21 Incredibly Brazen Chinese Automobile Ripoffs


19. Shuanghuan Noble copied Smart’s ForTwo

Shuanghuan Auto is a Hebei, China based automobile manufacture which was founded in 1988. Since its humble beginnings the company has gone on to produce over half a dozen different models including the Noble, pictured above.

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The Noble makes our list because it is a blatant copy of the Smart ForTwo. For those who didn’t know, Smart Automotive is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG the parent company that also owns Mercedes and Thomas Built Buses.