China builds Western car brand rip-offs!? When did this start?
A few days ago we got a hold of some sketches/renderings of the Huansu C60, the product of a joint venture between Beijing Auto Industries Corporation (BAIC) and Yinxiang Motorcycle Group. In short, it’s a Lamborghini Urus copycat. And believe it or not it doesn’t look half bad. We still wouldn’t buy one, of course, but we bet plenty of Chinese customers who can’t afford a real Urus will. Looking at the Huansu C60 from both front and rear, it most closely resembles the Urus with its headlight styling and overall front end.
Okay, it’s nearly a complete rip-off. Out back is a little less stolen design, but the resemblance is most certainly there. Instead of the Lamborghini’s 650 hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, the C60 has a puny 2.0-liter turbo four. Output is still unknown. It’s possible a turbo 1.5-liter will also be offered but, again, does anyone really care? Didn’t think so. Huansu is said to mean “Magic Speed” but we highly doubt the C60 can sincerely offer that. And don’t think for a moment that the C60 will be seen everywhere across China because it probably won’t, specifically in major cities like Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Affluent residents there wouldn’t be caught dead in one of these.
No, they go for the real deal because they can most likely afford it. The Huansu C60 is instead being targeted at customers in outlying areas. Pricing is said to begin at around 100,000 to 150,000 yuan, or $15,500 to $23,000. The Lamborghini Urus, just to compare again because it’s fun, is priced from around $488,000 in China. China, the Huansu C60 is all yours. Enjoy.