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 |  Jan 31 2012, 7:00 PM

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We have to give credit where credit is due. One thing that the Chinese automakers are clearly excelling at is perfecting the art of copying existing vehicles. The newest victim is the Ford F-150 which JAC Motors out in China has just pulled off with surprising accuracy.

Set to debut in April at the Beijing Motor Show, the JAC 4R3 looks almost identical to the Ford F-150 SuperCrew from bumper to bumper. What’s worse is that JAC is not one of Ford’s partners. What’s most humorous is that the 4R3 will be powered by a 2.8-liter diesel engine with just 108 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The 4R3 obviously won’t warrant the same heavy duty work as the F-150 and is probably lighter weight which allows it to get away with such a weak powerplant.

What’s next from the Chinese automakers? A clone of a Rolls-Royce Phantom?

GALLERY: JAC 4R3

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[Source: Auto Home]

  • ctpete72

    Looks much better cleaner less homo-machismoness. Better fuel millage, the power one would need not brag about, yes completely non-homo-machismoness.

  • Chad

    Who in their right minds would want to clone something as ugly at the current F150? The F150 used to be a good looking truck, but something happened after 2001 and I they went ugly.

  • rené lanthier

    THE F-150 WILL ALWAYS BE THE F-150 FROM FORD THE BEST PICK UP IN THE WORLD NOTHING WILL CHANGE THAT

  • A Dutch carfreak

    There allready exists a RR-clone, but i forgot the name… :(

  • UK Car Enthusiast

    The Rolls Royce Phantom copy already exists – search Geely GE!

  • T. Roll

    China really must be a lawless land. Except for that whole only-one-kid- thing. Friggin commies