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Trivia Tim said:
These are spyshots of the replacement for the Flyer, according to the report in Autohome. The reporter noticed the similarity between it and the Toyota Vitz / Yaris.

The new BYD...
Whats more disturbing is the Cadillac STS parked in the background, are they gonna copy that too? I'm getting fed up with this copying bullshit. BYD must die!
 

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i believe you can find much more cars that looks like that.
BYD is no more copycat than the rest of established auto industry are copycats.
 

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The thing is that the Aygo, the Peugeot and citroen Sisters, are an agreed partnership between Toyota and PSA. The Opel and the Suzuki minicars are also a partnership. The BYD copy of the Toyota aygo is that, Just a Copy, and unauthorized copy. Toyota Should sue them :mad:
 

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daewoo-chevrolet said:
@ cover: it is not hard to see that this is a Toyota aygo-clone!
The Citroën C1 and Peugeot 107 are sisters of the Toyota aygo and the new Opel Agila and Suzuki Splash don't look like that.
It's just a copycat and nothing more.
that is your personal judgment. you have made a judgment(or endorsed) that F6 rear is a copy of Accrod, go back and look again, if you see similarity b/w F6 rear and Accrod rear, but no similarity in these small cars, that means whatever you said, reflect your own stat of the mind, reflect little of what BYD is doing.
 

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Carrelated said:
The thing is that the Aygo, the Peugeot and citroen Sisters, are an agreed partnership between Toyota and PSA. The Opel and the Suzuki minicars are also a partnership. The BYD copy of the Toyota aygo is that, Just a Copy, and unauthorized copy. Toyota Should sue them :mad:
then how do you explain the similarity b/w these two group of cars?
BYD has not been original in styling. agreed. and there are sign of imitation. but there are imitations all over the place in the industry, for far more established players. the closeness of imitation is more than average, but by no means break the normal. there are almost 1000 cars of all kinds designed every year, and if you wanted to find similar design, you can find lots of them, b/w far more established players.

toyata dare not to sue anyone without reflect on its own history. it has grow up now, many consumer has forget the early history, but if you trying to make any accusation, averthing you did in the past will have to subject to the same level of scrutiny as harshly as the been accused.
 

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And even if they DID sue BYD , Why would they be doing so ?
Toyota is now the No.1 Car Producer world wide , Sueing a no. 32193291839281 chineese Company for making a copy/clone or even a LOOK ALIKE from of Thier Aygo/Yaris/Echo , for what ?

They would want to make it a group lawsuit .. including GWM / BYD , but what would they get out of it ? They will end up spending more money on law firms than getting any of these small come & go companies .

I am totally against copying , Don't get me wrong , but when it comes to small cars .. If its cheap , it will do ... copied / styled / looks like ... I don't really care , unless its a death box, which in most of the cases ( Chery QQ case ) isn't really that much awfull than its original car ( Matiz ) .

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And in the Defence of BYD , the BYD F3 Sedane , which looks like a Toyota Corolla from the front / City from the back, is not by any means a clone , a Look alike ? Sure , Look at Hyundai .. but it has totally diffrent dimensions and powertrains bla bla , and the funny thing that the engine is a LICENSED TOYOTA TECHNOLOGY :p , so no sues here

Same issue for the F3 Hatchback , it looks like an Optra hatchback ( Lacetti ) but again it only looks like not a realy mechanical copy like the case of Chery / Chevy .

Again the BYD Flyer is not a copy , I believe its based on a Very Old Suzuki Alto generation , modified of course .

The BYD f6 which used TO LOOK LIKE a BMW in the concept , now is totally a diffrent car .

EVEN The BYD F8 which PPL could swear its a mercedes if It had no BYD LOGO on , still ONLY LOOKS LIKE , NO company on earth can SUE another company for making LOOKING ALIKES , unless its a mechanical replica or uses Stolen technology from the other company .

End of Story .
 

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Toyota will not sue them because they will loose the case anyway, and because the Chinese government won't be too happy if Toyota sues a Chinese company. Toyota is in a big jv with FAW, one of China's state owned car companies.

www.thetycho.com
 

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BYD F1 = Toyota Aygo

Byd-F1=toyota Aygo

The substitute of the BYD Flyer is going to be a copy of TOYOTA AYGO, Citroën C1 and of Peugeot 107. The motors of 0,8 and 1,1 of gasoline of Chinese origin.
 

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By the sight it does not go to make the only mark Chinese that copies of TOYOTA AYGO, CITROËN C1 and PEUGEOT 107.

The Lifan mark already has thought for July of the 2009 other copy of this model. :nono:


 
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