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China's JAC Does it Again with Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Clone

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We've seen this play before and before that and before that, but it never gets old: Chinese automakers replicating vehicles from western automakers. One brand that keeps popping up on our cloning radar is Jianghuai Automobile, more commonly known as JAC Motors.

It's latest accomplishment is the JAC 4R3 pickup truck that makes no attempt to hide the fact that it's a styling copy of the Ford F-150. Of course, as with other Chinese doppelgangers, the similarities begin and end with the appearance as it's too costly for automakers to extend the cloning to the mechanical hardware.

The 4R3 will reportedly make its debut at the Beijing Motor Show in April and will then go on sale in China where it will be offered with a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine pushing out 108-horsepower and 240Nm (177 lb-ft) of peak torque.

Among other clones produced by JAC Motors is the Reni that mimics the looks of the (previous-gen) Chevrolet Silverado truck series and which is already offered for sale in China in five different versions.

Story References: JAC, Pikadd via Autoblog.com


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136 Comments:

N4TECguy said... »February 04, 2012

At least they chose something decent looking to clone

Flastudbear said... »February 04, 2012

Well im glad our silverado dont look like that  it seems  an  S-10  perhaps ??  geeze   and i like this front end alot better on the ford clone   with no grille  trying to climb up the hood and a nice lower chin design ...

JAC'n the Ford Box said... »February 04, 2012

All the manufacturers' reverse engineer, but it's more for competitive intelligence not to build something literal as JAC has clearly done.

JohnCarscoop said... »February 04, 2012

Well, the previous generation of the Silverado (1998-2007) - added it to the post

Kaveh said... »February 04, 2012

Except for the huge tail lights it is a copy of a Ford.  But should we be surprised that China is such thief's.

kachuks said... »February 04, 2012

Is it me or is this thing so cheaply made that humidity has already managed to creep inside the headlamps?

Gotta love how these car execs are walking around this thing, proudly admiring their handwork.

Me said... »February 04, 2012

Gives new meaning to the word "jacwagon"!

Fightex said... »February 04, 2012

This car look like a Jag arss

Mike said... »February 04, 2012

What do you expect from JAC?  No doubt they DON'T have a design/styling department to speak of, so blatant copying is all they CAN do.  Sure, it's a direct rip-off...but hey...Ford should take it as a compliment.  JAC COULD have copied the Chevy/GMC.

Frazgom said... »February 04, 2012

what kills me is the pathetic performance figures! 2.8 liter 4 cyl giving out 108bhp!!! that's gotta be one of the most pathetic figures in the last decade, from a supposedly new vehicule!

Lloyd Anthony D Peters said... »February 04, 2012

Thats not a mimic of the Silverado. Thats a mimic of the Colorado small pickup.

Fightex said... »February 04, 2012

This look like a replica of the real one, but water down on .... everything

scoop said... »February 04, 2012

Ford from the front. Nisaan from the back and Chevy from the side.  Iwonder is you would live through the crash.

me again said... »February 04, 2012

so it's a bad copy of a bad car...whats new ?

Ben said... »February 05, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rY3yNf-W3c just look at this they even have the cheek to say they dont copy...SMH

RB26DETT said... »February 05, 2012

If you look closely at the 4R3, you'll see moist trap in the headlamp. hahaha. some china replicate quality

Aaron said... »February 05, 2012

It's okay because America exploits China.

Tlccry said... »February 05, 2012

Isuzu + Toyota + GMC + Chevy + Dodge + Nissan + Mazda = J A C

Rick said... »February 05, 2012

Yes, I like the front end of the Ford better than the real McCoy.

FromTheBackSeat said... »February 05, 2012

The Reni is a clone of the Colorado truck, not the Silverado.  Save for the front bumper, it would look like they are using actual GM parts for the body/fenders/front lights/dash and instrument cluster.  The wheels appear to be those of a Ranger and the box of the previous generation international Ranger, except on the red truck where it is the 6.5ft Colorado box with crew cab, a configuration (annoyingly) GM never offered unlike Nissan or Toyota.

themerc said... »February 05, 2012

I just bought a summer house last year, and when filling it with stuff, my resolution was that I'd boycott anything manufactured in China when there is a viable alternative. This includes almost everything JCrew sells, and most mainstream electronics. A case of bait-and-switch happened when I bought two Boston Acoustics sound bars. BA used to all be made in Massachusetts,but now they manufacture in China. Right out of the box, both were defective. Sticking with european or furniture from the Carolinas was easy. And the result is that I own better stuff. The defective stuff, almost all entirely chinese. 

Except for my iPhone and MacBook. I can't give those up even though they are assembled in the Chinese ghetto.

Blarg! said... »February 05, 2012

That's because a 6.5' box is worthless to serve an industry were 4X8 is a univeral standard.

Paul B said... »February 05, 2012

Sad.  JAC can do better than this.

Paul B said... »February 05, 2012

 Scratch the surface and you'll find a very old Isuzu design.

Aaron said... »February 05, 2012

You're such a dumbass on so many levels. Your ownership of any Apple products refutes your dedication to boycotting China. Get it through your thick head that there are good and bad products manufactured all over the world. If you don't like Chinese products. Tell all the American companies to stop exploiting China, India, Bangladesh, etc. You get what you pay for

All Apple products are overpriced. The fact that you own them just means you have more money than sense. There are viable alternatives to the iPhone and MacBook. You're not morally superior to anyone

Guest said... »February 06, 2012

This has to stop, the Chinese are getting very powerful through mostly unlawful means.

Timothy Bendel said... »February 09, 2012

 I am so sick of U.S. car makers whine about the Chinese undercutting them. The idiot CEOs outsource their parts to China for a quick buck and a few years later say, “Gee, that car coming out of China looks like ours!"
Here is the problem:

1) Idiot CEOs GIVING their technology away for quarterly profit increases
Unions driving U.S. labor costs into obscene territory (not just high, but obscene!)2) U.S. Politicians, like Klinton, who accepted illegal campaign contributions from the Chinese for all sorts of inside deals3) A U.S. Trade Commission that refuses to enforce any intellectual property laws or approve any tariff for violating trade agreements4) Bailouts for the U.S. automakers that should be going bankrupt, so they can shed their contracts with union labor and otherwise lower their costs to be competitive.

Steve Platia said... »February 16, 2012

I see Chevy, ford, and Nissan in this truck. Free advertising for Ford. Tools.

Torch said... »February 16, 2012

Because they can and whose gonna stop them?  O'h and lets keep that US foreign aid flowing their way too.  Man!  We're some global wimps! 

Crow_sam said... »February 16, 2012

China CLONES EVERYTHING. Why do you think they are doing so well, they do not have to spend money on R&D, or real engineers. 

John Pandolfo said... »February 16, 2012

This is why US automakers do not and should not want Chinese companies selling cars in the US.  They can save millions on R&D and having to hire real engineers. They just copy what ever they want.

Jeffreypowney said... »February 16, 2012

looks more like a peice of crap chevy

Chewy said... »February 16, 2012

50 years from now we will be know as the United States of China. They will own us and our great grandkids will be working for them just to have room and board.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

Trust China to do it right.   For years, the US should have been offering these with a similar 4 cylinder diesel option.  Better fuel economy and still decent general towing.   I purchased a six-cylinder Cummins Diesel Dodge Ram because it was the best option and bullet proof.  I regularly get between 23 and 26 mpg on daily driving to work.  When towing it's less, but it can tow a house if needed.  Clean diesel is already is here, but US seems way behind.   VW 
diesel  get great fuel economy and can run on bio-
diesel  fuel.  

The US has the largest amount of waste oil and that CAN be converted to run Diesel engines.  Forget corn for gas cars....get a diesel and run bio-fuel.  two uses for one product.  What a win win situation...if only the US would wake up.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

Trust China to do it right.   For years, the US should have been offering these with a similar 4 cylinder diesel option.  Better fuel economy and still decent general towing.   I purchased a six-cylinder Cu mmins Diesel Dodge Ram because it was the best option and bullet proof.  I regularly get between 23 and 26 mpg on daily driving to work.  When towing it's less, but it can tow a house if needed.  Clean diesel is already is here, but US seems way behind.   VW  diesel  get great fuel economy and can run on bio- diesel  fuel.  
The US has the largest amount of waste oil and that CAN be converted to run Diesel engines.  Forget corn for gas cars....get a diesel and run bio-fuel.  two uses for one product.  What a win win situation...if only the US would wake up.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

Trust China to do it right.   For years, the US should have been offering these with a similar 4 cylinder diesel option.  Better fuel economy and still decent general towing.   I purchased a six-cylinder C u mmins Diesel Dodge Ram because it was the best option and bullet proof.  I regularly get between 23 and 26 mpg on daily driving to work.  When towing it's less, but it can tow a house if needed.  Clean diesel is already is here, but US seems way behind.   VW  diesel  get great fuel economy and can run on bio-diesel  fuel.  
The US has the largest amount of waste oil and that CAN be converted to run Diesel engines.  Forget corn for gas cars....get a diesel and run bio-fuel.  two uses for one product.  What a win win situation...if only the US would wake up.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

Trust China to do it right.   For years, the US should have been offering these with a similar 4 cylinder diesel option.  Better fuel economy and still decent general towing.   I purchased a six-cylinder Cmns Diesel Dodge Ram because it was the best option and bullet proof.  I regularly get between 23 and 26 mpg on daily driving to work.  When towing it's less, but it can tow a house if needed.  Clean diesel is already is here, but US seems way behind.   VW  diesel  get great fuel economy and can run on bio-diesel  fuel.  
The US has the largest amount of waste oil and that CAN be converted to run Diesel engines.  Forget corn for gas cars....get a diesel and run bio-fuel.  two uses for one product.  What a win win situation...if only the US would wake up.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

Trust China to do it right.   For years, the US should have been offering these with a similar 4 cylinder diesel option.  Better fuel economy and still decent general towing.   I purchased a six-cylinder Diesel Dodge Ram because it was the best option and bullet proof.  I regularly get between 23 and 26 mpg on daily driving to work.  When towing it's less, but it can tow a house if needed.  Clean diesel is already is here, but US seems way behind.   VW  diesel  get great fuel economy and can run on bio-diesel  fuel.  
The US has the largest amount of waste oil and that CAN be converted to run Diesel engines.  Forget corn for gas cars....get a diesel and run bio-fuel.  two uses for one product.  What a win win situation...if only the US would wake up.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

Trust China to do it right.   For years, the US should have been offering these with a similar 4 cylinder diesel option.  Better fuel economy and still decent general towing.   I purchased a six-cylinder Diesel Dodge Ram because it was the best option and bullet proof.  I regularly get between 23 and 26 mpg on daily driving to work.  When towing it's less, but it can tow a house if needed.  Clean diesel is already is here, but US seems way behind.   VW  diesel  get great fuel economy and can run on bio-diesel  fuel.  

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

 


The US has the largest
amount of waste oil and that CAN be converted to run Diesel engines.
 Forget corn for gas cars....get a diesel and run bio-fuel.  two uses
for one product.  What a win win situation...if only the US would wake up.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

Trust China to do it right.
  For years, the US should have been offering these with a similar 4
cylinder diesel option.  Better fuel economy and still decent
general towing.   I purchased a six-cylinder D iesel Dodge
Ram because it was the best option and bullet proof.  I regularly get
between 23 and 26 mpg on daily driving to work.  When towing it's less,
but it can tow a house if needed.  Clean diesel is already is here, but US
seems way behind.   VW  d iesel  get great fuel economy
and can run on bio-diesel  fuel.  


 


The US has the largest
amount of waste oil and that CAN be converted to run D iesel engines.
 Forget corn for gas cars....get a diesel and run bio-fuel.  two uses
for one product.  What a win win situation...if only the US would wake up.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

The US has the largest
amount of waste oil and that CAN be converted to run Di esel engines.
 Forget corn for gas cars....get a di esel and run bio-fuel.  two uses
for one product.  What a win win situation...if only the US would wake up.

sun_wukong said... »February 16, 2012

 So?  If it is more reliable, it will rule the world.  If not, the Chinese will "copy" the Edsel.  Do it better for less.  America, this used to be your motto.  Now your Government thinks lending money to a business selling for $3 an item it takes $6 to manufacture is a good idea.  WTF?  Winning the future.  You people crack me up.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

What BS.  I've tried 8 times to post with absolutely zero profanity ....and yet DISQUS is blocking like Apple owns them.

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

BS DISQUS

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

B S

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

what a load of ....  D i   SS  qus IS BLOCKING

gotthumbs said... »February 16, 2012

go fuck yourself.

Wongtpa said... »February 16, 2012

The only difference between the F-150 and the JAC is that you have to peddle the JAC!  Obama's clean air truck!  

Randy said... »February 16, 2012

LOL!  The taillights don't even match...  One sticks out and the other one is flush.  JAC is right!

Mark said... »February 16, 2012

so China likes our trucks that should be a compliment.  it looks more like a toyota than a ford...
big fat hairy deal we don't sell out trucks there anyway.... who cares....  besides trucks eat too much Gas especially when Fuel goes up to 4 bucks a Gallons again.

txkevin said... »February 16, 2012

Too bad they don't clone the unions making the trucks as well.....

Meazzi6 said... »February 16, 2012

Sure looks like piece of sh*#!

Fisheyedfool1 said... »February 16, 2012

more chinese junk, for some reason that race cant come up with anything on there own. they have to copy everythng. thats why they all look alike, they copy each other.

madranon said... »February 16, 2012

Looks more like a Nissan than a Ford to me to be honest.

Melanie Buck Ozdemir said... »February 16, 2012

America always does it better and everyone wants it. 

Rjkwagner said... »February 16, 2012

Why is the instrument panel in English? GM parts maybe?

Rjkwagner said... »February 16, 2012

My '04 Colorado always has humidity inside the headlights. Maybe they are using GM parts?

Anonymous said... »February 16, 2012

Bad copy? Yes. Bad car... I think the sales numbers and reviews definitely say the f-150 is not a bad car... the ford truck line outsells all other detroit offerings combined. Don't be a hater. GM and Dodge make good trucks too but you can't just call it a bad car just because you don't like fords.

nunyabizness said... »February 16, 2012

I would love to punch you in your ugly face.

Chris said... »February 16, 2012

I'm an engineer for a major US oil company.

My division built a highly advanced drilling recorder.

Two years ago at the trade show in Houston we found a Chinese company selling an exact duplicate of our recorder.

james891 said... »February 16, 2012

Now if only Ford would copy and get rid of the huge chromed plastic grill.

Steven K Dale said... »February 16, 2012

Who cares about the truck and it's styling, we should be pissed at Obama and his China millions for letting this stuff happen over and over. 

William said... »February 16, 2012

4 cyl 2.8  Diesel in a full sized truck??? Maybe Ford should copy that!

Kaptenkirk said... »February 16, 2012

This just proves Chinese do not have creative minds. They have been under communist control for too long. They can only copy things, as we all know as things are copied they loss quality. Of course as an American I am proud they have to copy from the best in the world. Have you noticed we don’t copy anything from China? They’ll never have anything good enough that would warrant copping. Hell, Clinton gave them our rocket technology. They could not do that for themselves either.  
The Kaptenkirk

mattamich said... »February 16, 2012

This looks more like a chevy than a Ford if you ask me...if china didnt copy what would they do because they don't invent anything...they've been around for thousands of years and yet we are getting copied...LOL.

Silverback 75 said... »February 16, 2012

Well, I'm all for buying American,---but if Detroit keeps stubbornly refusing to give the public what it wants (Diesel engine pickups that get good mileage), --then US automakers need to 'man up' and cut the whining and moaning --they're simply getting their just desserts.

Johnjiloap said... »February 16, 2012

JAC stands for (JUST ANOTHER COPY) Stupid ass americans we are for letting this happen ! 

ram56 said... »February 16, 2012

The fact that China has existed for much longer than the US and yet since it became communist is a testamony to the failure of the communist system of oppression and cruelty. They copy everything and create nothing but pain and misery. They did invent one thing many years ago that has had a big impact on our planet. Gun powder, responsible for more deaths in all its forms than anything else. Thanks China.

GlenH said... »February 16, 2012

So what is the big difference between this copy and the older Chrysler 300 (based on the Mercedes E-class) and new Dodge Dart ( Alfa/Fiat)? If it is just a styling thing, well, copying to  a lesser or greater degree goes on all the time- how many cars imitated the BMW Hofmeister kink or split grille? Considering Ford "borrowed" a lot of Volkswagen design language when people like J Mays became Ford employees, all this outrage about fake F-150s seems a bit odd to non-Americans...

Jeredj89 said... »February 16, 2012

You don't know what your talking about. American companies do not exploit China. Its quite the opposite. For American companies to do business in China they must share their technology with the chinese. And what they don't share the chininks steal it. China can't invent much of anything except egg foo yung. And china is still a country ruled by a totalitarian system.

Jeredj89 said... »February 16, 2012

You don't know what your talking about. American companies do not exploit China. Its quite the opposite. For American companies to do business in China they must share their technology with the chinese. And what they don't share the c h i n k s steal it. China can't invent much of anything except egg foo yung. And china is still a country ruled by a totalitarian system.

Jeredj89 said... »February 16, 2012

You don't know what your talking about. American companies do not exploit China. Its quite the opposite. For American companies to do business in China they must share their technology with the chinese. And what they don't share the chinese steal it. China can't invent much of anything except egg foo yung. And china is still a country ruled by a totalitarian system.

Jeredj89 said... »February 16, 2012

You don't know what your talking about. American companies do not exploit China. Its quite the opposite. For American companies to do business in China they must share their technology with the chinese. And what they don't share the c h i n k s steal it. China can't invent much of anything except egg foo yung. And china is still a country ruled by a totalitarian system.

Jerer said... »February 16, 2012

You don't know what your talking about. American companies do not exploit China. Its quite the opposite. For American companies to do business in China they must share their technology with the chinese. And what they don't share the c h i n k s steal it. China can't invent much of anything except egg foo yung. And china is still a country ruled by a totalitarian system.

Caiobabe said... »February 16, 2012

Freakin' chinks!  How long till they try to dump this clone on America?
Hell...they couldn't even come up with their own medallion for the grill?
The only thing missing is the "F-O-R-D"

wcsbwk said... »February 16, 2012

Well, what do you expect from a government with no original ideas?

Yeshi said... »February 16, 2012

I just got back from Nicaragua and China markets a full size pick up made by Great Wall Motors, it looks a lot like this one. They are about $12,000  or so cheaper than the Toyota and Fords I saw.

Brons said... »February 16, 2012

Short shelf life...like all junk from China.

John said... »February 16, 2012

Screw them they rip off everything and anything. Get it through your head America. Don't send them anything you don't want stolen!!!!

BritAbroad said... »February 16, 2012

Typical Chinese business - incapable of creating anything, but eminently enabled by their gov't to rip-off the hard-earned sweat and labor of western workers and designers, refusing to pay for it, and then stealing your jobs afterward. I don't understand why any of us buy anything from China frankly - it's only 'cheap' because they steal the ideas, technology, and designs, then slave-out their population to make the stuff. How is it 'enlightened' and 'liberal' to bankroll, condone, and perpetuate this human tragedy by having trade relations with this country? The only result will be a repressive and enslaving regime controlling capital in the world, and then enslaving the rest of us the same way at their first opportunity - why on earth do you think they're building a blue water navy? It's to grab the pacific basin. Isn't China now doing what Japan did in the 1930's? ... didn't we fight Japan when they tried it, and didn't enough Americans and Brits die to stop General Tojo's conquest? So why are we helping China to now do what Tojo was denied? It's insane, all of it, and we should just boot them out of the WTO until they become compliant with Intellectual Property treaties and bring their law into the 21st Century.

Stryker said... »February 16, 2012

You left out one thing Chris. How long ago did your engineering division build the recorder?  If over ten years ago, I can understand the chinks duplicating it in that time frame.  That is what they do best, copy and market everything this country spends a lot of research and development money on.   They came thru the Kennedy Space Center on a tour in the 90s, and lo and behold,  buwalla, they made a remarkable jump to manned flight..... 

Dood said... »February 16, 2012

I hate the Chinese.  All they do is steal.  Come up with your own stuff, zipperheads!

jescott418 said... »February 16, 2012

You I just read that much of GM's big profits were in China. I can only imagine that it will not be too long before China just copies the Buick's so loved over in China and eventually boot GM out. Not only that but its also a kicker that most of those Buick's except for the Cadillacs are built in China. So good ol' Government motors does not even create much jobs in the US for those cars in China. Again the American Tax payer gets ripped off. Time to realize China is killing America from all directions. 

ford fan said... »February 16, 2012

Did they make the truck out of Lead? lol these people dont know how to stop.

Will said... »February 16, 2012

what more would you expect from Obama's buddies. Little slant eyed theives.

DapperDan11 said... »February 16, 2012

That is inappropriate. Name calling is not necessary. 

MisterYouAreSoDumb said... »February 16, 2012

The social conditioning that China instills in it's population is one that does not respect personal or intellectual property, because it does not fit into a communist mindset. I colloquially refer to this phenomenon as them not having souls, since it's easier to say. Now that I have prefaced myself, those stupid Chinese have no souls!!!!!

MisterYouAreSoDumb said... »February 16, 2012

The social conditioning that China instills in it's population is one
that does not respect personal or intellectual property, because it does
not fit into a communist mindset. I colloquially refer to this
phenomenon as them not having souls, since it's easier to say. Now that I
have prefaced myself, those stupid_Chinese have no souls!!!!!

MisterYouAreSoDumb said... »February 16, 2012

The social conditioning that China instills in it's population is one
that does not respect personal or intellectual property, because it does
not fit into a_communist mindset. I colloquially refer to this
phenomenon as them not having souls, since it's easier to say. Now that I
have prefaced myself, those stupid Chinese have no souls!!!!!

MisterYouAreSoDumb said... »February 16, 2012

The social conditioning that China instills in it's population is one
that does not respect personal or intellectual property, because it does
not fit into a_communist mindset. I colloquially refer to this
phenomenon as them not having souls, since it's easier to say. Now that I
have prefaced myself, those_stupid Chinese have no souls!!!!!

Pooo there said... »February 16, 2012

Just another case of shaking hands with the Devil and pulling back a stump! Then being offered a copy of your hand, at a price. The big corps, our Government smile and shake hands with the Chin Coms and pull back a stump. Both see the dollars they can make in that big country all the while the inscrutable hand of the Chi Coms in they're, our "intelligent" power brokers,  back pocket. The powers that be in the US OF A, are out for the buck, NOT FOR OUR USA! Our country is racing for third world status and OBuma is leading the charge!

Pooooo there said... »February 16, 2012

Oh you poor misguided soul, they are exploiting us, the China Government is exploiting their people.  Back in our history we DID exploit the CHINESE workers on our railroads, laundries and factories' Get your history straight bub!

M&M said... »February 16, 2012

I noticed the two different tail lamp assemblies, and, notice that the lower grill opening is missing and the fog lamps are crooked in the shot from the front passenger corner.  But one glaring fact is the tires. I have NEVER seen more scuffed/dirty tires on a vehicle that is being examined by auto execs/press.  Wow, the quality is in the details, and China doesn't get it.

California said... »February 16, 2012

Interesting considering Ford is the only one that didn't get a U.S. bailout.

Phil Culver said... »February 16, 2012

Gee, looks just like a pickup.  You know, one of those Ramsilfors

ZiggyZoom said... »February 16, 2012

Ha, ha.  Laugh at them while you can.  10 years from now, Ford will be copying advanced Chinese automotive technology after they leap past us.

Nhhicks said... »February 16, 2012

Another piece of junk, made in China

Jack Melson said... »February 16, 2012

Just cause the Chinese are good at stealing/copying now doesn't mean they'll be good at designing in the future. 

PJ Hawkins said... »February 16, 2012

As long as it says "Made in China" ... what are we really worrying about anyway?

Arrongue said... »February 16, 2012

They're smart but not creative.  that's they will never be better than USA.

Shibbydad said... »February 16, 2012

 Bed looks more like a Nissan.

BO_stinks said... »February 16, 2012

 they've been saying that for years and they're still wrong.

BO_stinks said... »February 16, 2012

 a lie

BO_stinks said... »February 16, 2012

 not true, never was

Jhcarp said... »February 16, 2012

I doubt they had to reverse engineer this...we get most of our aftermarket parts from China.  They just used them to make a truck.

Nickster2003tfc said... »February 17, 2012

looks like a chevy/ford front end, a nissan titan tailgate, chevy avalanche sides....wow what a mess...who WAS its father?! parts ( tailgate and others ) dont even sit flush...what a mess....

Chinaman said... »February 17, 2012

American trucks have more torque in their wheel lug nuts.  This Harbor Freight built truck will last for 10-12 uses, then break, catastrophically.  Made in China.

CapitalistNature said... »February 17, 2012

Get a JAC and a fake Rolex and you'll be in Commie heaven.

Jshadrob said... »February 17, 2012

I think it looks like a Dodge with a Ford nose and tail.

PanamaExpat said... »February 17, 2012

Interestingly enough we see a lot of these Chinese vehicles show up here in Panama. One fact however is that you never see one that is more than 3 years old. I drive a 12 year old Korean vehicle called a Musso. Even with it's Mercedes power plant and drive line I never owned a car that broke down more often or was more poorly assembled. Once have experienced AVS (Asian vehicle syndrome) you can see that the manufacturers of vehicles such as Fords have nothing to worry about. Now GM on the other hand.....

PanamaExpat said... »February 17, 2012

 Interestingly enough we see a lot of these Chin-ese vehicles show up here
in Panama. One fact however is that you never see one that is more than
3 years old. I drive a 12 year old Ko-rean vehicle called a Musso. Even with it's Mercedes power plant
and drive line I never owned a car that broke down more often or was
more poorly assembled. Once have experienced AVS (As_ian vehicle
syndrome) you can see that the manufacturers of vehicles such as Fords have nothing to worry about. Now G_M on the other hand.....

Ellie Lightt said... »February 17, 2012

to funny the UNIONS finally pushed Ford to start manufacturing overseas -- must be boo koo cheaper to make not having to pay them UNION wages  way to go UAW you scr ee ed up again  next year a JAC dealership coming to a city near you and it will cost thousands of dollars less than ford - ( and probably be more dependable )

ellie lightt said... »February 17, 2012

better and cheaper than fords overpriced junk

ellie lightt said... »February 17, 2012

or pay the UNION

Shankar Selina Huntsville said... »February 17, 2012

The C H I N A man is just a common thief. They steal any if they can get their hands on. Shameless people.

Deb Lien said... »February 17, 2012

Though I don't approve of cloning I would like to see more diesels in smaller cars and trucks brought to the US market.

Doug Mlyn said... »February 17, 2012

it's made in China, it's probably a piece of crap

Bluese89 said... »February 17, 2012

nope.  gun powder is not responsible for more death than anything else on the planet.  Stupid people are.

Tony Fakhari said... »February 17, 2012

By the way you write, you appear uneducated about how the real global automobile industry works. I in no shape or form am a Ford person but their business model is pretty good. The unions have nothing to do with building Fords overseas. Its called intelligent operations management. If you work in the manufacturing world or hold an MBA you would know that. Like most successful global companies, Ford simply builds cars when they can accommodate near the markets they operate/sell.

YourDaddy said... »February 17, 2012

Mexicans do too! Freakin beaners!

GlenH said... »February 17, 2012

Well, I don't know if the Chinese will eventually wipe out your industries and military leads, but reading some of these comments I kind of hope they do. BTW maybe you guys should try to produce some stuff the Chinese will buy, like oil or food.

Mramerica said... »February 18, 2012

Your an ass

Zachary Bell said... »February 19, 2012

To me, it looks like both are knockoffs of the Chevy Colorado, except the "F150 knockoff" uses an F-150 style grille, headlamps, styling cues and tail lights. Also, it has big blue ovals (Free advertising for FORD). For the most part, the Chinese seem to copy and/or buy everything we make anyway, just so they can reverse-engineer it. There are exceptions, however (Lenovo Group (who has people here in the states engineering the next generation of (IBM) ThinkPad notebook computers) and Geely (which makes several car brands and has a partial stake in Volvo).


I also note on their (JAC's) web site that they make commercial vehicles, some of which imitate their Japanese rivals at Nissan, Mitsubishi, Hino/Toyota, Daimler (Mercedes and Freightliner) and Navistar International (DBA International Truck and Engine Company AKA The LoneStar, ProStar, 9900ix, etc...). They also brag about their quality, which is anything but high- even their web site is terrible (doesn't look right in Google Chrome). They (JAC) can't market their product here in the US if their web site is anything like their underpowered, copycat cars.

Even if JAC offered vehicles here, I wouldn't fall for it. I would still stick with the american-made, blue-oval-badged products known as FORD, who has the signature in the logo FOR A REASON.

GlenH said... »February 19, 2012

We have gotten a lot of Ford light trucks here that were just Mazda B-Series with an altered grille and different badging. What were you saying about signatures and logos?

JasonJoyner said... »February 22, 2012

2.8 L 4 banger diesel? My 2.3 L gasoline Ford Ranger puts out better horsepower and torque numbers and it's 15 years old.  Try again!

neverquit said... »February 25, 2012

China is a Master, and they are fighting their enemies in the West without firing a shot or risking a single man in battle. China is defeating enemies without fighting.  In the meantime, Uncle Sam is building modern, giant factories in China so that they can buy Chevrolet's. All they are going to do is nationalize those industries and reverse engineer it, even improve upon it. This will be a giant leap forward in technology acquisition for the Chinese.  Combine this with aligning itself with the Arabs, and the despots in South America, and even Canada is moving forward on a pipeline to it's West coast for export to China.
Can't say I blame the Canadians as Obama has shutdown Keystone Pipeline in the USA.
Ohh, you bet your ass, it's on, full bore. And we got an amateur in the White House.

Artemshap720 said... »February 27, 2012

lol distinct cries of slavery and 40 acres *puts on flame suit*

OnePercent said... »February 27, 2012

If its so bad for American companies to do business with China why the hell would they go there in the first place? Everyone exploits everyone that's how it has always been and always will be. No one is innocent you easily make a list of the countless immigrants/natives w/e that American companies have exploited over the years; Native Americans, Africans, South Americans, Asians, Irish, Italians,Eastern Europeans etc. You want to make money well some one has to lose its a zero sum game. Someone has to lose in order for someone to win. One rich guy = lots of poor people that's just the way it is. Life is a pyramid you can only have so many people at the top, go get yours before your life ends.

Jonathan R said... »March 06, 2012

LMAO! I want to be upset about this, but it is too funny and too sad. The vehicles are oviously going to fail, and badly, and their cheap marketing photoshop work is not great. Now I see why to this day, I cant name a Chinese automaker. Also why you wont see any chinese vehicles in any racing event. I bet as soon as you take these things off road, they just fall apart. Could they really not think of anything better to do with the styling?

Jonathan R said... »March 06, 2012

LOL. I see the proud smile on that foremans face! "Ha, they look very good. Just like American vehicle"

Robert Ryan said... »March 14, 2012

 VW has the Automatic version of the Amarok (8 speed ZF) with a revised towing limit of 7,100lbs and a payload of 2,500lbs. Not bad from a small 2 Litre diesel, but there is a worry about reliability.

Chryslerman said... »March 16, 2012

The RENI is a clone of the Chevy Colorado, NOT the last Silverado.

Ben Kapferer said... »May 03, 2012

 Japanese and Korean cars were and are worlds apart in terms of reliability. You shouldn't make assumptions about two countries just because they're on the same continent.

kraig said... »May 05, 2012

108 hp?power the same as a toyota vios....what kind of pick-up truck is that?

DrumMachine said... »March 24, 2013

The difference is that JAC isn't associated with Ford at all, Dodge and Chrysler were all part of Mercedes Benz's parent company Daimler before they were sold to Fiat. Another example is the Sprinter van sold under the Mercedes, Dodge, and Freightliner monikers because they were all the same company essentially. Also some companies formed partnerships to produce versions of each other's vehicles, Mazda and Ford had a partnership that produced the B2000/Ranger and the Navajo/Explorer, Chevy/GM had a partnership with Isuzu that produced the Hombre/S-10, the Colorado/I-350, and the Vauxhall Frontera is a rebadged Isuzu Rodeo, and pretty much all of Pontiac's new models before they were canned were all imported Holdens that had a few cosmetic changes done to the styling, hell, the new Camaro was designed and developed by Holden. In the end, all of those examples had one thing in common, they were all produced either under a partnership or they are all under one parent company, JAC has none of those and is simply copying the design, which is technically violating copyright, kinda like when Apple sued over the whole rounded corners thing, as stupid as it was. Point being, unless they have permission to use the F-150 design, they have no right to use it, much like if I were to take the Ford Mustang design, drop my own crap inside it, but leave the styling the same, and then sell it, Ford could take me to court because i'm infringing on a copyrighted design without permission and making money on it, while they get nothing.

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