The problem for BMW and other automakers in China - blatant ripoffs of their designs
Everyone keeps talking about the importance of the Chinese market. BMW is taking China very seriously offering multiple special editions for China and realizing the potential of the market. What is the problem? The Chinese allow their own automakers to steal designs and sell them as cheaper knock-offs. China does not have the same trademark or copyright enforcement as the rest of the world and it is clear something is going to have to change. Check out these "Chinese" versions of BMW designs.
Shaunghuan CEO SUV does its best X5 impression:
Brilliance A3 doing its X1 impression:
And the real thing:
Real X1 rear: