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Old 01-07-2018, 08:05 AM
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GAC Trumpchi GS8 Test mules came in yesterday. It’ll be very interesting to see how these will be accepted and wether and what tariffs are imposed.



















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Old 01-07-2018, 08:10 AM
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Looks better than the SUVs coming out of Detroit...

But trumpchi, really?

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This car could be a real game changer for the US auto market. We all know that car prices are way over inflated especially around trucks and SUVs. They are saying that one of these with leather, Mac and all of the options could be sold for less than a base rav4
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Looks better than the SUVs coming out of Detroit...

But trumpchi, really?

Looks like they just eliminated 49% of the eligible marketplace from the start.

When the Datsun 240 came over to California, the Japan office had named it the Bluebird. Datsun California realizing that name would never sell had to rename it without causing offense to the home office. They decided to just use the internal model designation of 240.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Looks better than the SUVs coming out of Detroit...

But trumpchi, really?


The New York Times reports.

"The first model to arrive will be the Trumpchi GS8, although GAC is likely to introduce a new brand to sell the cars under given the similarity between Trumpchi and President Donald Trumpís surname.

The similarity is merely a coincidence as Trumpchi has been operating since 2010. The name is meant to mimic the Chinese name Chuanqi, but also resonate with people outside of China. The ďtrumpĒ portion was selected to signify the best or winning, while ďchiĒ is meant to signify the brandís home of China."
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The New York Times reports.

"The first model to arrive will be the Trumpchi GS8, although GAC is likely to introduce a new brand to sell the cars under given the similarity between Trumpchi and President Donald Trumpís surname.

The similarity is merely a coincidence as Trumpchi has been operating since 2010. The name is meant to mimic the Chinese name Chuanqi, but also resonate with people outside of China. The ďtrumpĒ portion was selected to signify the best or winning, while ďchiĒ is meant to signify the brandís home of China."
Even the commies get it.

Trump = Winning.
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It looks like an Infinity.


Does that say courage in Chinese on the back of it?
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Looks like a volfortoyota
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I wonder if they will sell it at harbor freight. I can use my 20% off coupon.
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The Trumpchi??? I'm getting one! #MAGA!!
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can't wait to get one of these. lol a chinese copyright violation of a honda.
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Do they make boat engines.
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Originally Posted by bhfishing7 View Post
Do they make boat engines.
They will...
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Does it come with dipping sauces
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China does not make stuff cheep by default itís the customers specifications the dictate the quality. For example my iPhone is high quality because of the specs given to Foxconn by Apple.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Even the commies get it.

Trump = Winning.


It's truly amazing that half of America can't see this.
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They are smart. They knew the only way to keep taffifs off it would be to name it after the orange one.
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Originally Posted by Tunadevil View Post
It looks like an Infinity.


Does that say courage in Chinese on the back of it?
Looks like my QX56!
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Are they at the Detroit Auto show coming up? Must be.

Where'd they land?
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Originally Posted by bhfishing7 View Post
Do they make boat engines.
i saw that a while ago on top gear. it was about china violating a $hitload of patents and telling the original holders to go pound sand. they were very blatant about it also hence the name. i only hope they do not crash like some of the chinese/russian tests i have seen. crap looked like a cardboard box falling out of a 3 story window.
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