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sceo BMW a bit upset about Chinese car clones

It seems that the German marques are getting a bit tetchy about the incoming wave of Chinese cars. A German car importer, China Automobile Deutschland, has teamed up with Shuang Huan autos of China to bring in a tiny kei car, the little Noble, the BMW X5 like SCEO SUV and also an older generation Toyota RAV4 clone, named the UFO. BMW have said if China Autombile Deutschland group were to show the SCEO at the Frankfurt show then they would definelty have to look at taking legal action against the distribution of the SUV in Germany. Previously BMW also managed to stop the importation of the SCEO SUV into Italy, earlier this year we heard of a French companies plans to import the SCEO into France, but China Car Times is unsure if BMW managed to stop them or not.

The SCEO was unveiled in 2005 and is powered by a range of Mitsubishi engines. Sure, the SCEO is highly inspired by a previous generation BMW X5 but its a lot of car for a little money in China, and also, quite possibly the most important part, SCEO drivers manage to drive their SUV’s much better than their X5 driving equivalents.

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10 Comments

  • August 31, 2007

    Love the punchline, Ash! LOL!

    http://www.macdroitwich.com

  • dragin
    August 31, 2007

    If I remember correctly Shuanghuan’s website said that sixty six SCEOs had left the Tianjin port for Italy last August 2006. Were these denied entry or are they in limbo like the Landwind 4X4s?

  • JOHNSON
    August 31, 2007

    do i hear some fat Churmans whinging?? YAH!

  • Ashley
    August 31, 2007

    Dragin, im trying to find out what happened to them…..

    Google.it doesnt bring up anything.

  • September 20, 2007

    Another car to the list! I hope BMW sue this people in all the world and make them stop producing “cars”.

    SCEO should be making electric kitchens or microwaves, all this appliances look the same so nobody will notice the copy.

  • Alaa
    March 22, 2008

    Dear Sir ..

    My name Ala’a from Amman-JORDAN ..
    please help me about know for buy X5 or X3 how much but to made in Chaina how much ???

  • Celtica
    June 28, 2008

    Put the B** badge on and it would sell like hot cakes!

  • Alah
    July 3, 2008

    celtica…erm… not it wouldnt. noone wants a shit product like this and you know it.

  • Floinchina
    July 3, 2008

    Ash, where can I get the market-study that SCEO drivers manage to drive their SUV’s much better than their X5 driving equivalents ? I searched at http://www.spindoctor.Ash, but I couldnt find anything….haha

  • Frank
    August 7, 2009

    2 years has been past since this article, where are those cars.
    I’d be glad to get such a car on their price. European&USA producers certanly are affraid to death. Once again – false free and fair market for all.

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