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Chinese SOE Knocks Off Cadillac

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 12, 2014

IP theft is so bad in China that the chicom companies are even doing it. This pirated truck design was stolen from Cadillac by a communist run company. The Chinese can only invent novel ways of slaughtering each other and little else.


This is the brand new and very real Shanxi Victory Jinchi X1 pickup truck, formerly known as Shanxi Victory S102, a perfect Chinese clone of the American Cadillac Escalade EXT. Shanxi Victory is state-owned conglomerate from Shanxi Province that only recently got into the car business. They really like Cadillac. The Jinchi X1 will hit the China car market in early 2014.

The inspiration. The Cadillac Escalade EXT. GM never officially sold it in China but some arrived via the gray dealer-to-dealer trade. The Escalade EXT was powered by a stonkin’ 6.0 liter V8 with 332hp.

Real deal

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