Chinese motor shows have long been tarred with the copycat brush.
True to form, a disconcerting number of clones taking to the stands alongside their western counterparts at this year's Shanghai motor show. We're here to please, so here’s our list of this year’s most flagrant copycats from Shanghai 2017:
The Zotye Z700, a near-clone of the premium Audi A6 and previous-generation Volkswagen Passat, has a 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine and uses plenty of 'new tech' according to a spokesman, including soft-closing doors, "like BMW", and a big sunroof.
He said the model is the most luxurious car in the brand's line-up and is used by government officials. It costs ¥98,000, which equates to just over £11,000 and, funnily enough, is not exported.
Zotye E200 – Smart Fortwo