There was plenty of derivative design on display at the Beijing motor show.

Anyone playing a drinking game that involved taking a shot every time they saw a generic SUV from a little-known brand would be lucky to get to the third of the eight halls and stay upright. Yet there was also plenty of originality as well.

While Qiantu Motor is no better known in the West than any of China’s other obscure players, this small company is both a car maker and a consultancy. Qiantu's stand at the show had three cars: an apparently production-ready electric supercar called the K50 and two concepts.

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