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Mercedes G-Class Chinese Clone: BAIC B80VJ

We are used to Chinese automakers cloning products of European or US ones, but this time we are dealing withj a special situation, as we are talking about a Mercedes G-Class clone coming from none other than the German carmaker’s Chinese partner BAIC (aka Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co or Beiqi).
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The vehicle, which uses the B80VJ designation, is expected to appear at the Beijing Auto Show in concept form, with the production model probably arriving soon after that.

This comes after last year the two companies reached an agreement that is seeing Daimler, Mercedes’ parent company, investing $2.87 billion in its join-venture with BAIC, Joint Venture Benz Automotive Co. We’ll remind you that this is not the first time when BAIC clones a Mercedes-Benz model, as this has happened before with the B-Class.

 
 
 
 
 

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