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CARS. CHINESE COPY 'PANDA'. FIAT CONSIDERING LAWSUIT
(AGI) - Turin, Dec.12 - Fiat is considering to "take legal actions" against Chinese company 'Great Wall', which presented the 'Peri', a copy of the Fiat Panda, at the Bologna Motor Show. The Chinese model is expected to be marketed in Europe by mid 2007. "Great Wall" is already present in Italy, with 90 dealers, which should increase to 110 by 1H 2007.
 

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lol

everyone try searching for the term " PERI " in GOOGLE Image search , some DISTURBING images will appear :D

EDIT : SERIOUSLY DISTURBING
 

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first of all PERI WASN'T AT BOLOGNA AUTO SHOW!!!!!!

second...only thing which peri have from fiat is interior,and i am imfored that fiat want to sue them because of back doors! also the press are so stupid that they write that model peri is already selling in china????
 

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Though I don't condone GWM copying Fiat and Toyota, as long as they have not sold 1, they would not lose in a lawsuit.

Do the right thing, redesign them. It's shameful to say the least.
 

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on the car show in bejing they told that they are still concept cars,and i think that after all then what did the press did to them GWM will change something
 

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GWM denies copying Fiat designs

Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd. has denied its new subcompact car the Peri is copied from FIAT designs, adding that it doesn't fear a lawsuit, the Oriental Morning Post reported on Friday.

The Italian auto giant Fiat is considering legal action against the Hebei-based company, alleging the Peri, which debuted in the Beijing Auto Show in November, resembles the Fiat Panda.

"We never copy car designs from other automakers. It took two years for our own design team to develop the Peri", Shang Yugui, head of Great Wall Motor's publicity department, was quoted as saying.

Shang says his company has its own moulds and technical patents for its products.

The report cited an anonymous analyst saying Fiat is worried because Great Wall Motor is expected to launch the Peri in European markets soon after the Peri is launched in China in the first half of 2007.

Great Wall Motor is not the first Chinese automaker to be involved in a copyright dispute with foreign companies.

In 2003, General Motors Corp. sued the Anhui-based Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. over its subcompact QQ which is strikingly similar to GM's Spark. The two companies settled out of court.

Toyota Motor Corp. also accused the Zhejiang-based Geely Group for copying the Japanese company's logo. Toyota lost its suit against Geely.

Honda Motor Co. complained at last month's auto show that Shenyang Polarsun Automobile Co. Ltd. showcased a sport-utility vehicle with the front bumper resembling that of the Honda CR-V. Honda has yet taken legal action.

The privately-owned Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd., originally a SUV and pick-up producer, unveiled three new models in November; the Peri, Florid and Coolbear - in the hope of grabbing a slice of the compact car market.

The company is one of the few Chinese automakers that develops and produces its own models rather than manufacturing foreign brands under licence.

Source: Xinhua
 

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The proportions are those of the Fiat Panda, I don't need even to measure it. Furthermore, according to the press, the doors of the Peri are perfectly fitting into Panda. By making a restyling to the nose and tale, does not mean that the car is not a complete knock off :mad:
 

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Well Fiat named their car 'Panda' after the Chinese Bear, so China have the right to get even:D
 

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cryptonx said:
lol

everyone try searching for the term " PERI " in GOOGLE Image search , some DISTURBING images will appear :D

EDIT : SERIOUSLY DISTURBING
VERIFIED, very true:eek: :iagree:
 

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micodelija said:
first of all PERI WASN'T AT BOLOGNA AUTO SHOW!!!!!!

second...only thing which peri have from fiat is interior,and i am imfored that fiat want to sue them because of back doors! also the press are so stupid that they write that model peri is already selling in china????
what are you BLIND ? or something !
the car is an identical copy of the PANDA ! LOOK AT THE PICTURES
 

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"We never copy car designs from other automakers. It took two years for our own design team to develop the Peri", Shang Yugui, head of Great Wall Motor's publicity department, was quoted as saying.
now that is a big lie:mad: the berk

Furthermore, according to the press, the doors of the Peri are perfectly fitting into Panda. By making a restyling to the nose and tale, does not mean that the car is not a complete knock off
exactly, there u go
 

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I hate to admit it, but Peri is clearly a copy of Fiat Panda II. Rear part of the car imitates Nissan Note.
 

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cryptonx said:
what are you BLIND ? or something !
the car is an identical copy of the PANDA ! LOOK AT THE PICTURES
front of peri...hood,lights??? they are copy??? for you nissan murano is copy of hover then! so kia opirus is copy of mercedes e class???
end of peri different glass??? lights on the roof????
fiat don't have any of that!
ok interior they fucked up,but you have only two vehicles in company,and any of them didn't have interior done
interior of peri at bejing show was empty,that's the reason why the glasses are black,also i don't see it in company,because peri is still CONCEPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ CLEARY

C O N C E P T!!!

also for doors,fiat have the different sistem,i have the book and plans,fiat sistem is going from up to down...and in pery case the door are open just to pull the catch...so this is also just a stupid press release and some reporter who want to be smart and didn't see nothing

also the press relase from italian dealer:
In adjustment to what was conveyed today by some medias, press and TV, Eurasia Motor Company Spa as Great wall Motor Official Distributor in Italy communicates the following:
1) at the Motor Show in Bologna the following GW vehicles were introduced:
Pick up Wingle (national preview)
Cuv Hover diesel (national preview)
Cuv Hover Sport (special version for the Motor Show)
Hover limousine (European preview)
In contrast with what has been declared, reading at the list above it can be deducted that the City Car “Peri” was NOT exposed, it was introduced as a prototype at the Automobile Showroom in Beijing as world preview, with others Concept Cars. The picture published on the internet (e.g. http://www.tgfin.mediaset.it/) was taken at the Automobile Showroom in Beijing, where , furthermore, the expositive stall was very similar to the one in Bologna.
2)The vehicle quoted above, “Peri”, is NOT currently commercialized in any market. The launch is scheduled in China in Spring 2007 and in Italy some moths later.
3)The introduction strategy in Italy, and also in Europe, as for prices, versions, final design and time tables was NOT defined yet, it will be planned with the Chinese Brand during the next months.
Moreover we publish the pictures of the front part of the Chinese vehicle, obviously not inspired by the Italian City Car.
Any other official update will be available in this site as well as in the traditional media (Press and TV)
 
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