.

For comparison, the Cadillac XT6 is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine developing 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Ironically, the real XT6 is also sold in China, so Cadillac probably won't be happy about this.

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