China’s BYD Auto Releases Lexus RX Clone

While it’s true that all car companies have been guilty of design plagiarism at some point, Chinese automaker BYD has taken it too far with their shamelessly brazen copy of the second generation RX, the S6:

Lexus RX 350 vs. BYD S6

Lexus RX 350 vs. BYD S6

These Chinese copycat designs are a rampant problem in automotive design, and what makes the situation worse is that somehow, BYD has been able to copyright the S6 design at the European trademark office. This will no doubt cause Toyota lawyers no small amount of aggravation.

[Source: Carscoop]


  1. When Toyota first started out, it too had designs that seemed to copy the competition. Even Korean cars today look like they were copies of higher-end cars; although I would also like to add that they've come along way with their own unique designs. Chinese manufacturer, today, are at a precipice in their journey to becoming true competitors. After all, before you can lead and join the competition, you begin by copying, watching, and studying the competitors. The Chinese seem to, however, copy too well.
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